My child has been at the Frankford location since it was started. The first few years were great, but the new changes in this school has made it drop. The teachers are constantly changing and the Dean of Students practices harassment instead of discipline. He yells at children, takes their personal items that they need, and never returns phone calls to parents.
They don't teach well. They don't communicate with parents well. The leadership practices are more like harassment to students that aren't doing anything but when told about students that steal and bully, nothing is done.
My son had an excellent teacher when he was in 1st grade but his second grade teacher was not. The school is unrealistic for single parents. The principal does not get back to you to schedule an meeting.
The school has too much homework for the kids. The kids can't even be children when they go home. My son can't even join extra curricular activities because straight after school he has to dive into 2-3 hours of homework. Not to mention they don't get recess and have gym once a week.
The school has definitely gone down since previous years. The lack of communication between teachers, administrators, and parents is horrific. My daughter's class is highly unorganized. The current administrator runs the school like it's a military school. The desks and chairs are falling apart. When parents make complaints all we receive are excuses. I knew that the school work would be rigorous, but the demands they are placing on the children do not allow for them to have a life outside of the school.
This school has gone way down hill since my son first started. It has more of a regular public schools atmosphere now. Probably because the original founder isn't apart of it anymore. Made way too many changes that weren't for the good of the students or school.