July 22, 2015
I’ve wanted to review my family’s experience at Roycemore for a while now and am surprised to read such negative reviews. I realize education is both a personal and pivotal part of any child’s development, and I also understand each and every parent has specific requirements for what constitutes a “good” education for their child. This was our first year at Roycemore, and I can say with all certainty it has been a wonderful year for our child. We’ve seen tremendous growth. His team of teachers are amazing, creating a classroom of sensitivity, care, and learning. We’ve only had experience with PK/JK/Kindergarten teachers, but all of them are devoted to the mission that children come first; families come first. I have yet to see a teacher not exhibit this mantra on a daily basis.
There is constant involvement and communication between parents and teachers. We are encouraged to seek out answers to any concerns we may have. This attitude of family, fellowship, and learning is pervasive throughout the school. There have been many occasions where upperclassman stop to say hello or help our child, or the staff comes down to enjoy the children’s activities. The parents I’ve had the pleasure to get to know are kind, down to earth folks.
I realize we’ve had no experience with the fine set of public schools within District 65. However, the personal attention my son has received is phenomenal. The ratio of teacher to student is very low, and teachers match each child’s abilities working through challenges on a one-to-one basis.
If I had to list a negative, I’d say the financial department/system has a few inaccuracies. Information comes slowly and there have been mistakes within our account which required effort to correct. Other than that, we’ve found the spirit of the school to be happy, energetic, and pressure-free.
Headmaster Smith is wonderful: approachable and enthusiastic about the children, the school, and it’s mission. His positive presence is felt throughout the school and his leadership seems genuine and respected.
- submitted by a parent