This school will NOT protect your child from bullying! They won't protect them because a majority of the tenured teachers ARE the bullies! The principal will always, ALWAYS put her teachers first and never let the needs of the child get in the way of the the mafia mentality that rules that clique of teachers at Ballentine. There is plenty of shady activity that I have first hand knowledge of, and believe me, It is not a place you want to put your child if you worry about them being mistreated or bullied. So many of us parents have moved our kids out of this school and more of us are trying so hard to get them out!
Most of the staff is snooty, the principal speaks to you like you're an idiot. My 2nd grader was bullied with little to nothing done. He struggles to focus yet the teacher refuses to do much to help him. very disappointed.
Ballentine teachers are amazing. They are smart, creative and hardworking. They are limited in time due to the over-testing they are required to do. I think these teachers need the freedom to teach they way they know how to do.