Both of my children attended The Sloan School from 2yrs old through the 5th grade. We had a great experience. They received a great education and enjoyed everything about the place (teachers, staff, program). Everyone knew their names and it truly was a home away from home for them and us.
I could not disagree with the previous review more! This school has the most tenured staff I could find when I visited schools in the area. I was on a waiting list to get in which tells me their enrollment is at capacity. I asked the Sloans about their other school and learned it is co-owned by them and another couple and each owner is at that school one day a week. I see Darin or Christy most everyday-I don't know of another school whose owners are more hands-on.
All you have to do is ask each teacher as you take a tour how many years they have been there to learn how happy they are. Happy teachers=happy school. In this environment of love and happiness, the sky's the limit on what the children are capable of academically, socially, physically and spiritually. Some of the afternoon teachers attended the school when they were little. Lots of love here!
The curriculum is advanced. A consistent routine and strict following of the lesson plans ensures the children learn all they can. The learning environment is fun (lots of learning games) and encouraging.
The school has a strong mission statement and purpose. They seek to develop excellence in the whole child. The foundation of love and high character creates an environment where children can learn to their fullest potential.
This school is not what it used to be. Enrollment is down considerably, teachers change every year and the front office is very difficult to deal with. They are really not preparing your child for the world. It's not wonder not many families in Irving are sending their kids to this school anymore. The Sloans bought another school and are more concerned with the profits of the schools now than the real one on one personalization they used to have.
Came to pick child up in summer. 45 mins outside in 100 degree weather and under age four. Always thirsty the whole time at Sloan. Had to bring a cup of milk with me in afternoon because only give one cup a day at lunch. My parents came to grandparents day. Asked where her cup was and teacher said couldn't go back and get it because no one to watch kids. Playground old and wooden for young kids,but older kid playground is great. Too many office staff in the front talking and not helping teachers in the back. Came to the school and the teacher said she couldn't change diaper because she was waiting on help so I changed it. Also told another mom that who came in behind me. It may be good for k-5, but was not impressed with child care. The teachers are sweet, but do not have enough help during the day. I now am at a school where papers and belongings handed to me, no searching, milk is kept in the class so never thirsty and they have an indoor play area for bad weather days. Sloan School means well and I know they care about the kids, but there is more monitoring and organization that needs to take place. My child is a totally different child and is not near as fussy at end of day.