Students enrolled 343
Hours 8:00 - 3:30
School leader LOU BLANCHARD
Transportation options None
District Treetops School International

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12500 South Pipeline Road
Euless, TX 76040

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4 stars
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September 20, 2014
Treetops is not for everyone. If you're the type of parent that thinks you've done your part by simply dropping your child off every day, then you may want to stay with a public non-charter. Treetops requires parental involvement. They do not hand hold the students nor do they hand hold the parents. Want to know how your child is doing - ask. Need a parent teacher conference - schedule one. Academically you can not top this school. True, some conveniences of a public non-charter are missing (no buses, no cafeteria, etc.) but you need to consider what you're after and whats really important. If an outstanding education is your goal, you've found the right school.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2014
Treetops has been a transition from a large public school to a small caring community. Our family expects character education to be prevalent in daily curriculum and it is so important at Treetops. The faculty demonstrate their love of the philosophy and understand education is so much more than "the test" yet hold students to a higher academic expectation. I agree with other reviews, it is not for everyone, but it is a terrific fit for our family from the director to the care taker!

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2014
It s a very good smaller school, we have not had any issues as of yet. Though because of their lack of funding & dependency on parents (who are required to volunteer 60 hours a year or pay) to do things that normal schools have taken care of automatically is where my only big concern comes from. I love the open door policy community feel and parent involvement that drew me to this school yet I have seen firsthand where things can slip thru the cracks or things that a regular school has that they do not. As they say no school is perfect & one school can t be everything for every student out there still trying to figure out if this school is meant for us.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2013
Treetops has been a blessing for our family. The wooded campus and small class sizes are a good fit for my boys. This school is a community and the communication & relationship between the teachers, parents, and administration demonstrates that. I can look at my kids' grades online 24 hrs a day. If I have a specific question about their progress, I email their teachers and I receive a reply usually within an hour or two. Communication has been great!

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2013
The best thing going for that campus is the location; even though the school is in the city, it's nestled amongst trees and nature. This school prides itself on safety and academics however in my opinion these are two areas are weak and need the greatest attention for improvement. Additionally communication regarding the individual student (progress, etc) is next to none; on the flip side lots of communication between school & parents for fundraisers & food drives. In summary, I feel this school expects far more from its' students and families that what you're likely to get in return.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2013
I am so thankful that Treetops is a small caring school that places the responsibility and accountability on the student while allowing parents to monitor progress through the parent portal.. Education is so much more than academics, it includes being held responsible for our "jobs" in life. For school age children, school is their "job" and they must take ownership. Treetops has been a school that encourages all students to "own" their school work and grow into who they are. Our family has been at Treetops for 7 years with children in all levels and we are quite pleased with the level of education, personal and academically. I love how the administration does not try to hog the spotlight by allowing each teacher to take credit for what takes place in the classroom. Our experience has been terrific and we anticipate all three of our students to graduate from Treetops School.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2013
After searching for a school that would recognize our children's individual character without downplaying the educational process for many years, I had just about given up. This school is a gem! Every person on campus cares about my kids! My 11th grader just completed his 3rd year, scored way above the national and state SAT scores, and still loves school. Who could ask for any more than that? My middle school student has decided she wants to be a social worker because of the community service she has participated in for the last 3 years. Wow!

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2013
This is our third year at Treetops and I continue to be amazed at the level of care, level of dedication, and the level of quality education my children receive. That is true from the caretaker to the director and every person in between.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2012
Academics continue to become more and more rigorous as my students continue through the grades. I love this school!

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2012
Our family has just completed the first six weeks at Treetops after having been in a private school for the last 4 years. The change from private to public was something I was dreading. Sometimes the dread is worse than the deed. Our daughters teachers have demonstrated nothing but a caring dedicated effort towards our daughters education. The classes are small (14 to 1), the atmosphere respectful, and a challenging currifuclum is taught. I love the parent portal for grades, the standardized benchmarks to insure the curriculum is up to state standards and the simple fact they care about my child.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2012
What a difference Treetops has made for my family. I have students in every level of this school and could not be more pleased. Parents are involved as they choose to be but the faculty is involved every day, for every student. I do not have any experience with students who have special needs or learning disabilities, but my four children have excelled in all classes and have exceptional scores on state and national tests (ACT and SAT). I love that all students are welcome, nurtured and given the opportunity to be whoever they choose to be.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2012
For the record the TEA does not have it in for Treetops. Aside from a takeover a couple of years back and one hiring issue from like 2005 the TEA has had no issues with this school. It's a good place. My own children have had only positive experiences there. As for the idea that test driven schools are the wave of the future I agree. Has hands on learning really been shown to provide a better school experience for kids? My belief is the work force is in need of people who have information and know how to access it. Seat work worked for my parents and grandparents. It will work just fine for kids in the present. As for the "environment" of Treetops yes it's a bit of a burden. I'm sure the school is looking to develop alot of the acreage around it with classroom buildings because the ways of the past are outdated. My guess is that if the school could sell off a good chunck of it's 20 acres it would.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2012
Love this school! The people in charge are friendly, firm adult educators not my childrens friends or buddies. They expect the best effort in work and behavior. They continue to work for a common goal, which is my childrens education. There is an environment which holds its best teachers by convincing faculty there is a place that believes in them; which is trickled down to the students by the modeling they see everyday.

