April 29, 2012
I appreciate that students are grouped according to academic need & ability. The teachers are very involved & really care about the education of the students. The academic contests in which the school excels are sought out by the teachers, The teams that compete are coached by the teachers. There is a real competitive spirit in the school, a pride in winning, in doing your best, & in stretching beyond your comfort zone. People sometimes say 'but my child's passion isn't science & math so I don't know if this is the right school to consider.' I say it is the opportunities that the school provides which have helped to make my daughter passionate about science and math--she didn't start out that way. There are also many other activities & choices for students who are willing to take advantage of them: drama club, art club, robotics club, soccer club, Rubik's cube club, health and fitness club, turkish club, newspaper club, 3D web design club, basketball club, wrestling club, math team, 24 club, green environmental club, & on & on. As with any school, you will get out what you put in - both from the student's perspective as well as the parent's perspective.
- submitted by a parent