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PK-7
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Mandeville, LA
 

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607 Heavens Drive
Mandeville, LA 70471

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(985) 845-7111
(985) 845-0669
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November 29, 2014
Faculty and administrators are top rate. My child is constantly amazing me with her knowledge

- submitted by a parent

November 26, 2014
Excellent school with individual attention. My kids love going to school at Cedarwood. We would recommend this school to anyone looking for a challenging school with individual focus.

- submitted by a parent

November 26, 2014
This is my child's 3rd year at Cedarwood. She loves Cedarwood and looks forward to going to school every single day! The teachers and staff are caring, considerate, loving and nurturing. Our family loves Cedarwood and would definitely recommend Cedarwood to anyone looking at schools for their children!

- submitted by a parent

November 20, 2014
Now that I am a college graduate, I have to credit Cedarwood School for preparing me so well for high school, college and for my professional career. I attended this great school from the time I was 3 until the 7th grade. I am still in touch with many of the teachers who influenced me in such a positive way. I went on to private high school and was able to implement what I learned at Cedarwood both academically and socially. I not only excelled in academics, but was also able to implement the leadership skills I learned there. Cedarwood definitely prepared me each phase of my educational journey.

- submitted by a community member

November 19, 2014
I have had my child going there for 2.5 years. The first two years were ok. The third year we ran into a behavior problem with our child. The school tried to suggest that he was suddenly autistic and/or needed to be put on drugs. I was in the process of fixing the behavior problem when they called my wife up to kick him out of their school on a Monday. They did not follow the behavior plan which included calling me if at any time was to out of line. We then enrolled him in Ponchartrain Elementary(the local public school). His behavior problem is now fixed, he is happy as a clam, but I find out that he is behind in his studies. Turns out that I was paying Cedarwood thousands of dollars to get less of an education than what he could have gotten at Ponchartrain. I have since heard this story from several other parents at Ponchartrain. They seem to drum out anyone that isn't a lemming, and why on earth was I paying thousands of dollars to this school. I have learned my lesson.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2014
I have taught at many schools in the U.S. and internationally and have never taught with a more professional and caring group of teachers who truly love what they do!!! Cedarwood is definitely one of a kind!!!

- submitted by a teacher

March 07, 2014
Cedarwood school was a clear choice for my elder son when we moved from Canada due to work to Louisiana. He felt the student's diversity and warm with small class rooms in grade 3. The caring teachers and staff make you feel that your kid is in safe hands. My little one is in preschool and I feel happy picking up a cheerful child at end of my workday. I believe that if some more focus is given to sports this school would be a real foundation for my kids lives. I am extremly happy to recommend this school for prek and elementary students.

- submitted by a parent

November 20, 2013
Our family loves Cedarwood!! Our children began in the preschool and are now in elementary classes. It is an amazing place filled with an enthusiasm for learning and an intense passion for educating leaders of tomorrow. The administration is very forward thinking and creative in their approach to teaching the students. The faculty and parents are supportive of each other and work together to foster a sense of community and cooperation. It is a small school where really big things are happening everyday. I think if your children are excited to go to school when they wake up in the morning then you have made the right decision.

- submitted by a parent

November 19, 2013
Cedarwood Staff have provided a warm and loving learning environment for my daughter who is in Pre-K. The school encourages and promotes family involvement in the classroom and through events that bring the members of the Cedarwood community together. The staff is accessible and approachable and keep me updated on my daughters needs and progress daily. I know I made the right choice for my daughter as she loves her teachers and loves to go to school.

- submitted by a parent

November 09, 2013
We are so lucky to be a part iof the Cedarwood family. It truly is a foundations for life. Great administration, great teachers, great students equals leaders of tomorrow!

- submitted by a parent

November 04, 2013
Cedarwood is a wonderful school with a family feel. The caring teachers work with each childs' educational needs. My children have been there since preschool and we have been extremely happy!

