Excellent school. My children have learned so much and my oldest is able to speak, comprehend and write in two languages. As with any school there are issues, but the school makes the changes necessary to keep improving.
I cannot speak for the elementary school where I believe most of the positive reviews are coming from the "inside" however, our experience was excellent with one teacher (world history) who communicated very well, unfortunately the other half of the teachers are not entering the information into powerschool and the administration looks the other way and doesn't want to be bothered with any conflicts regarding discipline and the lack of control the teachers have over the students. Most of the involvement with the parents is in the kindergarten-3rd grade classrooms.
Excellent school! We could not be happier. We were so worried about sending or son to middle school. This school is excellent in every way. The teachers email parents almost every day to keep them informed. The students are respectful and kind to eachother. My son is learning Manderine and Spanish. We love it here!
This school is amazing! I'm still in awe of what my son learned last year. There is a wonderful focus on multiculturalism, world citizenship and teamwork. I can say enough good about the teachers I've interacted with at CIS. The PTA is well run and contributes an enormous amount to the school environment. We are excited to be back for a second year!
I selected this school for my kindergartener after countless hours of distress (reading on this website and others for hours) seeking the "holy grail" of kindergartens for my precious 5 year old daughter. We attended CIS summer school (a sneak peak) in 2010, and it wasn't till the end of that summer that she creaped up the waiting list and was finally offered a spot. I snatched up that spot and made the last minute shift in plans to enroll her in CIS, and I have to say haven't regretted it for even a moment. Maestra Gabby manages her kindergarten like a pro blending IB curriculum with her Montessori background seamlessly. This past year she faced down some real challenges and our faith in her never wavered for a moment. I was proud to serve as her room parent. My daughter finished Kindergarten reading (both in English and Spanish), Writing her own short stories (both in English and Spanish--and in cursive I have to add), she is diving into science, history, international issues and events with curiosity, respect and confidence. CIS goes beyond traditional curriculum bridging the gap between the world and the classroom. We look forward to our 2nd year of CIS adventures.
As a parent of a child with special needs, I could not be more disappointed with this school. Not to mention, this school has more non-instruction days worked into each week than I ever knew was possible. From replacing a full instructional day for Cinco de Mayo, to appropriating a walk to a movie for "earth day," this school has failed both my expectations and my child. Parents beware!
Awesome school, teachers, students and parents!!! Very grateful to be part of CIS. My kids really enjoy school.
We love this school. It is a new school, and has transformed over the past 2 years. There is incredible parent involvement and the test scores are through the roof. The head administrator (who began last year mid-year) has contributed enormously to the positive growth of the school. The teachers are fabulous. If you wish to raise your child with an inclusive, global, self-respecting attitude, with respect of other cultures, customes and views - CIS is the school for your family!
We are a family that has been at the school since the beginning. The education that both our children has received has been amazing at all levels. When your children come home and tell you how much they love school, great things are happening. The teachers and adminstration, the board, PTA and SAC members put their heart and souls into this school. This is an amazing school that we are truly blessed to be a part of!
Our family loves CIS! The teachers are truly amazing, the staff is clearly invested in the children and the administration goes above and beyond to keep everything running smoothly while remaining open to parent and community input! My son is in his second year (1st grade) at CIS and is reading in spanish and english with ease, takes advantage of extras like the soccer, chess and bug clubs, and is learning how to be an informed, internationally-minded thinker! I look forward to next year when my younger son enters the Kinder class at CIS as well.
Our daughter is in her second year at CIS. She attended kindergarten and is currently in the first grade. Her kindergarten teacher and classroom assistant were nothing short of spectacular. Our daughter is almost always excited to attend school. The first grade teacher is also excellent and keeps the parents updated weekly via email. Students needing extra attention in subject matter are encouraged to work more on the topic at home and are also offered extra help during school hours that are non-academic. This is a far better system than we have seen at other institutions. The teachers and staff always make themselves available for any questions or concerns we have had. CIS promotes a healthy and fun environment for the children to fully participate. They also learn to celebrate the differences we all have and support each other. The diverse backgrounds of the students make this a well-rounded learning institution that promotes the mental and physical health of our child and teaches her to appreciate the world around her. Nowhere is perfect, we have had our moments. Those times have almost exclusively involved outside classroom activities or after hours school functions.
Corrales Intl School is the answer for parents who can't stomach the idea of their children in an oversized, undersupervised, poorly taught class. The teachers are devoted to their students and interested in new, cutting edge techniques. They go out of their way to help kids figure out what interests them. I wouldn't have my kids anywhere else. Parent involvement is expected and utilized at CIS. This is the perfect school for families who want their kids to learn and parents who want to be part of that process.
Our experience at CIS has been amazing. Having the opportunity to be an IB student and learn another language, all while receiving a well rounded education has given our daughter a fantastic base to her life as a life long learner. We are so excited to give our other children this unique opportunity. This, being a new school, has come so far in the time it has been open. The staff and parent community are very committed in providing every opportunity for our students.
We couldn't be more pleased with CIS. Our son entered kindergarten without Spanish language skills and can now (a year later) read to us from Spanish and English books with equal ease. He has scored well above the 90th percentile on standardized tests, and his kindergarten and first-grade teacher are dedicated, skilled teaching professionals.
The administration and Collaborative Council is pretty shady and I would not trust them with my child. I am extremely surprised by the 10 rating by this website. There are plenty of other schools that should be rated much higher than this school. If you are considering sending your child to this school, I would think twice and take a look around for better options nearby. There are some good teachers but the Admin are NOT honest people...
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