Lots to smile about at Glacier Ridge! Teachers, administrators and staff all go above and beyond to make school a wonderful, fun learning experience!
Glacier Ridge has surpassed all my expectations- it is a private school education with the attention and devotion of the staff--but has all the services of a great public school...
Nice clean school. However, I do agree with the post about the playground - too many rules. Let the kids blow off some steam. Also, poor communication from teacher to parent. They waited until conferences to let me know a problem with my son which I feel they should have informed me of this problem much earlier on. You have to contact the teacher otherwise they don't contact you - they should work on communication.
I am very happy with the school.The reason i can understand is when my daughter was in schaumburg school she didnot get one to one attention and there were too many kids in one class.Teachers are wonderful and helpful . Overall i rate the school 5star plus
Overall, I have been very pleased with the school. The only negative I have seen is that I do feel the lunchroom and playground rules are a bit over the top and don't allow the kids to be kids. I think that should be the time when they're allowed to burn their excess energy, so they can settle down once back in the classroom. I would also agree with another parent regarding parental involvement. It seems like some mothers practically live at the school and never give the rest of us a chance to help out when we can.
My child has attended 1 year so far at G.R. and has improved dramatically in many areas. It was clear that his teacher had a true passion for teaching and that he was receiving one-on-one attention when needed. It is my sincere hope that with the change of leadership (principal), Glacier Ridge will continue to be an exceptional learning environment for my child...perhaps get even better! It was also clear that from the principal to the teachers to the PTA, the focus was the children above all else. That is how every school should be. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.
Our kids are finishing up Kindergarten and 3rd grade. It's been a wonderful experience throughout. The staff is excellent and the parents are very involved.
This is the greatest elementary school around. They use 'Love and Logic' based on the book and it works wonderfully. The school is clean and has wonderful classrooms. The teachers are helpful, easy to talk with, and great with the kids. This school is 100% for the kids and the PTA is wonderful. The PTA pretty much takes care of the school-they raise so much money!
My children have attended for the last 3 years. Parent involvement is excellent - PTA is very actively involved in making the school better for its children. Children have been generally weak in spelling - district curriculum needs improvement. Individual teachers tend to supplement district program due to this weakness. Excellent science curriculum. Excellent level of communication between teachers and parents. Problem solving can be achieved on an individual basis. Staff truly care about the students.
I am disappointed with the two years that my children have spent at this school. I have noticed that moms who spend their whole day practically living at the school get beaming smiles and gushing words from the Principal. I suppose that I should be thankful that my kids do o.k in school, but its blatently obvious that both the Principal, and the Vice-principal play favorites and have no qualmes about showing it in public. Still, the teachers and support staff more than make up for this inadequacy.
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