- submitted by a parent

October 29, 2013
Excellent school, diverse student body, small class size. wonderful caring teachers and staff. My children have blossomed since transferring from a larger private school in the area.The teachers are able to give focused attention to each child, and don't seem stressed out or overwhelmed by trying to manage a huge class. Class size is limited to 14 students- you won't find this anywhere else in the area.

- submitted by a parent

October 27, 2013
My daughter has been attending Cedarwood School, and is now in her second year there. We have found the school to be very open to individualized teaching, and have had a fantastic experience with both teachers and administration. The school encourages children to be the best they can be individually and as a group, teaches the subject matter (instead of just teaching to the test requirements, as many schools do), and adjusts the curriculum when it is too difficult or too easy for the child. I am so happy that we moved our daughter to this school and look forward to many more years in this environment.

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2013
Cedarwood school is excellent. It has an international focus and is outstanding. Although the local public schools are well regarded, this school definitely is a better learning environment and a great place for your child to develop

- submitted by a parent

October 23, 2013
As a teacher at Cedarwood School I am proud to say that this school exceeds my expectations above and beyond other schools in more ways than one. Cedarwood offers an environment which is accepting and welcoming of any child. Teachers not only know the names of their own students, but of all the students in the school. This environment provides students with a sense of unity, security, and most importantly a family-like atmosphere for learning and growing. Aside from being a teacher at Cedarwood, I also have one child in the nursery class of the preschool. The staff at the preschool is phenomenal and I wouldn't dream of having my daughter anywhere else. The staff is more like an extension of our family and her face lights up each morning when we walk in the door. Cedarwood, together as a preschool and an elementary school, is a unique journey that every child should experience.

- submitted by a teacher

October 23, 2013
I can honestly say that being a teacher at Cedarwood School is a true blessing. It is my home away from home and I would not have it any other way. The friendships I have formed with the faculty will last a lifetime. Here at Cedarwood School, we are able to teach with freedom and creativity...and because of that, we have the most confident and happy students around!

- submitted by a teacher

October 22, 2013
I am a middle school science teacher, but I am also a parent because my children attend Cedarwood. It is an amazing school, very different than any other school I have ever had the opportunity to work at, observe, evaluate or attend. One of the best parts of Cedarwood is the philosophy that class sizes should remain small in order to allow all students to feel successful. As a teacher, the small class sizes allow me to teach with a hands-on approach where every student can be engaged in lessons. I am also able to give students better one-on-one attention if and when they need it. Our school may be small, but it is not small on opportunities for children to excel. Not only in academics, but also in athletics and other groups. We have the following athletic groups: girls volleyball, boys flag football, cross country, girls and boys basketball teams, an a track team. Students are able to become members various clubs, such as drama club, cheerleading and many more. In short Cedarwood is a place where students feel successful and where students love school.

- submitted by a teacher

October 22, 2013
Cedarwood is a school built on the principle that EVERY child deserves an education that promotes life-long learning. We call it a "Foundation for Life". This foundation is built on the consistant parent/teacher communication, the cooperation between adminstration and faculty members to constantly improve teaching strategies, and the individualized approach that small class sizes lends to classroom teachers. Because of this belief and the belief of our parents in our school, we are currently in the process of expanding the current facilities on which our building foundations were laid 30 years ago . Cedarwood is a Mandeville treasure and should be your first stop of schools to tour for next year.

- submitted by a teacher

October 22, 2013
Cedarwood School became my family's home away from home when we moved here 9 years ago. I have seen them nurture and educate my child so that she is an independent learner with a great self esteem. I feel privileged to not only be a parent but a teacher at this school. Thank you for so many great years. We are looking forward to watching our child grow and learn where she is valued and loved each day!

- submitted by a parent

October 22, 2013
I am excited to share my experiences at Cedarwood School with you. I have three children who have experienced all facets of the curriculum areas--from preschool to lower school to middle school. I have been tremendously pleased with the quality of the teachers, of the education and the amazing school environment. Each of my children is unique and each of them have received an education that challenges and motivates them at every grade level. They are comfortable and happy at Cedarwood School. Many of their friends attend other schools--both public and private--and their joy at being at Cedarwood School and no other is often a source of conversation in our home. The sense of community simply cannot be beat!! Visit. I know you will see the spirit of the school shortly after entering the doors.

