CSS is an amazing testimony to what can be done with a strong parent and facilitator community. In a time when most schools in the area are struggling to keep up with financial cuts CSS (a Portland Public School) flourishes. I'm very pleased at our choice to enroll our daughter here. Our daughter started here in Kindergarten and is now in second grade, she's truly enjoy's going to school, which seems to be a rarity these days. If you're thinking about enrolling your child here it's advisable that you are the type of person who likes to be involved with your child's education as you will enjoy a group of dedicated, like-minded parents.
Fantastic school. Committed and tireless parent community, supportive and engaged teachers, and the students are bright and excited to be there. The PTA is involved in every decision - this school is for parents who want a voice in the education of their children My experience has been completely positive (I'll admit it; I'm usually a complainer) and my child is blossoming.The test scores aren't the HIGHEST, but that's a positive for me. I don't want my kid to learn how to test well, or how to regurgitate information that's been spoon-fed into him; I want my child to become a thinker, an inventor, a questioner, a collaborator, and most of all, to become his best self. Creative Science expressly is working toward those goals. Oh, and the school- administration, parents, teachers and children- have been completely supportive of our gay family. Open-minded and appreciative of diversity.
it is a great community of teachers and parents and admin staff. it works hard to help each student learn and excel. it works hard to create a place where we all feel welcome and involved
Last year was our first year here, transitioning from another PPS! The 2nd grade teacher accommodates all levels of learning in her class. Near the beginning of school she made told us 'I'm going to make a reader out of Alex (smiling)' He said he loves doing math & science things, so she put extra attention on helping him improve at reading. This continued through the year and it's amazing how well he now reads! He's a kid who needs structure, rules, expectations and those are definitely in place in class and in the school. Here kids are allowed to be creative in thought, ask questions, learn the subjects as a whole via: books, math, art, etc. Classroom structure is good and there are rules, timelines, but you can feel how the kids enjoy being there! Parents help in the classroom and are welcome to come by anytime.
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