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Hatikvah International Charter School1
Posted March 24, 2015
- a parent
According to NJ State Performance Reports, Hatikvah does not produce nearly as many "advanced proficient" students in Math or ELA. Taxpayers shouldn't have to foot the bill for this school that can't keep up with our public schools, especially when they don't even educate the amount of special education students as the public schools. Moreover, the State's performance reports show that the school is still continuing their practice of suspending even its youngest students - shame on the adults in that building!
Love Hatikvah! My daughter is at 96% and second grade level in reading in just 6 months of Kindergarten. Teachers are amazing. She is learning Hebrew and loves it. I drive a total of 3 hours everyday and that's not a problem knowing that my daughter is getting a better education and i have the peace of mind that she is safe in a peaceful environment. Thank you Gov. Christie for the approval of the extension. We need to raise kids with values and moral and that's what they are learning at Hatikvah Charter School.
This school is amazing! I can't say enough great things about Hatikvah. With 2-3 teachers in the classroom at all times, my daughter gets individualized attention in every subject. The teachers and staff always go above and beyond in all that they do. I am thrilled to be starting my son here for kindergarten next year.
I cannot say enough good things about hatikvah. I drive over two hours a day (half hour each way) and am so grateful to do so. My son us flourishing beyond my imagination here. He loves his school and so do I...
I'll be removing my kids from this school. On paper school sounds great. The director is stubborn and you MUST do things her way. We had to argue with her for an IEP for my child. We did eventually get it through their agency, but she was certainly a roadblock. Culture is mostly Israeli, and my children feel 'different' because they are not Jewish. There is no cafeteria, kids eat and spend all their time with their classmates. Music and chess classes held in hallways. I had such high hopes for this charter school and support charter schools - just not this one.
It's a joy and comfort to send our son to Hatikvah. The teachers go above and beyond and are very attentive and helpful. This is a well-run school and the building is spacious, clean and organized well. Truly A+ from us and tremendous peace of mind as we start another school year. Now back to my empty house :)
Are those bad reviews posted by someone from board of education fighting to close this school? Because they sounds awfully similar and written in the same style. Besides, doesn't sound like real experience I've heard about from people whose kids attending this school. My son is going next year and I am excited for him. Don't post if you don't have children there, it is easy to uncover trolls these days.
I feel even one star is too much for this school. Teacher seems to have a lack of experience most of them recently graduate with really terrible attitude , they expect that kids most know everything from home . I feel even they have preference , they not treat kids equally . Principal too has the concept of my way or high way which is really un professional at all. No encourage for kids what so ever . I feel that this school is open for certain people that is why they make us suffer to take our kids from this school and save a spot for them. I wish that the board of education did not approve that wasting of our tax on that school .
Exceptionally run, clean, well-designed school. Extremely close attention is give to each student by all faculty and staff. Kids do not feel lost in the shuffle or on their own at Hatikvah. Very happy parent here!