I have two children in Copperbeach, both of them have excelled. Couldn't be happier as a parent!
So far CB has been great (K&1st gr.). The teachers are wonderful, my son is doing well academically, and the school does lots of fun activities to keep things interesting and to build community. My only complaint (why I give 4 stars, not 5) is that it's so big. The parking lot is a nightmare if you have to pick up your child and parents are not readily invited in to help because of the sheer volume of families that would have to be included. That being said, there is a great sense of community there despite the size and the facility is beautiful, clean and I've never hesitated to leave my son there.
I LCopperbeech! We have had wonderful teachers so far, especially Kindergarten, and although it is such a big school, it definitley has a great community feeling and has lots of parental involvment . Copperbeech is simply the best!
The administration and staff really care about the children and their education.. It's not just a job to them and it shows. My son LOVES it there!
Teacher are excellent generally. They range from cowardly to bored and self important for no reason. The children are great though it's hard to get your child the testing and support they need. Gifted students are forgotten in the classroom. The curriculum does not support them. The administration is fake, but will bend the rules if necessary for you. Its too big to meet every child's needs and tenure is a curse.
The entire staff really do care about each child that attends this school. My son is now in second grade and really enjoys the school. I highly recommend the Abington School District.
The students love to go to school every day and they love to learn! What a great school!!
This school is just too big. Academics are great, but we came to the school from a private school, and the first thing we notices was a very poor sense of community and lack of parental involvement. I attended a PTA meeting and only 30 parents were there, and there are 1000 kids in the school. Playground is very understaffed. However,the teachers are great! We will be headed back to private school next year.
When my oldest was ready for Kindergarten, I had my heart set on private school. However, it did not work out for us, so instead it was Copper Beech. It turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made. My children's teachers have been wonderful. the Principal and Vice Principal are wonderful. School is a little too big, but it is very well managed. I feel fortunate to live where I do.
My nephew attends Copper Beach and he loves it there, the teachers are great with him and he comes home excited about what he did.
Excellent school! It is very large, and if it were smaller, I'd give it five stars. But for its size, it is extremely well-run. The principal hires very well ... new teachers are excellent. Good art and music. Lots of energy in the halls, and a laser focus on reading.
The academics are on point and the teachers I have experienced are well trained and knowledgable. The school is very large and on the playground very under staffed. While I do feel the curriculumm is challenging to most children I have found that more advanced children don't see the challenges they need.
It is good school for white children, however , the principal, Mrs Kline has a bias against other race. There is quiet notable discriminatioin going on in school
I am very pleased with the education that my son is receiving at Copper Beech. My wife and I were hesitant about sending our son to Kindergarten in a public school. Our fears were quickly erased by the dedicated staff. My son's teacher Ms. Doyle is a superb teacher. She knows how to meet each child's needs (emotional as well as academic), while making sure that the children excel and learn at a high rate. We are also pleased with the amount of parental involvement. The principal, Dr. Kline, as well as the vice-principal, Mr. Osbourne are excellent administrators. They are very knowledgeable, as well as being extremely approachable. The school is always on point, and I know that my child is learning in a safe environment.
I was scared to send my son to such a big school back at Kindergarten-age, but I'm so happy I did. There's some harshness from the over-worked aids and too much attention to test scores, but I think that's the unfortunate norm these days. Overall, the school atmosphere is excellent, the results superb, and the parental involvement high. It's a good school where kids can learn and have fun in a welcoming community.
Lots of parental involvement; Small school feeling even though it's rather large. Excellent teachers, but very specific curriculum geared especially towards those wonderful PSSAs. Great Art and Music program. Character Education program in place and working well with students! Lots of community service opportunity for the students!
This school is cool! Dont let the name intimidate you! This is the best school! It has advanced classes, and classes for children who arent doing as well in subjects. There's computers, art, music, Phys Ed, there's Chorus, advanced chorus, math club, writing programs, Odyssey of the mind..but dont forget the mascot! The Cougar, this school opened in 2002, though it has a large population, I'd say the Student-teacher ratio is 24:1. This school is the best!
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