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2011
First semester at Treetops has been wonderful!! We love this school, the teacher, the principal and the campus.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2011
Social media is a wonderful tool but I hope as people read these reviews they are aware that there is no filter by anyone. Treetops is a wonderful school that offers a different learning environment while exceeding the State of Texas requirements and the private school accreditation. I am sure that people are not always happy with everything but that is true with every school. The director and teachers care. Is it perfect? No, isany school? My children (ages 9-16) have developed into their own at this school and we couldnot be happier.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2011
After reading all of the reviews about Treetops both positive and negative I decided that we would give this school a chance and moved both of my children there this year. I can not say enough good things about this school, both of my children have adjusted to the small setting and have been accepted by their classmates. We have found that one of our children is behind coming from AISD into this school and his teacher has been exceptional with helping him get to where he needs to be. The communication has been great with us and their teachers, if I have had any concerns their teachers have responded with care and understanding. There is a trade off going to such a small school, but the things they have gained are much better than what they have given up.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2011
Treetops is the best decision we could have made for our boys. The classes are small and they are getting the one on one attention they could not get in public schools. I love the communication from the teachers and office staff. I love that I can go up there at anytime and see my kids or have lunch with them. They are happy and learning and that is all I can ask for.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2011
Treetops was not for us. My child just finished his first full week at his new school, and we could not be happier with our decision to leave Treetops. Reading through these reviews, I have to agree with most of the negative ones. Many parents who are seeking a quality education for their children end up leaving this school due to poor leadership, limited enrichment, and a poor curriculum that does not challenge students who are capable of excelling past the state's minimum requirements. However, if you have a child with emotional/behavioral issues or ADHD, this school provides a very conducive learning environment to help guide these students through the school day.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2011
My son and daughter have attended Treetops for several years. I have watched them develop a close but appropriate relationship with their teachers as well as the school director. I love how they are so comfortable with who they are and have taken a real interest in their education. The philosophy of "giving back" that the director continues to foster is from K-12 and makes me a proud parent of the Treetops community. It is a recognized campus that has also continued to make the federal annual progress, something that many schools in the Fort Worth area cannot say.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2011
As the husband of a teacher at Treetops along with having all 3 of my boys going there, I have been very happy with Treetops. I get to see both sides (teaching & learning) every year. While it s not perfect (I wish it had more extracurricular actives such as sports), my wife loves teaching there as much as my boys love going there. Most of the teachers are good and the administration has been very responsive to any issues that we have brought up. The small classes are great for my boys to get individual attention. I am also proud that they worked hard to bring their rating back up to Recognized this year. Unlike some of the other negative posts, I don t think the school is dirty & love the outdoor feel of the campus. As for the Co-Op hours complaints I saw, I know many private schools require the same on top of your tuition. So consider it as way to give back to your children s education.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2011
Every school year I wonder who my students teachers will be, who thier friends are, and what their favorite subject will be. After being part of the Treetops family for the last three years I am so secure in knowing they are in good hands. There is no fear for their safety, there is no fear of them being lost in the crowd. Ms. Lou knows my children because she cares, not because they have been sent to the office! The academic rating continues to be strong, both for the TAKS test as well as the high school ACT and SAT scores. Treetops is such a well kept secret, but I want the world to know IT IS A GREA t school!

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2011
Next week my children will begin their 6th year at Treetops. Our family experienced a traditional public school education for two years prior to finding Treetops. We were not looking for a cookie cutter education, so Treetops is a perfect fit. As a family we are blessed to have a wonderful relationship with the Director, our children's teachers, and a diverse student population. Looking for a PTO, cold cafeteria, or a sterile "walk like Me, look like Me" environmnet??? treetops is not for you, but it is for us!! Great Job!!

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2011
Treetops is exactly what it claims. Teachers do eat with the students, it is part of the experience. Teachers have a planning period, for heavens sake, Visit and Judge for yourself. This is a school with a history all itsown,not the public school down the street ran by a select group of parents underthe guise of a PTO. Thank goodness.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2011
I love the idea of school of choice. No one should have had any suprises as to how the campus is run, where the students eat or any of the other complaints as it is all described and tours are gievn by Mrs. Leigh the first time you inquire about the school. The parents should never be allowed to run the school but should always have the freedom to move on if it does not work for them. For my family, and no one recruited me to write this, it just works. I love the setting, the teachers, and the director. If you are not happy, move on, but for over three hundred dedicated families Treetops is a GREAT school.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2011
We had high expectations for Treetops and were very disappointed. This is more like full-time childcare with added curriculum. Treetops was rated unacceptable last school year, but raised their scores to acceptable for the upcoming year. Many parents pull their students from this school after realizing the school's shortcomings. It s better to start your child somewhere where they will not have to switch schools. They have no nurse, no cafeteria, no janitors/cleaning service, the kids eat outside unless it is pouring, they have the kids outside in freezing temps, in lower elementary no official P.E., Music, or Art class, no parent organization, and the admin, the director specifically, does not care to listen to the concerns of the parents or teachers to improve the school. Although parents have tried to create a PTO/PTA, the school will not allow it. Teachers do not receive a duty free lunch or planning period. To put it simply: Poorly ran, unorganized, unprofessional director, curriculum that is below most parents expectations, and an overall bad experience. However, our kindergarten teacher was amazing, there are some great students and parents, and the class sizes are nice.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2011
I know specifically that when negative comments are posted on here, Treetops tries to figure out who did it, and they also recruit parents who are happy with their child receiving a second-rate education to fill the pages with positive reviews. I also believe teachers post comments on here as parents. Please be mindful of this practice and be cautious of what you read. If I had the contact information or time to contact the numerous parents I know who are unhappy with this school so they could post comments, it would be clear that there is definitely something wrong.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2011
My children have found a place to call home. After years large public schools, my children (ages 7, 10, and 13) have been nothing but sucessful at Treetops. I have found the Director to be helpful and compassionate.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2011
I know that my wife has already posted her comments about Treetops but as an active Dad I felt I too should post. Treetops is such a wonderful learning environment that I have a hard time figuring out what people complain about. All I can say is, they need to walk the halls of any traditional middle school. There is no police presence at Treetops and yet there is a sence of calm and responsibility. Discipline should not be the focus of any school, but when an issue come up, it is handled in a respectful manner by the Principal. Come and visit

