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Exton, PA

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535 James Hance Court
Exton, PA 19341

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November 23, 2014
You will be *very* prepared for college if you atteND this school. The curriculum is paced to provide a 9th grade public education in the 7th grade.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2014
As a former Collegium Student, I must say that Collegium Academics are top notch. I recently transferred to public school from Collegium, and everything I learned at CCS has given me a clear advantage in high school. Collegium's focus on writing is what has really helped me to excel, because CMQ essays are written in every subject, not just English. This is important, because writing is not just for English, it is for every subject. For Chemistry Lab reports, for Analytical History Essays, and for practically everything you do in school, knowing how to write using good word choice, organizational skills, and within a time limit are essential skills that get a special focus at Collegium. Collegium's Spanish program is also far more advanced than at public school, which is important seeing as the population of Spanish speakers is ever rising in America. Most importantly is the special community Collegium has created. It is a small environment with tiny class sizes, inspiring teachers, and a student body with familial bonds. Collegium is a special place, and I do not regret any of my years there, especially considering its great prep for public school (I'm in the top 10 at my school).

- submitted by a community member
November 17, 2014
I started at CCS as a kindergartner in 2000 and continued at the school until I graduated in 2013. I have seen some concerns as to the school itself and how it runs things. In my thirteen years as a student at this school it has not only prepared me for college, but fueled my desire to become a teacher similar to those who taught me throughout the years. To address some of the concerns from parents in previous reviews: 1. The costs for yearbooks and field trips are due to the school needing to pay for the costs of transportation which require paying for buses, drivers, and gas. Yearbooks are expensive, due to there being a small student population. 2. Bullying: I was a victim of cyber bullying, and I can say that they treated the incident in a timely manner and did not punish the victims as others have stated. In fact, the teachers there provide the students with a great support system. 3. The quality of education is quite good. When looking at the past two graduating classes several students have gone to Ivy League sister schools or highly accredited schools in their fields. In my opinion, the school does prepare students for college and beyond.

- submitted by a community member
October 29, 2014
My child had a wonderful nurturing k-1 experience with his class and teachers. This school however is not the best school if your child does not test well. Their final grades are weighted heavily on their C M Q tests which account for much of their grade even if they do well in all their quizzes. Also you are expected as a student to be very independent with the amount of work and studies at an early age. That being said the teaching staff is wonderful and everything down to the fundraising is organized. My child is happy and has many friends at this school but is having a hard time with the exams which are negatively effecti b good his score for each subject

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2014
There is a lot I can share about this school and its leadership, but just in brief ... There may be ONLY two good reasons for you to send your child there: 1. Their Kindergarten options and flexibility are (still?) somewhat attractive and interesting 2. To avoid Coatesville School District - if you're from the area perhaps you know what I mean?! ...; Other than the above - NOTHING else, so make no mistake or you will regret it!

- submitted by a community member
June 03, 2014
What school charges $65.00 for a yearbook? I paid more than $30.00 to send my child to a field trip three months ago. I would have paid $15.00 to go there myself with my child and it would have included transportation costs. I pay a $25.00 fee to have my child participate in after school activities or any activities for that matter. These fees along with other fees pile up quickly every year. This is frustrating and the main office refuses to hear my concerns. I am sure parents don t mind putting money toward the school since so much as been cut but aside from paying taxes, this is stressful as it always come back to bit us and our pockets. This school s fees are not reasonable and are not maintained to be kept low as possible. Evaluate your pockets because you need to be ready to pay lots of fees to attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2014
I read the review of the person who stated they were in this school back in 2000. Well it is 2014, you don't think things change? Heck look at our nation. What was once good, may not be good and bad things may get better. This review from this old student should be irrelevant and left as such. Thank you. My boyfirend's child goes here and well to say the least where as I don't think they are a horrible school, let's just say I am not impressed.

