My daughter has been enrolled in this school since pre-k. She is now in the 4th grade. Two of those years she started with a new teacher and after only 2 weeks or so the teacher left and she got a new teacher. I now find out that her 4th grade teacher is leaving (2 months before school lets out). This is becoming really annoying. Naylor Road has had some really good teachers but after only 1 year end up leaving. I'm now beginning to believe it's not the teachers but the principle that is the problem.
We are overall pleased with the school. Our son has been in The Naylor Road School for two years now. His teacher is very pleasant and welcomes us daily, even the times when we pop in to check on his progress we are always welcomed with a smile. The office staff has been nothing but friendly to me. Though, we are a little disappointed about the limited sports, such as football. I know last year they did have soccer but my son wants to play football badly and it would be very convenient if they atleast, had it as a part of an after-school program. We would very highly recommend the school to others because of the classroom sizes, work-load and the one-on-one attention. Yes, the grading scale is more expecting of students than public schools, but I think that's a plus because it challenges them more. Mr. & Mrs. Hairston
My daughter has been attending Naylor Road since PK-3 and I think it is an excellent school. I have always maintained an excellent relationship with her teachers and that helps a lot with her development. The school has limited extracurricular activities but my daughter is involved with many outside activities so in that area she is fine. I would definitely recommend the school.
My son attends Naylor Road and I am very pleased with the curriculum. The grading system is more difficult than in the public school system. Parents are required to sign their children in/out. discipline does not seem to be an issue other than typical kids stuff. They do have specials like art,music,spanish and p.e. No sports though as the set up of the school does not permit that. Overall I am very pleased with the education my child is receiving.
My Child attends Naylor Road School and has for years. I find the curriculum very intense, in a good way. My son is well above where the public schools children are. No, the school does not have extra curricular acticities, it is an academic school. The students have art, music, spanish, P.E., recess, aftercare, beforecare ect... The staff and administration have always been very helpful and willing to listen to suggestions. The school is small and so are the class sizes. Yes, the school may not have facilities that some other schools have, but they do alot of great things academically. Things like Model UN,there is a student Council,Science Fair and this year a Social Studies Fair.
My son just started attending NRS this year, and I am not sure if he will continue at this school next year. He attends pre-k,at the annex. Although he is already on his second teacher, because the first teached was let go a week after school started, he seems to be adjusting well. I just have a problem with the office staff and their lever of unprofessionalism. They are rude and snappy when you ask questions and are just in my opinion not people that should be working with or around children.
Naylor Road has been a great school for many years. With the advent of school vouchers in D.C., students that parents were hoping to avoid are now changing the chemistry of the school. The school takes children at any grade, which is a disservice to the other children, new children to the system add more dicipline problems,especially coming from D.C. public schools!
My daughter attend NR for her 1st grade year. I was not sure about the school at first when I saw the three houses. The teacher my child had was great. Althought there was one teacher that left in middle of the school year. I love the curiculum, but I did not like the b4 and after care. My child was release to an unauthorized person and he was not asked for his ID. I asked could there be a sign in sign out policy for extended care and parents were complaining they did not have time to get out and sign their child in/out. Safety is a big concern for me and when I went to the principle she did not address my concerns. No PTA when I was there. I have been to quite a few private schools in the area, and I give it a fair overall.
My daughter has attended NRS since Pre-K3. She is now going to 3rd grade and I am very pleased with the school. No, they do not have extracurricular activities, but that's what the weekends are for. Overall, I have been very pleased with the school. To the parent who made the comment about the fundraiser -- they didn't charge you $100 they charged $50.00, so please get your facts straight.
My son came to Naylor Rd in Kindergarten and remained there until the end of this year. I have to admit that not all of my experiences were pleasant but my son had a wonderful and rewarding experience at Naylor Road. He prospered from day one. Starting with the first year, the teachers helped us guide and nurture him. The parents who were involved with the PTA set goals and accomplished them. My sons teachers and I had a good relationship. There is plenty of classwork and homework. The student teacher ratio is good and I was able to speak with the teacher whenever I needed to do so. If you have a child and you are looking for a good school, Naylor Road could be the school for you. And remember the teachers can't do it all we as parents must do our part. June 2005
I was pleased with Naylor Rd. This is my childs first year and he is in Kindergarten. He has a fair amount of homework and is excelling really well. He has 6-8 spelling words a week and can read very well. They don't have a high level of extracurricular activities I agree. However, student to teacher ratio is great, he gets the the individual attention he needs and the price is right. I have compared Naylor Road schools curriculum with popular christian curriculums and the programs in my opinion are comparable.
First, a complaint about the consistency: I was told my daughter couldn't wear some black shoes with contrasting threading because people might think they were brown shoes. But, there are children coming to school in the wrong uniform every single day, plus I've seen other children with shoes like my daughters. Secondly, there is too much homework given. I tell my daughter 'do what you can' or sometimes 'you don't have to do it'. Thirdly, if you don't participate in fundraisers, they charge you $100 yearly. Finally, the classrooms are extremely small and filled to capacity with students/desks. Staff within the office are extremely nice. There aren't extracurricular activites. Overall, this used to be an excellent school, but now it is horribly mediocre.
Unfortunately, I did not have the same experience as the other raters. I would not recommend this school. I did not think the school owners or administrative staff had or wanted a relationship with the parents. The teachers were nice but not creative. The school does not offer constructive activities for before and after care. The school does not have a strong PTA. Students do not receive one on one attention from teachers. Teachers and parents did not have frequent discussions about child's progress. Teachers talk to parents only at mandated conference times or when there are problems. The school has no diversity. The school doors were unlocked at all times.
This is my daughter's second year at Naylor Road and I am very much pleased with her level of comprehension. Her teacher provides her with the individual attention children need to succeed and she is not 'babied'. I am definitely satisfied with the quality of work she performs.
My daughter attended NRS for K3 for the 2003-2004 school year. She had an outstanding teacher, warm, caring, and completing on point. I was so pleased with what my daughter learned in such a short time. My daughter still attends Naylor Road for K4.
My child 1st attended NRS Annex PK-4 in 2003-2004 and we had nothing but a wonderful educational experience. Her teacher was warm and caring to both the students and parents. My child learned so much for being just 3/4 years old. She now attends the main school and seems to have a very good teacher. I belive that this year we will get the same educational growth and stimulation as the annex. We are looking forward to another promising year. Karen Upson
I found out about the school by experiencing a terrible situation in DC Public Schools when my son was attached. I went to Naylor Road and they took my son immediately. The Director and teachers were wonderful and caring. They didn't treat us as a dollar sign. They really cared about teaching the students and making sure they succeed. My son graduated from there and is in high school now. I miss the warmth this school displayed. I would recommend the school to anyone.
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