Our daughter graduated today. She started in preschool. It cost us more than our mortgage, and that was WITH 'Tuition Assistance'. It was the BEST commitment we ever made. HIGH HONORS! The WORLD is her oyster!
I've went to Stanley Clark for 11 years, I started pre-school there when I was three and stopped going in 7th grade. Overall Clark is a good school but, once you get into their middle school most of the teachers are mean, the work gets a million times harder and your required to take either Spanish, French, or Latin for languages. I would definitely have you're child be tutored after 3rd grade ( 4th grade is when everything gets harder, the material is taught faster, A LOT of homework, and if you don't turn in your homework you get detention, so it's definitely a big change.) Once in middle school the teachers care a lot about you and you're academics, but to an extent where it becomes to much, and overwhelming. As far as bullying goes there is really none at Clark. I left going in to 8th, because it was to over overwhelming, and getting a lot harder(in science we were doing things a high school jounior would do, and going from a teacher that didn't teach anything to us, to the most strict teacher in the whole school).
The resources abound at this school! My children started when they were 3 and are now 9 and 11. We have enjoyed 8 great years and counting here! It is a wonderful community where they are known and loved by every teacher and staff member. Parents are encouraged to be on campus and be a part of the school. The grounds are beautiful with acres of green space including a bog, nature trails, and an outdoor science lab. The academic program encompasses all areas of education including science, language arts, foreign language, drama, fine arts, technology, athletics, presentation skills, study skills, and on and on!
we travel 35 minutes and thru a different time zone to send our children to this amazing school. the teachers teach with enthusiasm and excitement, and the children respond with respect and admiration, resulting in children who learn and are happy to go to school. introduction to japanese in third grade and african drum/percussion class in 4th grade are examples of the well rounded and broad classes these children experience. no school compares.
We started our daughter at Clark in 7th grade which was a risky thing to do socially. We felt she was not getting college preparatory Engligh, math, study and organizational skills where she was. She is now in college, doing well and to this day, believe that Clark made the difference toward her success. The cost of tuition more than justifies the gift and boost you give your child from this great start in life.