Moved my kids from another private school and am certainly happy I did! Have a first and second grader and I'm so impressed with the level of academics and the projects they're working on in the short amount of time they're at Adelson School. Teachers go way above and beyond to make sure my kids are challenged. New first grade teacher is adored by the students. Communication from teachers on new Edsby program has been fantastic...updates everyday. Love Saxon math program and the great STEM learning. Principal Miss Shelly made my kids and I feel welcomed from the first day and my kids love when she visits to read or do a lesson with them. Always responds promptly to emails and calls and even sends pictures of my kids to me when they're doing something extra special in a particular class. Great move for us!
This school frightens me. I decided not to send my child back because I am not sure how much longer this school will last. The lower school is a disaster! They lost a lot of seasoned teachers and replaced them with inexperienced, clueless teachers. Don't be fooled by small classes as a selling point. The class sizes are small BECAUSE THEY CANNOT FILL THEM! What happened you ask? Why would all those teachers and students leave? Simple. The new lower school head. It's like the blind leading the blind. She is judgmental, emotional, and defensive. She took over in December, and that's when everyone started to jump ship, both parents and teachers. I have attempted to have meetings with her, and she is never available. She never emails anyone back and shows serious favoritism. She has ZERO experience in leadership because she was a kindergarten teacher first, then she moved into admissions. I am not paying this much money in tuition to send my child to a school with a principal who has no clue, who has hired a bunch of teachers who have no clue. I can get the same education down the street for FREE!
Beautiful campus, but the head of school struck me as unhappy person, antagonistic and with no qualms about contorting her face in disapproval when she disagreed with my views of education, failing to ask me for any clarification--just instant disapproval. While the head of the middle school was more friendly, talking with him was an exercise in patriarchy. I was surprised to learn that he does not have an advanced degree, and that the middle school is trying to raise reading skills and scores, but with no clear plan yet on how to do it. The few teachers I met seemed like earnest people, but perhaps they are hamstrung by the director's lack of experience
Withdrew from this school this week. Lower school is a complete disaster. The principal was fired, teachers from kindergarten fired. New principal moved in from Admissions - inept and in over her head. She doesnt return emails, cant make an appointment with her. The kids are mean stuck up and clicquey even as early as 1st grade. This is the type of "education" you would expect from a turnaround school.
My children attended this school a few years ago. While my two older children thrived, my youngest did not. Unfortunately, we did not notice this until two to three months into the school year and by then it was goodbye tuition dollars (most private schools do not issue tuition refunds). We were aware because he attended Adelson the prior year. Luckily, since my two younger children were in preschool, we were able to make different arrangements (i.e. we were paying for two half day classes and were able to get one child to go full day). In the end, we were able to get our child an IEP. IMO, sending your child here before Pre-K 4YO can be waste if, but if (1) there is wait list (2) money is no object (3) you can teach your child their ABC's and to count to 10, then it is worth applying. Should we have lived in Nevada, we would be wary of the upper school, because Adelson does not have any national merit scholarship candidates.
My school is Adelson Educational campus in Las Vegas NV. I have two children here at the school and they love it. I started my sone in 2nd grade and he is now in middle school and thriving. He was in public school and struggled everyday, but with the compassionate teachers and support staff at Adelson he is doing amazing. My daughter started their in JK and is in first now and loves being there. She also has come so far and every one at the school is wonderful. I would say the entire staff of Adelson is very caring and compassionate. They all love what they do and love to see the children grow. I recommend this school to anyone. I have had and continue to have the best experience here.