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K-8|Private
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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Develops character: Strongly agree


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OWS was a beautiful school for building friendships with classmates and teachers. My son has built some great, long-term friendships that have carried into high school - even though they are at different schools.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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We had exceptional teachers at OWS. If there is an issue - the kids will usually call it out first, which is what you want. The kids know what OWS quality is and are not shy about demanding it.


Amount of homework: Strongly agree


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Open Window has just the right balance.



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Our son went from K-8 at Open Window and had an excellent experience. The presentation skills, study skills, time management, interpersonal skills, and positive attitude towards learning were all instilled at OWS. He is now a junior in high school and consistently getting the highest marks and upper 1% on testing. He is typically 2 years ahead in his education. Most importantly - he still loves learning. If your child has behavioral issues, OWS is likely not your best option. If you just want constant drilling, this is not your school. If you have a bright kid and you want them to have a great K-8 experience - Open Window was a fantastic experience for us.

Develops character: Disagree


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My son had to endure bullying throughout his entire 1st grade year from another child and nothing was done about it. Another child in 4th grade started punching other kids at the end of school when the teacher had left the classroom...he was suspended only for half a day.


Amount of homework: Strongly disagree


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As an educator myself, I do not believe in homework unless it is for a bigger project. Activities that are redundant to work done in school should be avoided.



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Wonderful school, truly caring faculty and staff, innovative and progressive curriculum, great community, fair and thorough admission process. I'm very disappointed in the pervious parent's review. The school makes a great effort to make sure everyone feels included. It's part of their mission statement! If this school can't meet someone's academic expectations I wish them good luck finding anything better.



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If your child is very far advanced, the curriculum will not extend far enough for them. We were told our child couldn't work further ahead because they didn't have the capacity to go that far in advance once he hit middle school. Not worth the $ if there is still not a challenge. Also felt it was very difficult to come in at a grade other than Kindergarten. Culture can feel exclusive.




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We spent a lot of time looking at our area's excellent schools, trying to find a whole-child approach to education, in which the school nurtures our daughter's character and curiosity as well as her intellect. We found it at Open Window. Teachers quickly respond to parent emails and go the extra mile to make sure my child is supported and happy. We are thrilled that she gets tremendous time for music, PE, Spanish, drama and art at least once a week. She has learned, from kindergarten, how to present her ideas and passions confidently and fluently. My child is happy and resilient, and much of it is due to the Open Window faculty that nurtures her curiosity and encourages her every step of the way.



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The curriculum is by far the most challenging and enriching for my child. He finished 2nd grade at 4th grade reading level and 8th grade math. My student was given exceptional attention which was a lost aspect, even in the best rated public school in Washington State. I will never send my child back to public school, especially these days when getting an education is paramount yet most competitive in the Seattle area as ever.

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