- submitted by a community member
May 24, 2014
My son received a detention for reporting a bully to the principal. The principal told my wife not to dispute the discipline and that our child should accept the consequences of ones actions. This was the last straw to confirm our desire not to re-enroll our son for the following school year. The administration at Collegium are incompetent as the CEO didn't even bother returning our calls. Can not wait for the school year to end.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
Collegium is good for showing off and not good for students who want to learn. Collegium focuses heavily on grades instead of learning. I pulled my children out of Collegium and enrolled them in our local public school. We are disappointed with Collegium as we tried to express our comments and got shunned by school administrators. One of the parents who wrote a previous review is correct. Charter schools are not for everyone.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2014
I have a child in kindergarten at this school. I think she needs a full day of school as she was already nearly 6 when she started K. However this school has unrealistic expectations for such young children to sit still all day with minimal recess time. I have volunteered inside the school and was not pleased with how many very young teachers there are in the K-1 building who do not appear very experienced with disciplining children. Too many of these teachers basically just yell at their students all day long. The discipline at this school is also non sensical, there are very firm rules that can not be adjusted. For example one day the main traffic light leading to the school was out causing a major delay in drop off. Therefore we had to get a late pass coming into the building and even after explaining about the traffic light being out they still gave my child a late pass and she had to have time off of recess as punishment. Overall the curriculum appears to be good however I will be pulling my child out for 1st grade and will enroll her in the West Chester school district.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2013
I was contacted the first week of school by the school psychologist, who had done a previous evaluation on my daughter, with concerns of her behavior. I immediately contacted the guidance counselor and had a meeting set up by the end of the week. The school has worked very diligently with me to get my daughter what she needs to be successful in school. We now have an IEP, they are trying to gain other services and there is always open communication. My daughters new learning support teacher is wonderful and keeps us updated and I can always reach out to the guidance counselor when necessary. The whole team has been very understanding and supportive. I am very excited for my daughter to be here. She does have an above average intelligence and I believe this school will give her the focus and challenges she needs. The school days are long and she is exhausted at night, but I am ok with my energetic little girl being able to easily fall asleep at 8pm. As for the long bus rides, I am not sure what families expect when this school buses for districts within a 10 mile radius.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2013
This school was a bad choice for my family. Teachers refuse to hear your concerns and administration labels you trouble when you provide them with your feedback or suggestions. The last straw was when our children were being builled by older students. They mix buildings with younger kids and older kids together which is highly unacceptable. We pulled our children out in the first two weeks of school and they are much happier in our neighborhood public school.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2013
We have been a part of CCS since our son was in 3rd grade when we transferred into here. He is an above average IQ, which is why we came here. He has been challenged and thriving ever since. He is now in the 8th grade. We have found the teachers for the most part to be amazing. Firm but fair. The curriculum is challenging, and they put student with their peers at their same level starting in 4th grade. No other public or parochial school will do that for your child. Spanish is great to learn, it is US 2nd language, press 1 for Spanish!?! Also their music programs are stellar! Pros of Collegium are the curriculum, teachers, and programs. Our son is an athlete, but we challenge him with travel teams to meet those needs. Cons- Some principals (but they are making strides here), long days are hard, and the bussing is LONG. Academically you will find the challenge amazing. I have many friends in other public schools and their children are just not learning like our children. We also have 2 in the Elementary school. Again, equally challenging. Good luck with your choice. I always say, pick the school that is right for your family.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
My child is struggling in this school. The school administrators refuse to listen to my concerns. My sons teacher recommends to my husband and I to hire a tutor from the school. The tutoring differs from teacher to teacher and can cost up to fifty dollars an hour. The principal is giving us the impression she wants us gone and to seek other options. Our tax dollars are in play and it creates serious flaws to look at. We don t have an option on what police officers come to our house. We don t have an option on who plows the street we live in. We don t have an option on how the public library is run. Reading other reviews and posting our own, its clear the school displays itself as a school of choice. You can not add choice on privatized education on the public s dime. Charter schools are alternative public schools. I feel the need to post our review because we think it is a real shame we allow the right wing to hijack the school choice issue.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2013
DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD IF THEY HAVE ANY LEARNING DIFFERENCES! I have one child at CCS since kindergarten and now is in 7th grade. She is in all honors classes and one of or in the top two of her class since I can remember and she loves going to school. My son with learning differences (reading, dyslexia, ADHD, speech and language disorder, etc.) and no behavior /emotional issues hates going to school everyday even with an IEP over 40 pages long. CCS is willing to help the exceptional student to make themselves look better but, the student that needs extra help they do not provide adequate supports. The funds received for special education are not spent for special ed. Look up their year end budget and actual financial reports.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
My son and daughter are bright and were stuck in this boring school. Collegiums curriculum is geared towards using worksheets to pass standardized tests. It is not a challenging environment and students must all move towards the same pace. My son and daughter were bored and lacked motivation. I pulled them out last year and enrolled them in the West Chester School district and we are very satisfied with the results. They are moving in a faster pace than other kids in the class in academic areas where they are strong. We are satisfied with the results and happy they to see them excited about learning. Charter schools work, but not always and not for everyone.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2013
We love Collegium Charter School. I have my son who is entering the 3rd grade and my daughter who will be in kindergarten this semester. We have had such a great experience there. CCS provides an excellent learning environment because my sons' teachers worked very hard and use different tactics to encourage students to learn. Teachers stay with students for two years, so they get to know their students very well. Reading and writing are highly encouraged at early ages. We love that kids had Spanish, Art and Technology on top of other activities. Kindergarteners can have naps which will be important for my girl this semester.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2013
Three words to describe my experience...horrible horrible & horrible School!!! I begged my parents to send me to a different school next year and I will be attending East Ward Elementary school. Thank godness my parents and neigbors understand,

