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K-5
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Glen Allen, VA
Students enrolled: 684

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12101 Bacova Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23059

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(804) 364-0055
(804) 364-0877
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January 18, 2014
Little to be desired for a child with ADHD or needs extra assistance. The teachers do not get enough assistance in the classroom. This school is extremely challenging as well! They've qualified for a less structured SOL guideline thus teachers are able to move from the normal curriculum. I believe my child is pushed too hard at this school. I think if my child started with this structure then maybe it wouldn't feel like too much. Forced to memorize math problems and complete 30 in 1 minute, study nouns and pronouns and read chapter books only in the 2nd grade. For a normal child, maybe this would just be a challenge, but for a child struggling with ADHD it's been a challenge and hard to keep up with not only the fast paced curriculum but for homework too! The teacher only sticks to scheduled Counceling dates set forth by the principle, but refuses to meet outside those designated time (once every 3 months). They also cater to the families that has a "stay at home parent". Even open house was scheduled durin the middle of the day of which you would have to take a day off to meet the teacher. It's been a very frustrating year and I look forward to moving my child next year.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
The teachers and office staff are top notch! Everyone cares about The students! The PTA and community work together to make the Education of the students the top priority at all times. It is my understanding That the new principal with his focus on 21st century skills will bring Colonial Trail Elementary to the next level of Excellence!

- submitted by a community member
May 17, 2013
Colonial Trial is a fantastic school. Principle has great leadership and the pinciple teacher dynamics are great and the school is run at very high standard not only academically but artistically and physically. Teachers are very dedicated and mostly live in the area and have deep vested interest in the well being of the children and the community. Children from Kindergarten on are pooled into small groups and given customized academic enrichments. Parents involvement is great, lots of parents volunteers year round. My older child is going to middle school this year and my younger one is a rising 2nd grader. We love CTES!

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2012
Colonial Trail is an excellent school! My third child has just started kindergarten here and is having a wonderful experience. He can't wait to get on the bus each morning. His teacher has provided him with such a smooth transition into elementary school. My middle child also had this same teacher, and she was amazing with him as well!I feel that the teachers at this school go beyond the call of duty in making sure all individual needs are met in the classroom. We have had only good experiences with the faculty and staff .My oldest child who is now in middle school could not have been any more prepared. Colonial Trail does an outstanding job in educating children.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2012
This is an outstanding school. We transferred to this school last year so that we could provide a better education for our children. It was the best decision. What a difference this school has made in our children's lives. They are more confident, are excelling in math and reading and get off the bus smiling, excited to go back to school. The principal is exceptional and always available. The school is great with communication to the parents and the safety of the children. My children's teacher is passionate about her job and the success of her students. We rate this school outstanding!!

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2010
Colonial Trail is an innovative school that is continuously creating new projects and contests to protect the environment and encourage recycling, healthy living, as well as supporting the local community. Additionally, the staff operates with a students first attitude and presents as a united team.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2010
It is a beautiful school that is run by dedicated staff and parent volunteers. The teachers are involved in more than just teaching--they truly care about our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2010
We are so pleased with our CTES experience! The facilities, teachers, principal, PTA, and parent involvement are all top notch.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2010
The teachers and staff are very caring and make the children and parents feel confident that Colonial Trail Elementary school is the best both academically and socially.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2010
My kids look forward to Monday. The leaders in the school apply the perfect amount of discipline and fun while being so interactive with the kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2010
Colonial Trail is an awesome school! We miss it dearly!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
Its a great school and everyone is friendly there. We moved here about a year ago and already, my child is doing so much better

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
Because my granddaughter goes there and has wonderful teachers and activities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
Specifically, one great teacher, Ms. Hench, who incorporates teamwork, fun, and energy in everything that she does. She really makes the students challenge themselves in order to discover their full potential.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 20, 2010
My granddaughter has almost finished kindergarten. She is reading at an exceptional level. Her mom and dad rate the school excellent.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
The faculty and staff genuinely care about the students in their charge.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 20, 2010
My family loves CTES because of the teachers, the teachers and the teachers. The staff and principal are great and are kids love going everyday. What more could you want!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
great teachers and staff, many learning things going on, parents volunteering,{ grandparents get good feedback }kids love the school

