Our daughter just graduated from Blue Valley Northwest. We were delighted and impressed with the caring and encouraging teachers at BVNW. Coming from a background of small private schools, she was able to find friends easily, beginning with the fun freshman orientation. Although she never got involved in a lot of activities that was her choice, and she certainly had the opportunity. The art department at the school is excellent with a variety of programs, good facilities and excellent teachers. She developed good relationships with her teachers who were always willing to provide extra help. We had been very worried about her attending a larger public high school and feel blessed that she attended BVNW. At freshman orientation for parents the principal said the school works to develop the whole child (words which could have come from our daughter's previous Montessori schools) and I feel BVNW was successful in that respect.
This school puts on a great utopian veneer, but in reality it has plenty of problems. There are so many drugs here that the administration has taken a Gestapo-like approach to trying to control it, unless of course you are a star athlete, then everything gets swept under the rug. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of great kids, but if you don't have money and the right look and demeanor, you WILL get made fun of. For guys, I suggest you learn how to fight so you can stand up to the inevitable bullying that the administration pretends barely exists, because (surprise!) it's the star athletes who do most of it. Not all of them of course, but the jocks are, well, jocks, and no amount of anti-bullying propaganda is going to change that. For girls, you'd better have the right look or you will be made fun of. Actually, that goes for the guys too. Almost everyone at this school has money, so be prepared to spend a bunch to fit in. Seriously, this school will chew you up and spit you out if you let it. It does have its great qualities, but so many of the students and teachers attempt to ruin them. I would honestly recommend private schooling if you can afford it.
I graduated from this school a couple years ago and loved it! The teachers are amazing and very easy to work with when missing classes for athletics. I would recommend this high school to anyone, it was the best experience I could ask for. I formed lasting friendships with the other students and still go back and visit the teachers whenever I break and they are still in school.
I am a junior at BVNW and i absoulty love it! The teachers are great here and have the student's best intrest in mind. And most students get the feeling of a family from here.
My four children have all gone/are going to Blue Valley Northwest. My two in college have both made it to the honors programs in their respective colleges (University of Miami, FL and Southern Methodist University, TX). They were both very well prepared, and thanks to BVNW began college with many extra credit hours. This has given them the opportunity to take classes that they want to take, and have a better college experience. The teachers were all very smart, tactful, and dedicated. This school is everything I could have asked for and more.
I attended this school. The teachers are passionate about their job and students. A lot of them stay after hours to offer help to any child who needs it. There are so many options when it comes to extracurricular activities. The student body is quite diverse and very accepting. I loved coming to school every morning. The only negative thing I can think of is that the principals aren't as involved as they can/should be.
Great school, plenty of opportunities to become involved in extracurricular activities.
BVNW is a decent school but does not prepare student's for the real world. it has very minimal racial, ethnic and economic diversity. My children who were honors student had a good experience but my one child who needed more help really was damaged by attending this school. Be sure your kids have designer stuff so the other kids will include them and monitor for drugs and alcohol as the student body has plenty of cash to party!
I attended school here. Its a fine school, nothing exceptional, but if you want a decent education for your child, in a sterile and safe environment, BVNW is for you. The classes will prepare you for college prep work, but are not intellectually challenging aside from the English department. BVNW has many great technological resources, but doesn't use all of them effectively. When I attended there, it did have a bit of a drug problem, just marijuana. Most likely a result of bored teenagers.
Overall good school. Mostly good teachers, and good school spirit. Alot of programs for all kids. AP courses very challenging.
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