I personally know of one event in which a student was found crying in the bathroom feeling quite left out and friendless. Another long time Village student saw this and welcomed the student into his/her circle of friends!
The one fault that Village may still have is within their Residential program many of the foreign students still do not communicate well in English.
They are very bright and understand English and can take a test brilliantly, but Village needs to only admit foreign students who can readily integrate within the English population.
Mrs. Rowe the Head of School took a floundering institution 3 years ago and has turned it around and given the school direction. The parents and students are all wonderful gifted people they just needed to be united under one purpose; Being the best at educating our children.
I am neutral on this topic simply because the students are welcoming because they are all from so many different countries and they know how to make new students feel welcome without any prompting from the school.
Our teachers this year are the BEST that I have ever encountered in the High School. They communicate well with the parents and also have a wonderful relationship with parents who take time to get to know them. THE TEACHERS ARE HAPPY WITH VILLAGE AND ALL IT HAS TO OFFER THEM IN THE WAY OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND THIS TRANSLATES INTO THE CLASSROOM!
My children are both in High School. The homework is published in one place for all classes and parents have access as well. My children do spend time on homework but they are getting results in the classroom because they are completing all the assignments. The teachers are available after school or before school and even during lunch to help with any problem that the students may be having.