If you want more opportunities for your child this is not the school yes they have a violin program which I will not knock. I can honestly say that that's about the only thing that's saving this school. The ballet instruction is just ridiculous . Dual English and Spanish speaking school smh. There is no extra help provided for the non speaking Spanish speaking girls , especially since us the parents have been asking for help since the first grade. No after school programs!!! No sports!!!! Some of these teachers it's their first teaching job. Most of the staff seem to be related or a friend of a friend which is just TACKY! could go onnnnnnnn and onnnnnnnnnn and onnnnnnnnnnnn but choosing what's suitable for your daughter is your decision . It's just time for us to move on from this school ... Good luck
BGLIG, isn't a good school, whoever says otherwise isn't use to quality standard in school and teachers. Being a teacher myself, I can honestly say that this school needs a revamp. The principal doesn't get involved with parents, matter of fact don't even bother calling or leaving any message on her voicemail because she will not return your call, I guess she's too superior to address the parents concerns. Hmmm!! The teachers are inexperienced assistants, which explained high turnover. I took my child out after allowing her to attend for 3 months. I wish I read the reviews before I send my child here because some of the parents did fore-warn. Any school can be great, however, without the proper tools-teachers, attitudes, training, communications and principles, it just will not work. This school staffs lies a lot so parents please please becareful and keep log of everything involving your child(ren) or you will regret it. Remember charter school runs on funding so they take attendance seriously otherwise they will not get the funds they need. Private school all the way, yes, this maybe expensive but it's worth every penny.
First of all bglig is an awesome school secondly my daughter attends bglig and the reason they play the Wii is usually when they are studying about are nutrition and exercise thirdly she is in middle school and they play a lot of violin and the younger kids need to know all procedures on the box violins before getting a real violin to use.Do you know how much you will have to pay for a wooden violin if the child drops it and it breaks into pieces?Well it costs thousands of dollars.They are very organized and are not as bad as it is claimed to be.Even the Bronx borough president said that bglig that its an amazing schools.So take that!Oh and any girl that is actually smart enough to go to that school is lucky to be accepted!!!I just can't believe that someone would so rude,ungrateful,selfish,and DISGUSTING to write such a thing.
My daughter has attended BIGLIG SINCE FIRST GRADE. SHE IS IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL NOW AND I AM DISAPPOINTED. THIS SCHOOL LACKS IN SEVERAL AREAS. I'VE STARTED APPLYING TO OTHER SCHOOLS FOR MY CHILD. THEY MUST GET IT TOGETHER IF THEY WANT A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL.
This school is very young, but it have proved to be a great school, the girls are very polite, they have learn a lot, the violin and the ballet classes are up to the task. the staff is friendly and knowlegeable. i will recommend this school to any parent that wants their daughters to succeed in life.
It's a bit too early to make a fair decision about this school because my daughter is starting the 1st grade. However, I find the school to be unorganized with performances and things of that nature. There's always a mob of parents and no clear directions. This school year they have banned parents from entering the school. Prior to the first day of school the parents were not notified of this change. So upon arriving we were told to drop our child off at the door and to hand over the school supplies. My child didn't even know who her teacher is or where the classroom is located. The previous school year my child has learned basic reading and math skills, very little violin and very little if any ballet skills. My daughter tells me they just watch the wii and copy the dance moves. A mother with an older child has told me that the best teachers have left thus leaving the TA to take over the following years.
I like this school for my daughter she likes it too. Its a great school and the tearcher are very nice and helpfuk. I like that they have ballet and violin classes. All the staff are great i would recommend this school to any one
This school is so ridiculous! BGLIG boasts about being an all girl school with great opportunities....Violin and Ballet seems to be most important about this school...It's also a dual language school? this makes me laugh! Rigor is suppose to be in the curriculum however my child comes home with nothing but busywork and thick packets of homework! Waste of time and waste of paper if you ask me! Most of the teachers are not certified to teach...well that's what it seems like. Speaking of the principal...she seems to care about you and your child to your face but she's probable laughing at how ghetto the parents are! This neighborhood needs a real SCHOOL WITH REAL TEACHERS and a REAL PRINCIPAL!!!!!! IF this was a real DOE public school, this place will close down like it should! PEOPLE DO YOUR RESEARCHHHHH!!!!!!!! I have pulled my daughter out and wish that I never enrolled her in the first place!!! THis school is laughable, I don't even know how and why it is still opened... I guess these parents are as uneducated as this school.
This is a great school my daughter got accepted to girls prep first then i got a call from BGLIG saying my daughter was accepted, I am glad i chose this school. It's A all girl school with a strong instructional program (Violin and Ballet) its also a dual language school. The year is not over yet and my daughter is really picking up on her Spanish very quickly and violin the Principal is great wouldn't ask for a better principal she is perfect! I cant really say much about the teachers they ok but can be better but its a great school!!!!
This school boasts about its dual language program however, outside of its Spanish instruction its academic curriculum is no more rigourous or advanced than a regular public school and it lacks sound structure. The teachers are inexperienced, the children's dismissal in the afternoon is chaotic & messy, and their arts proogram (dance & violin) is also questionable. Outside of the children being taught Spanish from the Kindegarten level through the 4th grade, there is nothing really impressive about this school. If you have other options consider them first.
Fabulous program for all NYC daughters! Rigorous academics, great arts program (Dance & Violin) and dual language program (Spanish language). What more could a parent ask for? As with any program/school, I recommend you make yourself known to both your daughters teachers, school faculty and other staff.
As a grandparent and an educator, what I have experience at this school has been a JOY! The girls are focused, the staff is professional and caring, and the adminstration is approachable. Kudos to the parents who are putting in the time for dual language and to those who have to travel far distances to bring their daughters to a place where education is important!!!
BGLIG is the best school for girls in the bronx. The school teaches girls about leadership and empowerment as females. Every class has a teacher and an assistant as well. The school gives you a feeling of a tight community, where your girls learn tremendously. And in addition, they are taught to play the violin and learn ballet. What more can a parent ask for?
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