I am extremely pleased to send my children to the Columbus Elementary school. Both principals my child has had have been warm and caring. Both my children have had amazing teachers who always went above and beyond what they were had to do for my children. The events that are planned are always wonderful. The only thing I would change is the low parent involvement. I always see the same faces at events. I wish more parents would volunteer.
The Columbus is a diverse place with kids from all income levels and various ethnicities. The families and teaching staff have one thing in common - they care deeply about the kids. This is most visible at the two school concerts, which are standing room only. The school also has a new Principal, starting her second year and a new full-time Assistant Principal. Both women have a great deal of energy, enthusiasm and love for their job and the children in the school.
The Columbus school has been a great place for my child to learn. Principal, teachers and PTO (Mrs. Roberto, the nurse too!) do their best to give all children education and a very friendly environment. In addition, the free breakfast program (pilot) is an awesome way to start the day for all children,but especially from families with low economic resources.
We were redistricted and it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. My children are flourishing at Columbus. They love all of their teachers. We are yet to have a bad experience there.
It's a special place! Everyone is pleasant. This includes administrators, staff and students.
I am the school nurse and I see first hand how great all of the Columbus staff, parents, and students are. Not only are they focused on the academics but basic values, social skills and school spirit. It's all about the whole student and family. Of course, health plays a huge part in all of this and the nurses are wonderful too.
Columbus is more like a family & a community. The parents really pull together to make things happen for the kids at this school. The staff is phenomenal. And the Principal & Vice Principal make it a point to know each and every child. Great efforts are made by all at this school.
Great teachers and a great principal, what more could you want? Oh ya, more state and federal funding!
Columbus School is the best school in Massachusetts because we have fabulous and caring children, supportive and loving families and a very dedicated staff
We have an enthusiastic, diverse group of students who try their hardestevery day. The parents are very supportive of the school. The administration works well with faculty, students, and families to make a caring learning community for all.
The staff is great. Everyone is so friendly and supportive, in and out of school.
Mrs Yaeger is most friendly and caring. She welcomes all the students by there names. Always at the drop off area. Feel very secure.
The Columbus has a wonderful community made up of a richly diverse student population, involved parents, and a wonderful staff.
Our son is in 1st Grade at the Columbus and he loves it. His teacher is wonderful and he it totally engaged in school life and afterschool clubs. They do a great job!
My children are entering 3rd and 1st grade at the Columbus. Since Kindergarten we have only had positive experiences. The faculty is wonderful and we couldn't ask for a better school for our children.
We are thrilled with the Columbus School. Our son's kindergarten teacher is excellent. The principal and assistant principal are very engaged. The curriculum is great and the extra curricular activities are wonderful as well. We were a little worried about the Medford Schools, but we couldn't be happier!
This is a wonderful school. We will miss Mrs. Barry who retired this past year but we welcome Mrs Yaegar and hope she can fill Mrs Barry's shoes. Clean and brand new this school has wonderful teachers and the kids are treated with respect. No complaints at all!
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