My daughter attended Grantham for Kindergarten Going into kindergarten she had an IEP. Her teacher blatantly looked at me and told me she wasn't going to let her IEP tell her what my daughter could and couldn't do, as in she wasn't following it and was expecting her to learn the same amount of words a week as the rest of the class that didn't have an IEP were learning. I felt that was not fair to her, and was just setting my daughter to fail. My daughter did have some behavior problems and it was later learned she has ADHD and ODD. Her teacher just did not know how to handle my child and I am not the only parent that has a child with special needs that has not had a good experience at this school.
I agree with the parent regarding the 'click'. I understand it being that way with the children, but with the parents - not so much. That being said, my children never had a problem here academically and most (not all) showed compassion towards one of my children even though she didn't 'fit in' with the other kids. The band teacher used to be pretty good, but now seems to have his hands into too many other things and doesn't give as much undivided attention like he did in previous years. The coaches are one of the selling points for this school. They really care about the children and put their hearts into the athletics program at Grantham. But do beware, a great majority of the teachers, principal, etc. have either grown up in Grantham or are married or kin to someone who did, so watch who you say what to!!
I beleive that Grantham puts it's primary focus on academics;secondly,the focus is on children's behavior.The teacher's ultimate goal is to have our children grow up to be responsible and educated! That's a very good thing!