August 09, 2014
Our daughter just finished Kindergarten at RCV and we couldn't have been happier with her first year of school. We expected it to be very good, but we were blown away. Her teaching was outstanding. The class sizes are small, capped at 18 in Kindergarten, thanks, in part to the extra resources the school gets as the home for the DHOH program. They have an active Peace Program (anti-bullying.) Every month there is a Peace Assembly where children from each class are celebrated in front of the whole school for being a Peace Maker. There are several events throughout the year: Back-to-school Ice Cream Social, Family Dance, International Night, May Fair, Parent-Staff Baksetball game, Talent Show, a Read-In evening. These are a mix of PTA-organized-funded events as well as school events. Some are purely social, some have more of an academic bent but always as a game, as something fun. There is a large auction the school puts on, they go all out in decorating, the whole school is involved, last year was a Wizard of Oz theme - even the Principal & VP dress up. Teachers offer their personal time for a fun activity for the raffle part of the auction. They really care.
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