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2011
My neighbor just called and told me to check the recent postings on this site. Both of our familes attend Treetops and have been singing this schools praises from day one, which was five years ago! Treetops School offers an above average education in a serene environment. School should be a place of learning while being shown respect, which is our experience at Treetops.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2011
I am so thankful every day for Treetops School. The school cares, from the principal to the caretaker.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2011
This school is awful! I wish I had seen that even the state of Texas has rated this school as unacceptable. I would not recommend sending your child here if you want any kind of quality education for them.The program is not challenging or even consistent across the grades. Most teachers here shouldn't be teaching in any school system much less here.The campus is filthy and poorly maintained.The administration is even a bigger joke!Leadership in this school is weak. The lack of discipline here is another huge issue. The administration does not seem to have any discipline policy in place or at least doesn't want to be "bothered" with such things. There isn't much in the way of extra curricular activities for the students to extend their learning. If you care about your child's future do not look at this school!

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2010
We are thrilled to be a part of the Treetops family! This school has a wonderful reputation that stretches over forty years. I have read reviews that are extremely critical and accusatory. The teachers and administrators love and appreciate children and their individual learning styles and personalities. These people are criticizing this school for not being like a public school- if you have a problem with its' non-public school features then go to a public school. You are NOT required to either work or pay, but the school requests that each family contribute to the coop environment by contributing either time or items to the teacher's wish lists. This works out to about six hours a month, which is much less than most people spend watching TV or surfing the internet. I am so thankful that this school exists and holds to its' values and high standards!

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2010
I have a student at Tree Tops in middle school and teachers for this grade level is anything but great. They cause more drama than the students do. My child's grades have dropped since attending this school. The middle school teachers are what i would consider drop outs for public school teaching. I agree with the parent about the office not dealing with issues and or concerns, after several attempts of contacting the office i also went to the TEA with my concerns. I do not recommend this school if you have a child that is 7th grade and up.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2010
My child has been at Treetops for K and 1st. K was wonderful! Taught at the child's academic level (advanced). Social skills were excellently addressed! Parental involvement was high and encouraged! All I saw was a great school and great people taking the best care of these great kids! My observation of 1st grade was quite different, sadly. It seemed as if all the sudden it went from a progressive, innovative school to a traditional public run-of-the-mill. Parental involvement greatly reduced. Kids all taught cookie cutter style. Was hoping that the crowded K would turn into a less crowded 1st. They just added another class to an already crowded facility. I fear that they are trying to grow, which will ruin this close knit feel and one-on-one that the older kids we know love so much about this school. (4 Stars for K last year, 3 for 1st grade this year).

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
I've been watching this little debate with a lot of interest! Our daughter is currently in one of the kindergarten classes & has a tough time adapting to change. She was very unhappy initially, but her teacher was patient & kind and my daughter now loves school. She has gone from knowing her letters and sounds to reading at a 2nd grade + level and has developed a passion for reading and learning. My husband helps with enrichment classes and I have also seen that her class in particular seems to have a lot of kids with behavioral difficulties; seems like it was luck of the draw (no prior knowledge) but I've confirmed w/ her teacher that classes ARE divided yearly based on different variables. The teachers I've encountered (especially the K teachers) seem to love their jobs & that is key to me.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
I am a parent of a child that has been going to Treetops since she was in the 3rd grade and now she is in the 11 grade I have watch her grow while she has been a Treetops and all the thanks I have are due to the teachers at Treetops.Thank you

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
I consider myself quite fortunate to be a teacher on this campus. I have taught in 'traditional' public schools so I am familiar with the concerns and frustrations that accompany being a teacher in those environments: class sizes too big, score-driven administrations, strict curricula requirements, and little time to really address the academic needs of struggling students. My experience at Treetops has been nothing short of wonderful. I am free to create student-driven lessons that are differentiated to meet the needs of ALL of my students. I have small classes so that not only do I get to know my students very well, but I come to understand quite quickly their cognitive and academic abilities. The administration has always supported my efforts in the classroom, which gives me the confidence to keep doing what I'm doing for my 'kids.' I truly do love my job.

