I took my kids out of the Catholic school by Burnham to put them in here and I am happy I did, they were not being challenged at all at the private school and I was paying too much for an inferior education. I have become a homeroom mom and have helped in many events at the school so it has been a wonderful experience, it is a shame more parents don't take the time to volunteer and really see what it takes to educate our children. I have seen how Ms. Anderson handles herself with the teachers and I have never seen her act inappropriately. Now I am in the Burnham Parent patrol and I am glad to help!
I worked at this school two years ago and it was horrible. It is poorly run and there is a lack of organization and discipline. The teachers get no respect and no help with anything. Ms. Anderson is rude, unorganized and out of touch with current trends in schools. She has no idea how to run a special education program or how to deal with these students. She continually does whatever parents want and has no respect for what's best for the students or teachers. She is just riding out her years until retirement and does not encourage the students in anything except for when it comes time to take the ISAT test. Don't send your kids here, I also worked at Drexel and it is a much better school, the principal actually knows what she is doing and is consistent.
I am getting my kids out of this school for next year. They are not challenged and are not encouraged when they do things correctly. In addition, one of my kids tells me his teacher yells at him. I grew up in bad schools and gave this one a chance; but when I see what's at stake, I seriously have to rethink the lack of concern for development here.
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