I do believe this school promotes honesty, but when the staff isn't always honest, there are problems relaying that message to the students. The school boasts school safety and protection for all students, but it seems like they are concerned with "some" of the students, not all of them. If the school favors the parents, then they are very helpful and concerned for "that" student. I don't think they would allow anything horrible to happen to any of the students, but favoritism definitely runs deep at 212.
Curriculum could be more rigorous. Success Academy is down the street and their children are leaps and bounds ahead of our kids in the same grade. Very sad, considering they have all grown up together.
Transferred in from a progressive private school and we love it! Wish we had gotten in sooner and saved thousands on tuition. Teachers and student teachers are great, excellent enrichment programs in school and in afterschool programming. Diverse student community. Caring and visionary leadership by principal and aministrative staff.
Just a really friendly, warm, relaxed little school. Only two classes per grade and the teachers have the kids for two years, so everyone gets to know everyone well. The principal is very warm and genuinely seems to enjoy and like and get kids, and they like him back. The diversity is a real strength, as is the highly involved artsy musical parent body. It can get chaotic there, but cheerfully so. The school is like a family, in that you see its flaws but you can't help loving it. The Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations are always a highlight of the year for me.
Although I am not a parent of the school, I was blessed to have the opportunity to be a student teacher in a Kindergarten class. I am from Australia and I felt so warmly welcomed into the school community by students, parents and staff over the 4 week period. A fantastic school offering an abundance of after school program activities. From my experience, the level of parent involvement was extremely high, with parents involved in field trips, lunchtime supervision and well informed of the day to day runnings of thier childs classroom practices and experiences. Thank you for having my MTW and I will forever be grateful for my unfogettable and most rewarding experience.