- submitted by a teacher
April 09, 2010
I have two children at Treetops. I noticed a couple of reviews stating poor education and inability to challange bright children. I could not disagree more. I pulled my son out of Arlington ISD for this reason. He was getting in trouble constantly for talking...HE WAS BORED!! Since moving to treetops he has made perfect scores on TAKS and is challenged everyday. He would not have made a perfect score with no test prep. The teachers love what they do and it shows. I tell everyone I know about Treetops and how greatful we are for them.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 07, 2010
Thank goodness for Treetops School offering a K-12 school with such a caring environment. I cannot afford a private school. I can and do appreciate Treetops for offering a private school quality education on a terrific campus to my daughter and son. I am an active parent who enjoys the interaction of all grade levels, the dedication of the administration and the love of every student by the teaching faculty. There are opportunities for all kinds of students to excell at Treetops; be it advanced learners or those who struggle; and it is accomplished without labels. I agree with the previous rating, come and see for yourself. If you have doubts, speak with parents at the school, teachers or Ms. Lou. Every school or organization has naysayers, usually when they don't get their way. My family of three could not be more pleased with Treetops School.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2010
I am truly shocked at some of the falsehoods I have seen posted as reviews on this site for Treetops. My family has 2 children at this school, and one who will start next fall in Kindergarten. I could not be more pleased with the environment the teachers and staff create for the children to learn in. They are encouraged in areas in which they excel and if needed, helped in areas in which they struggle. Due to the small size of the school, the faculty there are there because they love their jobs and the kids they help. I also love that instead of paying tuition like you would at a private school, we pay in hours served. It lets parents be involved in the school and very familiar with the environment there. Rather than believing lies posted by disgruntled parents, come see how wonderful Treetops really is.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 06, 2010
Treetops School is really being drug through the mud here, for what or whose purpose I do not know. The kindergarten class is not a discipline issue nor 40% learning disabled(but if it was that would be ok, all kids need to learn), the high school kids are not 'goth', and I wonder why anyone would post such. College attendance should be based on ACT and SAT scores, the number of AP classes offered not the fact that due to economic times, MANY students are attending TCC for the first two years of basic coursework. I have children at all levels attending Treetops. For perspective parents, I say come and see for yourself; to those who post falsehoods, shame on you.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2010
My son graduated from Treetops last year and has a 4.0 thus far in college- he is self motivated + lively + involved because Treetops nurtured him, encouraged him to grow at his own pace, taught him to respect others+the environment, to think for himself and take appropriate risks to achieve what he wants, Treetops gave him confidence. Lou, the principle,has culled a staff that want to teach here because they care+want to make a difference-she has guided the school through a challenging transition from private to public + it continues to grow+nurture kids at every level. Many of the staff have known my son since Kindergarten+he still seeks them out to listen+laugh with. Treetops is more than a school, it's a caring community that teaches more than what is required if you are open to it +I am forever grateful .

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2010
I am always shocked that this site allows anyone to say anything, without any verfication of fact. I am a parent of two children who attend TreetopsSchool. The last reveiwer obviously has an ax to grind, but spreading viscious rumors is just wrong. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but you must state fact as well. Please take it upon yourself to verify that all teachers are certified, this is a public school, where all students are welcome, the faculty care but will not cave to a parents whim, and an adminstrator who is always on campus and willing to meet with parents. Public schools welcome all learners, I am thankful Treetops offers a safe environment with faculty who love and educate my children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 30, 2010
This school is awful and what the teachers are allowed to get away with is unbelievable and the administration is just as bad. The teachers are not certified and this school has no idea on how to teach children. The things that my child has gone through since attending here has just been awful and I plan on taking it up with the TEA which is something that I recommend everyone does that is having issues with this school because you will not get anywhere with the office. They hide behind closed doors on what goes on around this school. Be very careful when considering this school and its teachers.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2010
Be very careful about this school. Do your research! We couldn't even find out who the board members were and when they met to air our grievances they hide this info from parents just try to go to one. We sent our children here for a short time and we were very disappointed with their experience. This was more like an alternative school for students with behavior problems. It seems like the teachers spend most of their time correcting behavior than teaching. This doesn't even touch the problems with the administration and their liberal views on discipline. Our children did not receive the education we expected and were promised from this school. It is dirty and unsafe. May teachers are not certified or alternative certified which is also a joke. Please keep your children in public school or find a private school if you want them to get quality education.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2010
Treetops is the best thing that ever happened to my children. My kids went to an exemplary school prior to Treetops. My daughter would cry every evening and every morning about having to go to school. She has a learning disability and the exemplary school didn't help her. They were so TAKS driven and the school was like a military camp. My daughter felt that she was dumb. Since we have been at Treetops my daughter feels successful and confident. There are no more tears about going to school. She is no longer afraid of school. She has made huge improvements academically. I am pleased to say that she actually reads for pleasure now. She is a different child. My older daughter did okay at the exemplary school, but she wasn't happy. She also feels more confident and successful. Excellent education here!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2010
My daughter graduated last year from Treetops, and i could not have been more pleased. The teachers make sure students understand the material. They stay after school and tutor students if they don't. It's a small school. So there is lots of individual attention. As the say on Cheers, at this place Everyone Knows Your Name.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2010
My child is in kindergarten at Treetops and so far we couldn't be more pleased. The small class size has really allowed his teacher to customize her lesson plans to each child's current level. I love that my son is already working on 4th grade language arts. The 60 hours of volunteer time per year are a lot, but in my mind, they help ensure that the kids who are here are here because their parents want to be involved, and not just because the state says they have to be.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2010
Treetops is an awesome alternative to oversized schools in the local ISD's. The teachers are wonderful and are devoted to the motto of the school which is 'enabling all students to reach the height that is their own'. Every student is given individual attention.The school is not top heavy with administration like some local schools and it is very easy to meet with the headmaster and get your voice heard and issues resolved. Parents commit to 60 hours of service (per family not per child) or pay $10 per service hour if they cannot volunteer. This is a small price to pay for a child to be educated in such a small close- knit community. We do supplement our child's education with community sports and music lessons and keep a close eye on his progress. We want our child to graduate with less than 40 seniors not with 1,000 seniors!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2010
My children go to Treetops and I have been very pleased with the education they are receiving. It is a wonderful, nurturing environment. The teachers really know their subjects and they have high expectations for the students, which I really appreciate!

