In September I will send my youngest of 4 boys to start in k1. The school is outstanding. They truly care about each individual and try thier best to serve the needs of each child. My oldest graduated last year. My next son will be graduating this year. And although he is a bright student . he is having difficulty getting it together this year. The stress is unbearable. But the teachers @NCHS have gone over and beyound to see my son succeed. I am ever so grateful to all the staff for caring for my son at a time he seems not to care about himself. I know he too will look back and realize this someday. And finally my 5 year old will move on to k2 . I would recommend NHCS to evryone.
This school is in a league all there own!! Th tachers are so involved You can tell they really love there job.
The school provides the extra help that a child might need. The staff is caring, nuturing and they show it all the time.
The school has a lot of activities, parent involvement and an open door policy. Everyone is friendly and supportive, my son loves it.
I have three daughters that are in the 2nd, 5th and 8th grade. We all love this school. the teachers and staff show alot of support and communicate effectively to keep you up to date with their progress. I especially love the support that is given when a child needs extra help the teachers make sure that they receive that help that is needed. Thumbs up to all the staff of NHCS!
I have 2 kids in K1, 1 4th and 1 in the 7th grade. I could not have made a better free educational choice. The one-on-one approach is like the quote 'it takes a village to raise a child'. From the principal who takes the time to introduce himself to the kids, the deans who stand at the door every morning to welcome the kids, to the maintenance staff who assist with traffic flow it really shows that no child will be left behind.
I have a 2nd and a 5th grader and a nephew in the 8th grade in this school and we love it. The staff is very caring and nuturing. My brother and sister-in-law graduated year ago from NHCS and they loved it also. My kids are doing great in school. My son was in public school prior to the transfer and I must say that the public school system leaves a LOT to be desired.
The quality of the school has gone down. MCAS test results are subpar. If you have any legitimate complaints about anything and make those complaints known, you will be shunned by school staff as they seem to gossip about individual parents. Teachers in lower school are two-facec and incompetent. The principal encourages teacher's aids to become teachers but those aids seem to lack professionalism and a love for children. They brag about having a long waiting list but this list is the result of desperate Boston Public School parents who think that these charter schools are better than the public schools but they are not necessarily. My son is in k2 and he gets a week's work of homework that he completes in one day. I definitely do not recommend this school. Don't believe the hype that this charter school is better than a regular public school.
My daughter is currently the 2nd grade and has been attending since K2. I think she is getting an excellent education. The school has amazing resources, excellent teachers and have adopted progressive pedagogies.
i have a dauhgter currently in k-2 and the school is wonderful. She is learnign more than my nephew who is in second grade. I am more than pleased with this school and i highly recommend this school for any parent that really want their child to suceed.
I have three girls at NHCS and we couldn't ask for a better school! My children went to Catholic school before they came here and the difference is incredible. I can't believe how much the teachers care about my kids. We never had that at our last school. NHCS is an inspiration to my children. They are proud to be part of the family there and I am as well. I do wish the hours for elementary and middle school were the same,however. It can be tricky when you have little ones and older ones going and leaving at different times. I wish our school went all the way to high school. I think they should look into it. I'd definitely send my kids and my son who will be a student there when he turns 4. Best choice I ever made was NHCS!
My daughter (now 16) attended kindergarten the very first year that Neighborhood House Charter School opened and graduated from the 8th grade in 2004. I currently have a son in the 3rd grade. I was first worried about both my kids making friends and adjusting, NHCS really brought them out of her shell. They were both shy growing up. I also like NHCS because the school has smaller classrooms for individual attention for the students. Mr. Andrews and the teachers are very good about communication with the parents, whether its via email, telephone or notes. To me NHCS is like a big family. I even keep in contact with parents whose kids already graduated. And they are always there to help with fundraiser. I can call them to let them know we are selling cookie dough and they are right there to support.
I am glad I chose NHCS for my child, they're doing great things for the children. It has a strong academic requirement, and I like that about the school, however, I don't like the Homework Detention, policy, but I know it must be enforced, but at the same time, it's becomes a problem rather than a solvent.
My daughter has been at Neighborhood House Charter School for 2 years now and we are very pleased about her experience. The curriculum is creative and varied and the atmosphere is incredibly positive. The children have a number of specialists (art, music, PE, computers, foreign language.) I especially love 'Kid-Lab' where they teach science concepts through art projects. Every Friday morning there is a 'Town Meeting' where all of the kids in the school get together to celebrate special accomplishments. The expectations are high, but the support is there. Parent involvement and parent communication have been a bit bumpy the last few years due to our recent expansion and move to a brand new building, but it is something they are working on. We love Neighborhood House!
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