Many people living in surrounding neighborhoods, such as Meyerland, Bellaire and West University, have been hearing and talking about the extraordinary great Early Childhood program at Pilgrim, there's of course no doubt about it! That's why their classes are filled up fast. However, don't forget about their Grade School program, that is also VERY awesome and academically advanced! Many graduates end up going to prestigious schools such as MIT, Rice Uni, UT...etc. Their grade teachers are equally loving and caring as the Early Childhood teachers, yet they are very talented to instill knowledge and challenge the kids! As a parent, I just LOVE it.
My Daughter started part time Preschool (age 3) there this year. Her teacher is amazing!! My daughter wakes up thrilled to go to school and comes home excited to share everything she has learned that day. The office staff is friendly and very helpful. We have encountered a few glitches (part of being new to any system) and corrections have been made quickly and with smiles.
We have had a great experience with Pilgrim's early childcare program. My kids have been at Pilgrim for 3 years and they have been very happy. In the past few years I've seen my kids grow and develop so much. We've loved all of their teachers and the staff is very nurturing and caring. The new principal and pastor are at the door every morning, greeting the kids and parents. The environment is loving and nurturing and the kids learn through play. It feels like a big family. Pilgrim also allows for a lot of flexibility in the kids' schedules, ie: you can send them to school all day, half day, 2 days, 3 days, and they have before and after school care which is great for parents who need the flexibility. I couldn't be happier with the early childhood experience that my kids have had at Pilgrim.
The teachers are loving and great examples. The staff are friendly and willing to work with you. The church pastor is the spiritual leader for the school so the school is not only committed to giving the students a great education but also teaching them how to be a great person. The principal and pastor are both new and excited to see how the school can grow and strengthen.
The educational program within the ECE definitely stands out compared to all in the surrounding area. The K-8 program is gifted and talented certified. Violin is taught to the 1st & 2nd graders as part of the curriculum. The teachers teach a great education rather than how to score well on a test, but still have great test scores on their Iowa Test. The smaller class sizes allow the students the attention they would get in a small town while living in a big city.
The teachers are a great example for the children. They are accessible and supportive. Our new principal has shown to be a great leader and teacher. My daughter has made great progress in her studies since the start of the year.
Pilgrim is a nurturing and supportive environment. My son went to public school only for kinder & I couldn't believe there were 26 kids in his class. At public school it felt like he could not get the attention a young student needed in that setting. At Pilgrim the classes are small & the staff care about his progress and I can communicate with them. We have been very happy and are in our 4th year at Pilgrim. Overall, they do a great job.