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100 Clariden Ranch Road
Southlake, TX 76092

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(682) 237-0400
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February 10, 2015
I love, love, LOVE this school. My son literally cannot wait to gget there every day -- no comparison to the dread he used to report before going to public school in the morning. His public speaking skills have blossomed within the Project Based Learning environment. And he has rediscovered a passion for learning and independent research in the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Technology) curriculum. Great staff with a strong commitment to parent communications. The administration embraces leading edge research on education and childhood development from accredited sources. If I'm lucky enough to be a grandparent one day & my kids still live in this area, I'd love to see my grandchildren benefit from an education at The Clariden School.

- submitted by a parent

August 13, 2014
The new head of school at Clariden is exceptional! The project-based learning gives the students an opportunity to expand their learning well beyond the classroom to real world issues within our global community. The breadth and depth of learning is well beyond a traditional education and rivals other top private institutions.

- submitted by a community member

August 08, 2014
The Clariden School has been perfect for our family. To begin, the campus is beautiful. It is situated on what looks like 30+ acres right across from Bob Jones Park. It was very important to my husband and I that our child attend a safe and secure school. We were very pleased when we learned that each door is lock/key card secure, while a camera monitoring system is always running. Our child really flourished last year. I was so awestruck with the efforts that so many teachers put into making a difference in our girl s daily life. Previously, we had not had that type of experience, it really takes a village! We are very impressed with the new technology rules. Art was a big hit for my child last year and she absolutely loved the athletic director. My child was able to sample an array of sports and even taught me a few yoga moves. Thanks Mrs. Russness! Beyond all the fun stuff, what amazes me is that each day when I pick her up from school she will not stop talking about all that she learned or did. I just do not remember school being this engaging or fun. We are so pleased with our daughter s experience at Clariden. We plan on staying until she graduates.

- submitted by a parent

August 03, 2014
I think the misconceptions and negative reviews have quite a bit to do with the binding arms of the AMI Montessori governing group. I have never felt lied to but I have done my homework... The "bate and switch" is a bi-product of the Montessori philosophy in that the well-meaning teachers believe in great things, hope them for the students, but are stifled by the unrealistic, antiquated Montessori tethers the AMI folks tout as curriculum. I love the physical grounds of this lovely place, the AWESOME staff, and now, under Mrs. Wells leadership, I believe the curriculum (a mix of different, researched, and progressive modalities) will take off and catch up to our global community of learners. Expect wonderful things from Clariden! I certainly do.

- submitted by a parent

June 28, 2014
Check This School Out, Very Progressive. My two children are enrolled in Clariden and they are both thriving. It is my understanding that the new head of school, Sallie Wells, has removed the old way of thinking to incorporate new and exciting approaches to education. While the AMI standards of the past were fine, they ignored technology, grades, and basic Texas standards. My children are looking forward to next year. Besides bringing their iPads and computers, they will participate in writing seminars, have a music class with real instruments, and participate in NASA's robotic competition! These things were previously not allowed my AMI standards. We are very excited about the changes at Clariden and appreciate the hard work of the faculty, staff, and head of school in getting us there! Change can be scary, but our children are worth it.

- submitted by a parent

June 28, 2014
We love Clariden. A private school, in my opinion, works with your family and vise versa. The teachers and staff have always gone above and beyond to ensure that my child loves school, and she does. She wakes up and wants to go to school. For my family, that speaks volumes. I highly recommend Clariden.

- submitted by a parent

June 28, 2014
Just concluded our sixth year at Clariden and looking forward to our seventh. We absolutely love the changes that are taking place. My children are receiving a quality education, while thriving socially. The Clariden School is promoting a life-long love of learning in all of them. We could not be happier at other school in Southlake. I recommend a visit.