- submitted by a community member
June 20, 2013
Thankfully, today is my youngest daughters last day. This year was an absolute nightmare for our family. My oldest daughter had to be pulled mid-year from the high school due to bullying. Rumor has it the old VP is headed back to the high school in the fall, so hopefully order will be restored (but we will not be sticking around to find out). A great deal of good kids are being pulled out at the end of today, as we as parents refuse to deal with administration ignoring the issues. Just ask West Whiteland Police how many times they were called to the school this year.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2013
I am currently a freshman at Collegium. I have been here since kindergarten, and I hope to graduate from this school in 2016. The curriculum is strict, and in some ways I respect that, but other times it is difficult. The algebra curriculum is hard for this year, and that is because we have one person planning the curriculum, so next year another staff member is planning the 7-12 curriculum, and the current staff member will plan the k-6. I do really recommend this school because we learn so much, and at a different pace. We have some horrible teachers, but so does every school, and that is when we have to learn to deal with the people in our environment, and we can't just run away to another school. There are absolutely selective students who have behavioral issues, but again, so does every school. I believe our school pushes us really hard calling it "college prep", but I think they r giving us the hard stuff now, so college isn't like a big surprise when we get there. I am currently working on a 15 page essay. I have become a somewhat lazy student, but I have made a promise to myself for next year to keep my grades where they used to be and should be. Class of 2016 :)

- submitted by a community member
May 29, 2013
I was once a proud Collegium parent until I found out this school is a warehouse that teaches the bare minimum. I had three children in the school, two of them were bored (strait "A" types) The school hands out mostly good grades like candy since there standards are so low. The third was first labeled a discipline problem, Then they wanted him on meds, we got a hold of his work folder and found scrap paper from the grade the teacher had taught the previous year (several grade levels up). He was given very little real work, since they decided he "could not learn" when we complained we were treated rudely and given the impression they wanted us gone. Today all my children are in the local public, it's not perfect, but the two of them are once again all "A" student in much more challenging classes, after a rough year to catch up. And the third is meeting the benchmarks, but needs special help in some areas. This school was a great disappointment.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2013
I am very pleased with the outcome the last two years of my son K&1st grade. Good discipline and my son really like the school. In a competitive environment you need to learn to work hard. They also have a lot of fun is a very diverse environment more close to the real world. Don t have experiences with other school but an ex Downingtown school district teacher told me that Collegium is a bit better academically that anyone in Downingtown if not the same. I am glad that so far we haven t experiences anything bad like other people review stories. I will recommend Collegium.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2013
We decided to give this school a try after a series of disappointments in the Downingtown School District. My intent is to not label the other students in the school, but there are some students there with serious behavioral issues, which in return have affected my child in a drastic way. Talking to the principal many times has left me frustrated and overwhelmed, suggesting they do not know how to tackle many issues at once. The school is full of inexperienced and first-time teachers who are too withdrawn, anxious, fearful, and unassertive to help these students. With so many different nuances, my wife and I decided to pull our child out of this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2013
We live in Downingtown School District which is very good but Collegium offers more and that's why we chose it. My kids get Spanish, and more Art, Music & Technology plus the curriculum is more flexible, at least in the elementary yrs than what we experienced in DASD for advanced kids. DASD is great in elementary for at level or below kids but has nothing for advanced kids. If Collegium had their own buses it would be perfect for us.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2013
Collegium is a good school where the work is challenging with no tolerance for nonsense. There is a lot of negative affirmative action set by the school administration due to a lack of experience. A lot of teaching is geared towards passing the PSSA and other standardized tests. Many teacher qualities are low and poor due to limited funding options. They are very quick to discipline kids and accuse them of wrongdoing at the word of other children. There is never an opportunity for the kids to work out their differences on their own. My daughter struggled making friends at this school due to no sense of community since students came from many different school districts. It is a hard charging environment that sets high expectation to make sure kids achieve them. My daughter was doing fine until she entered 4th grade. Her self-esteem and confidence quickly diminished. I took her out of Collegium and enrolled her in our public school where her individual needs are better met. Good teachers are the key. Otherwise, great students quit! I would recommend Collegium to parents who want their kids to work hard...not smart! We hated the long school days!

