Teachers and Principal go out of their way to give each kid the feeling that they are part of something more. Kids (mine and others) learn to respect each other and the community by earning "handprints" showing they made the school a better place... They teach the whole child here, not just the MCAS.
My son is a second grader and has a learning disability that was just picked up on this year. The entire faculty is wonderful. They are there for your questions or concerns whatever the case may be. If I had to choose any school in WestSpringfield for my child. This would be the one.