- submitted by a parent

June 27, 2014
Do NOT enroll your child in this school if you value good education and great educators. I had enrolled my two children in the Casa and Primary program at this school this past year and was absolutely disgusted by the lack of teaching, horrible administration. It is truly a bait and switch approach, you will be told whatever is needed to get you to enroll your child in the school, and after that the program may change, and the education is definitely sub-par. There are so many amazing private schools in the DFW area, please do your research and spare your child this school. I attended private school myself, and went on to an IVY League, I never post online, but with this horrible education experience for my children, if I can even spare one child it will be worth it. I urge you to read posts from parents and not administration. This past year was a waste for both my children (I think a daycare would have even been better), I regret that I fell for what the administration told me to get me to enroll. The teachers did not care if my child was learning or just walking around doing nothing, there is not structure, and lots of fluff talk by teachers. STAY AWAY FROM CLARIDEN!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

June 26, 2014
I work in the administration department at The Clariden School and only have good things to say about the teachers, staff and new Head of School, Mrs. Sallie Wells. We have a warm community of wonderful educators who really enjoy their jobs. They love children! They love teaching! It seems there is some misinformation regarding Mrs. Well's credentials. She has been in the education field for over twenty years . She has taught students as young as three years of age through college. In addition, she has run a school before, holds a Masters of Science in child development, is currently working on her doctorate in family studies and is an adjunct professor at TWU. Highly qualified, extremely professional and progressive, Mrs Wells is a welcome addition to our school. Prospective parents will find upon touring an outstanding faculty with clear direction and vision. Our mission is to provide the best education to our students. Our door is always open. We welcome you to call and schedule a tour to make an informed and unbiased decision for your child's education.

- submitted by a teacher

June 09, 2014
would absolutely warn against this school. what poster said below about "bait and switch" is absolutely true. you are told one thing and then after you give your money, you are delivered another. you should definitely look at other options. as for previous head of school----she was replaced---a decision by the board. everyone loved the last head of school, but the board overruled the parents, and many students left because of this. apparently this is how they make decisions at clariden---with zero parental input.

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2014
I loved my experience at The Clariden School, as their faculty and staff recognized and helped me to develop my passion for writing. I just published for the second time. Thanks Clariden for being such a great learning environment and inspiring me to follow my dreams. -- Former Student

- submitted by a community member

June 04, 2014
Please don't go to this school. Because my son didn't learn anything from here. It will waste your time and money.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2014
what happened to the previous head of school ? Why was she there for such a short time? That does not bode well for the school. I was attracted to their plans for the new high school program which was her innovation.

- submitted by a community member

February 09, 2014
Our student attended this school for one year and it was an unmitigated disaster. The Board runs the school as a dictatorship with absolutely no concern for the parents' opinions. The education was sub-standard across the board. The tuition policy can only be described as a bait-and-switch scam. It seems to teeter on the edge of solvency and one gets the distinct impression they will say and do anything to lure new enrollees.

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2014
I am very surprised at the recent posts regarding this school. Our experience has been 100% the opposite of the recent posts. The timing of the reviews suggests that there may have been an issue with a student(s) and/or their parents, and not necessarily with the school. On that note, I have been proud and impressed with the way the school has handled a bad behavior situations - always with grace, and a seek-to-understand first approach, yet with a sense of urgency and importance that sends a clear message that child development, safety and education come first here and bad behavior will not be tolerated, by a parent or a child. Keep up the great work Clariden!

- submitted by a parent

October 31, 2013
I would caution prospective parents from considering The Clariden School for a number of reasons. First, the quality of education in the elementary and middle schools is severely lacking in math, science, and technology as compared to what many of the students are exposed to in the surrounding public schools. I was shocked as a parent to learn that my child's peers in public school are further along in math, have greater exposure to technology, and are involved in many more science projects than my child has been. Secondly, what you sign-up for may differ greatly from the education your child actually receives. The Board of Trustees hold the power to change personnel as well as the direction of the school without involving parents. Once your contract is signed you will be responsible for your entire tuition even if the product you receive is completely different from what you thought you were purchasing. Lastly, many are questioning the long-term health and viability of the school with enrollment down in the Elementary school as well as the Upper School where enrollment dropped from thirteen students to two.

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2013
No place for working mothers I was shocked at the response I received from the director of the school, when in her letter she stated she would be helpful and listen. Not the response I encounter. Great teachers!