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2010
This is an awful school! The people are rude. The teachers and staff aren't flexible to the requests of the students. You can't even choose the classes you want to be in they have so few classes. The teachers can't teach. The classes are boring! You have to complete 60 hours of service to the school each year or pay. Yes, that means scrubbing toilets. There is no sports program and they certainly don't make up for it in academics! Also, thier AP program is a joke! Please Parents, Don't send your children here.

- submitted by a student
August 07, 2009
I have four children who attend Treetops School from 2nd grade to 11th grade. We have been here 6 years and it has been a wonderful experience. My high school student scored well above average on the SAT and ACT and all of the other students have demonstrated higher level thinking skills. I love how the principal has an open door policy and that every student is known by name.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2009
First i must comment on the following post: 'I am very disappointed in the level of education my child received. There is no focus on encouraging students to take higher level courses and the TAKS preparation is non-existent. If you want your student to just barely achieve this is the school for you - however if you have a bright child who needs to be challenged - think twice before sending them here.' No this school doesn't focus on the TAKS test or teaching our children to take the dang thing, and I for one, as a parent of 3 Treetops students, LOVE that about them. Yes, they stress the importance of the TAKS test but they do not obsess about it.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2009
I chose Treetops for my family because I love the dedication of the administration and faculty to every student. Students are not just a number, they are known by everyone on campus, K-12. This is not the school for everyone, if you are looking for after school activities, join UIL in your neighborhood. Many of us commute to this campus because of the environment and education value. I have three children at Treetops, 3rd, 7th, and 11th. My high school student ranked well above the national average on her ACT and SAT. There is so much more to school other than state mandated testing. The real question for us as a family is whether or not our children are safe and are learning at their ability.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2009
I taught at Treetops for 4 years before moving back to my local public school. I only wish I had the kind of support given by the principal, fellow teachers and parents at Treetops at my current school. I no longer have any choice about what I teach, when I teach it, or the ability to indiviualize for each student. I am now teaching how to be a good test taker so the schools rating will continue to be exemplary.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating June 17, 2009
Where else would the teachers contact the parents when an assignment is missing, a student is absent, or even know all thier names. The administration may not recognize me but they know my child and that is what counts!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 17, 2009
My high school student has learned far more than the state minimum, including community service projects with real meaning! Her scores for the ACT and SAT were exceptional, AP scores high enough to allow college credit.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 17, 2009
I am always concerned when I see parens who rate a school negatively, especially one as diverse as Treetops. It is not the school for everyone, as they tell you during enrollment, but you cannot question the integrity of their teachers or principal. Academics are excellent, above state standards, discipline issues are dealt with swiftly and fairly. I am grateful to have schools of choice, Treetops has been a wonderful choice for my family.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2009
I am very disappointed in the level of education my child received. There is no focus on encouraging students to take higher level courses and the TAKS preparation is non-existent. If you want your student to just barely achieve this is the school for you - however if you have a bright child who needs to be challenged - think twice before sending them here.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2009
As a military spouse, I value a good school when I experience one. I sent my African American son to very diverse school this year. I honestly do not have a bad thing to say about it. His teacher, Ms. Sara was engage and actively worked to establish a great rapport with both my son and I. She was open to parent volunteering. And even allowed my to bring my two younger children along to field trips and class activities. My 7 year old went from being shy and withdrawn to very friendly. He has learn and immense amount through out this year, I only regret moving away and being unable to re-enroll my sons next year. If you are looking for a close knit, but not clique-ly school, that focuses on learning and relationships, Treetops is for your child!

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2009
I'm a student and I actually like this school! The classmates listen to the teacher, the teachers are GREAT people, and you won't have any troubles at all! Treetops School International is highly recommended!

- submitted by a student
December 16, 2008
I am the parent of a kindergartener, and so far, we are pleased with Treetops. Our son is learning to read, his language skills have improved dramatically, his math skills are also advancing, and he enjoys going to school. With any school, there will be advantages and disadvantages, however, we have found Treetops to be a great fit for our family.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2008
As a former parent I see Treetops as a shining example of what a good charter school can be; I'm sad that we live too far away to make it work right now. My children received nothing less than a great education; in my youngest's new school she has already - less than three weeks into the year - gotten comments from her teachers about the quality of work she is producing (could not say that when she transferred into Treetops). Communication between parents and teachers is wonderful; Treetops has set a standard most other schools cannot or refuse to meet. The principal has an open door for any problems that cannot be resolved with the teachers (although I never had any problems like that!) and the teachers are available for conferences and tutoring when you need them. I'm hopeful we can make Treetops work again later down the road.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 10, 2008
Treetops is a state recognized school. TAKS scores are excellent and rising every year. The teachers truly care about the students and it shows. Parents are highly encouraged to volunteer at the school. The campus gives students an excellent opportunity for outdoor learning. Serious discipline issues are minimal. You should definitely check out Treetops if you are looking for a school that really focuses on developing the individual learner.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2008
My three children just started their fourth year at Treetops. I am very pleased with Treetops. The teachers are wonderful. Each year Treetops continues to get better and better. Due to the small class size the teachers know my children and keep me updated on their progress. The teachers respond quickly to my emails. My youngest loves the campus. They have twenty acres and she loves to be outside and observing. She loves the nature walks. The teachers are very knowledgeable in their subject areas. They are willing to work with the students and provide extra assistance (tutoring) when needed. My middle child has had great middle school teachers. One of her teachers helped organize a student council for the middle school that she was on and involved the children in some wonderful community service projects. My son s language arts/history teacher last year was awesome. She was able to relate to the students, and teach them to write proficiently. He learned so much from her classes. Academics are very important to me. My children have all done well on the TAKS testing. This last year Treetops was recognized by the TEA! I expect this year to be even better.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2008
I went here a couple years ago tthinking it would be wonderful ,but I was dead wrong. As a former student there I know a lot of things well problems they had . Trash at the creek is the least of their problems .Can't handle discipline like public schools can. Their education they provide wasn't too great and shows on Taks scores. Kids got away with being disruptive in class . School needs money badly and definetly a new principle who only cares about the power she has over her students . No extra curricalar activities very few . Classes there are very limited . But so are the teachers ,I guess . These kids are kids who are not meant to be in regular school . This is more of a alternative school just wiothut the title . Don't go to this horrible school!! Former student

