we could have sports but the arts is awsome, i love this school!!!!!!!!! the teachers are so nice and the students are well behaved
TeSA is a fine arts school that opened 6 years ago. We have just moved into our own building but have a long list of needs to make our facilities efficient for our students uses. We focus on fine arts appreciation with ballet, theater, choir, and art offered to every student on campus. We have K-8 grades here, so our needs are varied depending on the grade levels. We all work well together and hope to have a lasting positive effect on the lives of our students and the community around us.
TeSA is a wonderful charter school with teachers who really care. We are very fortunate to be a part of this school. Although we recently moved into a new building and there are a few kinks to work out, I think we have an even brighter future!
There are many things I enjoy at TeSA. The student:teacher ratio is smaller than public schools which allows for more individualized teaching. The education is well rounded with academics as well as fine arts and physical education. The staff care about the students. There is more of a family feel to the school.
TESA is an amazing educational environment, with faculty and staff and equally amazing parents who are dedicated to a full and well-rounded education. We are delighted with the different way our son sees education following enrollment at TESA. I can not say enough about this great school and its amazing faculty and staff. As an educator at TCU I have recommended TESA to numerous new faculty and staff who are looking for better education for their children.
I am a teacher at this school and want to say that the previous comment is a half truth. I agree that this was an issue in past years, however, there has been a change in staff to solve the issues stated. I believe that the new kindergarten teachers are commited to the education of the children in their care and are following the state guidelines for curriculum and assessments. Please do not let one persons bad experiences with past teachers ruin your perception of such an awesome school.
My child was in kinder at this school last year and did not learn anything. Once we left the school we were told by the new school that the teachers did not complete the TPRI which is required by the state of Texas. Problems were addressed by the teachers and principal and nothing was done. I was told by the principal that it was not her responsibility that the teachers teach the children. Who says that?
My daughter is currently in her 3rd year at TESA . We love this school. It is a very warm environment where kids get very low student:teacher ratio and lots of personal attention. Not only do the kids get a good fine arts education but very good academics also. The school is doing so well that they are adding a middle school this year and building a new facility.
I am a 6th grader and I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! YES! PLEASE SEND YOUR CHILD HERE!
We are so fortunate to be attending one of the best kept secrets in elementary education. Wonderful teachers, I have seen them take time and expenses out of their own pocket to help with the classroom, a student or fellow staff member. The classes are like family's to the students. I am amazed every time I see a performance from this school. No amount of money can compare to the 'once a week ' classes you get elsewhere. Many ask how about the academics though? I am not an educator, but I am amazed at what my child has learned. The small classes, and caring staff are all part of this. I am proud to be a parent.
The school is a wonderful, nurturing environment for my childs first year in school. Great teachers and staff and the arts program is great. I think the acedemics are very good as he has learned a lot more than I expected for his kindergarten year. The only downside is the building they rent for school. They really need another space. It is hard on the teachers because they share the classrooms with the Temple for Hebrew School on some evenings and weekends. Much of there personal classroom items are used or lost if left out when class is not in session. I know they are actively looking for another building and I feel that it will be an even better school once that issue is resolved. Other than that, we couldn't be happier with the school and the progress our child has made.
My daughter is in 3rd grade. This is our 2nd year and we LOVE IT!!! The fine arts are amazing. We love the small environment that the school offers. The kids definitely do not get lost in the crowd. My son will be in the kindergarten program next year and we are so excited!!! The balance between academics and fine arts is GREAT!! We are so pleased that we found this school! I love the staff and everything about it!
I love this school and the teachers are fabulous I wouldn't put my child anywhere else.
As a parent of two boys in TESA (3rd and 4th grade), this is the end of our second year and it has been great! I have one child who had behavior problems in public school because as a gift child he was not challenged enough in the class room. The teachers have let him work on individual projects to push his abilities with great success. My other child was diagnosed with dyslexia with the help of the teachers. The school has provided individual help for him a couple of days a week and now he can participate with his classmates during normal activities. Public schools would have written my kids off as discipline problems, not these teachers. Both have thrived in the fine arts program which they both were hesitant about in their first week. Kudos to TESA and thanks Principal Turner for your time and effort.
My child has excelled both academically and in the fine arts this year. She has enjoyed her teachers both academic and fine arts. The space may be small but the teachers become very creative in how to make it work. I would recommend TESA to anyone who has a child that is interested in the arts.
The theatre department is great at this school, the other fine arts are seriously lacking! We have had a good experience with the younger elementary teachers. 4th-6th has been a different story. This is not the school for you if your student requires any type of special education services, no matter how extensive. The are 'not set up to service special education students'
I feel the rating of 7 for this school is way to low. It is an excellent school. We love it and couldn't imagine going anywhere else. The teachers are wonderful and caring. Many times they give extra time and there own money to help there students. I can't say enough good things and I hope that you check out the school for yourself.
Wow! The first year at this school is winding down and what a great first year my child had. We had a superior teacher and my child loved going to school every day. I have experienced other schools (both private and public) and many teachers over the school careers of my other children and this school has given us the best school year by far. My child has learned so much about science and has excelled in math. I cannot say enough great things about this school and I am looking forward to another great year next year.
This is a new school with problems a new school has. The space is tight, but nice and clean. The teachers are friendly and love the studens. There is not one teacher who is not concerned including the principal. Just because you do not get the result you want does not mean action was not taken. Only two of the teachers are on their first year, which is average. A few of the students have left to go back to their home schools. This school is not for everyone, if your child has any learning delays, there may not be enough 'academic' time for them. Do remember........Just because a parent may not like a particular teacher, this does not mean that that teacher does not do thier job well. Parents sometime care more about the relationship they have with the teachers and overlook the relationships thier kids have with the teachers.
This school has a strong fine arts program with teachers from the Casa Childrens Theater. Wonderful fine arts program. The school has a small no more than 15 kids to 1 teacher ratio in a class. Now the classes are small to promote more opportunity to the children to learn. The classes during the week is the school, however on the weekends is shared with a temple sunday school. Therefore the classroom has little space as a Sunday School class shares the bulletin boards. Also old folks come in on Bingo days an walk thru the school to play Bingo in another room during the school day during the week . Curriculm appears to be average to public school. Lunch is in a small room where it is pack your own lunch daily. K-6th grade. No foreign language, No computer classes, No PE class, No strong Science.
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