School is great. Teachers are fantastic with 2 or 3 exceptions. Some are very snob.. Overall this school is just the most amazing place to educate a kid. So much parent involvement I love it!!! It is like a little family. New principal... I am not in love with. She is not what I expected. I tried several times to talk to her and she never paid attention. Other than that it is wonderful!!
I want to say thank you to Ms Martin, Ms Szelc and Ms Young. My son love the school because of them. This amazing teachers help my son in incredible ways. He was very shy and scared to be in school, but they helped him to loose the fears and now he is a very loved and amazing kid. Thank you for every single things you do. Your knowledge and patience has been amazing!!!!!
I feel very lucky to be able to send my children to a neighborhood school in walking distance of my home, in a diverse and engaged community. The teachers are amazingly dedicated and have really made the school a community space of learning. Students are pushed to excel and presented with many opportunities to do so.
Very engaged staff and parent community. The school was recently awarded the Maryland State "Excellence in Talented and Gifted Education" (EGATE) certification. PTA is well funded through the generosity of the community and a well-planned series of annual events -- after school enrichment classes, Azalea Classic 5K, Silent Auction, and other events -- and supports the school with a variety of academic enhancements and enriching activities. This is the second year of Italian instruction, and the school has always had a tremendous music program (including choral and instrumental classes, plus an annual musical). TAG and differentiated instruction is offered in every classroom. So thankful the school goes through 6th grade as well. A real treasure in our community and the state.
The lower elementary grades have been manageable with reading each night encouraged (whether parent-led pre-reading or independently when ready) and then one skill they have been learning. I have found it a great way to know what my less-than-communicative student has been working on in class. There are a few larger projects each year that may or may not be required based on age / TAG status (Write-a-Book, Reading Extravaganza, Science Fair).