Wonderful teachers with amazing staff. This school is a gem. The principal knows every kid by name and there is a real sense of community. An overabundance of parent invovlement puts this small school over the top!
Wonderful school with many educational and fun activities going on throughout the year. Our daughter went to a private pre-school before enrolling in Prestonwood Kindergarten and her comment after the first week was "this is the best school ever!" All the teachers knew her by name in a matter of days and we like the smaller school size which makes it more personal. Academically, she advanced beyond what she learned in preschool very quickly.
This is a great school with a very active PTA. It's small, so all the parents, teachers and kids know each other. Much better compared to some of the "mega" schools with large enrollment numbers.
This is an amazing school with a diverse student population. It has had some growing pains in the past two years, with more classes and new teachers, but the end result is an even better school. I have one child in Kinder and one in 3rd grade, and they are both very happy there.
This school is wonderful. The teachers and staff are both encouraging and caring. Our daughter loves going to school and learning each day.
Simply put: Prestonwood is everything you could want in an elementary school. Everyone knows each other and they are friendly. The teachers are as excited as the students to be at school. My children came from a private pre-school and we have thought to continue that but decided to give PWE a chance. We couldn't be happier! We also happen to have experience with 2 other Elementary schools in RISD and they simply do not compare.
Prestonwood is a great school!! Our son was in a private preschool and we didn't know if we wanted to switch to public school. But we met other parents with kids that went to prestonwood and decided to try it and we are so HAPPY with the decision! We love the principal, teachers and parent involvement! Great small school with lots of great kids!
Love Prestonwood! My kids attended K-6th and are now in junior high. Prestonwood did an excellent job preparing them for Pre-AP courses and providing them an opportunity to become friends with kids from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are very grateful for the academic and social foundations they received at PWE.
My kindergartener just started and even before he began there were many PTA events so he was able to start school with his new friends. The teachers, principal and parents make this small school fun, safe and a perect fit my son and family.
We have loved this school. The parent participation is very high and the principal and teachers make for a loving environment!
Prestonwood is a fantastic school with a very active PTA. The Principal and the teachers are dedicated and very responsive to parents. The school has a diverse group of students that reflects the city and world we live in. We've been very happy with this school.
PWE has been such a great place for our daughter. She has had the chance to meet all of her classmates and kids in other grades since the school is so small and homey. The teachers are all so dedicated and truly take the time to challenge kids where they need it. The vibe at the school is very casual, warm and friendly. The school is a great example of the real world and a wonderful way for my daughter to learn about different cultures while still getting a strong academic foundation.
PWE has an amazing group of teachers and staff. My son attended PWE from K thru 6 and we were very pleased with the enrichment programs and plays that the school offers. It is a smaller, neighborhood school with a great group of volunteer parents. My son was absolutely prepared for junior high this year and was able to excel in the Pre-Ap courses. I highly recommend Prestonwood.
I have two children at PWE - a second grader and a fourth grader. Overall, we love PWE and can't say enough great things about it. The new principal Pam Aitkin is absolutely a visionary and we have seen huge changes in the school since she came 18 months ago. She has singlehandedly enhanced the curriculum with a programs called "GEMS." My kids love the hands on, active approach to leanring and I know the techers are thrilled with how engaged and motivated the kids are when it's "GEMS" time during the week. Pam has also created an environment where the teachers are encouraged to add to the daily activites. PWE is an environment where every child knows they are cared for and loved. Hugs run rampet at PWE! We love the special teachers, the small community/family atmosphere and the care in which our children's education is fostered and nurtured every day. We couldn't be happier and I know my kids are getting the best education.
PWE is little neighborhood gem - tucked away in a nice neighborhood with a great playground. Teachers and staff care about and work with those at the top as well as those with challenges. PWE is an exemplary school and deservedly so. There are so many opportunities for kids to shine and so many ways for parents to be involved. My kids are now in high school and got a great start at PWE.
My daughter has been at prestonwood for 2 years now and we couldn't be happier. It is a very small school in a great neighborhood. The teachers are amazing and there is a terrific level of parental involvement. We couldn't be happier.
This school's performance could NEVER be compared to it's square footage! We've been at PWE for two years now. I had a six grader that graduated and a fourth grader, who is currently attending. I love this school because the teachers and staff love what they do...better yet, who they do it for! Our kids have gained much more than a fantastic education. Furthermore, I've gained a true appreciation of what a PTA can accomplish. This school is amazing. The moments have been PRICELESS! (KP)
Congratulations PWE on your predicted exemplary status! You are a fabulous school with caring teachers and an involved community . We love how all cultures and races are embraced--a lesson that some in our society still need to learn! Thank you for helping my children to thrive academically and socially. My kids are learning how to work and play with others that may not have the same skin color or natively speak the same language. Research has shown that kids in this type of learning environment will do better in their school years and beyond! I am so happy that we are a part of this school! Kudos to all of you!
Although we just started attending this school, I am already impressed by the staff and the school. The surroundings are appealing and the children take pride in the school. My grandson cried yesterday because he had to miss class due to an Illness. I never saw a child so eager to attend schol. Thanks.
It's the little school than could! Dedicated Principal, devoted teachers, caring parents, wonderful kids. We have been at the school for many years and have been extremely pleased with the quality of education and the family-like environment. In addition, my children have been given opportunities to be leaders and have thrived because of it. The diversity in our school enhances my children's overall development not only as students but as a human beings. Every year we evaluate our experience with not only the school but the district's gifted talented program and every year we choose to return.
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