For a first grader, the lessons were very reasonably short, maybe taking 10 minutes. This seemed a good amount to get kids just into the habit of doing homework. It also was a nice platform for discussing what things my son was learning in school.
I really think the system they have in place to encourage good behavior is excellent. It was wonderful to hear my son beam with pride when he had been awarded Cougar Cash for listening well in music class, or following directions. It definitely encouraged him to continue to follow the rules and set an example for his classmates.
My son just completed 1st grade here. I was concerned about the transition from Montessori pre-school to public school, but everything was seamless. The teachers and staff are wonderful, they clearly care about the kids. The small class sizes were excellent for my son, he was challenged in areas he excelled at and provided extra support where he was struggling. The principal (new I believe 4 years ago) has done an amazing job of creating a great environment for teachers and students. I hope more parent's review Clopper Mill, I believe it has really improved from when i first moved into the area. I look forward to next year.
I believe in Clopper Mill. The teachers at CMES truly care and go above and beyond for their students and the current administration is awesome. I am proud to be a teacher at CMES and would send my own child here without hesitation.