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 20, 2010
Committed teachers and dedicated, involved parents. Awesome, beautiful facility, community feel, great programs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
My son loves it. The staff and facilities are just awesome

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
The school Provides a fun,safe environment for our kids. The teachers find creative ways to present the information that the kids need to learn. All students agree that Colonial Trail is the place to be!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
They have the best Principal, teachers, and staff

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
Colonial Trail is a wonderful, caring community with awesome teachers, staff, students and PTA.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
Great teachers, awesome creative principal and wonderful teaching facility!

- submitted by a community member
May 19, 2010
The teachers and staff are caring, understanding, and courteous.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 19, 2010
The enthusiam of the teachers and staff!! They are an inspiration to students & parents alike.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
wonderful teachers, supportive admin staff creates a great environment for my children to develop.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
Great teachers, excellent kid-centered principal. Gorgeous building and campus. Harmony Park is a huge plus.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2010
My grandchildren both attended or attend Colonial Trail Elementary School. They think it is their best school and they have attended schools in Florida and Minnesota.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 19, 2010
My granddaughter attends a special needs program for fourth grade and the entire school is warm, welcoming, and makes her so much a part of the family:)

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
To see how great Colonial Trail is you can look at the professionalism of the people that work there or simply look at the walls and see displays of the innovative and educational activites the students are doing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
What's not to love...great teacher, admin, parent involvement makes for an outstanding environment for America's future leaders! Thanks to each of you for your genuine dedication.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 19, 2010
The attention to detail and the committment of the whole staff to promote an honest and fun learning experience for the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
Because my granddaughter attends Colonial Trail Elementary School; she speaks highly of her teachers, her principal, and other staff members and most importantly because she continues to excel and thrive in the environment this school has created.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
I love colonial trail! It is a school where my kids feel happy because there teacher are great and there friends are wonderful kids too! Go Cubs!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
The school gives each and every student individual attention to help them in weak areas and excel in their 'gifts'.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
It's instrumental in helping my kid overall development, education & confidence

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
The teachers and staff are excellent. I am a grandfather of three children who attend Colonial Trail. I have been fortunate enough to have been asked to read to my grandchildren's classes.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 19, 2010
Outstanding staff! My grandchildren are getting a wonderful education there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
The school works like a part of the family. Helping the community to build the good citizens

