The academics at this school are top notch. But it comes at a cost. Although teachers are always willing to give extra help (and come in early and stay late to do so), competition between students is cut throat. If your child struggles be prepared for them to be belittled by their peers. The goal of families here is Ivy league admission only. The arts are talked about in this school, but they aren't truly appreciated. Creativity and out of the box thinking is cheered by the faculty, but derided by the parents and students. In their view, traditional team sports are the only vehicle for extra curricular success. Having money is paramount at this school. You must be a member of the local country clubs or sports clubs in order to be accepted. Any child who does not fit this mold will be excluded socially.
The Green Vale School goes way beyond just academics...it truly develops the whole child and prepares them to be model citizens. Not only are athletics and the arts stressed from early on, character education is a huge piece of Green Vale's strength. The Green Vale School stays true to its mission of building confidence, respect and responsibility within its students in a warm, family-like environment. When my children go out in the community, I'm often approached by other parents who comment about my son's model citizenship and good manners compared to other children. I attribute much of it to the high standards set by Green Vale teachers and staff.
As a parent of a graduate as well as a current middle school student, I could not be happier with the educational experience for both my children. The small class sizes, the encouraging teachers, the challenging curriculum, the exceptional facilities, the outstanding high school placement & preparation.....I could go on, but you get the idea. The Green Vale School exceeded all of our expectations for what school should be....student, athlete, artist, citizen...your child(ren) will have the academic experience of lifetime at GVS! Don't take my word for it & don't wait through one more "OK" year for your child(ren). Check it out for yourself. Contact Green Vale today; you will be so very glad you did!
Recognized for academic excellence since 1923, The Green Vale School's exceptional teachers, extraordinary learning environment and careful attention to each student lead to outstanding high school and college placements. Green Vale serves families from over 35 school districts on Long Island and is the ideal choice for the most formative years of a child's life -- early childhood through middle school. Expanded financial aid program for qualified applicants is available. Website: greenvaleschool.org
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