- submitted by a student
August 25, 2008
Very disappointed with Treetops. It felt like the teachers were baby-sitting than preparing the students for the future or even the next grade. Our family had such high hopes for this school. Thanks Treetops

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 28, 2008
My childern currenlty attend Treetops and even though last year was a learning curve for all three of us. I am very happy with the results to date. My oldest has always been a step ahead and marches to her own beat in many ways (not in the manners and behaiver area) in public schools she was made to conform to the beat of the other students in her classes and that caused many issues with self esteem. My youngest is not as advanced as her sister nor was she even at the same level with some of her classmates - but this last year at Treetops has help in so many ways. She entered the class behind all her fellow classmates and is now right there with them (for that I thank the teachers - we worked well together). Thank you Treetops

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May 21, 2008
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February 04, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 15, 2007
I personally think Treetops is the best Charter School in the whole district, the teachers are fantastic,and the Director has the greatest attitude toward advancing this school to the top of Charter school rankings, if you're looking for relif from public schools, Treetops is your #1 option.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 11, 2007
This school is such a perfect fit for my son, whom is in his 2nd year at Treetops. He is loving the small class size & fantastic teachers. Where else could we get that one-on-one learning atsmosphere. We are glad to have found Treetops!

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2007
I find this school exceptional! I can t even begin to express my gratitude for the change Treetops has made in all our lives. Treetops gives each child, as different as they are, the opportunity to experience education as it best fits them. They encourage them to explore their own goals in their own ways. It is a coop school you don t just invest the hours, you invest interest. If your looking for a school that will invest in your children the way you do, that is rich in education, over abundant in creativity, and fosters amazing men and women, this is the school for you. Thank you Treetops for all you do for my children!

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2007
Treetops is outstanding. The curriculum keeps the children interested in learning and challenged. The teachers are concerned with the child's education and the child's values, which is very refreshing.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2007
Treetops is a gem. The teachers are professional, caring, and knowledgeable about their subject areas. I have found that they really want to get to know the students, their likes/dislikes, and strengths/weaknesses. I really like the personal attention the students receive. What I like best is that the students are allowed to be themselves. They don't have to fit into a cookie cutter mold. Yes, the TEKS are taught and students are prepared for TAKS. Everyone doesn't learn the same way and the teachers recognize that.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2007
Treetops school has given my children opportunities to grow in ways they wouldn't have in a large setting. The teachers really know my kids, oftentimes for years, + work to capitalize on their strengths - my kids feel connected to their teachers + this enhances their learning. The administration has brought the school through a difficult transition from private to charter + continues to strive to maintain its mission of concern for every student, respect for persons and property, community service + preservation of the environment. This wholistic approach has helped shape the character of my children as well as their curiosity about learning. Whether it meets your childs' needs depends on what you are seeking. I found the administration to be supportive and invested in my children and that has made all the difference for us.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2007
I think that the Treetops school is run very haphazardly. There are little to no extracurricular activities to engage the children. The staff allows the children to call them by their first names preceded with Mr. or Mrs. One other gripe I have is the lack of trash recepticles on campus. If students bring home any of their uneaten lunch, the student has to dig through the garbage in their lunchpack to get to their food. (Very unsanitary) The only explanation offered by faculty was that it is 'tradition' to take the trash home. Where does it go? Check the creek next to the school!

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2006
As a recent high school student at Treetops, this school is very good, but still has many problems that normal public schools have. The funding for this school is very low, and the school lost 3 or 4 seniors English TAKS tests this year. Teacher's like to go on power trips a lot, but they get through the curriculum. Students get away with a lot of things that they normally wouldn't in a normal high school. The school is a lot freer than a normal high school and there is usually plenty of commotion in and out of classes. My recommendation? Only go as a last resort. Don't go just to go.

- submitted by a former student
March 11, 2006
treetops is the best school in the area, it is far better than the HEB school district and other schools that are allegedly top notch. The parents care and the new teachers are excellent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 27, 2006
Small school with small class size. Children get one on one attentinon. School is somewhat disorganized which can be frustrating to parents

