I usually do not take the time to review schools but I felt compelled to write a review regarding The Boyd School in Aldie. I was absolutely shocked when I found out that my my son's lead teacher was quitting a month before school is over. And when I received an email from the owner of Thy Boyd School explaining the reason for the teacher quitting was due to a contractual conflict - I was outraged. What school administration would allow a teacher to quit so abruptly? My wife and I have total and upmost respect for my son's teacher. She is one of the most dedicated teacher that we've come to know. She would send us weekly updates on our son's progress along with pictures of what he did in her call for the week. That goes well above and beyond her job description and we appreciate that greatly. How can any administration allow such a great teacher to quit like this? It's an administration that does not care about it's teachers - plain and simple. People don't quit if they are treated fairly and with respect. It is needless to say that we have decided not to re-enroll our son to The Boyd School.
Our child currently attends the Aldie campus. We decided to enroll our kid based on the the reviews posted. We don't have any complaints about the teachers cause they are good with the kids. It's the management. They are the WORST I have ever seen in any private school system. No wonder teacher turnover is so high. It's all business for them. To top it off, the director is the daughter of the owner of the school, which makes it very difficult to bring up concerns. Therefore, we have decided to pull our kid out from all these drama and focus on going to a school where our kid could get an education.
We enrolled our son at the Boyd School - Aldie Campus last September. Not having ever been in day care, this was the first time he was exposed to this type of setting or environment. We are very happy with the progress he has shown thus far. He amazes us with what he has learned in this few short months of school. His teachers are very sweet, kind and patient - you can see that they really care about each child in their classroom. We really enjoy that it seems to be more of a little community, than simply a classroom.
We love this school. Our toddler, who was originally diagnosed with a speech delay, has more than excelled in the Montessori environment. Not only has his speech far exceeded his therapists expectations, he's learning concepts I would not have been able to teach at home. He was able to go from almost no socialization with children his age to having best friends and loving the school so much, he run to the classroom door each morning. When my husband picks him up in the afternoon he says to him 'no thank you daddy' and wants to stay. He looks foward to it and gets excited to return each day. My infant is also in the program. We really enjoy working with the infant program staff. I understand they might cut the program due to lack of interested parents enrolling their children, but if you call and express interest they will start the program back up this fall! Both our children love this school and we love the Montessori program. We plan to continue to keep our children at Boyd as long as we're living in the area.
The school is located in Aldie VA off of highway 50, which is convenient for families in that area.
We enrolled our daughter in The Boyd School in Aldie, Virginia just before she turned three and have been very pleased with her development. The school and its teachers far exceed the "typical daycare experience" as the students are exposed to a variety of age groups and are able to learn at their own pace. For a three year old, this is not just a place for her to go and play while mommy and daddy are at work, this is a place where she learns and thrives. We've had the pleasure of working with several teachers and it is clear that they all care deeply for the children in their and other class rooms. They rotate responsibilities so they have an opportunity to know each child, not just those in their class. The Aldie campus leadership makes enrollment and dealing with any concerns very easy. I have always been comfortable speaking to them about our daughter or anything related to the school and/or her education there. I think the best thing is that our daughter is excited to go to school every day. We also love the year-round program as it provides consistency for our daughter and we never have to hunt for summer camps or other interim programs.
My 5 year old daughter has been at the Boyd school for 2 years. the teachers are wonderful and always stop me in the hall to see if I had questions and update me on my daughter's progress. my daughter has learned so much at the Boyd school. I also like the small classroom sizes which gives the teachers more time to work on the children individually.It is a like a small family at the Boyd school
Our two children (5 yrs old and 2 yrs old) are enrolled at Boyd School and they absolute love going to school everyday! Soon after enrolling our children, we saw an immediate change in behavior and a new sense of independence. I cannot tell you how many times other parents tell us how advanced in behavior and social skills our children are. Thanks to the wonderful work by the great teachers at Boyd!
We enrolled our girls when they were 18 months old. We were concerned about the transition from a home environment to a school establishment. The teacher and administration kept us abreast of their progress daily which put our mind at ease that we made the right decision. We are thrilled with the program and faculty. We cannot believe how much our children have developed in 6 months.
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