The teachers are great, but the management is lower than unsatisfactory. The owner is terrible. All he wants is money. The kids suffer because of it.
I like the school very much so far. We have been there since Kindergarten and are now in 2nd grade. Although I love the teachers and admin staff, the owner has flip flopped several times about wether or not he is goign to go beyond 3rd grade. It has been a very frustrating process since we were planning on going there through 6th grade and then to public school for him to change it twice since we have been here.
My family can strongly recommend Ms. Carolyn's Kindergarten class. The curriculum is great. Ms. Carolyn is a kind and loving teacher. This is a reasonalble alternative to 1/2 kindergarden in the public school. However, I think the elementary grades are still going through some growing pains - developing their curriculum, establishing teaching teams, additional classroom space and maintaining student class sizes. It appears to me that the administration is more focused on establishing The Oxford Tutorial program than on grades 1-3 (where the majority of the students are right now).
Although some of the teachers are great, the school administration takes on an attitude that the school is 'better than others' when in fact he will not consider accredidation due to having to meet state guidelines. The school continues to increase their tuition without providing the services they committed to in the fall (ie spanish lessons.) If you are looking for a pre-k or kindergartern class, then RDS may be a good choice as they are very nurturing with the younger children however, I would seriously reconsider if a strong academic program is important to you in the elementary school aged child.
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