Sears is truly a wonderful place. It fosters a tight-knit and inclusive community facilitating a breadth of academic and extracurricular activities. Our children made lifelong friendships and felt more prepared than those from other schools when entering high school. They will always have their fond memories and friends from Sears.
We have been very pleased with Sears School for our children. Our three children attended the school all the way through. Each of them had a great experience with quality, responsive teachers and many extracurricular opportunities. We were very pleased with the education they received and felt our children were well prepared for New Trier and beyond. There are opportunities to be involved in many ways as a parent and the community is welcoming and supportive. Overall, we have been thrilled with the experience.
With three children who each spent ten years at the school, we feel we know many teachers. We were pleased and or thrilled with all of them. They were caring, responsive, knowledgeable and took their job seriously. We always felt they were open and available to us.
It really is hard to pick one. We've had so many wonderful teachers. Math, Science, Foreign Language, Social Studies teachers are all A1. I really have nothing but good things to say about the teachers. The education is "tops" here. Honestly, I can tell the administration works very hard as well so I would want to thank them as well.
This is a demanding school where students are appropriately challenged based on their abilities. The work load is demanding regardless of where the student is leveled. Students have to have to persist to succeed.
I agree that the school does try via the 4 cornerstones. However, we moved in from a private school from out of state two years ago. We have found that most of the students are entitled, poorly behaved kids. I say most. There are a few good ones The behavior/maturity level of most kids at Sears seems about 2-3 years below the school we came from.