This is not a very good school . They do not care about children's manners and behaviors. Student's can play commercial computer games in classroom. I'm really disappointed.
Hillcrest is an example of a school that doesn't just accept diversity it EMBRACES diversity. In the heart of Kansas, Hillcrest is a school with no clear ethnic majority. The school is populated by kids from every racial an ethnic group on the list. What is more important is that the kids EXCEL. Being an English Language Learner does not mean that you are in the minority at Hillcrest, nor does it mean that you are not expected to be smart. Students of all races, religions, and ethnic groups do well here and find friends that both look like themselves and look completely different. I LOVE this school. I LOVE the teachers. I LOVE the principal. Oh, and international pot luck night is to die for.
Great school, Hill Crestare kids are exposed to multible cultures. Unfortunately It ransfered my kids to other school due to change of address.
Hillcrest is a magnet school for English Language Learners from all over the world. The school has a very international feel to it.
Excellence in teaching and the international make-up of my son's school.
The children attending Hillcrest are from around the world and they are all so excepting of each other and their differences. It is truly a great place to see the love that can be shared by different cultures.
Hillcrest staff are extremely caring and my daughter loves her new school, as do I!
Hillcrest is the perfect blend of almost every nation! We have housed families from 6 continents and more than 30 countries. Hillcrest gives my children the opportunities that most children never get. I love the staff, teachers, paraeducators and most of all our students and their families! Hillcrest really is number one!
this is so far the best school my child has went to,All the teacher put effort to help our childeren (GREAT international school) :)
Great prencipal, amazing staff, amazing diverce invironment where the kids are exposed to a hugge compination of cultures extedn from all the world. for this great staff and managment hillcrest only need larger building to accomodate the growing number of students.
10 stars Easily the most positive educational environment I have ever witnessed.
Very impressed with the support for diversity of other cultures. My son gets to experience culture that have not see in any other School in Lawrence or surrounding cities. They promote a unique learning environment in wich my son is eager to go back. I am shocked how the average student is so more advanced then students from surrounding districts.
This school provides the warm nurturing enviornment needed for successful learning. This is done through a focus on diversity among students and their diverse learning needs. My child has experienced a culturally sensitive yet responsive learning experience. Parents are well informed and partners within the school. I highly recommend this elementary school as a place where your child will feel valued, respected, and an important member of this school. The teachers and staff are caring, responsive, and well educated in the necessary skills, standards, and developmental needs of children. As a parent, I know my child has been able to excell well beyond many other students in the state just by being at this school.
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