Sabin had many problems. Not anymore. What a difference!! The new Principal has taken control of everything. He is young, but very energetic. He has included the teachers in the curriculum decisions and changes that seem to have been for the better. There is a different atmosphere, and children have positive re-enforcement. Overall, the teachers that are there now seem to be the perfect group. All are knowledgeable, many hold their masters and I, having children in different grades am pleased with the way they are being taught and treated. The change in administration was all Sabin needed. I would recommend the school especially now that's emphasizing teaching spanish well and with grammar which is far better than what they've had. A dual language program graduating non-fluent kids to a World-language-Spanish graduating fluent ones, I would have to bet on World-language. I am very happy now.
Parental involvement is slowly increasing which is a tremendous plus for the school. The teachers, especially in primary grades, seem to have the students as their first priority. Although, the teachers seem to have different methodological approaches to the development of its Dual Language program, which in my opinion is impeding its success. The classroom size is ideal for enriched learning to take place, unfortunately the school has not taken a zero tolerance with discipline and students are not empowered to resolve their own conflicts. The school's vision seems defined, but unless the administration leads its staff by equipping them with the necessary tools, it will never reach its goal.
I think Sabin is great but there needs to be some changes on certin workers attitudes.
I love the teachers at Sabin. They're dedicated, and enthusiastic. I'm concerned that the Dual Language program isn't beneficial for my nephew, but we're giving it a shot.
This school is really great. My child will be learning Spanish as a dual language and that's very important for our culture.
This is my daughters 5th year at Sabin. Although the quality of education is still good, It is my opinion that parent involvement/interaction, which is very important, has suffered greatly under the current principal. She does not seem to be one who is 'welcoming' or receptive towards parents. Several parents have voiced concerns regarding this at one time or another and there are those who are afraid to because of possible repercussions against their children. The student enrollment has droped to about 510. One of the reasons seems to be that the parents have no confidence/trust in the principal. It is very sad that this situation exists at this school.
My children have attended Sabin for the last four years. The school has a great spanish program that my children have benefitied from greatly. The special ed program is taught by highly skilled and motivated teachers. My child has increased his reading levels by three grades in just a years time. Their sports program is coached by a great caring person who teaches the children great values and to do their best. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. Sabin's principle is a kind and strong person who knows each child on a first name basis. The science program is also wonderful and makes students strive to do their best. Sabin is somewhat a smaller school but the advantage is that teachers and staff knows ea child and their family. I am very satified and would highly recommend Sabin school to other interested parents.
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