I love Central Park School for Children because it allows children to explore and learn in their own ways.
What a talented and dedicated group of students, teachers, administrators and parents. You are the BEST!
We have been at Central Park for 3 years now and we have been completely satisfied with the program. My child actually misses school during track-out and summer break! The faculty is wonderful, and the children are encouraged to learn in different ways and try different things. In talking with friends who have children in the public schools (and private schools), I feel that my child is getting a more-rounded education at Central Park. While there is no 'teaching to the test' as there is at some of the public schools, CPSC has met AYP.
Central Park School for Children is the best elementary school in Durham (public or private). My daughter has been there since Kindergarten and has just completed an absolutely amazing 3rd grade year. My youngest will be starting Kindergarten for the 2008-09 school year. The curriculum is excellent with it project-based, child centered approach, student are engaged and amazed. Music and art are intergrated into the curriculum. Parent involvement is encourage and welcome. This year the students did fantastic on the EOGs. This is definitely a school to watch because some absolutely amazing things are going on at Central Park.
My daughter has been at Central Park School for Children since Kindergarten and we couldn't have made a better choice. I have another daughter starting this year in Kindergarten. The staff is excellent. The children love going to school. The curriculum is project-based, child centered with art and music integrated. In comparison to one particular private that has a similiar curriculum is wins hands down and it a public school! This year the students did an excellent job on the EOGs. This is a school to watch because something absolutly wonderful is happening behind those walls.
We have been at Central Park School for Children since the first year. We have had an overall terrific experience. My child has made many great friends and performed very well for his EOGs. We will miss this community of parents and educators when we move on to middle school.
This is a fantastic school. We couldn't be happier here. The academic approach is project-based, and student-led to an extent. Music and art are integrated into the classroom. PE is weekly but recess is daily (and most classes have another outside break time). Children are not sitting at desks for hours each day-- they're moving around the classroom and the school. Parental involvement is highly encouraged.
The Central Park School for Children is committed to nurturing and guiding the natural eagerness of each child to explore, grow, and relate to others. The school is founded on three principles: that children are naturally full of life, power and confidence; that the best available research should guide our methods; and that children develop best in a community where curiosity, challenges and learning are valued. The school will create a community of partners to guide, cherish and be amazed by the children. My child has had an incredible experience at this school. I would highly recommend it to other families.
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