My daughter just started kindergarten this year. So far I have been really pleased with it. My boyfriends son attended the early on program that moved to Gearing last year and he loved it. My daughter loves her teacher and I feel comfort for her when she is at school. I love how gearing has the WATCH DOG program as well. That made me very happy seeing fathers have their own program to participate in their children's education.
Gearing is a terrific school. They do alot to engage the children in the community and with each other. The teachers genuinely care about the kids, but there are a few teachers who could communicate more effectively with parents. Academically my daughters' progress has been fantastic. The principal encourages the students to be respectful and take responsibility for their actions. There is an emphasis on teaching the chidren to be organized. Every month there seems to be an activity for the family. My only complaint is few oppportunities for working parents to be involved.
Gearing is a great school; however the teachers need to communicate with parents more. They want parental support, yet they don't always keep us informed. On several occassion, I found out about a problem when it was too late to do anything about it. That is very frustrating. I would like to see a better handwriting program and have handwriting taught. My sons handwriting is terrible and I blame the schools lack of instruction.
I am overall very pleased with Gearing. The teachers genuinely care about each student they have. As far as the rating of this school, my children do fantastic academically. Even though our Principal does run a tight show, she could be a little more connected with parents and students and even teachers. She isn't seen very much. I do love her take on being responsible and being respectful! Gearing is a good school and deserves recognition for it. It is the teachers that make it that way!
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