August 07, 2015
I see from previous posts that people tend to either love or hate Camelot. It's a quirky little school and may not be for everyone, but I have to say that it was an absolute godsend to our family. Yes, it's small, but if you're willing to work hard and negotiate with the director and faculty, you will never meet a nicer bunch. They take academics very seriously, but it really is a "work-hard, play-hard " philosophy at Camelot. If your child is bright and analytical and could benefit from a safe and encouraging environment where they are allowed to work on their weaknesses but charge ahead where they are strong, then this is the school for you. Our two oldest both struggled with boredom in public elementary school. One of our 3 kids was tested upon arriving at Camelot due to poor handwriting and math skills, was recommended to a wonderful educational psychologist, was classified as "gifted and learning disabled" (Who knew you could be both? Our previous public school was never actually able to make that diagnosis, despite teacher concerns, as apparently their abbreviated test "didn't go high enough".) Camelot took the Dr. recommendations to heart, gave him extra time on math tests, encouraged use of a keyboard to type class notes on, and encouraged him to keep reading the books many grade levels ahead that he craved. He graduated a proud and confident teen, loving school. Too many great experiences for all 3 to go into, here! But if you're curious about "mastery-based" learning, I strongly encourage a visit.
- submitted by a parent