NPE is an excellent school. I am very pleased with the fact that there is order and discipline. Kids are not allowed to run wild, as they do at some schools. Not all parents are happy about that, especially if they have kids who don't behave well. Fair enough. My kids thrive at this school, their teachers are very competent, kind and fair. My kids are learning so much, doing interesting projects and enjoying extracurricular activities. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. The principal is very responsive and supportive. When I've emailed him with questions, I've gotten a prompt, courteous and satisfying reply.
I had a child at NPE and found the culture to be very antiquated, even draconian with their "children should be seen and not heard" approach to teaching. It was very disturbing at times to witness the over-inflated self-righteousness that most of the teachers displayed. I witnessed them exercise their power to the point of bullying the students. I'm glad we're gone!
If your child is a quiet, obedient lump of clay they will do well here. If not, they will be worn down to submission via whatever humiliating means the teachers can get away with.
We LOVE NPE! I have two kids, second and fourth grade. We have had great experiences each year. I've volunteered in the classrooms and for PTO events. The teachers are very caring and professional. The principal is very approachable, he knows each child's name. The music program has been wonderful, free lessons, orchestra experience. The teachers are very innovative and hard working, very concerned with the success of each child in the class. This is the most diverse school in the district, there are kids from many different backgrounds here. Overall, the climate of the school is very positive and warm. Our kids have made great friends. We love it here!
Nether Providence elementary is supposed to be such an exceptional school, but I found out lacking. Since of the teachers are very full of themselves and the environment is standoffish. My son had special needs and they wound up shipping him off to a horrible school in June. I didn't feel like they wanted to deal with him. There is also no sense of solidarity amongst the parents. My son now attends the other elementary school in Wallingford and its doing much better and I feel like they actually want to help me with him.
Teachers are great however the principal is terrible! In front of others he is personable but when no one is watching, pompous jerk, (for lack of a better word). Very unprofessional.
Had two children go through this school about 5-8 years ago and we absolutely LOVED the school! We moved from Philadelphia into the school district and the teachers were dedicated to getting our kids caught up and on track with their curriculum. We had some issues though with our last child in the school which turned us off. He is special needs and we felt that the level of communication between the school and us was not on par. We were VERY disappointed because we expected the same quality of education that we received from the older two and did not get it. Needless to say he is no longer at this school as we decided that maybe a home schooling situation would be better.
My daughter is a first grader at NPE. She has had a wonderful experience here. Her teacher is excellent, high-energy, intelligent, caring and committed. She has 18 children in her class, with two teachers present. I paid $12K for that ratio last year year in private school. What NPE offers is superior to private schools I'm familiar with as a student and parent. The environment is warm, nurturing and orderly. It really seems that each child matters, each child is given what they need to succeed. The school is more diverse than the two other in the district, which is a plus. There are many resources available, esp in music education. Values such as tolerance, kindness and responsibility are openly taught and encouraged. We could not be more pleased!
a wonderful school...very strong academically, while at the same time warm and nurturing!
Our children LOVE NPE, and so do we as their parents. It is a 'Family' oriented school, and the teachers, and staff are exceptional. The quality of academic programs are wonderful, including all extracurricular activities. Parent involvement is extremely high, and that is very important. As the slogan goes, 'NPE IS THE PLACE TO BE!'
My children have been going here for years. Top notch teaching staff ... they are the secret of Wallingford-Swarthmore. The teacher dedication is overwhelming. My children are receiving the best education possible! The extra activities - Math Club, Reading Club, Fitness Club, Running Club, and Art Club are fantastic. The music program offered is second to none! Keep up the great work.
I have a child entering NPE located in Wallingford PA.I just know this school is very good and does care about the children, and their safety. Teachers spend as much time as they can possible with each student and as a parent that's extremely important to me & my son.
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