The reading program in this school is second to none. Truly excellent. I'm impressed with the quality of teaching and the way they hold each child's attention. The individual attention the children get is likewise impressive.
Both of my children attend the school and as far as acdemics I am very impressed, however the school bus is another story.We as parents had to fight to get a monitor on the bus and in the afternoon it still does not help.
my child has been going her since k1 he is now in 1st grade never had a problem yet my son is learning to read now he does a good job at it he counts by 2,5,10,3 and now he learning how to tell time so far so good only time will tell.......
my been going to school there for four years and been riding the bus. the school is little bit far, if someone live at mattapan or dorchester, it is a long ride other than that it's a safe ride. Nothing happened to him in term of violence. I really like the academical idea how they rate the children behavoir daily. Each color is for a different behavior. for example green for good, yellow for ok but needs some improvement, red is for bad. this kind of structure will let the parents aware how the kids acted in class for the day. I also like the idea on how the parents can participate in parent meeting almost every two months therefore the parents will have an idea what's going on in the school. There are some bad sides but the main thing is that Academically the school is excellent and I
I was being pressured into having my son tested by the school, when all he needed was extra help. This year I pulled him out of this school and put him a school that is doing better academically.
I know first hand about this school. My child went here for 4 years from k1-2 grade till i pulled the child out. The education in this school was ok. But the violence was crazy. My child got bullied hit and also was sexually assaulted by another class mate.(2nd grade) When I talked to each teacher she had they said it wasnt her fault it was the other kids. They even have security guards pulling children out of classrooms because the teachers can't handle them. mind you these children are no older than 8 when I seen it. There is no outdoors for kids to run around. Gym time was in the class. My child goes to another school now and has had not one problem this year. Bottom line dont send your child here. Too much Violence!
My child has gone to the Boston Renaissance School for 6 years and I must tell you that the school has it's ups and downs, but so doesn't every other school out there. I would like to say that the school has done my child justice .My child gets involved in all acts of the school. My child gets straight A's and that is because I make sure that the school works to help her,it is a huge school and a child could get lost, meaning being just a number. But I believe that it's up to the parent to step up and make not just the child but the whole family part of the school and that way the child well get the best possible education the the school has to offer. I have been out there looking at tons of schools and this one is good!
I was very impressed with the school 4 years ago when my child started in K-1. Over the past two years I have become a little disheartened by the school and some of the teachers and their ability to teach. I feel there is still alot of work that needs to be done and the communication between parents and teachers needs to open a little more. I pay for private transportation to and from school, which I cannot afford, but due to an incident on the bus where my child was placed in danger I had no choice but to hire private transportation.
My children go to the Boston Renaissance school. I was much happier with the Bannaker school in Cambridge. I pulled them out for financial reasons. My kids are on the honor role. My main issue is the very unsafe busses that are provided by Boston public schools. Where my children have had to deal with violence sexual misconduct from other students and the bus in general is a safety hazzard from the pandemonium on board the bus alone.
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