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Mr. Cantone, Principal, is a skillful leader with a gentle but guiding hand on the school. The teachers, staff and students give their best efforts for him as a result.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
Great school, solid administration and the top teachers in Henrico County. As good as it gets.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
My children are happy and thriving at Colonial Trail thanks to outstanding staff and administrators.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
My girls come home every day excited to tell me what they learn, the teachers are so enthusiastic and work tirelessly to come up with new and fun ways to learn. In fact, my children have so much fun at school that they don't even know that they are learning. Mr. Cantone, the Principal, cares so much about the students, and their parents. He really makes each and every one of us feel like family. It is such a wonderful place to be.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
interaction with parents by administration and faculty. Before and after school classes offered to facilitate learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
I love Colonial Trail Elementary because it has the best Principal (who actually listens and cares about what parents have to say!) and a wonderful team of teachers (including resource teachers). The school is kept clean and bright and encourages parents to get involved as much as possible. Most importantly, our kids love their school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
My granddaughters have shown exceptional enthusiasm about learning. I attribute much of this to the great environment they have at school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 18, 2010
Great teachers, terrific parent support, and an overall nurturing environment provided by the principal and staff!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
I have three kids there. We moved here this school year from another county. I have been blown away at the difference in how this school is operated. Best Principal, best Teachers,best Staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Great teachers, particularly resource and special education, and the best elementary music teacher in HCPS!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 18, 2010
my granddaughter's attend and they are learning so quickly about all important schooling. They seem so eager in the mornings to attend and are so happy with there teachers.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
This school has the best teachers in the HCPS system and better facilities than local universities. THe quality of the instruction rivals private institutions that charge $18,000 per yer or more. Not only are we getting a lot of value for the dollar by living where we do, our kids are getting the priceless education that is afforded them by this excelelnt school, principal, teachers and system.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Colonial Trail has the best, most energetic, and most personable staff of any school I know. It's amazing how they motivate the kids, and most importantly, the kids get an excellent education while having fun too.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
I continue to be impressed by the caliber of teachers that Colonial Trail attracts. My daughter has thrived at CTES and we look forward to our twins entering Kindergarten in the fall.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
My grandchildren love going to school and I contribute part of this to the GREAT school they attend, Colonial Trail! The teachers are committed to bringing out the best in each child and giving them what they need to excel. The entire staff goes above and beyond what is expected of them and along with the parental support it is an example of what all schools should be.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 18, 2010
my daughter goes to 4th grade.We relocated from NJ from a great private school.teachers and staff in this school are superb.you can easily reach principal if you have any concern and he is very helpful.Another great thing is for SOL review classroom teacher makes plans to give study material ahead of time which I think a great help.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
My Both kids love to go to CTES and they love their teachers and they have lots of fun while learing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
The school is open, welcoming, and loving to it's special Ed students. Exceedingly inclusive.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
excellent teachers, excellent administrators, excellent learning oportunities for the kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Great teachers and principal. Great involvement by PTA and parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
The administrative staff, teachers and support staff as well as all the parents truly work together to make this the best place for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
The principal is amazing! He supports his staff, works well with the parents, and obviously loves the children!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Part of a progress,well run public school system which provides a quality education

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Colonial Trail is a great school! The teachers and principal do a fabulous job with all the students. We are lucky to have such a great elementary school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
The teachers and staff are top notch! The facility is state of the art! The PTA plans lots of great programs. My child loves this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Good staff and modern in terms of architecture and teaching gadgets

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Each and every person that works at this school cares deeply for the students. We are proud to be CUBS!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
I have two grandchildren who attend Colonial Trail and I've been fortunate enough to spend time at their school. There are many wonderful programs available for each student, so all have an opportunity to learn and grow using subject matter and materials suited to their skills and their interests. The principal at Colonial Trail is an academic leader, a wonderful resource for his teachers and the students. He is creative, hard working, dedicated to the successes of each student and of Colonial Trail. It is a privilege to be in that school! I am not only a grandmother of Colonial Trail students, but I am a retired school administrator with more than thirty years in education, so my 'critical eye' likely has higher expectations than the non-educators who are voting. Colonial Trail and their principal has exceeded all expectations.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 18, 2010
Colonial Trail is very involved in the community, helping people who need help. It has projects that involve the community.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 18, 2010
CTES is the BEST elementary school. We are so happy to be a part of this amazing school community. The teachers are outstanding and we have the best faculty and parents around!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
I enjoy the beautiful architechural work that is done to it. The kids are adorable and the staff members are really kind.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
I love this school because it represents America. It is diverse in culture. The students show respect for each of those cultures while melting together as one unit. It epitimizes what America is suppose to be about!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
I've come for grandparents' day and love the way the teachers and students interact, and the programs that are offered.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Mr. Cantone is a great principal and the teachers are fabulous!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Great teachers and an exceptionally devoted staff make this school the best!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Our three years at CTES were truly amazing ~ we miss you all!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
They work well as a team...and always go the extra mile.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Our granddaughters love Colonial Trail and are sad they won't be going to school this summer. They are very excited about their school and love their teachers. We have been to many of the programs which have been top rate.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Wonderful teachers, good leadership, and amazing parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
I feel so fortunate to have my kids attend such a great school. The teachers, staff and facility are simply the best!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
The entire staff, from the principal and teachers to the custodians, are incredibly capable and really care about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
Our grandson attends this school and we have heard nothing but excellent remarks regarding its staff, teachers and activities. He has done great in this surrounding. Thanks to all involved.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 08, 2010
The teachers and staff are very caring of the students, parents, and each other! This is my granddaughter's first year in kindergarten and Colonial Trail has helped her ease into her first school situation!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 08, 2010
CTES is all about the kids and making sure that they are successful in the classroom. From the office, to the library, cafeteria, guidance,and classroom, the support is always there!!!! We love CTES!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 08, 2010
The school is top notch! The teachers are phenomenal.....and create a family like atmosphere that makes learning extra fun!

