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Woodbridge, VA
Students enrolled: 137
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13506 Minnieville Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192

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(703) 670-8695
(703) 670-6495
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April 29, 2015
I am very satisfied with the Cloverdale school. My husband and I were looking for a pre-school that was not a daycare. When we took the tour we immediately noticed we were at the right place. The teachers are seasoned, experienced and patient. My daughter only spoke German at the time but once she started school her English dramatically improved. The other plus is that they offer once a week German lessons which includes culture, holidays and basic language. Her teacher consistently communicates with me about my daughters progress. They have a lot of activities and events where parents are always welcome to attend.

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March 13, 2015
Great school I feel like teachers and administrators really care about my child's education. There's more than just classwork they have projects and events to join in and look forward to. Wonderful small school atmosphere.

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May 22, 2014
Fantastic introduction to school. My daughter had been attending for the last 2 yrs. They teach children great tools for kindergarten- raise your hand, sit in a chair, don't figit with the kid sitting next to them, color w/in lines, reinforce numbers letters days months holidays (not just Christmas & Easter - M. Luther, President's Day Columbus Day etc.) help children with holding crayons/pencils correctly etc. My daughter loves the worksheets and scholastic workbooks - she is so proud when she brings the school work home. We love that she loves doing worksheets! It is the start of building self confidence when it comes to what she knows. I cannot say enough about the teachers, they are wonderful. My daughter has learned some fantastic skills that are very important for kindergarten; and she is learning important social skills as well. The teachers are very attune with what the children are capable of or not; and wow they are great dealing with such different personalities! The program is almost 3 hours long and pack full of great classes including music. We were looking for a school that offered more than just playtime, & this was the school for us.

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January 03, 2014
I had heard good things about this preschool so I enrolled my child. While the staff is very nice, this is not a preschool that I would recommend for the following reasons: Ratio is 1:8 however since the bathrooms are not in the room and one teacher is always out with a child to potty, the ratio is really 1:15. Therefore the teachers in the 3 year old class are always stressed out. (rightfully so). They spend time daily doing work sheets at 3 years old which is not age appropriate. Play time is minimal because the rooms are VERY small and outside time often gets cut out. They do way too many parties in these small rooms that are simply overwhelming and just too many. They take all 16 kids to the bathroom once which takes 25 minutes of their 2.5 hours there. Kids are just sitting in the halls for 25 minutes waiting to go to the bathroom. Lastly, they cater to quiet, mild mannered toddlers and do not know what to do with a toddler who has energy and frankly, normal toddler behavior. The people are nice but we have found this school to be in the dark ages and not age appropriate. Luckily, there are so many other great preschools in this area to choose from.

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June 13, 2013
I have greatly enjoyed the pre-k program and the kindergarten program. I will continue to send my child through second grade! Excellent teaching, Excellent staff!!!!

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December 25, 2012
Very disappointed with the curriculum for Kindergarten at this school. Dittos, dittos, and more dittos. My son never touched a computer, didn't do any arts and crafts, didn't learn to hold a pencil correctly, and didn't fit into "the mold." He had to play catchup throughout his first grade year due to the poor instruction at Cloverdale.

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September 03, 2011
Good school for the most part, however sometime your kids will come home with bump and bruise, scratches, etc... and the teacher will have no clue how it happens! Aren't they supposed to watch the kids... the director is not always responsive regarding issue happening on the school premises.

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August 01, 2011
I love this school!!! My little guy had a great time in the preschool program. What I loved the most was the open lines of communication between the staff and parents. I am looking forward to another great year in Pre-K!!

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May 26, 2011
I love this school!! When my son came home only attedning school after a montha dn he could write his name I was sold!! Before that he signed his name as a circle. Everyone in the school is professional and very helpful. Definitly a great school!!

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June 09, 2010
I taught school myself before having children so cirriculum was very important to me. When searching for a "preschool" for our son, whose birthday is past the cut off for kindergarden, we really focused on what he would learn. We definitely wanted preschool and not a "preschool program". The Cloverdale website was very imformative for us especially since the cirriculum is laid out month by month as to wha is being taught in the classroom. If we weren't already sold on the school, once we toured the school the warm, and informative staff clinched the deal for us. Our son walked right into the classroom and even went to music and participated. Cloverdale meet our expectations and then some.

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July 08, 2008
Cloverdale is an outstanding fit for our family. Our children began attending the school as three-year-olds; they'll be in second grade and kindergarten this fall. Our second grader thrives in the structured, academically focused, loving environment. She's a spirited child, but Cloverdale has truly supplemented our efforts at home to teach respect, self-control and a love of learning. She has blossomed over her years at Cloverdale and performs well above grade level in reading and math, which we attribute to the small class size, personal attention and effective teaching methods. The half-day kindergarten program is very focused, and the small reading groups offer a great deal of individual attention. My rising kindergartner is already reading in large part because of the preschool program's focus on phonics. There is very little staff turnover; many of the teachers have 10-25 years of both private/public school experience. The Cloverdale community is our extended family.

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March 06, 2008
We chose to enroll our son in the half-day kindergarten program because we felt a full day program was too long. We couldn't be happier with our decision. He's truly excelled thanks in most part to the small class size and the excellent teaching staff. I'd recommend the kindergarten program to anyone.

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January 05, 2008
I have had two kids attend this preschool. It is fine for a mom's day out program, but is not a developmentally appropriate school for preschoolers. Teachers we have had are generally very kind and loving, and the families there are very nice, but there is too much time spent sitting down doing worksheets and too little art/center time. The music program and German classes offered are good, but art, PE, creativity and gross motor development areas are very limited. We will try to send my preschooler to another school next year that is closer to NAEYC guidelines for educating preschoolers.

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October 11, 2005
My daughter was having some major behavior problems dealing with others,and listening. At the time I put her in cloverdale she was only 4 about to turn 5. Cloverdale was the best choice we ever made. The teachers are so wonderful and so are the other moms, Cloverdale also has alot of really cool field trips and my daughter is now in a public school for kinderguarten, and she is so far ahead of these other children. And her and I both wish we had stayed at Cloverdale, not to mention it has one of the lowest prices for private school and it is by far the best in Prince William County..Thanks mom from PWC/VA.

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Cloverdale School
13506 Minnieville Road, Woodbridge, VA  22192
(703) 670-8695
Last modified Cloverdale School is a Private school that serves grades PK-2
Cloverdale School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top