Teachers and administration at Cedarbrook do a great job with kids who are at what can be a difficult age. They're really committed to creating a great learning environment with strong curriculum that gets them ready for high school. Such a warm, caring community despite the issues with the building. Looks like it won't be long before there is a new junior high school in the district too!
Amazing teaching staff that is fully supported by the administration. Activities and sports that engage students. My son is not a great student, not a "joiner" and would easily fly under the radar someplace else, but not at Cedarbrook where he has been encouraged, cajoled and challenged by his teachers. Incredibly responsive administration has contacted me about issues, teachers let me know when academics are off track-- so I am impressed! This is a tough age and they know how to deal with it! I feel like we are on the same team.
As with all Cheltenham schools, Administration is the biggest problem. Cheltenham has forgotten the purpose of school and education. Administration is too concerned with federal red tape and testing. The next problem besides the school building itself is the bullying and very poorly behaved students.
My 7th grader is thriving at Cedarbrook Middle School. I can't say enough about the wonderful teachers and staff who care about the students, challenge and inspire them daily. Both of my children have had great experiences in the Cheltenham School District. It is consistently top rated and considered one of the best high schools in the country. That coupled with the fantastic, tight-knit community and proximity to the city makes Cheltenham a fantastic place to live.
This is my daughter's first year at Cedarbrook and it has been an amazing experience so far. The academics are top notch, especially if you have a high achieving child, and the activities are amazing! There is something of interest for almost any child. I find the school to be very communicative, organized, and well managed by its principals and administration. The teachers are enthusiastic and really excited to be there to teach my child.