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2010
Colonial Trail is the best elementary school in Henrico County! The teachers, staff, and principal are all excellent and they have done an exceptional job of fostering a positive learning environment for students and a strong sense of community for students and parents alike. The PTA is very strong here and has a lot of parent support. There are many parent volunteers that are committed to spending time helping at school and putting together exceptional family programs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
Colonial Trail has an exceptional group of teachers--I wish my grandchildren could have them all. The positive experience begins when you enter the door . . . I love visiting the school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
It feels like a community, and the teachers and staff are committed to creating an amazing learning environment for our children. I feel as though my child is not only supported, but that she is empowered and encouraged to develop academically and creatively. Thank you CTES for all you do!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
This school has an amazing facility as well as amazing staff! Everybody really cares about the children! What a great way to get an education!

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2010
Colonial Trail is the BEST. It has an exceptional group of teachers, staff and principal. It has a very positive learning environment for students and a strong sense of community.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2010
Excellent teachers and staff that take pride in building a strong sense of community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
A fun, creative, happy place where my children love to go and learn every day!! They want to be there all the time!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
Our grand-daughters go there, they love the teachers and learn so much from them.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2010
My grandson goes there and he is very happy, loves his teachers, is well adjusted and learning so much. I've been there a few times and was very impressed by everyone - teachers, students, parents.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 03, 2010
My son is doing creative writing in kindergarten - everyone in the class had 4 books to read to parents last week. Need I say more? He loves it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
The principal, teachers and staff are all very dedicated to the students. The parents at this school are always volunteering to make their child's learning experience the best it can be. I am lucky to live in Colonial Trial's district.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
The reason that Colonial Trail is such a great school boils down to 3 elements: 1) Phil Cantone - Principal 2) VERY strong PTA/parent involvement 3) wonderful and enthusiastic teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 02, 2010
Whether it be as a parent or employee CTES is an incredible school that has given my boys exceptional education of the highest caliber.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 01, 2010
Principal, Phil Cantone has developed a model school! From it's state of the art structure and outstanding educators and staff, CTES provides an outstanding education and nurturing environment that addresses the 'whole Child' as well as all people who associate with the school. With much pride and enthusiasm, I applaud Mr. Cantone and Colonial Trail Elementary School!!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 01, 2010
My kids have an opportunity for a great education in fun environment. The staff, especially Mr. Cantone, truly care about each and every child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 01, 2010
Two of my grandchildren attend and they have amazing teachers and love going to school. Learning lots.

- submitted by a community member
April 30, 2010
This is a great school, led by a caring and compasionate principal Mr. Phil Cantone.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Our family thinks Colonial trail is the best. The teachers go out of the way to make this a wonderful learning place for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Colonial Trail is a great school and my kids love it and their teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Wonderful teachers and staff...who really care about the kids and giving them a learning environment that makes school fun!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
Because it is one big family with common goals . . . To make our childrens' experiences in elementary rich, colorful, and education that is everlasting!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
My grand child enjoying her first year of the school and developing her skills a lot too. Thanks to all in the school

