The most compelling characteristics of a successful school are those of its graduates . Roots PCS, as well as its sister school Roots ALC, has a stellar history of producing graduates who, armed with successful learning and learning techniques from the school, are making significant impacts in all sectors of society and throughout the US and the world. The small school atmosphere, coupled with caring teachers and a challenging curriculum, as well as an emphasis on and appreciation of the importance of culture and history, combine to make Roots PCS a unique and excellent school for the leaders of the future.
This school emphasizes the African heritage of it's students. My daughter came from a school where she was the odd one out so to come to a school that teaches her strength of character and pride in her look, her history, herself; is beautiful. The teachers here focus on building esteem and encouraging outside learning. It's not only about education of the mind but it is about empowering a community. They stress the importance of parent involvement, they embrace the children each day with hugs and affirmations. They teach them meditation, yoga, dancing...my 7 year old is learning on a third grade level. They offer free classes for parents on finances, health, better parenting and so much more. I love this school for the community it offers to the children as well as the parents. It feels like a safe, small, place of comfort in a large urban city. It offers free food to children that may not otherwise eat. The teachers often take the children home or to their home on the weekends to help the working parents. It feels like a family filled with warm, caring, wise, joyful members and for young children, I couldn't ask for much more than that.
Roots PCS is a phenomenal school. It is accredited by Middle States Association of Elementary Schools and the Natl Assoc. of Early Childhood Academy. The principal has over 40 years of experience and a doctorate in Early and Middle Childhood Education. The staff has been stable for over 10 years, and the students are always engaged and eager to learn. The curriculum includes lots of field trips and educational dramatic presentations.
My daughter finished her first grade year at Roots PCS, her teacher spelt her name wrong the entire year, even when she corrected him....
My three children have attended Roots ALC and Roots PCS for over 6 years now. The children are completely out of control. When I arrive to pick my children up I constantly see teachers with their heads in a phone, laptop, or pad with earphones on. I was a huge supporter of Roots until I realized the truth. Needless to say my children WILL NOT return for the upcoming school year.
Roots is a VERY special school.. I am grateful that my son had the privilege to attend both Roots PCS and Roots ALC. My only regret is that I did not enroll him into the school at an earlier age.
I am a staff member at the Root PCS..I love working at the school because not only does the board members, principal, staff, and parents are committed to educating our children. Day to day I look forward to being in the presence of African children as they blossom and grow daily. I am fully committed to the struggle in the excellence of educating black children. I have been in this struggle for over 9 years at the PCS and 8/2 with the ALC. I along with my co-workers are strongly committed to what we do daily. In this African village we work striving to be a unified front. The parents also work as a unified front in their effort to support our staff as well. We have been showered with love and appreciation for our hard work and dedication. Oftentimes our parents come and share their talents with our students. Never has there been a time where a parents does not stop and lend a hand to the staff and children. I love working as a member of this team as well as working under the direction of our principal Dr. Bernida Thompson who serves on the African Centered board of elders. Mama truly is dedicated to the education of our children.
ROOTS is an awesome school. Three of my children have attended roots since the infant center and I have twins that will be starting in September. Roots is a place of love and true educational values. Roots teachers take the time make sure that your child gets a full understanding of classwork as well as self values. Roots is a school that shows teaches inner strength and peace and the school gave my children a positive outlook on wanting to learn as well as wanting to be apart of a family. I felt and still feel comfortable about leaving my children somewhere where it is just like being with family. A place of safety, love, pride, courage, and education. I am so thankful for roots and will always support them in whatever they do. Thank you roots for the best 13 years for my children's education and the future years for my little ones on the way.
Roots is THE school with the personal touch! Since my daughter has been attending, there has been a positive change in her self - esteem and self - worth.
Our child has been a part of the Roots family since she was 6 months old, and we could not have dreamed of a better educational environment for her. Now 5 years old, she's a bright little star, well-rounded, self-confident and truly happy. She absolutely loves school and is performing two years above her grade level! While we as her parents certainly do our parts, our child's performance is a testament to the solid foundation, committed teaching staff and nurturing, family-like environment the school provides.
ROOTS teaches children respect for others and learning, it makes everyone feel like family, we are all envolved with our childs education.
I looooooooooove Roots because it reinforces the foundation i've set for my girls, the 'know thyself', thy BLACK self and to be proud of it.
The curriculum meets the needs of African American children. The success of the children is a reflection of the school.
My children receive a great education they learn about there culture, have wonderful teachers, and it feels like one big family.
It's a school dedicated to educating well rounded children who are culturally aware. It's family oriented and a safe place for children to go.
My son first attended Roots ALC and he fell in love with the staff. I fell in love with the mission of the schools: to empower young, African boys and girls with a strong sense of heritage and community. My son is currently enrolled in the pre-primary class where he enjoys academics with his peers, who are grouped by ability and not just age. I especially appreciate how they accommodate the dietary restrictions of the vegan/vegetarian children.
My granddaughter has been part of the Roots family since the infant center. She is now in her last year at Roots PCS. Roots have some of the best teachers. I think the students are more advanced than some of the students in other area schools. This is an excellent school.
Roots provides a family like learning environment for our 3 children. We are very happy with the educational experience at Roots!!
I must say , my son has been atending roots since second grade and is now in the sixth grade there, when he first started out there it had good qualities, but over the years it has gone down , they have no control over the students nor teachers, the staff is very lazy. Many parents have with drawed their kids from there. I would not recomend this school to any body , unless they do and make alot of changes.
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