- submitted by a teacher
January 24, 2013
CCS is a great alternative to local schools! It is a place for children who are prepared for school and for parents willing to work with their children at home, as necessary! It is not a place for the lazy child. It's true that EVERY child, no matter their academic level is held accountable for the same material on assessments. This is appropriate. State testing and core standards are not leveled. You shouldn't want your local assessments to be so! If your child does not start out their academic career at CCS, they will, in most cases, be very much behind. Kindergarten is full day and if it were not so, the children would not be prepared for our rigorous curriculum in every other grade. To address previous comments regarding teachers focusing on teaching and not their personal stories, please realize that we are a college prep school, from Kindergarten through 12th grade. We don't have extra time in our day to waste sharing our personal lives. We are there to teach and prepare your children for the rigors of college life. I've taught here for more than a decade and would highly recommend it IF your child is willing to work hard!

- submitted by a teacher
January 22, 2013
My husband and I pulled both our girls out last week and enrolled them in the local WC district. Good Curriculum. Okay Teachers. BAD ADMINISTRATION!

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2013
this school is currently allowing my child to be verbally bullied by 2 known male students. 2 incidents in 2 days. The CEO and Principal will not answer my messages, instead allowing the VP to respond with her canned text of "we are looking into it." after 9 years of charter, i have an appointment with my local district to enroll for the fall. If switching mid-year were not so hard on kids academically, it would be happening now. we were pretty happy here until this year.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2011
I know that the transition for my daughter, once a 3rd grdr going into 4th, was a bit tough for her also. The teachers are all business starting in 4th grd, no more coddling. She was upset that the teacher wouldn't give out as much private info about her family & everyday goings on...it was about teaching the kids what they were there for, to learn.( in my eyes) this IS how life is. It's not always going to be the way you want or expect it to be, kids need to learn this. She is now a 5th grdr & loves her teacher as much as she loved her 2nd/3rd grd teacher. so she learned a life lesson, what's so bad about that!

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2011
I also have a 4th grader at CCS, but mine has been a very different experience than the "1 star" post from yesterday. My daughter loves school & is thriving this year. It's true that appropriate behavior is expected, but I don't see that as being a huge change from K-3. I also happen to view it as a positive thing. I'm glad that a parent who does not expect his or her child to behave in school is not comfortable there & is looking to move those children, although I think they'll have problems wherever they end up. The complaint about Spanish being required makes it clear that parent didn't do any homework when the kids were enrolled. Spanish in K-12 is part of Collegium's charte. That is well advertised in the information they provide on the website & other sources and is one of the reasons many of us chose CCS. That post sounds like a CASD parent who wants more from the school but doesn't want to put in any effort. 4th grade is not supposed to be daycare! My advice would be not to bother waiting to relocate; your kids will fit right in at a local CASD school. In any other local district, the expectations will be too high for them and for you.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2011
I have been extremely disappointed in the curriculum and treatment of the children once the transistion into the Intermediate School. My child's self esteem has been directly affected. The teachers are overly harsh and forgetting they are still children. The write children up for the silliest things. Instead of the teachers asking themselves how they can manage their classroom more effectively the blame the children. They make Spanish class manadtory for children who are struggling to read, no wonder there are behavior problems. Their goal is to fill the school with Teacher's Pets, everyone else is treated harshly and made to feel unwelcome. As soon as we can relocate to a better school district we are pulling our child out of Collegium. I would not recommend this school if your child is in grade 4 or above.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2011
My daughter went to Collegium for kindergarten. We chose the school because it was a full day kindergarten that offered specials such as Spanish, art and music. On a positive note I will say that they taught my daughter to read. She finished kindergarten ahead of grade level. However, she hated the experience at Collegium and it really turned her off to school. The curriculum is very "worksheet driven." It is not in any way creative. At the time she attended the reading curriculum was also one size fits all (2009-2010). Meaning that in a classroom that was purposely differentiated to have kids at the top and the bottom of the spectrum, everyone had to progress at the same pace. This made my daughter think that reading was boring. I've heard that this changed but I cannot verify that. The other more significant problem we had was that classroom behavior was terrible. Students were very disruptive and always in trouble. The class didn't seem to learn anything in Spanish because the Sp. teacher couldn't control the class. My daughter's teacher confirmed that this was typical of all the classes she had taught at Collegium. The school also lacked community. Students come from all over.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2011
First of this is a great school. I have three kids here and they have been here for 6 years. Secondly, the person who said they have the worst test scores in the state is lying and does not know their facts. This school is way ahead of the other schools in the area when it comes to academics,etc. The teachers are great! Young and eager to teach with tons of new ideas that the school allows them to try not like the public schools doing the same thing for 60 years. All the kids know each other in all the grades as well as the teachers so the children feel like they belong not like a # in those gigantic high schools where there are a 1,000 kids. Do not confuse this school with Graystone they are nothing alike. Collegium is how to do a Charter school right!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2010
I am a seventh grade student. I have been here since k. I have older siblings and my family has seen the school grow and change so I can say that the school has changed for the better, but it has a bit to go. Since I've been here my whole academic career, I've grown used to the longer days and I've found learning Spanish to be very helpful. Having the extra time to the day is also helpful for more learning time. I love most of my teachers because they really care and with smaller class sizes, they can focus on you more. Pretty good school

