August 24, 2015
This is a good school for your average child. My husband and I were very disappointed that our high IQ child not only failed to thrive, but was forcibly held behind by his teachers. The teachers expect your child to complete task 1,2,3 in order to go to 4. But if your child is already at 5 and is not interested in doing 1,2,3, then there is a battle of wills and your child is left pouring beans in the corner all day. My son, who has been reading and writing since 3, was not allowed to hold a pencil in this school because he did not want to complete the activity of holding the rods properly. He was never permitted to practice reading because he didn't show an interest in learning the cursive letters that they pushed. Never once did they ask him to even try.
When we expressed our frustration that he was not learning any new material, and explained that we were still having to teach him at home, their solution was for us to stop teaching him at home!
My son then began acting out in class because he was bored out of his mind....the class is full of very interesting lessons and materials, but the children are only allowed to use the stations that the teacher allows....once your child does 1,2,3....which brings me back to the issue above! After four months of frustration, we left this school.
So as I said, this school is fine for your average to moderately gifted child....but for anything outside of average: very high IQ, highly gifted, high energy - they just do not have the capacity or the training to deal with it.
We have resorted to a more casual, play based daycare and have resumed teaching in the evenings, and we finally have our happy little boy back.
- submitted by a parent