We love Christopher Farms. My daughter absolutely looks forward to school each day. She's in the Spanish Immersion program and we are very pleased with her teachers and all that she has learned. The new principal is very involved and personable. We are planning on moving this summer, but we will only be looking at homes in the Christopher Farms Elementary zone.
My daughter loves this school! The teachers are caring and really get to know the students. The new gifted resource teacher is amazing and my daughter talks about her lessons all the time. This is a happy school where I always feel welcome. Her work is challenging but meaningful.
Christopher Farms is a wonderful school. I have two students there. The Staff is excellent in fostering success, building character and providing the children with a broad breath of knowledge in creative ways. The Spanish emersion program is fantastic and I am so glad it is available to my children. They have a dedicated and enthusiastic PTA as well.
This school was quite a dissapointment. The 1st grade teacher my child had lacked in communicating effectively, as well as experience. The Principal was basically MIA the whole year, and the faculty was somewhat cold and pompous. A real let down.
Overall, everything was good. My child just finished 5th grade in the spanish immersion program. I was not very pleased with the fifth grade spanish immersion teacher. She said my child was getting all the help she needed with the make up work she got when she was at ODC. And yet, my child kept coming home with bad grades. When I asked why she got them, she said her teacher wasnt going over them. However, the social studies teachers always got involved in his teachings. that is what kept my child wanting to go to school. also, the teacher's kids got away with everything and never got in trouble. that i hated.
I love this school! What a happy, clean, and family like school. I am so blessed to be able to have my children go to this school for several years. The teachers care, the PTA offers great programs for the kids during school. They also have a greenhouse! I agree that some of the things that are taught in Virginia Beach are not always age appropriate (as another poster commented on); but the teachers make it as fun and do an awesome job teaching the curriculum. I can't say enough about this school!!
What a GREAT school! My daughter has attended K-1st grade at this school and I only have positive things to say about it! The teachers have been great, to include all of the "specialty teachers" art, music, PE, library, and school nurse! I love the reading program too. As a former teacher myself, I am impressed with the teachers ability to consistently meet the needs of the various levels of readers in her classroom.The communication is fantastic and parent involvement is encouraged. We are a military family and will be moving this year. I only hope our next school will be up to the standards of CFES.
Christopher Farms has a caring faculty that reaches all students through differentiated instruction. Students work hard and want to learn.
Outstanding Spanish Immersion program, excellent faculty/staff/administrators in general, very active PTA, great neighborhood school!
I love CFES because the teachers are great IN and OUT of the classroom, the staff is always friendly, and whenever I 'pop' in I am confident that things are going as they should.
We have a rising third grader and first grader at CFES. We've had a very positive experience at the school, particularly with the Spanish Immersion. There is lots of parent volunteerism but we wish they would tone down the never ending fundraisers. However, it's a well maintained school with great teachers. My only slight criticism is the gifted cluster program doesn't seem to expand on the regular school curriculum and we never really got any individual feedback about our daughter's progress in this program. That said she seemed to really like the gifted teacher as well as her regular classroom teachers.
I have compared schools to great detail, and found that I love many qualities in Christopher Farms. Mostly, having the Spanish Emersion Program. This is such a HUGE benefit to have our young students learn a second language at such an early age; especially in a non-bilangual home. My child has one up on me at the age of seven! The curriculum is true to scale, being across all of Virginia Beach. Teachers and staff are inviting and positive toward parents and students, giving the students the encouragement they need...a very stimulating atmosphere. The school is extremely clean and pleasant. It has a wonderful lay out and feels like the sun is always shining! Lastly, this school has a great sense of community. The parental involvement has such a play in school activities. It is a great area for children to grow up. Nestled in an endearing community.
Christopher Farms is a wonderful school. Tons of parent involvement, and a great academics. One of the best in the beach
I am not very happy with one of the second grade teachers, she is very hard to communicate with. She does not return any messeages either by letters, phone or by email. It is ver frustrating trying to find out about your child when a teacher behaves like this. I also have a child in first grade who is in the spanish program and I love the teachers. If i knew how this teacher was I would have not put him in this class nor would I recomend this teacher to anyone. A teacher is supposed to look out for the childs best intrest and this second grade teacher does not.
This is my daughters 2nd year here, 2nd grade. She is in the Spanish Program (first year in the program). I absolutly loved her first grade teacher. The PTA sets up wonderful and fun activities throughout the year. She is looking forward to 3rd grade when she can participate in the school plays, etc. I wish the art program was better, but I think that is throughout all of VB. Overall, the academics are higher than some other VB schools, it's a beautiful school, safe and secure with a great staff.
I absolutely love this school. My daughter is in the 3rd grade and in her 3rd year of Spanish! Who else can say that? The students, staff and the parents of CFES are the best in the Virginia!
Coming from California, I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this school. They offer many special programs for all levels, especially for advanced. A+ to all the staff.
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