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
Colonial Trail has a great teaching staff . The principal is also great . The parents are very involve in activities.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
The school and PTA are great at communicating with the families about upcoming events and any issues they need to address. They use many formats and I always feel like I know what is going on.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
Colonial Trail School develops the students to their highest level of potential. Genuine learning takes place daily, and the students are highly motivated to do their personal best work. This school is a community of caring and happy students!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
Colonial Trail Elementary School is a positive, cheerful place where students are given the opportunity to work to their potential. The principal and teachers are great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
The principal and teachers at Colonial Trail are very supportive of parental involvement. They make it easy for parents to participate in their child's education process and are willing to listen to parent's concerns. The school itself is a bright and open building, making it conducive to learning. I wouldn't want my child to be anywhere else. It's a great school with so much to offer.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Colonial Trail Elementary School truly exemplifies an exceptional place for children to learn and achieve their maximum potential. Principal: Mr. Cantone is an outstanding leader who has been very effective in recruiting an exceptional staff, teachers. He is very involved in the children's learning, provides a great motivational mileu for education, very open to suggestions, excellent rapport with parents, staff and of course the children. Teachers: very diligent and provide a superb education with reinforcement of fact, application-based learning, tailoring to needs and strengths of students. Facilities: Cheerful, bright, eco-friendly, Harmony Park: outdoor musical instruments, Programs at School: between PTA and School too many to mention here: educational field trips, Chess, Healthy Cubs Campaign, Eco Fest, Science Fair, International night, Chess club, Spanish, Destination Imagination, Robotics, PE Field day, Art Fair. Great synergy between parents, PTA, Principal, teachers, staff working as 'Partners in Education'.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
The staff is always willing to assist our children to have them learn to the best of their abilities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
An amazing school! Very welcoming to new memebers in the communty!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
The teachers are great. They are very engaged and I can tell you that my children have blossomed with their support.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Colonial Trail has a great teaching staff and the administration is also very involved in the learning and PTA activities!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
I like the constant visibility of the principal who takes an active part in all that the school does. He seems to be everywhere at once. And I particularly admire him for his love of animals and the environment which demonstrates a positive role model every day for the kids and his staff.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 26, 2010
The leadership and teachers are outstanding. The parents are very involved and the PTA is continually running programs that add value to the school experience.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
The teachers are so engaged and enthusiastic! The children can't help but capture the contagious school learning spirit.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
The principal and teachers are just wonderful! Everyone is so engaged and genuinely cares about how ever child develops.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Fantastic integration of technology and one-on-one interactions with the Teacher makes learning fun for our daughter

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Caring and professional staff and teachers, involved and enthusiastic parents and supportive community make learning fun and meaningful for students.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
The teachers and staff are the best!! My child is in a special needs program there and our experience has been the best in this school than either of the 3 we've been to! The teachers are amazing, with positive attitudes and awesome morale, which in turn has an amazing effect on the children and of course the way they learn! Our daughter is thriving at CTES!! GO CUBS!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Great school. Excellent teachers enthusiastic to teach kids and you feel like they are specially hand-picked by the pricipal who is great. He encourages activities that take place at school. Strong PTA and volunteers. My son is very happy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
The principal is great and he is always visible in the school. The teachers work well together to create a stimulating and creative learning environment and the students are eager to learn!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Because of Mr.Cantone, our principal, and the passionate and professional teachers and staff. Plus the building is gorgeous and parents are so involved and supportive.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
There is such a great learning atmosphere at CTES. Parents are very involved and the teachers and staff go the extra mile to give all the children a quality educational experience. We also have the very best Principal!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
Wonderful, dedicated and caring principal, teachers and staff...and my child LOVES this school!!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2010
I love the principal! The staff! The parents! And of course, the students! Colonial Trail leads the way in innovation, creativity, opportunity and the school fosters discovery and learning!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 25, 2010
We have great students, parental support, awesome community, excellent staff and a fantastic principal. CT is the place to be, Go Cubs!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
This school is all about attention to details. Mr. Cantone and all of the teachers go the extra mile to teach and care for the students in an amzing way. We are so fortunate to send our children to this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
It is the place that is shaping our future leaders - what is not to LOVE??