- submitted by a parent

October 16, 2013
This school has a long history of board members who make shortsighted decisions not based on how any good private school operates. Because of this, the mission is unclear; there are many students who have disabilities; and turn over is very high. If you want a never ending drama, you can go here. Otherwise, save yourself the confusion and worry.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2013
This is school has good facility but the teacher's quality is below average and also tuition is over price.

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October 29, 2012
Both of my kids attended Clariden for a year. During that time, my daughter was not encouraged to move forward with her math skills. In fact, by the end of the year she had forgotten what she had learned the previous year. When her teacher was questioned, I was told that she was doing fine. Only at the end of the year was I told she would not be moving forward due to her lack of math skills. Huh?? I was also told that my daughter was good at hiding when she didn't know something. Well, if you know this, why are you not doing something about it?? 4th-6th grade was minimal work with no regular testing and no daily deadlines. I need my kids to be prepared for daily challenges, not learn how to get around the system with a teacher that isn't watching. The conversations that took place in the 4th - 6th grade class were appalling. Due to the negligence of the 4-6th grade teacher, my son saw pornography for the first time at the age of 10. When the school was contacted about this, nothing was done. Perhaps it has changed by now, but I wouldn't be willing to take that risk. I'm sure those same teachers are there so nothing much could have changed.

- submitted by a parent

January 14, 2012
I have 3 children at Clariden and have been at Clariden for 5 years. In my tenure, there has only been two new teacher additions and one attrition. That seems AMAZING for any school. In addition, the new teachers are incredible, one of whom brought a huge following of parents from her prior school. I believe that it is important for the school community to work together to support a school. The Clariden community is amazing and the teacher, staff and parents really care. That is what makes it special.

- submitted by a parent

November 04, 2011
Excellent school, caring teachers. We have been at Clariden for the past 4 years, my daughter has really grown, learned and become self confident.

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October 27, 2011
My children have spent their entire careers at Clariden and am I very happy with their individualism, their capability, and their happiness and self-confidence. It's true that you won't see tests or rote memorization. But my kids have always surprised and impressed me with their ability to work out a problem, even if they don't know the traditional words that we learned for it. I have often attended the in-class experience for adults, where we can actually have the same lessons are children learn, and every single time I have learned something that public school did not teach, or did not explain. The teaching methodology is fantastic, it and the faculty are caring and respectful of students. I abhor the treatment of our children by public schools as lesser humans, and Clariden does not follow the pack. Kids are given the freedom and the respect to make their own decisions. They are not without guidance, and when their own decisions or motivation falters, the faculty is right there to set them back on track. I am looking forward with keen interest as the upper school program develops and grows, as I am very happy with the lower and casa programs my children have experienced.

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2011
The teachers are ok, but most of the exceptional teachers are gone. I highly suggest not enrolling your child in this school.

- submitted by a community member

October 24, 2011
This is our fourth year at The Clariden School and I can not say enough wonderful things about the faculty of this school! My child thrives in the learning environment here and is excited to go to school each morning. We have been very pleased each year and are excited for the new opportunities for The Clariden School with this new leadership team in place.

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2011
I disagree with the bad reviews and that the good reviews are coming from parents who receive some kind of favoritism because of donations. We are not in the position to donate anything over the standard fees, nor do we have the time to "get in" with the faculty through volunteering due to demanding careers, but we feel that our child has thrived there since moving from a public school. Every year her grades have gone up, and her SAT scores went up 300 points between two years at Clariden. At public school she was unhappy and failing miserably, but here she is happy, engaged in her work, and now excited about her future. She has been encouraged to become a leader, and independent, and the teachers while supportive will be tough when they think a child is not living up to their potential. Yes, last year was a little rocky, but this is proving to be promising as they implement their new program in the upper school, and I am personally excited about the new project curriculum as it is teaching the kids to be independent thinkers. It may sound like an easy way to get an A, but I've never seen my child so enthusiastic, or work harder than this year

