Gaudior academy has been a great start for my kids.I see alot of changes with the school and kids.Im trying my best to get more kids to come to Gaudior .The teacher's and staff are great with the kids.Im very proud to say Gaudior change for the better.The parent of k-5. Tameka Boyd
My Children have been attending GAUDIOR for 4 years !! The school and teachers were always so warm and welcoming. It actually felt like a loving learning community..The upper level children looked out for the lil ones without being told too..The older children also had many roles in the school which the younger kids looked up to.GAUDIOR night was the best ! It helped alot of children get over fears of speaking or performing in public. It was great for my children they actually likes forward to @ family literature night !! Getting your new GAUDIOR shirt not knowing what color it would be that year was a fun mystery !! I loved the fact that they made a book every year and actually read it infront of Now the New GAUDIOR is coming along but I don't think that they should have taken Al away from all these children. Camp trips and more that these children have been waiting to get the chance to participate in. When the school changes and good teachers left we also lost alot of the things that made GAUDIOR ACADEMY better than any other schools around. Trying to hang in there !! Hoping that some of the Old GAUDIOR Returns !!! Ms. N. Williams A Proud Parent !:-)
As someone who has seen the improvements made at Gaudior since the summer, I am amazed at the progress so far. The school is far cleaner, more organized, and a much safer environment. The teachers are dedicated and energized, and really take a personal interest in the well-being of their students. Considering what the City of Inkster has gone through, with their public district closing, it's nice to see there's such a great option for families in the city.
Yep - 09/10 school year was a tough one. I feel it was due to the fact that many children that had left (or been asked to leave) other schools, found themselves at Gaudior. They were welcomed with open arms - but their ridiculous behavior made it difficult on everyone - students and staff alike. Yes - two directors vs. one - that takes time - it'll work. They both are the most dedicated people I know. I have been assured that 10/11 will be different. The staff that I have spoken with sound positive and upbeat about the coming year. We've been here for a number of years - and are excited about the 10/11 school year!. And no - the Gaudior of today is NOT the Gaudior of yesterday. And I'm glad for that. The Gaudior of today and tomorrow will be even BETTER! Come see what we're about!!
The Gaudior of today is not the Gaudior of yesterday. As someone who has seen some very dynamic changes in the the past years, I can only say that the school has been on a downhill trend. With the Teachers, it is truly a hit or miss, some of the best and most dedicated teachers i have ever seen are here, while also some of the teachers just have no idea how to control a classroom, creating an enviroment unsuitable for teaching. The administrative leadership has devolved from one highly dedicated and involved principal, or "Director", to two very inefficient people who are unable or unwilling to create a proper chain of command, creating a perceived lack of responsiblity which results in no actual work getting done and no decisions being made. Gaudior has the potential to be the best, i've seen it, but it's not living up it now.
My child attended Gaudior from kindergarten through eighth grades. He received a quality education from caring teachers. He went on to excel at Cranbrook High School and the University of Southern California. He is currently in a PhD program at the University of Chicago. I highly recommend Gaudior to everyone.
I am sorry to say i would not recomend this school. My child attended this school for 3 years and when she was evaluated she was behind but by Gaudior standards she was a S+ (A-B student ) in all subject areas. I do love the fact that it is a small school and everbody know every boby but while that help there socials skills i do believe education is not enphasis.
Gaudior is a good school i just graduated from it it helped me come from D's to all A's this school is very well put together
The school has alot to offer as far as teacher/student involement. The teachers really care, Rosie is exceptional. Whether they are taking the children to a museum, Mackinaw Island, planning Gaudior Night, or just working real hard just so the student will finally 'get it' in their math. They are second to none, and I have experienced quitea few other schools who would rather send a kid back 2 or 3 grades than sit down and work with them. The school seems clean enough, not sure what the other remarks meant, have they ever been in any other pre-school-8th schools before, especially any that have so many projects going on for the kids, it may be a little messy, but is mostly activities for kids, or showing off their work.
