Like many families, we chose Atlas after a disappointing public school experience. We love the school and the dedication of the teachers and director. Students who are curious, respectful, kind, and love learning will thrive at Atlas. Parents who seek open communication with teachers and the director will find that most concerns can be resolved quickly and effectively. We are thrilled to have found the right school for our family!
The ABC's of a great school:
A) Teachers who are passionate about learning and want students to succeed.
B) Curriculum that is vibrant, current and age appropriate.
C) Director who is involved in day to day lives of students and interacts with parents.
D) Students who feel accepted, able to ask questions and realize a connection between home and school.
Atlas is all of the above, a blessing to my family and the community.
After spending 4 grueling years in public school, I knew that I had to make a change. I decided to go to Atlas for many reasons: small class size, more parent involvement, uniforms, etc... However the two main reasons are Jackie and Elizabeth. Their dedication and passion to education are part of what makes Atlas shine!
I am baffled by some of the negative comments here. The school doesn't breed sheltered students: that's a parenting issue. Bad grades are certainly not swept under the rug! It's been my experience that the teachers focus extra hard when students encounter problem areas. Unlike public school, where my child was just being pushed through the system.
To the person who stated "It's the owners way or the high way": When you own your own school you can make the rules. Attending Atlas is an option. If you don't like the rules, you are free to explore other educational options. It's been my experience, that the owner is very approachable, and open to listening to suggestions and new ideas.