I think the school is exceptional at allowing the children to learn at their level. There are often multiple levels or groups within a grade which has enabled our kids at the school to advance at their pace. The teachers are warm and caring and the small class sizes cater to the individual learning environment that is fostered in the school. Thanks to all the teachers who support this atmosphere and bring a small community feeling to the school.
My child has been in this school since Kindergarten and I have been generally happy. This has been the second year that I have had a complaint about teacher quality, during both years one teacher in particular-one of the two teachers left, one, (I think), remains-and she is startlingly unprofessional and should not be teaching or at the very least should receive training. The main complaint I have about this school is communication with parents, other than that I really like Edlin and my child is very happy there. The curriculum is good, much better than what I witnessed at the public schools and the children are challenged by some teachers. My child feels loved at this school and the kids really watch out for each other. The only other complaint that I have is that the administration really needs to consider the quality of some of the teachers they have recently hired and the quality of the programs they are selling to parents, in particular, after school activities and summer camp-the cost is outrageous and the camp is substandard.
Great school! Both of my children attended, and the teachers and staff are very caring, and go the extra mile. Really care and bring out the best in the students.
I agree with the May 23rd, 2013 post. The teacher quality is widely varied, from poor to good. The class size is advertised as small, but the director keeps adding students regardless of whether they can keep up with the work. One of my children was asked to keep an eye on a classmate to make sure that he does his in-class work. Apparently, there were other kids in the class that could not keep up with the work. There are rich spoiled kids and kids with lots of issues who disrupt the class. One of my kids was threatened with a fist by a classmate. The academic program is good, but not great. Edlin follows a more advanced curriculum, but it is not tailored to the individual child's strengths. My child was tested in the beginning of the school year and placed accordingly. However, when the year went on and my child advanced more than the rest in the group, the teacher refused to move the child up to the next level, telling me that the director had said to finish the material in that level. As a result, my child came home complaining for the remaining half of the year that the subject was easy.
We've got two kids in Edlin and have been thrilled by the education delivered. Class sizes range from 11:1 to 15:1 and the personal attention can't be beat.
We had absolutely WORST experience with this school. First of all, they do not have any accreditation. That itself should be a red flag. We believed what they said - unnecessary paperwork and added cost etc. But found out the reality the hard way. The teacher quality is poor to mediocre. (Ms.Young is obviously an exception. ) The class size is small and they will keep adding students till the end of the year. Basically, they'll admit anyone who has the ability to pay the tuition. We have seen rich spoiled kids and kids with lots of issues in different classes. Their academic program is average. Nothing great. There are many good private schools in DC metro area. Even public schools in No. VA are better than Edlin. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
Best private school in the area. High expectations and great results without any stress. Music, Latin, Spanish, French - all starting in pre-K. Great sports program as well.
We have been at this school for a couple of years now and both the kids and I adore this school. We are eternally grateful that we found this school when we did, it has been my children's saving grace. Yes I too have had struggles w/a teacher/former staff member (or two) but to say that this is the only school where this happens would be disingenuous. Tn the grand scheme of things the good aspects of the school overwhelmingly outweigh the bad...and believe me when you have been through hell and back as we have with the public school system it's easy to distinguish between a great school and a horrendous one. The class size (between 13-15 students per teacher ratio), the nurturing environment and outstanding academic curriculum makes this school a force to be reckoned with!! Wait until you see the end of the year performances-usually based on a literary classic (Last year each class performed a portion of Homers' Odyssey- depending on their grade) and the musicals! Don't my word for it, allow your child to spend a day in the classroom and hear what he/she has to say for yourself. You'll be amazed.
A great school with good teachers and excellent academic program. My 6-year old daughter is in the 1st grade and this is her first year at Edlin. She loves going to the school, and she likes her teachers very much. She enjoys all the classes, especially math, science, reading, PE, and computer. The only thing I wish the school would provide more is after school programs such as Yoga, drawing, sports etc. for lower grade students.
I completely agree with the comment about Ms.Buffo and I am sure there are several Edlin parents who share the same view about her. How ever much Edlin excels in many aspects, it certainly is in need of boosting the quality of some of its teachers. My fav - Ms.Young, 1st grade. Edlin needs more teachers like her.
My children have loved everything about Edlin for the past 3 years. So have I - my only gripe was a few years ago, with one K5 teacher, Ms.Buffo, with whom I was not impressed at all.
We're new to Edlin this year and couldn't be happier! The academics are very strong and my son has benefitted socially from being in a small, nurturing environment (max class size is 15). They do PE everyday! My child went from not wanting to go tot school to being the first one out the door in the mornings!
Love, love, love this school. Even better, the kids love this school. Very warm and nuturing. My child's first grade teacher was one of the best teachers I have ever encountered. I grew up in with educator parents and have very high expectations. They are met at this school.
We're thrilled with this little school. Warm teachers and administration, absolutely outstanding curriculum for the gifted student. Unlike the public school GT centers, this school is willing to level up your child if he or she would benefit from more challenge.
Accelerated, challenging curriculum in a supportive school environment Great small class size! PE daily Latin, French, Spanish starting at kindergarten! Music and drama also!
Love the school! Great cirriculum. My 3 year is learning LATIN. They have music, PE and recess in addition to Spanish or French taught almost daily.
Edlin leverages fantastic teaching methods to bring a child along at their pace. My son is already sounding out words and reading and he just turned 4. His social skills and interactions have developed exponentially since he has been at Edlin. The staff and teachers are so friendly and supportive. Everyone says hi and is extremely helpful in every way. Overall the school is absolutely fantastic and we would not go anywhere else.
When choosing a school for our daughter, my husband and I looked at over a dozen schools in the area. What we liked about Edlin was the happy sounds that we heard each time we visited. Our daughter has been there 5 years, and she is doing advanced academic work, scoring extremely well on national standardized tests, and smiling most of the time. We love that she is not only learning but also enjoying her day-to-day life.
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