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2006
What first attracted my husband and I to this school for our 14 year daughter was the 20 acre secluded spacious campus grounds. The campus grounds has lots of tress and is remiscent of Summer Christian Camp. We were looking for a school with an above average academic score from the state and with a history of above average TEKS scores. We also sought to find a school not suffering from gang issues and other crime issues. Our daughter has not started her 1st day yet, however, so far so good. From our research, the teaching staff has an average of 11 years of experience with many teachers having Masters or PhD degrees. A good percentage of the teachers have attended Christian colleges. Over 90% of graduating Seniors go on to attend college.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2005
I also want to review this school as a former teacher. The director of this school means well, but the teachers at the school have to fly most of the time by the seat of their pants. Sometimes, there aren't even textbooks to teach the course. This school was wonderful earlier on, but has no vision or unified purpose. It't just another public school. Stay at your neighborhood schools. A higher quality education is available where you live. No need to drive to Euless.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2005
Treetop was there for my granddaughter during a period of her life that she needed what they had to offer: a smaller teacher to student ratio, some extra-curricular activities such as band and theater, and an acceptable educational plan. Although the word 'exceptional' in the place of 'acceptable' in the preceding sentence would have been better; nevertheless, given the other benefits, we were pleased with the results of the year that we had experience there.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2005
The school was a great let down. We thought that our 2 children would get the education by going here. The school is dirty, teachers seem to be mostly voluteers. Our children were in the 4 grade and the 9th grade. We wouldn't recommend this school for your child.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2005
One of the greatest attributes of this school is the parent involvement. Parents are very involved and eager to help when needed. The small class sizes are also great!

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2005
I want to review Treetops Charter School as a teacher. During the 2004/2005 school year the teachers worked very hard across campus to see that our students were successful. Unfortunately, there was very little support from the administration. All discipline had to come from the teachers because the director refuses to deal with it. When she does it often consists of just moving a student from one class to another or calling the student's parent. As far as TAKS goes, teachers went out of their way to help students succeed. We were not, however, given any support by the director. We had few supplies and there was no positive feedback for our efforts such as showing up on Saturdays to tutor students in danger of failing. After all this work 9 of 24 teachers were asked to leave this year. Be wary of this school!

- submitted by a teacher
May 13, 2005
There is a severe lack of administrative authority. Only 9 of 21 teachers were hired for next year. The school is very unhygenic. The teachers have little support and the classrooms are very chaotic. Think twice before sending your child here. If there is a school here next fall.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2005
We originally chose Treetops because of it's potential to reach all types of learners. We were very disappointed! The Head of School was more concerned with her power structure than what was good for students and learning. She was unprofessional in her handling of parent complaints. Texas TAKS scores have plunged. Half the faculty have not been renewed for next year. This school once had great potential but it has none under the current administration.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2005
Half the faculty was not renewed for next year. Texas state mandatory test scores (TAKS) scores have fallen dramatically! Some teachers take the time with students, others do not. Leadership is arbitrary. Not the time to come here! It was better when it was a private school.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2005
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April 05, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
Treetops is growing and thriving! Change is hard for people to accept. TEA has recognized Treetops as a viable charter school, not anywhere near closing. Thank you for being a wonderful place for my children to learn and develop into young responsible adults. The students are active in community service projects, peer tutoring, and self exploration. Thank you to Ms. Lou for being such a good leader. Treetops is a school of choice and I for one am so grateful that it is!

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2005
My daughter enjoyed the montessori approach to whatever subjects they could for 4th grade, and it turned her into a lover of Science. Most of her teachers were sweet and understanding of her learning differences.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2005
The quality of education has gone down drastically. I believe that most of the staff are well meaning. However, the lack of resources and leadership is overwhelming. Parents who try to get involved are not welcome and students who are disruptive are allowed to continue. It is too bad, because the potential is there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 06, 2005
The school is going down hill fast. Lack of administrative support is directly reflected in the high rate of teacher burn out. There is a lack of substitute teachers causing classes to be 'free periods'. Most of the classes are comprised of children(in jr/sr high) whom have problematic behaviors. The principal lacks administrative skills and the campus seems to be one step away from being closed by the TEA. It is sad to see a center that once prided itself in naturalistic student centered learning is now barely able to meet TEKS criteria.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2004
This school is simply not for everyone. Our experience hasn't been great..and there's been a large turnover. Make sure of what you need for your child before enrolling; ask questions and observe if possible.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2004
I have been at treetops for three years now. It is amazing how well the teachers are able to give all students a quality education no matter what their strengths and weaknesses are. The children receive more time to interact socially and learn how to be respectful human beings. This is something that is lacking at most public schools. All children are treated equally and the teachers want all children to be successful in their own way which is so important.

- submitted by a staff
September 29, 2004
Treetops has made significant changes to strengthen the curriculum, the faculty, and attempting to maintain the integrity of the mission statement. When parents do not get their way they complain, want to change the philosophy of the school to suit their own needs and often demand that their child be given special priviledges. I have been attending the Board meetings, volunteering on campus, and active in my high school students extracurricular activities. Treetops has allowed him to become who he is, encouraged exploration of normal adolescence in a safe environment and educated him to his ability. I am very thankful for this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2004
The positive reviews here are a result of the administration asking us (the parents) to post favorable reviews. I wonder if they asked the many parents whose children were harmed in this environment. Check out the facts before you trust your precious child to this place. Ask for the number of students who have withdrawn during the school year. Ask how many students in the high school have been in this 'ideal' environment for any length of time. Teachers' certification may be checked at WWW.sbec.state.tx.us All that is needed is a first and last name. The lack of certified teachers is shocking. The terrible TAKS scores are a logical consequence of the teachers' seeming inability to follow Texas' state mandated curriculum. It's called TEKS...and is available to anyone on the state website. Ask questions. Get an accurate picture. (One that does not just come from the front office or tour guides.)

