Imagine a school surrounded by 350 acres of trees, ponds, fields, and wildlife. That is Green Woods Charter School. Add a loving community of hard working families and involved parents and you begin to understand why I love teaching at Green Woods Charter School. I feel inspired each and every day as I drive down the long road in to school. I can't believe how lucky I am. It is my hope to leave behind a world much better than the one I inherited and Green Woods' environmental science curriculum may make that possible. My teaching colleagues and support staff continue to be an inspiration to me, year in and year out. What a treasure!
Best education you can get in a urban setting. Located on a 640 acre nature center.
Green Woods Charter has outstanding student performance and an environmental curriculum in demand all over the country. The school is located in the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, one of Southeast Pennsylvania's finest natural areas and environmental education centers.
Green Woods Charter School is the safest and very loving school that resides in Philadelphia. It was founded in 2002 and my husband and I are very grateful to have found this school and our children are receiving an excellent education. Everyone in the building truly cares about every student that walks through the door each and every year.
No one could have convinced me that this school existed...a charter school...in Philadelphia...that has highly qualified teachers (lead teachers have Masters and certification in their specialty and they all come with years of experience)...an unbelievable location (allowing children to explore and understand nature at the SCEE)...and a well-rounded curriculum. I've only experienced this level of commitment, dedication, and environment at a school that I was paying 10K a year for one child. This is the best kept secret in Philadelphia as far as grades K-8 goes. You won't believe it until you see it or visit their website. I have two children attending grades 5th and kindergarten....I LOVE it! I keep pinching myself thinking that I am dreaming. I want to kick myself for having paid 50K for my one child to attend a Friends school, which I have no complaints about, for 5 years when this school was available.
My son attends GWCS and we love it and he loves it. He attended a Philadelphia Public Elementary School and they only taught Reading and Math. (Teaching to the test!)Green Woods is teaching a full curriculum. Teachers are caring and support staff is the most helpful! Having a leadership committee and no principal for this school is just right!
This school has a great space and a good curriculum. There are problems in leadership (like no principal), communication between parents and the 'leadership committee.' Sometimes there is a 'punitive' tone to their communications.
My daughter attends Green Woods and we are so impressed with the atmosphere of family and how much she has learned so quickly. Her grades have dramatically improved and she is much more challenged by the creative projects that the school comes up with. While space remains an issue, we have found that the bottom line is that it doesn't matter as far as education is concerned. We are confident that the administration continues to address those issues and will resolve them. We love Green Woods!
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