- submitted by a community member
May 13, 2010
this school is HORRIBLE we have to get up at 4:00 in the morning and get home at 5:00 in the afternoon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the students are SOOOOO tired and the long hours just kill us

- submitted by a student
no rating April 24, 2010
The curriculum is quite good compared to our local public schools, especially in the primary years. Its diverse student body reflects the real world! The longer school year/day is very convenient for working parents. Staff is great! Spanish is taught starting in K and the students reach a very good level of fluency by middle school. Students wear a uniform which eliminates unnecessary 'fashion' distractions! Excellent support for kids with learning disabilities. Fun extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 27, 2010
My daughter is in K at Collegium and loves it and so do I. The teachers are great and are really invested in teaching the kids. They make learning fun and hands on! The longer day while some might say is too much...seems to be just perfect for my child. She is shy and has plenty of time to adjust in the morning and open up. The academics are a big harder and more extensive than my sons local K school was but it was the correct pace for my daughter. Anyway if your wondering if it is a warm and encouraging place it is! Good luck.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2010
This is the best school my child has ever been to. Students in the elementary have their teacher for two years (two grades) so the second year they just jump right back in to the curriculum. The students are more positive and the teachers are amazing. If I had to pay for this school I would!

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2009
This school offers dedicated teachers, challenging academics and a wide variety of special classes, including Spanish, beginning in Kindergarten.

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October 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
My kids have attended CCS for 6 years now and my daughter was actually the 3rd graduating class to come out of this school. It's a great school if your looking for a solid education for your child. We've even come a long way with our sports programs!! I can't say enough about this school! It was the best thing my husband and I could have done for our kids!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
They challenge the children academically. They have great school spirit and the behavior of the children is wonderful. They have great team effort and spirit also.

- submitted by a community member
September 16, 2009
Excellent school. My duaghter is in 1st grade. her teacher has a full time assistant which makes a big difference. Other thing is spanish which is not there in other schools.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2009
My daughter is a 1st grader at CCS. This is her second year there, and she just loves it. She wakes up excited to go to school, and comes home happy (and tired). Her teachers are wonderful, and show my daughter everyday love, caring, and an enthusiasm for teaching. My husband are thrilled with our daughter's education. We can't wait to send our youngest there in a couple of years. Thank you CCS!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 26, 2009
This school is now K-12. An excellent ratio of teacher to student. My daughter is in honours and only has 2 other students in her class. Try to find that somewhere else. Excellent one on one.

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July 01, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2009
my granddaughter likes the after school assesments like drama club and band and although this school is much more advanced she has reached her fool patential in her acadimic classes thank you C.C.S.!

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June 23, 2009
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June 14, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 28, 2009
this school is absolutely wonderful - i pulled my kids out of another Chester County charter school mid-year, when a spot opened, and havent regretted it one bit. My oldest daughter, who is in 4th grade, was reading at a 2nd grade level. Her IST team has worked tirelessly with her, and she is almost up to grade level. The curriculum is challenging but fun. The teachers amazing and involved.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 27, 2009
I took my daughter out of East Ward to switch to CCS. She couldnt be more happy with our decision. I was very nervous with changing her school in the middle of the year, all the teachers at CCS helped tremendously with the transition!

