The lower school head and the kindergarten teacher that used to work at a nearby private school are terrible. They alone will destroy this school. I will would be up all night if I had to explain all the reasons why. Not sure who is running the lower school? The previous kindergarten teacher with no business being a head or the kindergarten teacher who came in last year and started calling the shots. If they don't leave, my family will.
I am so glad I went on here! I've been hearing lots of rumbling in the hallways of the lower school. A lot of unhappy teachers and parents. I've berm on the fence on whether or not I want to keep my kids here. It's hard because I've been part of this community for a long time and once looked at it as a family. With the blink of an eye, it seems like that has all been taken away. The curriculum has taken a dive. It seems like there are drastic changes in the academics yearly. While, yes, there are a lot of not so great teachers, there are a few left over who are. Although, I'm not sure it's worth spending this much money for the chance that it 3rd grade teachers will stay the same because they're good teachers left. I do have a child in preschool, but won't be sending her to lower school.I've only been hearing bad things about the new head of lower school. I also have child in middle school and that seems much more organized and teachers seem more unified. However, none of it seems to be worth my money. I have a lot of friends who moved to other private schools and are much happier. Since the since of community and family feel has left the school, along with sincerity and good education, there's no since in staying.
Like I said before, there are very few amazing teachers left. Almost all the teachers brought on by the new head have been let go from a nearby private school or have no experience. So, we take the teachers once rejected and ones who are green.
I really hope other parents use this website to express their honest opinion about this school whether positive or negative. I have not come across many happy parents at this school. My son has been at this school for a while, we wanted a good Jewish education and this was the only school that seemed to offer what we wanted. Our experience was ok until last year. The principal was let go… No idea why but anyway life went on. Now they have a lower school principal who has no idea what she is doing. She has no experience as a principal and seems to be leading the school to disaster. The staff she is hiring seems to be inexperienced and fresh out of college. Many of the better teachers left which was very disappointing because she made no effort to keep them. That whole fiasco was confusing in itself and I know there were many unhappy parents. I want to know what is going on with this place. I am aware other parents are feeling the same way. If things do not improve soon I will be pulling my son out. It is costing a lot of money, and definitely not worth it. I am so disappointed.
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!