- submitted by a parent

October 20, 2011
I'm very surprised after reading the last few postings, as I've been heavily involved with The Clariden School for 7 years, & have seen it through many of these changes mentioned. It has never been a place where the child did not come first. The staff & faculty have always practiced excellence to the Clariden families, & though it isn't a perfect place (because no such thing exists), it is a safe, caring, & nurturing environment for a student. If such a setting as a small, private school hasn't worked for your child, that is no reason to turn around & make false or elaborated accusations toward the school. The families that belong at Clariden are those that WANT ownership of their education, WANT their child's strengths to be nurtured & cared for, & WANT close relationships & open lines of communication within the community. As in any institution, there will be growing pains, but the support of one another through those times is what holds a community together. I'm disappointed in those that gave Clariden a bad wrap; it's always been & IS a place that fosters respect of self, each other, & the community, all while striving for excellence academically, socially, & personally.

- submitted by a community member

October 19, 2011
Our children have a special bond with their Clariden teachers. They miss their teachers in the summer and want to invite their teachers to their birthday parties. When we drop them off they are smiling and when we pick them up from school they have a smile on their faces. They are happy, well-rounded, well educated and loved at Clariden.

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2011
We have been part of the Clariden community for 6 years. We have never received favoritism, nor have we witnessed any. We have paid our fees, like all other families according to the school's standard principles (just like any other private school) and in exchange we have received a superb education in a nurturing and caring environment. We couldn't be more pleased with the teachers and the new head of school. We live in Southlake, and have Carroll schools at our disposal. Regardless, year after year, we do the assessments and end up at Clariden for the superior Montessori education and the embracing environment driven by the teachers and faculty.

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2011
In my 8 years of working at the Clariden School, I feel very confident in giving the school my highest recommendation. The quality in education the teachers bring to the students is far superior to that of public education. There is more individual attention given to each student and the teachers stay true to following the student. The special teaching moments and opportunities I've experienced at the school have been priceless. I can't imagine a that there is a better place to work!

- submitted by a teacher

October 19, 2011
This is our 4th year at the Clariden School and I have only positive things to say about the teachers, head of school and the parents. I drive a good distance and make a financial sacrifice to have my child at this school and it's worth it! My child loves attending Clariden and the school has created a love of learning in her that will never go away.

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2011
We love everything aboutnClariden and all that the school has done for our children and our family. We are grateful for the dedicated staff and administration who work tirelessly for the benefit of our children! Every school has a history and previous administrations may not have made the best decisions but growth often requires difficult decisions. Our new Head of School, Jenifer Fox, and Assistant Head of School Debby Riordan, are dedicated to ensuring a unique experience for each child that is academically challenging, personally enriching and socially nourishing. Do your own research and visit the school to see if this might be a haven for your family. We could not be happier.

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2011
We enrolled our 4 year-old at Clariden this fall, and I am so glad we did. She is so happy! She LOVES her teachers, loves her new friends, and tells EVERYONE she goes to Clariden. She's quite proud of her school. We had her in a Montessori school that unfortunately closed this past spring. That put a lot of us parents in a position where we had to find a new school for our children. I visited over 20 preschools in the area before making the decision to put her in Clariden. This school exceeds all my expectations of a preschool. Our daughter has learned so much just in the 2 months she's been at Clariden. I can also report that I have spoken to parents whose children were classmates of my daughter's at her former Montessori school, and across the board, they feel the same way -- this school is excellent.

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2011
I am so happy with Clariden. The education that my child has received is excellent. I can't say enough great things about the Montessori education provided by the excellent teachers at this school. My child is so excited to go to school everyday and she has a smile on her face at the end of each day.

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2011
Three of my children attend the Clariden School. I feel the truest test of a good school is whether your children are learning and gaining a love of learning. My children all LOVE the school and their teachers! They come home every day happy and eager to share what they are learning. I think part of this is just the amazing Montesorri method and it's hands-on learning, plus the strengths-based curriculum, as well the classroom's are structured to allow children to teach other children lesons on the topics they are proficient in. Kid's really learn foundations when they teach them to others. Of course, the other part is the wonderful staff of teachers at Clariden who love Montesorri and love their jobs, and it shows in so many ways! Anyway can't say enought abouth this wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2011
This is our third year at Clariden and we absolutely love the school! I find it very hard connecting these negative posting to the school my kids go to. It just doesn't match. From teachers, staff, materials and classrooms, I couldn't be happier. Both of my kids are doing great and exceeding in every possible way. Communication has always been great between teachers and us, and we always felt we had a very open channel with the school. Yes, the school have been going through some major necessary changes, but it hasn't affected my kids academic education. The new Head of the School is doing an excellent job. Go look for yourself. Sometimes things are posted with another purpose in mind than simply sharing your own experiences.

