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.
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.