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
My nieces love their school and are excelling!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 25, 2010
Incredible teachers, principle and staff...they make learning fun!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
Wonderful staff and active PTA. My kids love being in school!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2010
Great principal that listens to his staff and parents. Evverybody there is so happy to be there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
This is my grandchildren's second year there and it has been a great expereience. Their teachers are very good.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 25, 2010
I love Colonial Trail Elementary School because of the teachers, staff and Principal. They are wonderful and help make the children feel great about themselves!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
I am grateful my granddaughter is having a wonderful year at Colonial Trail.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 25, 2010
It is a great school. There is such a positive environment and the teachers and staff are great. They really take an interest in each child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
CTES is a great school and offers many enrichment programs in addition to school. Mr. Cantone is always open to new programs like the Eco-Fest which was a great success. We had a great time when we went Friday night! My daughter always enjoys waking up in the morning and going to CTES! My daughter is proud to be a cub and so am I as a parent!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
My daughter is excited to learn everyday. The teachers are wonderful and the school is truly open to parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Wonderful school with amazingly talented and caring teachers, staff and principal, with great parent involvement as well!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
This is my first year with a child at CTES. The support of the faculty is impressive. There is a strong feeling of community and everyone working together to benefit the children. I'm glad I have two other children who will attend CTES.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
they have the best teachers and caring staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
For 6 hours a day our kids get to go to the best school with happy, gifted, and hard working staff. They treat each child like it was their child! Thanks teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
We feel so fortunate to have our children attend CTES. The caring faculty and staff strive to create an exciting and nurturing learning environment for students, and their efforts are rewarded with happy students who think school is a fun place to be. CTES is phenomenal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
I thougth my kids got the best education but after becoming acquainted with Colonial Trail, I find I was mistaken. Great School in basic subjects and the arts.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 24, 2010
It is a top quality facility in both staff as well as students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Education equals imagination and interest. Once the light bulb is turned on - it's hard to turn off. At Colonial Trail, the lights are being turned on!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Children are the most important part of the school...their education, their awareness, their interests in the world around them and their care for others. An amazing school!

- submitted by a community member
April 24, 2010
Colonial Trail is a place where all students are valued and respected and learn in exciting ways each day! The staff is extremely welcoming and supportive to all parents. They encourage us to be apart of our children's school experience in every way possible.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Colonial Trail has 100% parental involvement; also the principal is super dedicated to excellence, and that trickles down all the staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
What a wonderful environment in which to learn!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Colonial Trail Elementary has exceeded all my expectations for the K-5 educational experience. The teachers ancourage and motivate, consistently going the extra mile to ensure that no child is left behind in the learning process. School staff is open to new learning initiatives. For instance, the principal spear-headed the design and installation of Harmony Park at Colonial Trail Elementary--Virginia's first Outdoor Musical Classroom, which allows students to learn core curriculum in non-traditional ways.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Colonial Trail is a very safe, warm and community driven school. The teachers are great and the principal is very hands on.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
The entire staff at Colonial Trail is the best!! They strive to make every day a good day for their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
My daughter is learning so much. She loves her teacher. The principal is great. PTA puts up so many activities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
It's a fun place to learn. The teachers are creative and the students are eager to learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
The school has been a great place for both of my children. The faculty and staff are nurturing, supportive and deeply dedicated to the children, The school's principal, Mr. Cantone, constantly has the children and their learning and well being as his utmost priority. The kids just love him!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
I love this school. I really feel like the parents are integral parts of the learning process and the school appreciates and encourages our parent participation. That being said, the faculty barely need us as they seemed to be really squared away. I honestly don't know how Phil Cantone, our principal, was able to get such a collection of the best, brightest and motivated teachers around-- maybe because he is a great leader, too.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
I can't say enough on how great the school is. Great staff, great environment, A place where kids enjoy going everyday.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
Great teachers and a great principal!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
The principal, teachers and staff are all great. Everyone is supportive and friendly and the parents are very involved as well. Wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
Best teachers around - wonderful programs for the kids - fabulous secretaries - a super principal -and pretty good kids too!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
Excellent principal, teachers and staff. Great amenities

