Report this review as inappropriate

Cancel
« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
K-8 & Ungraded
Public charter
New Brunswick, NJ
Students enrolled: 330

3 stars
Based on 8 ratings

Let others know what you
think about this school


This is a safe place to share your honest opinions of a school, whether good or bad.  Learn more.


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
Unbelievably dedicated staff.

Greater Brunswick Charter School 0
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.

Greater Brunswick Charter School 3

Posted January 13, 2006
- a parent
Elementary program is good. Two teachers per class. Project-driven curriculum similar to Montessori. Middle school is problematic. All new teachers in middle school w/exception of one. No consequenses for misbehavior. No accountability.


Greater Brunswick Charter School 3

Posted December 19, 2005
- a parent
The teachers at this school are very devoted to their students, but some seem overwhelmed when it comes to keeping control of their classrooms. Many parents volunteer to help out with aftercare and fundraising.

Nearby schools

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Greater Brunswick Charter School
429 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ  08901
(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.
Greater Brunswick Charter School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top