The teachers goals are to make sure the children leave knowing all that is necessary to have a successful new year. They know each student and their strengths and weakness and have great contact with parents
The school and administrators were wonderful up until this past school year, 2015-2016. Constant staff changes and the school has changed overall but not in a positive way. As a parent, this is the first yr I have felt disconnected to staff and principal. We had a wonderful principal, Ms mclish, up until now and the school has gone downhill fast since she transferred to the west philly school. The teachers are fantastic tho and at the end of the day that's what's important. My son has learned so much and the kids are taught to respect the other students as well as the staff. Bad behavior is not tolerated and addressss addressed immediately. There is also a great reward system, ad Prima bucks that the kids can earn and cash in. They do need to up their game with extracurricular activies. They have none. Ms mclish had started some but when she was transferred the school seemed to become completely unorganized. Overall, the education the children receive is top notch
We have been extremely greatly to have wonderful teachers. They all have gotten to know our child personally and have pushed her to learn to the best of her abilities. Any issues have always been addressed in a timely manner. They have always been kind, informative and helpful.
Within the first year, I thought it was a bit excessive. But now that we have become accustomed to it I believe it is just right.
At this school parents are expected to be hands on. Parents will need to put time in and help their children with projects, book reports, and weekly packets. But because we are doing this we know exactly what our child is capable of and she enjoys that time together with us.
Yes, I believe they are taught to respect authority and their peers through their reward systems. Prima bucks is a great system that was in place (not sure if it still is). Even the teachers every year have their own reward systems within the classroom that the kids seem to enjoy. Even if a child has a "bad day", they are always given the opportunity to bounce back and do better.
If there is an issue, everyone at Ad Prima becomes part of the support system to overcome the obstacle.
I can't emphasize enough, everyone there is for the best interest of the kids. If a child needs help with a subject, the teacher will reach out and make suggestions and another teacher is there to assist your child with additional one on one time. If there is a behavioral issue, they have systems in place and abide by them so everyone can thrive. Even if your child gets hurt or is complaining they are sick. The school nurse is one of the sweetest, caring people within the school and will keep you update.