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Posted March 05, 2015
- a parent
We transferred to Vienna from out-of-zone this year (though we only live about 2 miles away from the school). We had been attending another school (our home school in our zone) with a Great Schools rating of 10, but when a new administration took over, the school became something different than what we wanted for our children. That said, Vienna has been a dream. Mrs. Hewitt (who is the principal formally known as Mrs. Dees) :) is without a doubt, the best there is. She and Mrs. Davis were so helpful and welcoming to us as we navigated the out of zone transfer request and our children's transition to Vienna. There is SUCH a different vibe than we got at our former school. The children have fun and learn a lot at Vienna, but they also know that there are high expectations. They are taught not only to be good students, but to be good people. We saw it in the hallways, the first time we visited. The students were so respectful and polite and we see it daily in our own children now. The communication from teachers and administration is frequent and parents are encouraged to get involved. All in all, it's just an awesome place!
Vienna Elementary School is warm and inviting. Smaller than many other schools I think that it is close to a private school within the public school setting. Principal Dees knows not only every child by name, but every single family member. (I don't know how she does it, but she does!) Vice Principal Davis was my daughter's math teacher before moving up to VP. She has an amazing, inspiring connection with all of the kids. Each child is individually placed in classrooms with great care. Ms. Dees and Ms. Davis know every child well and hand-place them with both teachers and peers where they will not only learn the best but will be the happiest. The whole staff of teachers is truly remarkable. I feel Blessed that my children have gone here!
There is a reason why all the parents, children and teachers at Vienna are so happy. This school is run like a well oiled machine. My daughter just started Kindergarten there out of our zone and after visiting several other public schools in the area we chose Vienna because it feels like it is the safest, most individualized and caring school in the area! They seem to have a wonderful balance of academics, socialization and enrichment. With the start of Kindergarten comes a huge transition for the child. I was so pleased to know they schedule an afternoon rest/quiet time in the beginning of the year. This is HUGE! Not all schools do this but they should!! I have also been so happy with the way my child's class uses positive discipline techniques and reward systems, not punishing the entire class when someone misbehaves etc. (and this happens at other schools). Communication has been great as well...we are one happy Vienna family and are so lucky to be able to attend school here!
Vienna is an excellent school. It's like a small town school in a big city...tucked away as a hidden jewel. The teachers go above and beyond to teach the students and all the extras just add to the great atmosphere that is Vienna.
Vienna is called an elementary school, but in fact it is a community. A loving, caring, exciting, challenging, (and every other wonderful "ing" word you can come up with) community. Vienna meets EVERY child where they are and inspires him/her to move forward. The kind, helpful, encouraging way that Vienna children treat each other speaks volumes about the teaching they receive. At the risk of 'overselling' Vienna, it is simply the best school in which I have ever set foot.
Love Vienna! If you are looking for a school that is family-oriented that teaches the whole child please check us out! Left another school after visiting here once. you can not go wrong with this hidden Jewel in Pfafftown.
I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this school... My oldest daugher started here when she was in 3rd grade and vienna did wonders with her! My youngest daughter began vienna and we moved so she is now in another school in the district that is supposed to be one of the top school.. Needless to say we will be returning to Vienna because there is so much more to this school! Mrs Dee's makes your child feel like they are one of her own this is a wonderful school and cant wait to bring my daugher back next year! She cant wait either!
My daughter started Vienna at the end of fourth grade. I was worried about her starting a new school so late in the game and if she would get lost in the shuffle. WOW, this school is so wonderful and she excelled as if we hadnt moved and changed schools at all. MS. DEES is the best thing that any school system could ever ask for. She is the asst Principal but as far as im concerned she is the SCHOOLs everything. She is the most personable person who you can tell truly cares about each student and her teachers and staff. Her entire heart and soul is in this school and our children. I can not say enough good things about her and how happy my daughter is at Vienna. Makes me even happier that we moved to enjoy such a wonderful school even if for a short time.