We have been at Kingsley 4 years now and have had a great experience. The veteran staff really cares, they challenge our children, and leadership under Ms. Murray has resulted in some very positive changes. We're so glad this is our school community. It's a place the kids love to attend, and it's very easy to become involved and make a difference!
This is our second year at Kingsley. We have a 1st and 2nd grader. We came from a private preschool and kindergarten and explored private school options before settling on Kingsley. We love the school. The principal, Ms. Murray, is great. She listens to parents' concerns and responds accordingly. We have been very pleased with the three teachers our kids have had so far. They work hard to keep our kids interested and challenged. As other reviews note, the parents are extremely engaged and really help to create a welcoming environment for everyone. I have been very happy to the academic and social environment Kingsley offers.
We're new to the school, but a few months in, our experience has been great. I keep expecting the honeymoon phase to end, but as I talk to more and more families that have been at Kingsley for years, I'm coming to the realization that it may actually be as good as it seems. The teachers and administrators are excellent, the parent community is involved and supportive, and we've just been really impressed (and relieved - since our choice to enroll our son in Kingsley was based on the purchase of a home, not on the school in particular).
The school environment at Kingsley is caring, dedicated to students and supportive for all families. My children have grown academically with some of the best teachers around but more importantly they are growing to become generous, responsible and thoughtful citizens thru this wonderful community. The principal is outstanding and parent involvement remarkable.
Kingsley is a phenomenal community of parents, administrators, and teachers. The Kingsley community is dedicated to excellent education, providing each student with the academic, social, and emotional supports they need.
The new principal (Ms. Murray) is very professional and is doing a great job -- she is very responsive to parent questions and concerns. At Kingsley, most parents are very involved and active in the school. Kindergarten is a particular strong point at Kingsley, with a "star lineup" of 3 truly outstanding and dedicated teachers (Shropshire, Post, Heite).
Kingsley is a terrific school! We couldn't be happier. My wife and I are both teachers, and we also have seven years of experience with our oldest children at a different Evanston public school, so we have a pretty informed perspective on school quality. The school is full of excellent teachers who deliver the district curriculum while also adding in their own creativity, new activities, and differentiation. Parent involvement couldn't be better, aided by a wonderful school environment that the principal sets which welcomes parents in as partners. We had previously been at an elementary school that viewed parents as the enemy and the tone here at Kingsley couldn't be more different! The principal, Ms. Davis, pulls off an outstanding balancing act of pleasing everyone while also remaining firm and not existing solely to please parents. Teacher and students seem to love her, too.