October 02, 2015
Having stumbled upon this site while researching real estate in the area, I honestly don't understand, from where the negative reviews are coming and felt inclined to comment. Although I never had to deal (pun?) with the administration personally, as I was merely a student at Deal School for grades 6-8, I must say these were a few of the most memorable years of my childhood. The teachers were all excellent and I remember being intimidated, initially, by the material, despite having transferred from what is considered a competitive private elementary school. However, curriculum aside, Deal School simply delivers an experience that can not be found anywhere else. The student body is small, very intimate, and made up of supportive, friendly, and well rounded children, with whom, life long bonds are formed. It is my opinion, that this intrinsic quality of Deal School, creates an environment for encouraging growth in social skills and character trait development, unachievable in a larger institution or any other institution for that matter, during the very vital years immediately preceding adolescence. The smaller class size allows for a more attentive faculty. These teachers will adapt to the individual personality and learning abilities of students, on a level, leaps and bounds ahead of any other school in the area. For reference, after graduating from Deal School, I was placed in the accelerated classes within my private high school from grades 9-12, thereafter earning my Bachelor's Degree at Syracuse University. If you are debating whether or not to send your child to Deal School, rest assured he or she will leave more versed socially and (depending on ability) better prepared academically than their peers upon entering high school.
- submitted by a community member