There are ups and downs in any educational institution, but this one continues to draw the most hopeful of children and parents and teachers and staff. Peeler has long been a school that can be considered a community unto itself. From committed teachers to 'Parent Play Date' to multiple arts performances by student classes each year to an amazing parent-teacher organization and a men's group that undertakes infrastructural and mentoring support, you will be hard pressed to find a more vibrant elemetary school. Meeting each student's needs is still something that the school is working on with Responsive Classrom training for all teachers, but you can be assured that with such an active community this school cannot stray far from the goal of helping children become lovers of learning. My child loves learning. Her teachers did not give that to her, but they nurture it. Some children do not love learning. But most all the teachers at Peeler inspire them to become the most passionate learners they can be. If you want your kid to be a star, you give that to your child. If you want them to be a thoughtful, well-rounded, and caring community member, Peeler can give that to them.
I have been very disappointed with this school. The best interest of the individual child is not addressed, although the school claims to stand by this motto. Bullying is a big problem in this school, and the principal is unwilling to address the issues in an appropriate manner. One of the teachers is extremely rude and condescending to the children and has no business teaching young children. The specials and emphasis on music are great as are the underlying principles that supposedly drive the school. If the school were to get a more competent principal, then there could be a dramatic improvement.
Once a huge fan of this school, I am disappointed in my child's experience at Peeler. The school has not been experienced as it was described during the tour. The principle is a young, creative, and motivated visionary, who has big dreams for the school; but can at times be out of touch with the parents and the needs of all of his students. If your child has behavioral issues, Peeler will be a welcoming, safe haven for your child. But if your child is well behaved and well prepared for school, his/her needs may be placed on hold so that more demanding students can be addressed. Many of the teachers are fabulous, but several do not fit the "open school" theme and are more traditional than what the school advertises. With that said, I will highly recommend the arts program at this school; they do a wonderful job of encouraging and embracing the arts into the students' daily life.
I am very dissappointed with the school. I have nothing but problems with my childs teacher this year. Tried to talk it over with the principle but he only took sides with the teacher.
My child is a student also i love the school. I think when a child attend school here he/she will understand the challenges in the upcomming/unexpected times ahead.
I am a former teacher and taught at Peeler for several years and I enjoyed my time there. From early on our students learned to respect others. The Open Philosophy is great for children and parents who are sick of the testing driven education forced on children at other schools. If the hands-on, inquiry based learning coupled with the performing arts program is still a part of the Peeler, as a parent I recommend that you invest some time and research Peeler to see if it is a good fit for your child.
Peeler is a wonderful, creative and progressive school. The new principle is open minded, dedicated to a vision of bringing out the best in every student and is prepared, with teachers and parents, to do the hard work needed to reach that goal. Our daughter, in her third year, is thriving there.
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