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2011
My daughter is in her first year at The Clariden school in the Primary program and is having a marvelous experience. Her teacher is first-rate, her academic skills are growing, and she bounces in the building each morning excited to go to school. The new Head of School is spending significant energy communicating to parents through a variety of methods, the teachers have provided two parent education events and welcome parents to observe the classroom at any time - there is no reason anyone should wonder what is going on.

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2011
As a teacher I really appreciate that The Clariden School of Southlake is open to new ideas and challenging the way we view education in America. I love the freedom of thought that I see here and the way students, parents, teachers and faculty are all working together to look after the best interests of our children. We provide a world class education that focuses on the needs of the students and encourages them to grow and develop in a healthy and safe environment, and coming from a Public School previously I know what a value this type of education is to the students here!

- submitted by a teacher

October 19, 2011
Clariden is a great school. If you are looking for a place that will treat your child as an individual and stimulate their interests, then this is the place. They have recently hired a new head who has a great approach to children's education. The lower school Montessori program is excellent. They are implanting a new upper school program that is similar to the case based learning approach I experienced at Harvard Medical School in the 90's when it was considered a novel approach to higher education. We have been there for 2 years and have seen no favoritism based on donation. The teachers and new head are extremely receptive. There is an open door policy. I get great feedback from his teachers in a variety of ways. Most importantly, my child loves it!!! He is excited about all the projects and the field trips. He is getting an excellent education. We tried a few places before settling at Clariden. We love the multiple age classroom that allows children to explore subjects in detail that interest them while they still cover the basics. I would not take the opinion of 1 disgruntled parent. Check it out. You won't be disappointed.

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2011
While I am sorry that some posters have not had a good experience at Clariden, I cannot say enough wonderful things about this school. This is our first year at Clariden, and we absolutely LOVE it. Our son is so happy and comfortable in his class and is learning at a frighteningly fast pace. We have found both the teachers and administration to be warm, caring and very communicative. We realize that the changes that are forthcoming are a work in progress, and have been very impressed with the administration's effort to be transparent with the parents. We plan on keeping our son at Clariden for some time, as we absolutely believe that it is a much better place for him than our ISD.

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2011
My Son has been in this school for 2 years now and going on his 3rd year and we love it. He loves his teachers and friends. Every evening when i put him to bed he ask me : Mommy what are we going to do tomorrow ? I said : School And says : Yea!!!!!!!!!!!! Well that's says it ALL.

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October 19, 2011
My child has attended The Clariden School for 5 years. It has not only provided her with excellent academics, but allowed her to grow as a whole person. I would STRONGLY recommend this school!

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October 19, 2011
Our child is at Clariden. We have found the school to be a caring environment which provides and great environment for the children and have seen our child skills and performance improve here at a very impressive rate. We have known other families at Clariden and they have all been very happy with their experiences also. We are very impressed with the new leadership in Ms Fox and the existing leaderships and team.

- submitted by a parent

October 12, 2011
This school is nothing but a glorified daycare. We have made the right decsion to pull our kid out of Clariden. My kid excels academically after leaving Clariden. Your child definitely deserves a much better learning environment than Clariden can offer. I also do not like the fact that they are running this school as a corporation. They will do whatever they can to make other people believe how great they are and yet it turned out to be just a whole bunch of empty promises. How can it be a great school when the leaders of the school do not even care about the best interests of the students and parents?

