The team leadership at this school as improved 10 fold in the past year since Mr. barone has been named the new principal. He is a conciencious manager who "hears" everyone and has a very strong administrative team who works closely with the parents a nd students. His open door policy is phenomial and he is true to his word. The students respect for him and their teachers shows everyday. Just ask them!!!
oh yes!!!! This school went from terrible to exceptional in less than two years. The students are taught to be kind, respectful and to show compassion through empathy. "wear the shoes" is the way to a better understanding of our community.
SInce my child hasn't yet experience working with ALL the teachers, and probably won't, I am confident that those that she has encounted are well trained because my child is well round and works hard to get excellent grades. She is definitely challenged by her work!
My son transferred in from a private school per his request and is much happier at IS27. The principal and staff work very hard to ensure that children are in a safe, engaging and educational environment. My son and I are both very happy that we took the leap of faith and transferred him. He is in honors and from day one told me that the kids were better behaved than in the private school he left and he feels that he is getting a better education now than he was before. He has lego robotics and Spanish built into his schedule and loves the after school program which offers sports, lego robotics, dance, crafts, technology and math related programs four days a week. I have friends whose children are in the regular classes and their kids also love the school.