In the short time my child has attended this school, she has expressed to me that she really enjoys the challenging curriculum and the friendliness of the other students. The staff is very tight knit and as such, personal accountability and ethical treatment of children as individuals is questionable.
I feel students shouldn't be held to higher expectations than staff. If a problem arises, the preference is for preservation of teacher image rather than best interests of individual children or parents. Students and parents should feel safe to report issues without feeling there will be repercussions and reproach.
The school district is small and provides individual attention. It has great parent support. Most teachers treat students with respect and work to ensure students reach their highest potential. However; some teachers utilize old school methods and are demeaning of students by having students write demeaning paragraphs or humiliate students in front of their peer group.