- submitted by a parent

October 04, 2011
Where to begin! My kids love this school - and they've attended Clariden for several years. The Lower School program is true to AMI Montessori: follow the child and respect the child. The teachers are warm, respectful and caring - and the children's love of learning reflects that. The new administration is a breath of fresh air - the vision for the Upper School is what's needed here (and everywhere). The communications are abundant, positive and appropriate. The parent community is one of a kind - it is welcoming, engaging and sets the stage for life-long friendships while providing an example for our children. I would highly recommend Clariden to all parents that want to see their children engaged in learning.

- submitted by a parent

October 04, 2011
I just read some of these negative reviews, which clearly seem to be coming from the same disgruntled individual. I'm sorry your experience at Clariden wasn't more positive, because our family has found it to be an amazingly wonderful and positive gift to our children. This is our 6th year at Clariden, and I feel so fortunate that my children have had this educational experience. The warmth and love of the teachers is truly phenomenal. They care for each individual child for that child's beautiful self, just as teachers should. I will always, always treasure the gift my children have received by being at Clariden.

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2011
Clariden is horrible. They run this school as a business. "DieHard" students are leaving to go to ISDs. Your child deserves better than Clariden.

- submitted by a parent

September 28, 2011
I find the negative post from yesterday confusing and misleading. The students have not even been in school for 2 or 3 months yet. They have only been in school for 25 days or so. It makes me question the credibility of the claim and the motive of the parent. The new Head of School has implemented many changes. While a few might not like change, I find that the majority of the parents are thrilled with the changes! The teachers are more than just adequate. They are FANTASTIC! The curriculum is AMI Montessori. You can't get better than that!

- submitted by a community member

September 28, 2011
We are very happy with Clariden this year. The teachers are wonderful and we found the new head of school and the rest of the staff very warm and welcoming. It's also very nice to see so many parents directly involved with the school this year.

- submitted by a parent

September 28, 2011
Our children are excited about school! This is our first year at Clariden. Montessori was new to our family so we did months of research before choosing Clariden. We ve found the entire staff to be very accessible, helpful and genuinely interested in the concerns we ve had as parents. This is in sharp contrast to our experience with other public and private schools in the past. The teachers are absolutely wonderful. They re very involved and caring, but most of all, our children are thriving in this wonderful environment. The classrooms are bright, open and very stimulating. Our experience with the new head of school has been very pleasant and she has personally responded to our calls and email messages. The teaching staff has been very responsive as well. Thank you to the entire Clariden staff!

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2011
My three children have been attending Clariden for three years. Academically, they are thriving. They love the school and their teachers. I whole heartedly recommend Clariden without reservation.

- submitted by a parent

August 07, 2011
The Clariden School is a place of possibilities and rich opportunity for students and our greater Southlake community. Through its dedication to identifying, developing and supporting students' strengths, the passion and capability that emerges from these kids is amazing. Yes, Clariden has been through transition, but we always want to move forward in serving our students and the commitment to this end couldn't be stronger. All of us are so fortunate to have this leading edge educational opportunity in our own backyard!

- submitted by a teacher

March 27, 2011
Daughter attended Clariden for 5th and 6th. We pulled out of Keller ISD so she would not be judged or receive bad grades while we were working out her ADHD treatment. She claims she learned nothing at Clariden which is the Montessori way...she went back to Keller ISD and has never earned less than an A. At Clariden she memorized the cardiovascular system and still remembers it almost 3 years later. Something there works! She has maintained her friendships from there as well. The kids and teachers are really nice and accepting. After we left, there was some upheavel in the administration that really upset a lot of parents. The founder of the school as well as her daughter who was the assistant headmaster were ousted. One thing that I will remember this school for is that all of the teachers smiled all the time, you could tell they loved their jobs!

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2011
My children used to attend this school, however having them tested they scored well below that of public school children. I had to have private tutors to catch them up. The people were friendly though the curriculum was of deep concern as my children were ahead when they started and became far behind when we left there. Now my children attend another school and have done well. The concerns here were too many children in a classroom with so many different ages and developmental stages, there was allot of behaviors and little resolve. When you pay allot of money on tuition every parent wants the best for their child. I unfortunately did not find it here. The lunches were fast food brought in, there is no cafe or lunch room, which concerned me as I like my children to eat healthy lunches not fast food all the time. There was no report cards and no homework to validate standards of testing as there is no testing done.

