My daughter has been at this school for 3 years and I have nothing but good things to say. All of her teachers have been very good. She is in Kindergarten and they do give her a lot of homework but I know this will help her in the long run. I am a little disappointed about the schools turn over but all in all I love the education that my daughter is receiving.
This school claims to be a high performing, but is actually a turnover machine that burns out both teachers and students with their unrealistic expectations and rules. The school is led by a very inexperienced leadership team that knows nothing about what is best for teachers or students, and instead forces staff members to implement a developmentally inappropriate model of education where creative thinking and individuality suffer at the expense of a high-stakes, militaristic atmosphere. I only hope that the community members in Benning are able to advocate on behalf of their children, and the school will start to listen to the people it is supposed to be serving.
The teachers at this school are beyond dedicated, however, the administration runs them into the ground. There is no regard for teacher morale nor what is appropriate for children at this level. There is no time built into the day for interaction/socialization and because of this, many of the children have very poor social skills. Many of the older students and parents are extremely disrespectful to the teachers/staff.
My rating is from 2010 -2011 school season. Last year and the year before was acedimically great,but some admin. and staff where unprofessional and disrespectful to my child and I. Also, they had some parents bullied me because I was different then them and my child. i am proud to say that those bad people are no longer there. When i said different, i am talking about my attitude was too nice for them.
This school has rigorous program but very developmentally inappropriate for early childhood. The new leadership and founder are completely disconnected from the community and the culture of the students. The feel that they should push ideology on parents because they think that they know more. I would not recommend employment because teachers are not valued and they have a very high turn over rate.
The school is big on Academics, and nothing else. Your child will learn, that's for sure, but nothing else is offered. The administration at this campus is changing, so hopes for the best, as the outgoing administration did not appear to be too interested in solicting or resolving parent feedback. The CEO, she too has some issues, and she can be somewhat resistant to critique. And again, overall, the school will provide your child with a good academic cirriculum, but not much else.
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