If you are fortunate enough to get into this school it is pretty much as close to perfect as a New York Public School can get. There are 3-4 teachers to a class, they have gym or movement every day, the teachers are top rate, and the kids are all well prepared for exams and seem to get into great middle schools. The school is not over crowded, and the kids get access to computer labs, science rooms, art, dance, lego robotics. All the school events are well attended. The draw back is that it is not very diverse, which they are working on. The majority of the families are upper middle class and educated, and I wonder if parents who don't fit that description might feel a little left out.
Overall an excellent school, and outstanding model for inclusive education; there are 3 adults per class of 24 (2 teachers, 1 paraprofessional). Almost all teachers work very hard to insure that all children's needs are met-- in the same class, for some kids that means remedial work on phonemes, and for others, that means advanced literary topics. However, the Math curriculum does not allow much for customization according to child's ability. To address this, they have math groups (based on ability) in the upper grades, but for younger kids who excel in Math, they may not be challenged. Since this is an inclusion school, children with disabilities are in each classroom, so prospective families should be prepared to embrace inclusion.
A gem of a school! My daughter is in kindergarten there and we could not be happier! I feel so fortunate to be able to send my child there.
My son is very happy,the school is amazing he started Kindergarden this year ,all staff in the children school work hard. and we are very Happy. tks children's school.
My son just started Pre K this year and I am very happy with the teachers and he other staff. His teachers are very helpful and are were very flexable at open school night with me because I am a teacher as well. We are very pleased with The Children's School.
The Children's School is amazing. The teachers, administrators and parents are all very committed to this school. A lot of emphasis is placed on individual childs' needs.
My son just started pre-k there this year and we have been thrilled with his teachers and thier commitment to each individual student.
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