- submitted by a parent

October 22, 2013
I am one the Faculty members at Cedarwood Preschool. I have been around for 13 yrs. I LOVE my job, and all the staff. I couldn't work in a more pleasant Atmosphere. The Teachers come to work ready for anything and everything that will happen in the day and life of all the children. Parents are always remarking to me how safe and loved they feel their children are here. I am proud to be a member of the Cedarwood Family.

- submitted by a teacher

October 22, 2013
My children have both attended Cedarwood School in Mandeville, LA. It is a wonderful preschool/elementary/middle school. They take pride in a challenging and fun curriculum and a wide variety of students and families from various backgrounds, which only adds to the learning experiences of all of the children at Cedarwood. The families are encouraged to bring and share their cultures with the Cedarwood family. Both of my children have had their own unique gifts and learning abilities. Cedarwood has embraced their abilities, as well as shortcomings, and helped my children to grow not only academically but socially. You see, they look at a child in a complete perspective: social, academic, athletic, creative. They can pull all of a child's strengths out through their diverse curriculum and build help build their confidence hence, helping them achieve academically. When I walk into the school, every person on staff seems to know my child personally and can always help when she has a need. This is such a comfort to my child which brings comfort to me as a parent. They encourage the support of all parents daily which is also a very unique quality of this school.

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2013
This school seems to be going through some changes. Many of the teachers and management are new. We had a great experience with our 5 year old, but a great deal of problems with our 2 year old. I was shocked at the one size fits all approach to children so young. We had to justify to the new 2 year old teacher and principle that our child was normal by hiring a child psychologist who said there was nothing wrong with our child. They have a very limiting program. To be honest, I really don't think this school is worth the money either. I think they had a great early reputation, and have been growing. With all the new staff and management, they are not the school they used to be.

- submitted by a parent

October 05, 2013
Cedarwood School is such a welcoming, friendly atmosphere and is known for its nurturing environment and stimulating curriculum. I can't say enough good things about this school. I have a child in preschool at Cedarwood and would not have him anywhere else! Cedarwood has something for everyone.

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2013
My son is currently enrolled at Cedarwood School and is in the seventh grade. I am very impressed with the high standards that Cedarwood teachers and administration impose on their students. The staff is very energetic and know each child by their first name. The community feeling in the school is amazing. The extra-curricular activities offer a little bit of everything for each and every student. The small class sizes make it possible for each student to get individual guidance. My only complaint about Cedarwood would be that there is no 8th grade and my son will have to go to another school next year. My family loves Cedarwood School!

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2013
I have been the technology teacher at Cedarwood School for 15 years. However, most importantly, I have also been a parent. Two of my children went to school here. Our school is the type of place where everyone knows your name and there is a great family feeling. We support each other and celebrate everyday success whether it occurs in the classroom or on the athletic field. Our school is just like that. Check us out and see what it means to be part of the Cedarwood family.

- submitted by a teacher

September 19, 2013
Teaching at Cedarwood School has been and continues to be one of the biggest joys and blessings in my life. The faculty, students, and their families make coming to work everyday amazing and FUN! Being able to have the freedom and creativity to explore with my students is a dream come true for a teacher in today's world where most schools focus on test scores rather than fostering a child's love of learning and inquiry. At Cedarwood School, teachers encourage students to dream and create which creates the foundation for a lifelong learner!

- submitted by a teacher

August 02, 2011
As the parent of a current middle school student I would like to formally commend Cedarwood for its excellent academic program as well as its social atmosphere as well. When your child is allowed to play with children of all ages during recess and pe time I believe as a mother it helps them become a more well adjusted, well rounded individual. Cedarwood has a program for all and everyone feels welcomed from the start.

