We have been very pleased with our Patrick Henry experience. Love the dress code and unique education model. There is so much potential for this little school, and parental involvement, while required, is top notch. Many parents choose to go above and beyond the minimum through active participation in PTA and helping out in the indoor and outdoor classrooms (yes, much time is spent learning in the local park). One of our most favorite activities in which to participate is the Friday morning meetings where students (and teachers) of all levels are recognized by their exceptional behavior and school/community stewardship. Talk about uplifting!
Being an inner city school, we were skeptical towards the education our son could receive. Wow. The school is amazing.... He is going back for his second year into the first grade and he could not be happier. He can not wait to attend school every day.
The curriculum as well as the student body is diverse. Children learn how to be children from all walks of life and receive an education in the basics. A parent can decide when or how to supplement as needed.
Yes, there are local, very expensive schools up the street that teach a child to follow their id without ever confronting their ego. However, if you want your child to attend an incredible school with a huge parental base that encourages and donates vast amounts of their toward the betterment of a community school. Then look no further. You are home at Patrick Henry.
This is my son's second year at Patrick Henry and we are beyond pleased with the education he is receiving there. The teachers are great and really care about the students, the curriculum is unique and I love that I am able to volunteer in the classroom and at the school so that I can be a part of his learning experience. Great school!