My son will be going to the first grade, and I think he had the best teacher/assistant teacher team in the world. I must admit I was very impressed with the caliber of work that they gave the kids in Kindergarten, it was not the usual Kindergarten work. This teacher really prepared my son for the 1st grade, I call them The Dream Team, Ms. Harris and Ms. Jackson. If your child is going to Kindergarten, I would recommend you ask for your child to be in their class, THEY WILL LEARN. And they do such nice, fun things with the kids too. The office staff is great, Mr. Heaphy is just awesome, and Ms. Baxter and Ms. Kelly, you can see the dedication and commitment to the kids from them, and they love to see the kids happy and learning. I attended my son's Kindergarten graduation, that had to be one of THE BEST graduations I ever attended, and I have older children LOL. And the parent party they had for us last year was truly amazing. Look anyone who had a bad experience, you have to make sure that you are involved with your child's learning, they don't have time for nonsense there. This school is only for those who really want to learn. Anyway, glad to be able to post this review.
The Edward T. Bowser, Sr. Unique school of Excellence is a Public , Pre- K-Fifth grade elementary school that services over 700 students. The student population consists of General , Special Education and English Language Learners.The educational theme is Medical Allied Health and Spanish Immersion.The Principal, Mr. Brian Heaphy and his two Assistant Principals, Elizabeth Kelly and Natashia Baxter are committed educators who strive to ensure that every child attending this facility is encouraged to grow academically, socially and emotionally through the implementation of a highly diversified,differentiated- collaborative approaches to learning. The staff voluntarily provides creative academic extensions through the facilitation of clubs that fosters self expression.Classrooms are buzzing with constructive student chatter as students learn to become risk takers and take responsibility for their learning outcomes.We are proud of our many achievements such as the creators of the First play depicting the 150th years of the East Orange Community and the annual Math Bees( grades 1-5) and Math Olympiad( K).Bowser elementary is a true educational oasis where children love learning!
This is the first school year in NJ of 2 of my children and Im really unsatisfied, cant wait to end this semester to change them. Too many complains about my kid, and even their not doing a great job with him, he is suppose to be in a more specialized education and he is so frustrated for the first time, he is not learning nothing, they are not helping him. I did not have this situation in the past. NOT RECOMEND THIS SCHOOL TO NO ONE, not worthy!
My grandaugther has been a student at Bowser for the last four years. The principle, teachers, the administrative staff,and all of the support personnel are great. It is very easy to talk to anyone from the principle, to any of the faculty,or support personnel. I can always get an answer to any question. I know when I leave my child at school she will be safe and that she will get a quality education.
My initial experience with the school demonstrated an atmosphere of caring nurturing, and fostering environment for children.However this year, I have experienced the opposite such as communication, and responsibility issues which are very important for both parents and school. It is sad to choose to take my children out of this school
I have found that the staff and teachers are wonderful. As stated by another parent if you are an interested and involved parent the staff are more than willing to meet and remain in contact with you about your child's progress. I have been extremely pleased with the level of assistance that I an my son have received.