I am a parent of a child at Sterling ES and a member of the staff. As a parent, I could not ask for a more challenging, enriching and loving environment. I have two kids, one that is currently enrolled in Sterling ES and one in sixth grade. My sixth grader was well prepared for middle school and was accepted into all honors classes. Because of the strong academic foundation he learned at Sterling ES, and from his home environment, he is a thriving straight A middle school student. I do not expect any less of my daughter as she is receiving the same support. Not only is there a strong emphasis on academics by the faculty and administration, but there is strong PTA presence that builds a sense of community between the teachers, parents and administration. In response to the May 2nd post: I disagree, completely. The kindergarten team is dedicated - staying late into the evening to prepare for class the next day; accommodating demands of parent requests - caring, positive, and nurturing. The faculty and staff at Sterling are, by far, some of the hardest working and dedicated teachers in Loudoun County; to say otherwise is unjust.
Sterling ES works hard to ensure a quality education for all its students. It's administration works hard to involve parents and listen to their concerns as well as the teachers' concerns. I work at Sterling and I want to respond to the May 2 post. I'm confused by the comment "parents who are brave enough to volunteer..." This school is very safe, with wonderful students and parent volunteers who are vested in their child's educational life. The kindergarten teachers are warm, compassionate, and caring. It seems like this "teacher" has a personal vendetta against a school that wasn't the right fit for his/her and their child. This school is definitely probably better off without them.
Sterling Elementary School is a warm, safe place where children learn and grow! I also feel that the comments made on May 2nd were made by someone who is trying to get back at a school or teacher for no real reason but they are mad about a certain experience or a few events that have occurred. The school is a wonderful place with teachers that care very much about each and every student. The kindergarten team and the rest of the school does exactly what they need to do to ensure that the students learn what is needed and feel safe while doing it. The administration may be in a huge transition but they will do what it takes to ensure the school community continues on a positive path. I think it is a terrible thing that someone would get on here and say things that are so untrue about such a great group of professionals.
Great teachers, great administration. It is clear that their goal above all else, is for every child to succeed in a safe and productive learning environment. A gem in sterling park!
Awesome. I've had four children roll through Sterling Elementary. The level of instruction is excellent, the leadership infallible, and the emphasis on improving whatever might need to be improved is incredible. I'm constantly impressed with the curriculum, whether it be music, art, or general studies. Parent involvement could be improved due to the diversity, otherwise~ Great school!
My daughter has attended here for three years and has received excellent instruction. The school is very receptive to parent input and has made me feel welcome as a parent volunteer in the classroom. The administration is also very professional and accessible, outside no matter what the weather to see that children are safe as they come and go from school. Recently renovated, the school is competitive with any newer facility.
We are very happy with Sterling Elementary School. The staff is very good at keeping the lines of communication open with parents. The PTA provides may opportunites for involvement for parents, teachers, and staff. The principal, Mrs. Freeman, is very professional and is very easy to get in touch with. She is outside in front of the school every morning and afternoon to greet children and their parents, and makes a great effort to get to know everyone's name. She makes her presence known, both in the hallways and in the classrooms. We are very pleased with our experience at Sterling Elementary School.
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