- submitted by a parent

April 22, 2010
As the parents of a current 1st Grade student, we would like to formally extend our thanks to the entire teaching and administrative staff at Cedarwood for the help, support, care and expertise that you have provided over the last 5 years. We are about to depart from the US and we wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how much our daughter has enjoyed being part of the Cedarwood family since 2005. She has consistently developed both academically and socially throughout her time at the school and this testifies not only to the positive, nurturing environment that is a fundamental part of the school's ethos, but also and particularly to the wonderful combination of pragmatism and expertise of her teachers. Every class teacher that our daughter has been assigned has had a positive impact on her development and the real measure of this is not only reflected in her academic development, but more in her love of learning and the fact that she genuinely looks forward to going to school every day!!! We have also very much enjoyed taking part in the school's well organised and well run social activities and events over the years. We know that we have made friends at Cedarwood that we will never forget, even though we will be on the other side of the world. Thank you to the entire school community for making this such a positive and enjoyable part of our lives here in Mandeville.

- submitted by a parent

March 26, 2010
My daugther is in Kindergarten now. She loves going to school. We moved to Mandeville last year because of my work. She went to Cedarwood for 4 yrs old class right after Mardi gras. This school is the clear leader in diversity, you can see the mix of international students and the native. The kids will have opportunity to understand different cultures and languages.

- submitted by a parent

February 21, 2010
Cedarwood school is nuturing, fun, interactive, and highly focused on the individual student. My daughter started in the 2 year old program and is now about to continue into the Kindergarten program next year. The preschool staff speaks and acts incredibly professional to the point where you realize that this school is miles away from a typical 'day care' facility. And at the same time, my daughter has fun learning and playing, looks forward to school, her friends there, and talks about her teachers and the other teachers she interacts with. The elementary and middle school staff continue this professional, individualized, and caring approach and that is why she is continuing on to Elementary school at Cedarwood.

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2010
My son has gone to Cedarwood for two years now. The big deifference from Cedarwood and any other school is they really do love your child. You are treated like a family member and that gives me the confidence to know that when im not there he is truely taken care of. I am very protective and I am a parent that fully realizes we only get to raise our chidren once and must do it right. Cedarwood is helping me do that.

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2009
My son has been at Cedarwood for 10 years (he started as a 4 yr old & is graduating 7th grade this year). He is extremely prepared for high school next year--both socially, emotionally, and especially educationally. We can't think of enough great things to say about the school curriculum & staff.

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2009
Cedarwood is a place where we learn new stuff every day and practice the things we need to review. The teachers are nice and go out of their way to help you. Math is my favorite class because my teacher makes it easy and fun for me. I love my school and my teachers.

- submitted by a student

September 14, 2009
Cedarwood school and its teachers are focused on their students. Everyone works hard to lay a foundation to help them succeed not only at Cedarwood but in the futrue!

- submitted by a community member

September 10, 2009
Students who attend middle school at Cedarwood are more than prepared for high school when they leave in 7th grade. My child has found high school much easier than her peers because of the instruction she received.

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2009
This school is top notch. The teachers are all professional, the curriculum is well planned and the facilities are clean and welcoming. It smells like home cooking when you walk in the door.

- submitted by a parent

January 21, 2009
Even no about all the kids in the world hate school this is the best school i've been too.

- submitted by a student

September 15, 2007
I attended Cedarwood from age 3 to 7th grade. It prepared me so well for High School. I am taking all honors courses, am the President of my class and am on the Volleyball team. Cedarwood not only prepared me academically but socially.

- submitted by a student

March 03, 2004
Not only have my children received an excellent education, but also they have received a good self worth. The school emphasizes academics and the support is documented by the number of children in the Duke University TIP and MAP programs (scoring > 90% on SAT). Furthermore, the small school environment enables children to discover their own gifts and talents, while developing a positive self esteem. I couldn't ask for a better foundation for my children.

- submitted by a parent

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Cedarwood School
607 Heavens Drive, Mandeville, LA  70471
(985) 845-7111
Last modified Cedarwood School is a Private school that serves grades PK-7
Cedarwood School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top