Our child used to go here. We had to leave because of severe bullying that the Administration refused to address. While I'm tempted to give details here, I'm afraid they're too absurd to sound credible. I write this not as reciprocity but out of concern for current and future students. I will say that the Teachers were spectacular on the whole, but the Administration does not prioritize the safety and well-being of its students.
My daughter is in second grade and adores her school. She loves learning, and speaks about all her school projects with great enthusiasm and engagement. She has had wonderful, caring teachers every year, who know how to make learning fun and meaningful. My son will be entering kindergarten this fall, and we are happy to have him join the Growing Up Green Community.
As the years go on, I am very unsatisfied. Most parents complain about the academic weaknesses of this school, this year they have added more staff and advisers but the school is so mismanaged and unorganized, it really doesn't help. They need to be more aggressive with their teaching methods and have a stronger curriculum. I wince every time I see the homework. This school lacks sufficient programs, variety, sports in non-existent and the After School Programs are ridiculous. It's a good school if you want a close-knit community but if you want an education don't set your foot in here!
Our son started Kindergarten last year and had amazing teachers and a great experience. This year he has great teachers and is having another GREAT year! Great friends, great school atmosphere he's excited to go to school and I'm excited he's in this school!
My 2 sons goes to this school and what I love about this school is that you could so confident leaving your kids there every day. My older sin is on 3rd grade now and he is been there since Kinder and every year he is been such great progress coming back to school after summer. Since last year coming back on the first day of school was so hard but since last year thanks god for the help of everyone in school his progress are unbelievable he only suffer for the first two days which in the past will take him a month. My younger start Kinder and same thing happen to him with the anxiety of me leaving him there I am so glad that his both teachers in his class they love their students like their own children that for the past weeks he is no longer sad and crying after mommy leave him their. I loved my kids school for everything they are. I will highly recommend this school please try it and you will see it.
Teachers and staff in this school really care about kids and parents as well, very aproachable and always ready to listen. Specially got to appreciate it after my son went to camp this summer in one of Astoria's catholic schools. Teachers in charge of camp were rude and narrow minded. It will be so refreshing to go back to our school this fall and wonderful Growing Up Green community.
Parents should know that what i loved about this school is that any parent could b very involved with the teachers and school. They help parents and students. They give you a lot support for new students and regular students. My older son will be attending 3rd grade and my little one will be going for Kinder so excited.