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Greater Brunswick Charter School 5

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
My daughter attended GBCS from Kindergarten through 8th grade. We could not have been happier with our experience, they provided a safe place for our daughter to figure out the way she learned best. She has graduated, but continues to view GBCS as "home" and visits frequently. As with all schools it does have challenges, however I saw the administration deal with many issues, either social or academic, efficiently and with great care.

Greater Brunswick Charter School 2

Posted October 08, 2015
- a parent
The teachers and Director at GBCS have no idea how to deal with small children, my 5 year old had a horrible experience here and was also Bullied and they did nothing about it.


Greater Brunswick Charter School 1

Posted February 02, 2015
- a parent
Needs diversity! The same type of ethnicity is dominating. Anti buying is not been taking care of, accordingly,,at least for me.

Greater Brunswick Charter School 4

Posted June 17, 2011
- a parent
What a warm and caring school community! GBCS seems to be a place where everyone feels truly welcome. As other reviews note this school has an amazingly dedicated staff. They struggle, however, with meeting a very diverse set of needs and often seem to teach to the lowest common denominator. Although the concept of the Personalized Education Plan (PEP) is great in theory, parents of students performing at or above grade level must be prepared to advocate for challenges in the classroom to ensure their bright kids don't get bored. The school also struggles to engage a diversity of parents in Board and other organizing efforts -- those parents that do participate are committed, but represent a very small subset of the community. Lastly, with the exception of the 2011 Talent Show (which was a truly remarkable effort), after school programming leaves a lot to be desired. The regular fee-based ASP is little more than a holding pen.

Greater Brunswick Charter School 2

Posted April 02, 2010
- a parent
This school is very good for developing social skills. Unfortunately, there is not much help offered for children who need more challenging work. It is a struggle to get the teachers to cooperate with challenging your child's limits. They could also use more structure and discipline.


Greater Brunswick Charter School 4

Posted February 15, 2010
- a parent
The teachers and staff are fantastic. My child thrives at GBCS, and I wouldn't send her to any other school in the area. She is surrounded by caring, dedicated educators.

Greater Brunswick Charter School 4

Posted August 25, 2009
- a parent

Greater Brunswick Charter School
no rating

Posted May 19, 2009
- a parent
Unique program that fosters great social skills. A great community with devoted teachers and a committed Board of Trustees. Great atmosphere and school culture.


Greater Brunswick Charter School 4

Posted May 01, 2007
- a parent
This school offers flexibility and excellent teachers. Some classes appear to be somewhat out of control but my child's teachers are better able to maintain order than others. She has done well on standardized testing but I don't about other scores. Parents are much more involved than in regular public schools. However, there still some parents who expect the school to do everything. Overall, we are very satisfied with this school.

Greater Brunswick Charter School 3

Posted May 31, 2006
- a parent
K-2 class academic program is excellent; the Physical Ed., Music and Art classes are also great. Teaching realistic social skills could use improvement. Students do not seem to be disciplined and respect for authority is not well emphasized. Overall this school offers a good academic foundation but social skills, after school program and grades 3-8 need a lot of improvement.

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Greater Brunswick Charter School
429 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ  08901
Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. (732) 448-1052
Last modified Greater Brunswick Charter School is a Charter school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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