It's such a small school that the staff is easily able to address behavior issues. Any public school parent knows that recess monitors have to try to keep track of too many children. Public schools do not allow parents on their playgrounds, Atlas does.
My son attended public school in kindergarten, his class had more than 20 students, the assistant was harsh, and the teacher was overwhelmed. We switched to Atlas and he is thriving! He has nurturing, enthusiastic teachers, and is excelling academically.
We love Atlas! They use a project method that the kids love! And all the students learn French and Spanish AND two musical instruments. The 1 to 6 teacher-to-student ratio is awesome! Whether your child is gifted and needs more stimulation, or struggling and just needs more attention, Atlas is the place to go! All kids are placed according to their ability, not their age. You really need to visit the school and see it for yourself.
Atlas has some dedicated teachers. It also has a staff that is afraid to have an opinion. Teachers can't really be themselves, so we don't know how they can teach things when they are being impeded in almost every way.