The former principal, a man, was great and did a lot for Bain. The new principal is just a figurehead climbing the corporate ladder. She loves to bring in girls fresh out of college to fit Bain's image, but tries to push out experienced teachers who could be mentoring younger ones.
Some try really hard and fight to get extra help for kids, but others recognize that they can't fail kids who don't do the work or just pass the buck rather than jumping through endless hoops to try to get counselors and admins to do their jobs.
It's another CMS no-fail school. Some teachers try hard but a lot are burnt out by one b.s. initiative after another and no real help or support when dealing with parents of children who have behavior problems. Special ed help is very limited.
This school is not welcoming to students of color or children with disabilities. The new administration makes sure anyone who doesn't maintain the pure lily-white image of a segregated, affluent suburban school will be sent elsewhere.
Our son started at Bain (Kindergarten) in Fall 2014. He was previously diagnosed with sensory processing disorder. The "Team" at Bain has been exceptional in making sure our son gets the help and assistance he needs to be successful in school. Everyone from the Principal, EC teachers and his main teacher & assistants are all welcoming and very committed to helping him adjust and making him a success. My husband and I are very committed parents who have enjoyed working with the Team at Bain to help our son be successful. So far so good this school year!
This school is great! I couldn't ask for better. My child started in kindergarten and is now in second. The principal always keeps you updated as well as great communication with the teachers. We love it here and it made my first child's school experience a great one. Thank you Bain!