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2004
This school lacks funding to the point to where it effects the quality of education the students receive at Treetops. The teachers don't get paid what other teachers in public and private schools get paid, so how can anyone really expect the teachers to put in extra effort? I gave my heart and soul to this school, but when my 9th grader failed three classes last year (2003-2004), and a large number of students failed the TAKS test,I seriously questioned the quality of education my child received. And the fact that there is no sports program,and the current P.E. program needs major improvements! I sincerely hope this school will get the necessary funding it requires to function at its fullest potential.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2004
Treetops is led by dedicated professionals? Yes, a few teachers are very dedicated to education. Others don't seem to care. When teachers are searching backpacks without probable cause, when teachers are grading the same homework paper turned in seven times by seven different students in one class period, I wouldn't call that professional or teaching.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2004
What do we hope for our kids? Among other things, we want them to enjoy learning, think for themselves, respect other people and their ideas, take care of the environment, and grow up to be decent, caring adults and productive citizens. Our son, now a graduate of a top-rated college, credits what he learned, how he learned, and who he learned from at Treetops with much of his success. We concur. We encourage parents to look to Treetops as a partner in the development of their children. -L. Bateman

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2004
Look before you leap at this school. It might be a good idea to interview many parents and students before you make a decision.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2004
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June 07, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2004
Uninfomred people continue to slander this small school. The overall teacher certification, as well as advanced degrees surpass state minimums by far. The TAKS scores across the state dropped, and Treetops was no exception. A plan was in place the day the scores were released, thanks to the planning of the principal. The Board does it's job effectively without micro managing the school, as it was designed to do. Charter schools are schools of 'choice' so if parents are unhappy perhaps they should exercise that choice and move on. Treetops cares, educates, and is led by dedicated professionals.

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June 05, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2004
This school has great potential, because some teachers are highly qualified, but others are not. The TAKS results this year were dismal. The school board needs more dedicated members who have a vested interest in the school, and who will hold the principal accountable. The 22 acres could be used more effectively as a teaching resource.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2004
I have a daughter who will be starting kindergarten at Treetops in the fall. I have extensively observed the teaching at Treetops and I am very impressed. The teachers care about their students and take time to actually teach them and not a test. The students' opinions are respected and they are provided with opportunities to express them. Students are provided with many outside opportunities to learn including community service based field trips, international travel among others. Obviously the parent who wrote a negative comment did not bother to observe what happens all over this campus on a day to day basis.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2004
I know this school is not a 'traditional' school, and that is a very good thing in this case. Yes, they are underfunded, and yes, they don't have everything that a normal school has in equipment and resources. But by the same token, they don't have the rampant drugs, fighting, overcrowding, and atmosphere of other public schools either. You don't have to worry about gang fights in the parking lot, you don't have to worry about a student bringing a gun or knife to the classroom to do harm to a fellow student or teacher. You don't have metal detectors and police officers assigned to the school. You don't have an administration that is uncaring about their student body, and attempts to maintain the status quo in a test-mandated system. We need more teachers, students, and yes, schools like Treetops. I, for one, am proud to be part of this.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2004
I have a student who is in the 8th grade and has attended this school for 5 years. She is a moral caring human being who is treated with dignity and respect by her peers and her teachers. I am appalled by the comments that immorality behaviors or inappropriate language is tolerated. Students are given an opportunity to grow and learn to be respectful human beings. The principal is fair, easy to approach and is available to talk to about anything. If this parent had problems, why did they not discuss it with the principal? The school is not an alternative school, but one that fosters individual growth and community outreach. I am grateful for the opportunity that Treetops has given my daughter to develop into her own skin at her own rate.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2004
My child is currently in the fourth grade at Treetops. She is in a cluster with five teachers who are extremely experienced. She has had a great experience for the last two years. The staff is very attentive to the students' individual needs. I especially enjoy the small class environment and creative teaching methods. My child had been in a private school and had not been exposed to standardized testing. She had excellent scores on the tests, and more importantly, has improved self esteem. She constantly amazes me with the knowledge she is gaining daily. Parents are welcome on campus. When I am on campus I see a lot of interaction between the different grades. For instance, weekly the Middle School students read to the Kindergarten and first grade children. This is just one of the things that I see that would not happen in a traditional environment.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2004
My daughter is in 4th grade, and this is her second year at Treetops. Her teachers are highly knowledgable, and far from disinterested. They are very willing to work with students on all academic levels, as my daughter has often worked ahead of the class. The lessons are very interesting, and I am amazed at many of the things she has learned at school (far more than her peers at her neighborhood school!). My daughter loves school, as well as each of her teachers. I love the fact that the child is being taught, not the TAKS test.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2004
This school is exactly as promoted: A public school with a private school education. My son's class has 16 students in it. He is working a full grade level above his class without having to be pulled out for a 'gifted-and-talented' class. It is amazing that the teachers can teach to so many levels at once. You wouldn't get this type of opportunity at your local public school.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2004
Even though this school is touted as having its roots one step removed from the private school environment, please don t let the principal s liberal song and dance fool you. This school is nothing less than an alternative school with a multitude of problems. Uninformed principal and disinterested teachers just to mention a few! My experience was limited to the Middle School but the level of immorality and profanity simply oozed out of most of the students, all of which was tolerated by the teaching staff. This is not a learning environment; it is an accident waiting to happen.

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September 02, 2003
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Treetops is not your ordinary campus. After 29 years as a private school, Treetops became the first charter school of Tarrant County in 1999. Treetops is dedicated to holding students to our SACS CASI private school accreditation and to Texas Education standards. We provide students with a safe, supportive and personal educational experience.

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Treetops School International
12500 South Pipeline Road, Euless, TX  76040
(817) 283-1771
Last modified Treetops School International is a Charter school that serves grades PK-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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