- submitted by a parent

September 04, 2009
My 10 and 12 year old are new to this school and look forward to going. Both like the small class setting which allows a lot of interaction with the teachers. The full kitchens allow them to make nutritional lunches. My daughters made salmon this week:)

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July 06, 2009
My son has attended Clariden for one year. The teacher was fantastic for him and helped him make the transition into 1st grade at his new school. The music, art and Spanish programs were great. They offer many after school activities. The Upper School is working through a transition but the Head of School is very competent and it should all work out well for the school.

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2009
My son has been at Clariden for 1 and 1/2 years and he is thriving! The best thing is that he loves going to school. As a parent, I cannot tell you how relieved I am that I don t have to worry about my son enjoying his day. Since he loves it, he is more open to learning all that the highly skilled teachers have to offer. Clariden treats my child as an individual rather than a 'standard.' The academics are strong and they teach you how to be a learner rather than a fact memorizer. I would highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2009
The Clariden School provides a great Montessori education in its Lower School (Pre-K - 6th grades), and is implementing a curriculum with pre A/P and A/P courses in the Upper School (7th-12th grades). We came to Clariden from another AMI Montessori school. We are very pleased with Clariden - it is committed to AMI and it has provided our children with a wonderful learning environment. We are so pleased our children have been fortunate enough to grow up in such a safe and nurturing environment while also receiving a very strong academic experience. The teachers at Clariden are wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
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June 04, 2009
The school is great for Casa, Primary and Lower Elementary. However, they are attempting to expand their middle school and high school programs and it's taking the focus away from their core competency and it's creating turmoil at the school. They've removed the founders from The Board and The Head of School has terrible communication skills at best. I would disregard the other reviews and take a wait and see attitude toward this school in the near future.

- submitted by a parent
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April 25, 2009
My younger brother and i went to this school back in 03-04 i was in 10th grade he was in 8th. this school is really a joke i came from a Montessori background (My Mom is a Montessori teacher) i cant really recommend this school unless your child has some learning difficulties but in my opinion it felt like a glorified day care i had left another well known private school to go here you really never had to turn anything in on time they really dont prepare you to be successful in college it seriously made me a much lazier student because you really never are accountible for school work in my opinion but the teachers and staff and really nice and intersting people people but being nice and fun isnt gonna help me in college when i need to know how to study for finnals or take notes

- submitted by a student

April 27, 2008
This school is not IB nor is it AP in high school. The high school is referred to as 'Innovative' so if you want a regular education ok but if you want an education with college credit that offers a strong AP or IB course Right now there isn't any AP or IB courses that I know of. Homework is every Monday an you have 7 days to complete work for 1st-3rd grade. You do not have testing as with Montessori they don't do testing. They do parent observations. My kids attended 3 years but that was all. Teachers are sweet an the campus is nice.

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June 16, 2007
Wonderful school. Great teachers, clean safe environment. Terrific Academics program where learning is fun and educational. It is a Montessori based learning and is wonderful.

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June 10, 2004
My children have attended The Clariden School for several years and have thrived. Clariden, through exceptional teachers, fosters an environment where children come first and where respect is taught for self, others and the community. Children are encouraged to work at their own pace and are not held back to stay within grade level curriculum guidelines. Unique learning opportunities are made available to all students at all grade levels. Child experience learning and are taught using numerous mediums. Clariden is an environment where the love of learning thrives and where all things are possible.

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The Clariden School offers next generation learning with award-winning project-based learning curriculum. By collaborating in small teams, conducting field studies and making multi-media presentations, Clariden students learn crucial communication and leadership skills that build confidence. All projects are carefully and deliberately mapped to meet TEKS standards. The learning environment stimulates students by igniting curiosity and encouraging innovation. Call today to schedule a tour!

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The Clariden School
100 Clariden Ranch Road, Southlake, TX  76092
(682) 237-0400
Last modified The Clariden School is a Private school that serves grades PK-11
The Clariden School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 67 reviews. Top