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May 02, 2009
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April 26, 2009
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April 26, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating April 03, 2009
Collegium has been a wonderful experience for my family. I recommend Collegium to anyone who is looking for a great education and fundamentals for your child.

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March 02, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 14, 2009
I asked my parents to take me out of Downingtown Middle School. This school is much better. We learn more, have better teachers, and a better curriculum.

- submitted by a student
September 01, 2008
My children go to the school and love it! Though there are small growing pains, we love this school. Very serious, but fun for the students. Longer school days and school years make my children much more comfotable with thee curriculuim. I l reccomend this school for any family.

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July 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2008
My niece started as a new student at CCS in 2007 for the 3rd grade. She was given one-on-one support to help with the transition and has made significant progress. I truely believe that this school is not like a typical public school where students are treated like numbers. My only comment is that the school should have better facilities for activities like concerts.

- submitted by a community member
April 30, 2008
All of the teachers my daughter has have ben incredible. The programs are great, the structure is great and the degree to which everyone at CCS cares about the kids is fantastic. I initially chose CCS in a large part because of the district we live in, but now even if we were to move to another district, I could not imagine sending my girls to any other school.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2008
We enrolled our daughter here after finding that a local Friends School could not provide her the support needed for a learning disability. Collegium evaluated her performance and started her on an IEP. She has improved significantly in the last year. The staff is caring and dedicated, more than what I can say about the Friends school she was at previously.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2008
We pulled our 2nd grader out of East Ward and enrolled him in Collegium the following year with his youger brother in Kindergarten. We are very happy with our decision, and our boys are happy and doing well.

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November 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2007
Both of our sons, K and 1st Grade, are at Collegium. We love the dedication of the staff and we think the education they are receiving is top notch. We can't wait for the new building to open.....

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2007
My oldest son need more challange, his old school was 'boring'. Now he loves school again and I never here him complain. He said the day flies by so fast. The curriculium is posted online and it is awesome!

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September 29, 2007
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September 02, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 20, 2006
This school is awesome! I'm a 7th grader here and they have a great acdemic and athletic department. It's the best school I've ever been too. Most students are nice, you can get individual help, and you shall always have a friend. I must say, it has definitely improved since I was in kindergarten. Wow, I must say, this has been the best 8 years of my life with the same people and new people. If going to a school you love, getting good grades and hanging out with your friends is a punishment then I would have to be in some big trouble!

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May 31, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2006
The academic programs are very individualized, which is great. Also, the sudent to teacer ratio is great. My daughter has really excelled in their program. However, now that she is about to enter the 10th grade, after 3 years in Collegium, I am seriously considering a larger public school setting. I think she needs the exposure to a more diverse and rich culture mix. Furthermore, I think it is only fair to allow her greater access to extra-curricular activities in preparation for college. This is the one area in which many charter schools are lacking. On the other hand, the level of parental involvement is much higher than I have observed in any other school. I strongly believe this an area in which Collegium excels. Alo, I will miss the uniforms if my daughter goes to public school.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2006
My kids have been a part of Collegium since it's first year. I have a daughter in seventh grade and son in first. The family atmosphere is wonderful and the teachers have the kid's education as their top priority. I was so impressed with the program, that when a position fitting my skills opened I applied, and was accepted. Now as an 'insider' I am even more impressed with the school and dedication of the staff. Understand my ratings are high due to what I see as a parent and employee of Collegium.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
September 09, 2004
CCS is unique. Children are valued as individuals and do not fall through the cracks. Teacher creativity and dedication is obvious. So many students have made huge strides academically, socially, emotionally that the test scores will begin to show it in a few years.The diversity makes the school interesting and the emphasis on technology supplies students with eventual college and job-related skills.

- submitted by a teacher
February 07, 2004
The degree of caring, commitment and concern exhibited by the enthusiastic and energetic teachers is 'extra-ordinary' in the truest sense of the word! It is truly an environment in which children can learn, be themselves, flourish and excel! I would highly recommend this small, parent-involved charter school as an alternative (for the right students) to the large, middle school and high school diploma factories!

- submitted by a parent
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Collegium Cs
535 James Hance Court, Exton, PA  19341
(610) 903-1300
Last modified Collegium Cs is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Collegium Cs Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 76 reviews. Top