Sweet neighborhood school that has a strong emphasis on the whole child: social/emotional, academics and physical health. Not only are the 'regular' teachers amazing, but the specials (music, PE, art) are great as are the amazing resource teachers who spend extra time with the kids who really need it. Fun after school clubs include: chess, bike club, math pentathlon, Spanish, ukulele, robotics and more. Maplewood is a true community, embracing each kid like family.
My son is enrolled in the PreK program here. It is both his and my first experience in this department, as he is my oldest and he was never in any daycare programs. The transistion from home to school was seamless and we both fit right in! The teachers are amazing and we instantly felt comfortable. My son started off with a pretty solid foundation for preK, he knew his letters and his colors and shapes, but he has constantly improved in other areas like writing. Maplewood is a sweet little school and it's become our home away from home. :)
My son has had a great first year here. All of his teachers, including his homeroom, P.E., Art and Music teachers have been wonderful, engaged and active. The school has a sweet and safe feel with a lot of fun activities to engage families during and after school.