July 08, 2015
I have had three children attend Leeds Elementary School, and they have all loved it. We moved to Leeds from a private school, and about a month into starting at Leeds, our daughter came home and said how happy she was to be somewhere there are children of different needs, and so supported by the students and staff.
Every teacher my children has had has been remarkable. They love these kids. They take time to think of fun and educational field trips and in school projects. The Leeds Science Fair, held every year, is participated my the great majority of the school; it is fun, educational, and my kids look forward to it every year.
The school has a new principal, Mr. Canata, who takes time to listen to the students, the teachers, and the parents. He is at every school event, and whenever I'm at the school volunteering, I see him in and out of all the classrooms. Every child at Leeds knows Mr. Canata, and he knows every child.
Finally, a couple of years ago, the students from Clarke School for the Hearing and Speech in Northampton moved into Leeds, in an effort to move the children into mainstream education. This has only added to the diversity, and supportive environment at Leeds. With the merging of the two schools, Leeds gained more dedicated and passionate teachers and assistants, and a group of wonderful children.
I can't say enough good things about Leeds Elementary School.
- submitted by a parent