Chesterbrook Academy North Raleigh is a wonderful school! We have had a child there for two years (pre-school), and are considering staying for the elementary program. The curriculum is challenging, and my child comes home having learned new things each day. They offer Spanish, art, drama, PE, music and STEM special classes, so it is a very well-rounded education. The teachers we have experience with are very caring and have great parent-teacher communication. You can tell they are happy to be at work, and enjoy their jobs - this to me is very important! In regards to the negative comments in the previous post, I can say that our family has not experienced this. The rooms are typical pre-school rooms with centers and reading spaces. Overall, the snacks are good, and the school is working to make them even healthier! I recommend that interested families come take a tour to decide if it is a good fit. It really is a personal decision. As a parent, I highly recommend this school!
The director is great but I was not impressed with school. The classrooms are a jumbled mess and very distracting. Preschool children are given a choice to take spanish or play. Why pay extra money for special things like spanish to potentially not have them not learn it at all during the year. They are given sugary snacks and drinks that wind kids up and rot their teeth. There a few teachers that shouldn't be teachers. The matter in which they spoke to the kids was unacceptable. It was not the kind, calm and nurturing environment that was described. Certain children are picked as favorites and spent quality time with while other children are left behind to fail. There was a very strange energy in classroom, definitely not warm and fuzzy feeling.
My daughter has been enrolled for two years now at the Strickland Rd location and absolutely loves going to school. They have challenged her to strive to be the best student she can be. The teachers are very caring and involved. She will be returning next year as I have been so impressed how well she is learning and thriving.
Chesterbrook is a wonderful place to send your child for their academic and social emotional growth and development. The teachers are exceptional and the curriculum is comprehensive. He currently is in kindergarten where he is thriving. The small class size is only one of the many advantages to attending Chesterbrook. His teacher is able to differentiate within the classroom to meet all the needs of the students. I am so appreciative that he has access to Spanish at least two times a week as well as music, art, drama, PE and STEM.
Chesterbrook on Strickland in Raleigh is excellent. It is small and warm, and the academics are excellent. In addition, they have wonderful programs in art, drama, and foreign language. I could not ask for a better elementary school, and they support all of the children in their social and academic growth.
My daughter absolutely loves this school. Her teacher is incredible, the curriculum far exceeds our expections, the staff is wonderful- we love everything about this school and would highly receommend it to anyone.
My husband and I just enrolled our 4 year old son at Chesterbrook Academy (formerly North Raleigh Country Day) on Strickland Rd. We are extremely pleased with care given to him and our family. He is in Ms. Danforth's Pre-K1 class to prepare him for Kindergarten in the fall. In the short time he has attended CBA, we have already seen giant leaps in his listening and social skills, not to mention his confidence. She has created a warm, but structured environment that encourages students to participate and learn. We could not have hand-picked a better spot for him.
We love NRCD! Our son has attended three years and has loved every one of them. Wonderful teachers and administration. Couldn't be happier with how my son has thrived in this atmosphere. We are thrilled with the curriculum based learning program here.
Best decision I ever made was enrolling my son at NRCD. Everything from the administration, teachers, atmosphere, parents, communication, curriculum and extra curricular activities are outstanding.
Love this school. Teachers are wonderful. My son has learned so much at this school.
This school does a great job communicating with parents about their child's progress. They have a modern, progressive atmosphere. The faculty are very professional and enthusiastic. One unique feature is a shaded nature trail where the students can learn.
The administration is very informative, communication with the school is great. The teachers are wonderful and the school has a wonderful atmosphere. My daughter has enjoyed her first year here and we plan to stay for many more years.
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