My daughter has been attending this school since the 3rd grade(now in the 5th) and she has enjoyed it immensely! The faculty and staff are attentive, the curriculum(while still based on CMS metrics) are presented in a challenging way, there are TONS of parental involvement and consistent activities planned for students and parents alike, and many extracurricular activities to choose from, both in-school AND out - I only wish they had a middle school so we wouldn't have to leave so soon!
Our daughter had a great experience at Eastover and now our son is there doing well. A gem of a school. A beautiful historic, neighborhood school. The smallest school in CMS and very supportive and involved parents.
Our son has attended this school for 2nd & 3rd grade. We are thrilled with the school. We chose this school because of the uniforms and chess cirriculum, but we love the teachers and parent involvement as well. It is really a sense of community which allows these kids to thrive academically.
Better than other schools in CMS, but that isn't saying much. This school is hampered by the ridiculous CMS curriculum. They don't seem to teach reading in class, and instead expect parents to teach the kids after school (in addition to the assigned homework), then the kids come in and take computerized tests on the books they've read. This sounds like a fun 'extra', but is a disaster as the primary means for teaching kids to read in the first place. My daughter was reading well in her private kindergarten, and is backsliding because of lack of instruction.
Eastover is an excellent school! I am so impressed by the faculty, the administration and the entire student body as a whole. Ms. Ashford focuses on growing a whole child and you can definately tell when you walk throught the halls. A total sense of pride!