Briarwood is a large and diverse school with top notch teachers who all specialize in different areas. The collaboration between teachers and grades is a priority for the principal. The PTA and foundation are very well funded by parents and both groups provide excellent opportunities for students including a math specialist, MakerSpace (technology and resource center), fully funded field trips, grants for teacher needs, etc. A neighborhood gem of a school.
My daughter attended Briarwood for two years and we had a very positive experience with the school in general. She really enjoyed the teachers and did well in the structured learning environment the school affords. The staff was friendly and effective, keeping parents informed and up-to-date on school news and important dates and events.
I have had 3 children at Briarwood and have been pleased with nearly every year and every teacher. The 2 principals have been professional and do lots of programs on bullying and have worthwhile, fun things like science night, carnival, book fairs, and the "bulldog jog". I am also a teacher at an area school and see a know quality when i see it. The classes at Briarwood can be large and the school is full because it is a great environment. One of the best after care programs around and also lots of after school club options. Very involved scout troops and beautiful landscaping that kids and parents volunteer to care for.
My daughter transferred to Prairie from another school this year. She loves it and I couldn't be more excited about this school. The teachers are engaging, parents are really involved, the principle is very involved, the kids are friendly and the academic standards are top notch. They have a science clud, art club, math club, band, choir etc. Wonderful!