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
Excellent principal, teachers and staff. Always care about our child

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
I love CTES because the teachers, principal and PTA all work hard every day to provide amazing educational and enrichment experiences for our kids in a wonderful, caring environment!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
My daughter has loved the school - her teacher is awesome!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
Amazing Principal, faculty, staff, students and community involvement! Proud to be a Colonial Trail Cub!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
Colonial Trail Elementary is such a wonderful school. Mr. Cantone and his staff make is such a great place to be. The teachers are excellent and provide such a positive learning environment. My children are happy to go to school everyday where they are greeted by such warm and friendly people. I could not ask for a better school for my children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
The teachers, principal, specialists, everyone is great.. so committed to our kids... they make learning fun! I am thrilled to be a part of this great school community

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
Colonial Trail Elementary School has a principal, who is devoted to the students, along with dedicated teachers and smiling students. It is a special school with many unique features and programs.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
CTES is full of wonderful teachers, staff, parents, and most importantly, children. We are a community who help each other out and celebrate successes.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 23, 2010
We have programs like: First Lego League, National Geographic Bee, Spelling Bee, Destination Imagination, Growing Connections, Knowledge Master Open, Artifact Box Exchange, Math Olympiad, Cubs in Action, Safety Patrol, Student Council, a morning televised news show hosted by students, Mini-Society, Mini-Economy, and an amazing PTA that puts together wonderful activities for the both the students and families here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Great teachers, great kids, and a wonderful place to learn and grow!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Warm, caring learning environment

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Colonial Trail Elementary provides a wonderful learning environment for the kids. They have skilled teachers and staff that really support the students both educationally and socially. Also, it is an evironmentally friendly school. They plant earth boxes and encourage the kids to recycle. I can't say enough about the school. Sad to say my child only has 1 more year there before he moves on to middle school. Kudos to Mr. Cantone, the principal....the kids love him.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
It is such a great community-teachers, parents, students, administrators-all the best!

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
June 24, 2009
I have one child who attends this school. Every teacher has been a superior educator for her. They challenge the students to strive for their absolute best. This school also has superb special education and remedial staff.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2009
Great school. Moved my child here mid-year. The teachers, students, and principal went out of their way to help her get settled, and to fill in academic gaps due to curriculum differences. Very strong academic program, teachers who really know their students , and involved parents--what more could you want? And Mr. Cantone is a very involved principle and a great leader. Our kids have attended public , public magnet, and private schools and this is the best by far.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2009
Love it! It's a beautiful new school filled with high caliber teachers! My children are thriving there.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2008
I am a teacher at this school. It is a wonderful place to work. The parents are incredibly supportive and involved, the teachers are energetic and creative, and the students are amazing!

- submitted by a teacher
September 23, 2008
Great school. My daughter joined the school during its first year in operation. She was in the first grade and the teaching methods were very effective.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2008
Our family moved here mid-year and have been very pleased with the school. The principal is very visible and accessible and the office staff is very helpful. The teachers have been great. Lots of parent involvement and it was impressive how together it was for a first year school. A fun learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 21, 2008
This is the first year (2007-2008) the school has been opened and I have a little girl going into 1st grade. My wife and I were very impressed with the Principal and the teachers. Good communications and openess.

- submitted by a parent
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Colonial Trail Elementary School
12101 Bacova Drive, Glen Allen, VA  23059
(804) 364-0055
Last modified Colonial Trail Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Colonial Trail Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 188 reviews. Top