YCS has been a terrific school for my child. The teachers are all enthusiastic and child centric. They seem to truly care about the children and their educational needs. My only concern is with a few of the enrichment classes, which seem to focused on the arts and not on academics. While dance, music, art and drama are wonderful--I would like to see language or math enrichment. In addition, while the leadership is excellent in many ways, they do not seem open to constructive criticism.
Great parent body, excellent administration and warm environment. The new building is great and the children are well-supported both academically and emotionally. Our daughter was born too late in the year for most private schools, and didn't get a G&T spot despite a 99th percentile GT and Hunter-qualifying score. We were a bit worried initially, but couldn't be happier.
My daughter attends YCS and she dislikes this school. She's being picked on and the teacher doesn't seem to care. There's probably a few people "watching" the children during lunch but there's lack of supervision. The curriculum could be better. Although we hear how great YCS is, unfortunately this school is not for us.
We are pleased that our son attends this school. All of the students seem to learn well here, no doubt because of the extraordinarily talented and caring teachers and staff. Perfection cannot be expected but improvement over time should be. There seems to have been a learning process for the Administration regarding rough behavior by the inevitable but rare problem students during recess. After a rocky start they seem to have learned to primarily monitor rough students, as the potential victims need less supervision. All problems appear to be resolved now, indicating an Administration that does not rest on its deserved laurels. We look forward to our second year at YCS.
The above reviewer must be referring to a different school. The current classes are under-enrolled. As a teacher myself I have never been in such a nurturing school. No one, not the office staff, pc or principal are snobby. They are always available as are the teachers.
This has been a great experience for my son and absolute loves it. He has excelled academically. We are so happy that we picked this school all the teachers are great and amazing with each individually student. The teachers and principle are always there for the students and the parents.
I don't agree with the previous review. My son comes from private school and we are much happier with this school. All the teachers are young, dynamic and handle the kids very well. The principal is very hands on and really does everything she can to make it a great school. The only not so great thing is that some of the kids are a bit tough/wild. Otherwise, we love the school
Upon entering school there is a noticable lack of a warm and inviting atmosphere for children. I entered my son here because I had no choice, he was zoned for this school. The classes are overcrowded, and some of the staff are obnoxious (in person and over the phone). Understanding that this a NYC public school there is overcrowding, but there should be less judgemental attitudes from staff or teachers and a more understanding of the lives and cultures of the families that live in the community.
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