We have had a wonderful experience at A.E. Butler. Yes, it was a struggle for my son in the beginning but I believe that is because there is a natural transition period that comes with moving from a 1st through 3rd grade school into a 4th and 5th grade school where you are expected to start taking responsibility for yourself. Most of the administration does their best to assist the children with this transition while allowing them to take responsibility for themselves. It has also been my experience that the parents who feel that they have received less than acceptable experiences here are also those parents who spend a limited amount of time involved in the school/school programs. It does take parent, student and teacher involvement to have the most positive experience possible.