The school is geared to giving a strong foundation in reading and writing skills, but also an enriched curriculum of math, hands-on science, and social studies. There is a lot of repetition and memorization in their learning process, but the Reid School faculty has been willing to give whatever it take to help the child succeed including one on one help and explanation both during and after school.
Rigid indeed! Bland sit-recite-write approach may help some, but lack individuality and conflict with nearly all research & age-developmental findings. Teachers aren't asked to do things, they are told. Strict schedules forbid expansion on topics kids are excited about. Parental and teacher input is disregarded. Red flags: -parents are discouraged from classroom visits -'fun' activities? handwriting contest, hours of Shakespeare rehearsals; minimal play/P.E. equip. -students told what & how to do things leaves little room for ingenuity Great teacher-parent repoire.
A very rigid school. Dr. Reid's notion of education is that all kids learn the same way. It's a one-size-fits all concept of education that goes against the grain of most all research. Dr. Reid is not friendly or accessible to parents in general.
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