Homework is mostly online, and not instructional. As a parent and educator, I believe a combination of online and written homework would be a better mix and challenge critical thinking. The dominance of online homework seems to be a way for teachers to manage the high student to teacher ratio.
An older child in my child's class verbally intimidated him by telling him he was going to get him expelled. My child was a new student at the time. The other child's behavior does not show respect and does not show inclusiveness of new students. It seems difficult to become part of the school if you do not start in Pre-K or Kindergarten.
We are a family with two children enrolled at Ramalynn and another child who graduated from Ramalynn last year. We are not celebrities and we are not wealthy, but we have made the education of our children a top priority. We are extremely pleased with Ramalynn. One of our children has severe life threatening food allergies. Ramalynn has been a safe place for his special needs. At Ramalynn the teachers go above and beyond to get to know each child and their unique abilities. They are then able to guide students to work up to their highest potentials. With Ramalynn's small school size every child has a chance to participate in high quality academics, music, arts, theatre, sports, spanish, Knowledge Bowl, Lego League, Chess and Odyssey of the Mind. The teachers and classmates become like family. The staff cheer every child's success and empathize with each student's special challenges. We have one child who is crazy about sports, one child who focuses on the arts, and another who is interested in a little bit of everything. All three of our children have found a safe and supportive place to express themselves at Ramalynn. We feel blessed to be a part of this school and community.
This school builds compassion because the staff and students work extremely hard to meet each child's unique and special abilities. The school sticks together as a community in tough times like the death of a parent or student, and we stick together in times of triumph like our 2015-2016 first place rank in Knowledge Bowl.