Small classes, attentive teachers, good transportation, a safe environment, a solid and innovative curriculum, and a challenge to our little girl when she needs it. After struggling with a public school in Germantown and transportation issues at a prior charter school, Green Woods has finally made us comfortable with our little girl's education. (Note: classes run through the 8th grade, not 7th; our girl is in 7th grade and in her second year at Green Woods.)
We feel very fortunate that our children will be learning in such a unique environment. I love how they get to experience nature in part of their daily studies. The teachers and staff are caring and treat children and parents with respect.
The environmental focus is outstanding, parents are very supportive, and the teachers are creative and helpful.
Green woods is an incredible community of people working together to give our kids the best education. Green woods environmental component is an incredible learning experience for our children and future.
This school provides an incredible education in a unique learning environment.
I love Green Woods Charter School because our children are not only getting a great education, but also learning to help our enviroment for the near and far future. I also think it is a true fortune that the school is in the heart of a very respected nature center and share the 500 acres of land to assist in their education.
Green Woods is a unique school. Judging by its incredibly green surroundings, it's hard to believe the school is located in one of the largest cities in the nation. Nestled amid 300 acres of woods, the school takes advantage of it by offering an environment-centered, hands-on curriculum. Its unique approach to learning produces results that rival that of the city's leading private schools. The dedicated staff, small classrooms and makes the school a true gem.
Green Woods is a unique school that is situated on several hundred acres at the Schuykyll Valley Nature Center. The teachers are dedicated and always go the extra mile or two or ten. My son has really flourished here.
I have a nephew that attends the school and I can see that he really enjoys the atomsphere and the experiences that he is learning from Green Woods. It is in a great location and comfortable size for younger kids.
Green Woods is a public school with a private school feel. The Teachers and Staff are all skilled, talented, professional and dedicated to assuring that each child is provided with the highest level of education. The fact that the school is located on the grounds of the schuylkill center is an added bonus that allows the children to learn, develop and explore using our environment as a base to build upon. With this great exposure to nature through studing science I expect one day a student from Green Woods will help to solve some of our environmental problems.
Green Woods Charter is located in Philadelphia inside the Schuylkill Center for Environmentl Education, a nature center inside the city. Green Woods' curriculum is centered around environmental education. The students get to hike in the woods every day and all academic activities relate back to environmental issues. GWCS has won numerous awards & recognitions for our curriculum and innovative approach to education that not only engages students, but teaches them to be good stewards for the earth.
Greenwoods Charter is a wonderful, close nit family school. It teaches students about nature as well.
Green Woods is the most spectacular school that I have had the pleasure of experiencing. The staff is terrific; the GWCS community is dedicated to arm our students with the knowledge of how Nature is a part of everything that we do and that we are. They integrate learning in such a way that the students do not even feel as if they are learning. GWCS really prepares the student for the world and also shows them ways that they can help improve their surrounding and their world. By the way - I don't think 5 stars is enough!!!
Green woods is a great place to teach! The staff is wonderful and supportive, and works harder than anyone can imagine. The students are eager and energetic learners who continue to impress us with their abilities and skills. We are a lucky group in a wonderful community.
Still very new, but all of the people that are associated with Green Woods Charter School have been wondedrful
Green Woods Charter School teaches children to care for our world through learning by doing in the middle of an urban environmental center. I am peoud to be part of this school.
I love that my children will learn and play in the middle of the woods, yet it is still 'in the city'. What a great learning enviornment! The teachers are passionate about their job and the students. We are fortunate to be part of such a unique community.
GWCS is environmentally friendly and teaches both staff and students to respect our planet
My children were heartbroken when we told them they had to go to a new school.Within 2 weeks they were saying how awesome their new school was. I also like the fact that I get to participate actively in school activities, personally I like to be the lunch/recess Dad.There I get a good chance to see how my kids interact with the other students. I also love the school being in the middle of the woods even though it's in a big city like Philly.
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