The people are nice. I agree with the comment on the cleanliness, or lack of it. Some of the classrooms are very junky, the office looks like my garage. There was always a strong urine smell when I just walked past the bathrooms. It always seemed like there was just piles of stuff on the floor around the school. The outside frequently has garbage laying around. As far as the learning, it seems hit or miss. A couple of great teachers, but then the turnover is extremely high; the really good ones seem to leave. No textbooks, which is okay, but then we have a bunch of illegally photocopied pages that are hard to keep track of. Sometimes I felt like some of the lessons were just straight from the Internet (evidenced by the web addresses at the top of the pages). And the discipline was rather lax.
It seems the naysayers always have the taste of sour grapes in their mouths. Well, I'm a reluctant naysayer because I really do like the teachers there. As an extremely involved member of the Gaudior community for several years, I enjoyed that atmosphere. Comfy, shabby, not too clean or fancy - kinda like how most folks with kids live. It was cool in its way, even though some folks couldn't get with the dirty bathrooms or the ringworm the kids passed around routinely. But, you figure, that's life. However, after experiencing another (clean) school more technology/math/science oriented, I wonder if all that comfy coziness was really what my kids needed in a school. The school they now attend is immeasurably, incomprehensibly beyond what they were getting at Gaudior. Not to mention it is a relief to be in a place with firm classroom management skills. That's priceless.
I love this school! The teachers are involved and on target with their learning lessons. EVERYONE really plays an active role and does a great job pulling Parent involvement in. The school focuses on academics as well as building characteristics, self-esteem, self-respect and respecting others. They do fun things to develop the children's gifts and desires...plays, book writing, field trip adventures, performance nights, etc. We had our youngest in the preschool and left for convenience...BIG mistake. Upon leaving we realized what a gem this school was...our oldest graduated from Gaudior 2 years ago and doing well in high school.
I currently attend Gaudior Academy. I think the school is pretty good. The only thing that Gaudior lacks is extra-cirriculor activities.
I attended gaudior academy for six years. The school has a wonderful family style community with many different educational and social opprotunities. However, the extracurricular activities are non-existant and the staff could use an update on curriculum. I enjoyed the atmosphere but I could hve recieved a better education at a different school
I have attended Gaudior Academy from the second to the eight grade and it is the greatest school that I have been to yet and the education, memories and friends i received from the school are still with me today.
I attended Gaudior Academy from second grade all the way up until eighth grade, and I do not believe that I would have gotten nearly as good an education anywhere else. My eighth grade class graduated in 2004, and I went on to the University of Detroit Jesuit High School, where my education rivals and surpasses that of many people who came from private middle schools. It is now my senior year in high school, and I'm still finding out new and good ways in which Gaudior has affected me.
This school was a wonderful find! All 3 of my kids attend there from the preschool program on up! With a son who has ADHD I couldn't have found a better school! The teachers are patient and they don't lable him in anyway. If you are looking for a quality education as well as a school that promotes good health and good values this one would be it! Every year this school gets better and better!
Teachers are all working on the same page. Each teacher is aware of what the other is doing. Progress reports go out every Friday and parent's are kept abreast of of what their child is doing. Students are taught based on their ability. More advanced students are place accordingly and likewise for the other students. The principal is very active throughout the school and makes it a point to know each student and parent personally. There is a high level of parent involvement. The school makes parents feel grateful that they helped out. Discipline problems are handled right on the spot. Small class sizes with a teacher/student ratio averaging 1 to 12. The only drawback is that the school allows students too many chances. Deadlines continue to be altered to allow students to turn in missing work.
Gaudior Academy was a great school for me. I enjoyed all 6 of my years that i spent there learning new and more exciting things as the years went on. I am now in highschool as a 9th and excelling in math all thanks to Rosey Gonzales. I really appreciated what the school did for me and i gurantee it would do the same thing for you :)
I have been going to Gaudior since the 3rd grade. At first I hated Gaudior only because I wanted to go back to my old school. But Gaudior took me under their wing and made me a part of them. I like that Gaudior is a hands on school. Being tought step by step on thing is alot easier then just being handed a piece of paper. I like that the teachers actually care about us instead of their salary. They know how we feel and they know what it is like going to school they have done it before so they know what we are going through. Gaudior will always be a special part or my life and I will never forget the first day I waled into that school. Now I am older and more mature to realize this is the school for me I belong here Grad of 05'
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