Teachers and other staff are very friendly. Every time I email or send a note to a teacher they get back to me in the same day. They seem very interested is parent teacher communication and make a real effort to keep dialogue open. My son is very happy at this school and is progressing both cognitively and socially.
From the two classroom environments I have witnessed teachers are confident, know their students and the material are keep a very orderly but fun classroom environment that is predictable with set routines.
My son only has about 30 to 40 minutes of homework a night and that includes 20 minutes of reading every night. He is always willing to sit and do his work and I think it is because he is not overwhelmed. Most nights we only spend about 10 minutes on spelling, vocabulary and writing and the other 20 minutes are spent reading.
This is a fabulous school w/ some really great teachers. Miss Palmer and Mrs Aoyagi are some of the most involved and enthusiatic teachers I have ever met. This school has a great PTA. Lots of parents who really care about their children and their education and put in hundreds of volunteer hours to raise money, provide school spirit and support, provide education (art, music and reading classes) and help this school run smoothly.