Mr. Miller is one of a great Principal. The staff is really awesome. Each one of them ensurse their student's growth, meets parents to give a regular feedback about their students. This is one of a great school. My daughter was in 1st grade and loved to go to school everyday. Keep up the momentum Mr.Miller & the great staff!
Ardmore is a small and diverse public elementary school in an excellent school district. I really like the community of parents/caregivers, families, teachers, staff and administrators. The values of inclusion, positivity, community and diversity are felt and appreciated in this small community.
Ardmore has a strong curriculum around multiple school virtues that are taught and modeled each month, from principal all the way down. Parents are also given ways to talk about and reinforce these traits.
We love this school and its community. The teachers and the principal and assistant principal are dedicated and build relationships with kids and parents. Ardmore has some unique advantages, it is a very diverse school and it pulls from a range of areas in Bellevue, so you get the Bellevue School District curriculum same as any other local school but your kids also get exposure to many different languages, cultures, and some innovative ways of teaching since they have become skilled at bringing the "melting pot" together. I feel that the kids are exposed not just to good academics but also to good social and cultural themes at this school. The PTSA is small but active, always opportunities for parents to be involved and the teachers invite parent volunteers in the classrooms too.
My daughter was going to kindergarten in ardmore, the school is really good, she loves the school and she got a lot of improvement in reading and socialize with others. The new Principal is spectacular, he is a dedicated Principal. We love the school a lot.
My daughter was in private schools till 4th grade. These past couple of years at Ardmore proved to be a great. She loves the school, she made new friends, She really made a progress in Math and reading. her 5th grade teachers are among the best she had in years. The school facilities are new and the new principle is doing awesome work and is very dedicated.
Highly recommend this school and I believe it has a bad reputation for nothing.
The new Principal is highly motivated and is on top of his communications with parents: social media, automated/online voice-mail system, and monthly printed newsletters. Our two children are entering 2nd and 3rd grade. The third graders are a much larger cohort than the 4th, and thus, there have been new teacher hires for the last three years. The school has increasing overall enrollment. Fortunately, it was rebuilt only a few years ago, and they have room to expand into underutilized classrooms. My eldest daughter has had a newly hired teacher for every year there. We have seen how fast their colleagues get them up to speed and work together to build a cohesive team of teachers across the same grade level. They work together in curriculum preparation, activities, and pool the kids together across the three classes for properly leveled reading and math activity groups (with the help of volunteer parents). It is an inclusive and diverse environment for the kids: with a close proximity to Microsoft and a catchment area that includes lower income families. There is significant socioeconomic diversity which fosters a wonderful environment to learn from one another.