October 07, 2014
CTM is great. Dedicated teachers (amazing), great teacher-to-student ratio, curriculum targeted to each student. The school teaches a big world view but in a small, friendly neighborhood way. It's also amazingly lean--almost no admin staff, so it's very inexpensive for a private school. Again, the level of individual attention is amazing. (E.g., we typically have had 3-4 teachers sit in for our parent-teacher sessions.) Because the school is small, they also try to do a lot of stuff outside of school, and they manage to do good stuff (field trips, phys ed--swimming, gymnastics, etc.--on a tight budget). Our sons is doing very well in math and has leaped into reading, thanks largely to CTM teachers. ... Also, the kids really learn to do project independently, especially writing/research papers, and they learn/practice public speaking at an early age. All great stuff that is lacking in many students now coming out of high school and hitting college with dismal skills.
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