My child is in 5th grade and has been at Earth school since pre-K. I love the strong sense of community in the school and that parents can be active. The way the kids are taught is much more interesting and engaging then a traditional school. They do not teach to the tests (and we opted our child out of the tests) and she recently took the ISEE test and scored very high on reading and vocabulary. She did fine in math as well.
Walm, welcoming school that you should not pass up if your child has a chance to go here. Great diversity. Parent coordinator is warm and attentive. The children I saw in this school absolutely love the school and teachers. I saw nothing but good teachers. I highly recommend checking out this progressive school.
Earth school...where you go if you want your child to learn to learn.. not just take a test but to truly learn to think. to become a life learner. even better than just teaching the child the family as well learns soooo much:)
I have a son that is in The Earth School's 1/2 bridge class.This school is just OK, academic wise. My son has been in this school for two years and for two years has been a year behind.I have spoken to many parents that have taken their children out of this school,which I myself are in the process in doing.This is a great school if you like your children to learn about the enviroment,nature,etc. But if you want your child to actually pass the state exams that are inevitable and are held against them during their academic career I suggest maybe trying a more traditional school. The best thing about the Earth School in my opinion would have to be the parent involvement.The Earth School is very parent friendly.
True to child-centered, process based and experiential learning. The Earth school is a haven for all learners. My children skip to school eager to explore the architecture, river, birds and compost around them.
We feel so fortunate to have the Earth School in our lives! It is a wonderful environment for child and parent alike. The Earth School is nuturing, yet holds the child accountable for his/her actions. It has a progressive curriculum, but still has a strong emphasis on math and literacy. It allows for children to express themselves in a myriad of ways, yet also adheres to structure and routine. It has been a fabulous environment for both my children who are both well above the reading and math levels for their age group. We will be so sad to leave it in just a few short years for middle school. I could not recommend it more highly.