The school lost my pre-registration check, did not respond to my calls and emails in timely manner, and gave me the impression that they are totally dis-organized with things. They didn t show any interest in helping out with the issue. The principal talked to me in rude and unprofessional manner. I checked with other people at work, and several came forward saying that school lost important parts of their child's paperwork. , The feedback is that the negative tone the principal (owner) takes with parents is common. I will not put my child in this school, since i believe there are plenty of other great private schools that will keep their records straight and communicate with parents in professional manner.
This used to be great school, but the administration s attitude changed the feel of the school in single year. The staff, parents, volunteers, and children are not treated kindly, shown respect, or appreciation. The attitude is my way or the highway. Parents who speak up are asked to leave the school. This treatment is taking the tall: large portion of school s small staff left the school, and so did about 10% of existing upper-grade students (that excludes the students that were graduating). Key concerns were quality of instruction, bullying that has not been addressed, outdated science curriculum (science is taught by sitting, reading textbook, and answering questions), lack of creative methods to let children learn, explore, and love STEM. Sure, most of the kids in this school show good results on standardized test, but most of the kids are also from affluent families that value education and spend lot of time working with the children. Once you take that in account, the results are consistent with any school in Bethany area. What's the bottom line? The student & staff turnover shows that this school is on downward spiral. Beware.
We transferred our son to Carden after bad experience in public school and love the school. Key benefits: => Classical & Challenging Curriculum: math, grammar, literature, writing, history, geography, languages, sciences, programming, debate, P.E., music art All subjects that are needed in order to raise well-rounded children & all taught by incredibly dedicated, amazing teachers. => Manners: the kids are taught to behave in kind & respectful manner. It is woven into the curriculum and activities, even into the language they use. I believe that this focus on respect ends up contributing to the academic achievement. The kids are respectufl and the teachers can teach. => Kids Stay Kids Longer: There are no cliques or gossip, not even in middle school. When recess comes, the kids have fun playing games (capture the flag, tag, hide&seek ). They look happy. => Focus on Perseverance and Hard Work: my son is finally challenged, has to work hard, and is rewarded for his hard work. To me, these are the most important skills he should gain at school, and I couldn t be happier with how Carden instills these values in him. All in all, Carden is truly great school and I recommend it.
This is a wonderful school. We left the public school system because our 11 year old was being overlooked and left behind. She is now thriving in the supportive and caring atmosphere of this school. The Carden curriculum is extremely challenging but very rewarding as well. The staff are all tremendously dedicated and talented. I can't speak highly enough of this school. I only wish that every child could have the opportunity to learn in such a special environment.
Superb school providing an excellent educational foundation along with good behavior and confident personality development. Both my children go the school, daughter in 7th and son in 3rd and they wont consider going anywhere else. My children love to go to school and are thriving, we couldn't ask for more. The best teachers and principal, for whom teaching is a passion and not just a job. Great caring environment with full day school and extended after school activities, that are both fun and continued learning. Two superbly done school plays in fall and spring where every child is on stage with a special role, are lifetime treasures for the students. Art, Music, Computers, Science, additional languages and so much more, enrich the student experience.
It is great school. Teachers and princpal really care. I would rate the concept and the curriculum of this school real good.
This is a truly unique and wonderful program. I have two daughters enrolled and they have never done better. The program is accelerated and individualized so no child gets left in the background and everyone is given the attention they deserve. My 1st grader is able to do 2nd grade reading and acting in plays at 6, thanks to Carden. And the teachers actually care. I highly recommend it.
This is a truly unique and wonderful program. I have two daughters enrolled and they have never done better. The program is accelerated and individualized so no child gets left in the background and everyone is given the attention they deserve. My 3rd grader is able to do 5th grade math, and my preschooler is reading at 3 years old, thanks to Carden. And the teachers actually care. I highly recommend it.
I would rate the concept and the curriculum of this school real good. The school can be run better. But I wont blame on the school even as this is a small school and they need parents support and enrollment and trust to grow. My son is very happy and has friendly staff. I like the academics and art mixture and of all I like the concept they have these school plays where every student gets a chance to participate and perform in front of the audience, to boost their confidence. Do, check it out. Might be small, but it cannot grow if everyone thinks it is small.
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