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Normandale Elementary School3
Posted June 21, 2014
- a parent
Great program for the right "rule-following" child. No talking in the halls, for example whispering, perhaps). Very strict and regimented. Many high energy kids- mostly boys -are stunted and suffering as there is no outlet for their energy. Not the right fit for many students. Teachers run the ship and expect parents to shoulder much of their administrative work. Also, they cannot seem to find a long- term principal.
We feel so fortunate to have this excellent program available to our children. They are learning fluent french while still mastering English, math, music, etc. They also enjoy their school day and seem invigorated when I pick them up each day. Parental involvement at this school is huge and the teachers are fantastic.
The French Immersion program has been wonderful for my children. Each classroom has a student teacher that is a native speaker for at least a portion of the year. It was a more difficult academic experience for my son than my daughter.