My child was on the receiving end both years there. The former asst. principal read me the definition of bullying and said what was happening didn't fit the definition (although it did). The second year-administration was all talk and no action except to constantly tell me what my child was acting out behaviorally with and how disrupting it was. School district left it up to the school to grant us to leave-which never happened. They cater to the bully with no support for the victim.
Depends on the teacher and hopefully you don't have a sub. Some teachers are great but then get overloaded with children who require more one on one attention or behavioral problems. Some should rethink their career choice as their bedside manner is severely lacking so to speak.
Very bad school. Its a bad school because the teachers have lack of respect and the school can't afford better school equipment, also the lunches are 1-10 they don't give enough lunches and there lunches sometimes have hair on then. The lunch ladies DO NOT wear hair nets and gloves which is really disgusting. The school is very over crowded. I do not like how every year they try to change rules and they change principals. The students there have lack of respect. Lastly, the school/Teachers has lack of teaching. The teachers always scream at the children and treat them like trash.
They have so many programs to help the children and have International Party and Thanksgiving celebrations at the school and get parents involved. They have a coffee hour for parents every Thursday to come in and get involved and in the know of what's going on. They build self confidence and also incorporate Spanish as a bi-lingual school.
My daughter is is the dual language program and loves it. The teachers show great patience and concern for the students and the administration works very hard on keeping parents informed. My daughter started the year as the 'wild child' and with some assistance and suggestions on time structure my little one has gone from wild child to star pupil. She had never been in a structured day program before so had a hard time adjusting. The schools response was immediate and extremely helpful.
We are totaly in love with Bowditch School, even that I'm not to happy in the city of Salem, I will stay until my son finish the Bowditch School. and the dual lenguage is wonderful plus. I feel so proud and lucky that my son got the oportunity to be there.