I was sold on the quality of environment and the educational experience from day one when my granddaughter entered pre-k .she is now in second grade. As a past educator, who recognizes the individuality of learning for children, I was impressed that this was a core awareness and focus of the faculty. Brown provides a ground of nurturing that sets the stage for an excellent learning and growing experience. They truly offer a home away from home and wonderful sense of community. Their inclusion of a mindfulness awareness program helps the children deal with distraction and frustration. Their Ignite Program, which allows students to set personal and scholastic goals for themselves, is a positive method for giving the child power in their own development and learning experience. If one values small classes, with an emphasis on critical thinking where children learn to appreciate and respect themselves and others in a community setting ..Brown School is the place to be.
My sons say Brown School is awesome and we agree! Brown School has been a great school for us. The classes are small. The teachers know my kids well and care about them. We have great communication with the teachers. My boys are excited about what they are learning at school. I credit Brown School with making both my boys avid readers. My boys are into sports, but what is so great about Brown School is that both of my boys were in the school musical this fall. My kids get to do it all at Brown School. Stuff they would never get to do at a large school. We love the school. We highly recommend Brown School.
Brown School offers an outstanding program that begins in nursery and continues through eight grade! Children learn best when they are happy, willing to stretch their thinking by asking questions, trying new things and getting involved in the educational process. The teachers, administrators, and staff are genuinely committed to each child's journey by providing an environment that celebrates and values learning. The Brown School philosophy truly looks at the "whole child." Children learn much more than purely academics at Brown. They develop love of learning and a genuine respect for other students and the entire Brown School community.
When we moved to the area from the San Francisco Bay Area, finding the right school for my daughter was a top priority. As the daughter of an English teacher and a journalist, I valued academic excellence first and foremost in a school. As a social psychologist, I knew the social-emotional environment was also incredibly important. I wanted my daughter to love school, to develop her own personal creativity, interests and style and to learn real foundational academic skills. Brown school has offered us everything we wished for and more. The curriculum combines mindfulness education, the arts, extensive writing programs, and increasingly impressive science programs to create whole-child development of the highest order. My daughter has thrived. She loves the Brown community like family. Her friends are kind, comfortable with adults, and skilled beyond their years at resolving conflicts, integrating new class members, working in teams and individually. Her class is diverse and just the right size to allow for individual attention and good social opportunities. We wouldn t have her any other place.
Our daughter attends the preschool program - and I can't say enough good about this school. The teachers are excellent and provide a nurturing environment -- yet they don't talk down to the kids. I would highly recommend this school.
We absolutely love having our son attend Brown School. I wish it continued through high school in fact. I really appreciate that my son is not just learning, but really enjoys learning. It's not about going through the motions, not about taking test after test at Brown School. It's about learning & building upon that sense of wonder that every child has. And to have that along with such a warm, caring community of children, teachers, staff, and families makes for a truly great school.
Brown School is a wonderful school. It is warm and welcoming, and my children feel a strong sense of belonging to the school community -as do my husband and I. The academics are rigorous, but engaging, and my children are making enormous progress. They also love the arts programs-art, movement and music that encourage their creative growth. As a working mom, I appreciate the after-school and vacation day programs that provide my children with safe care in an environment that continues to stimulate their growth outside of the classroom. The strong after-school programs are a godsend....I would highly recommend this school. I hope to see you and your children there next year!
This school is awesome. My children love it there, they have small classes, an enthusiastic, wonderful staff. The teachers are so creative, the children learn in so many different ways. Each child gets the individual attention they need.
Our kids go to Brown School and they love it. Our daughter is in 1st grade and is doing well academically, learning to read and write. In addition, she is getting a well-rounded education, including her artistic and musical abilities that have greatly improved. She is also learning Spanish, and taking piano lessons in the afterschool program right at Brown School. We like the school a lot, and the parents are very involved, e.g. organizing movie nights at the school for the kids.
Brown enjoys a very participatory parent community who enjoy a close relationship with the staff. As the parent of a second grader now in her third year there, I feel confident that she is learning all the skills that make great people great and that the quality of her education is far richer than what she would get in the public system (of which I'm a product of). At Brown there's an emphasis on 'mindfulness', or understanding one's self and their place in community. Learning to quiet one's own mind is important as well as understanding conflict and building cooperation; stuff we found missing in the public schools, and woefully missing in our 'grown-up' culture. I'm really only a parent, but check out Brown. I feel it provides skills that few other curricula do, a solid foundation for success in life.
If the motto of this website wasn't 'Involved Parents. Successful kids.', I would say the same about Brown. Exceptional staff, dedicated faculty, unique philosophy. You need only step into halls and you feel the vibrance and love of learning. The commitment to the futures of children and supporting the families is unparalleled. The Brown Community is cherished & nurtured with the same devotion shown for the children. Excellence that has no boundaries.
We have found the education at Brown School to be academically challenging at the middle school level. The language arts and social studies program is particularly advanced and exciting. There are a large number of extra curricular options in every area and a high level of student participation. These opportunities include team sports, drama, socials, and family trips. There is a strong parent involvement in these activities and in fundraising efforts.
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