We have experience in both the Montessori 3-5 program and the traditional elementary school. We couldn't be happier with the academic standards, class sizes, or fantastic community of parents and teachers. We are lucky to have chosen the Campus School.
I have two children in the Campus School. Pittsburgh has many amazing private schools, and we did a very thorough exploration vetting schools for curriculum and culture. When we visited the Campus School, we immediately knew we'd found the right place for our children to thrive. The program offers small classes for individualized attention and learning customized to each child's needs. The parent community is very active and close-knit, and the teachers and administration truly care about the children. It's a special place.
There is a strong sense of mission in the school's efforts to enhance student awareness, from classroom relationships to larger global issues. There are a number of fund-raising programs for causes in the developing world, for instance, that offer engagement without condescension.
We have been very pleased with our children's education at Carlow Campus School, and recommend it for consideration in the highest possible terms! The faculty and administration are committed, capable and approachable, and our children really enjoy their time there. (Every year my daughter comes home from the first week of school and declares that she has "the best teacher EVER!" The larger community (i.e., the other parents) are also welcoming and very helpful as well.