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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (3 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (3 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Cold Spring Elementary School 5

Posted April 08, 2016
- a community member
this is an awesome school. this was really good compared to that torturous school wayside. i disliked wayside, and now i found a sanctuary in a place where i am actually accepted.

Cold Spring Elementary School 5

Posted March 05, 2016
- a parent
Cold Spring is a really great school! We have had some amazing teachers in across our three kids in the school. If you just judge based on the homework, you might think the work is bland or not very intellectually demanding ; however, the teachers are doing engaging activities in the classroom and they find a way to make the work challenging for kids at all levels. The kindergarten teacher is fantastic and my child learned so much from her while also learning to adore school. The teachers in the other grades have also been pretty spectacular, with one or two who were good but not awesome. The schools builds upon the solid foundation set in kindergarten. It is very evident why this school is highly rated and scores high-- it's not teaching to a test, it is inspiring a love of learning in all kids. We loved Mr. B and new principal, Ms Reece, has been a delight to get to know and I'd say she is doing right by the kids/parents. It's cool for your kids to go to a small school where every member of the staff knows your kids by name. My child has a 504, and you do have to advocate for your child, both to get a 504 in place and to make sure it is kept up to date. That said, the school is very supportive of kids with all learning needs/challenges. If something bothers me, the teachers, principal, and staff are quick to respond and are just as concerned as you in making things better for your child. The kids are nice, on the whole, and the parents are pretty down to earth. I'd worried about over privileged Potomac kids and parents being unbearable but that is very uncommon. The kids are quick to welcome new kids into the Cold Spring fold. I've been happy to find that "mean girls" haven't been problem bc when it starts, the kids and the teacher nip it in the bud. The PTA has been a delight-- everyone is welcome and there's no school fundraising by selling products door to door. I have volunteered in the class and for the PTA and the school/teachers/PTA make it easy for a working parent to stay involved. Bottom line-- the houses may be a bit expensive but the neighborhood and the school are totally worth it.


Cold Spring Elementary School
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted March 03, 2016
- a parent
My child's kindergarten teacher has been fantastic. She responded to all my worries about learning challenges and set up meetings to figure out if any interventions were needed. Given how stellar she is as a teacher, I determined that no additional supports were needed immediately and it turned out that was the right call.

Cold Spring Elementary School
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted March 03, 2016
- a parent
I always want more homework. That said, when I want more homework for my kid, the teachers are willing to help me out. Also, there are regular assignments that you can scale up.

Cold Spring Elementary School
Develops grit: Strongly agree

Posted March 03, 2016
- a parent
The teachers set challenges so that, even though every student might end up a superstar, the teachers made sure the kids really had to work for it.


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Develops respect: Strongly agree

Posted March 03, 2016
- a parent
The kids respect each other and those in authority. Plus, diversity is really celebrated at Cold Spring and so you respect your differences.

Cold Spring Elementary School
Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted March 03, 2016
- a parent
The school promotes compassion and caring through a strong guidance counselor and having such great examples in the staff and teachers. The teachers and staff care for the kids and encourage the kids to treat each other like family (without all the sibling bickering). Caring goes beyond their immediate surroundings-- the school teaches the kids about caring for the environment, participating in their community, helping those who have fewer resources, saving the the world through big and little actions.

Cold Spring Elementary School
Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted March 03, 2016
- a parent
The kids are taught to treat each other with respect, regardless of differences. Everyone has a chance to participate in activities and the kids see very supportive of each other. It hasn't come up much but when someone steps out of line, acting like a jerk/bullying, the kids have been taught how to stand up for themselves and for others.


Cold Spring Elementary School 2

Posted August 31, 2015
- a parent
We pulled our kids out of the school after buying our house specifically so that they could attend it. The quality of education was lower than expected, the administration did nothing to get rid of very weak teachers, and kids got too little hands-on work and too much paper and pencil work. In an era when creative thinking is becoming more important, it was strange how little it was valued here. Way too much importance was placed on creating cookie-cutter students.

Cold Spring Elementary School 5

Posted August 16, 2015
- a parent
My three children all attended Cold Spring. The teachers, staff and Mr. Barnett took personal care of each child to help them succeed.

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Cold Spring Elementary School
9201 Falls Chapel Way, Potomac, MD  20854
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 54 reviews. (301) 279-8480
Last modified Cold Spring Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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