Silverwood is a wonderful community tucked into a wooded campus. Every child is cherished and treated as an individual at Silverwood. The teachers are amazing. They want your child to be successful and to grow to be who they are not another number. If you have questions or problems you can call or email the teacher and know you will get a response. The best part is feeling like it is a family and that every one is loved and cared for there.
It is truly a privilege to be a part of the Silverwood community. The school's wooded environment is beautiful--it invites exploration and inspires many creative projects. The teaching staff is highly qualified and very dedicated, striving to serve the needs of each student as an individual learner. They share an enthusiasm for education as a life-long goal. Children thrive here. It is amazing to see them learn and grow in so many ways from year to year.
Silverwood School is a great little school in the woods! Students are treated as individuals by a very caring and skilled staff. They stay true to their motto, "To Challenge and Cherish." The students receive and participate in a very academic curriculum, and at the same time, are treated respectfully and as though they matter...which they do!
I love working at this school because of the way we are allowed the opportunities to individualize our lessons so much to not only meet the necessary standards, but also the interests of the students. I never teach anything in a way that the students find boring; it interests them and often times they hardly realizing how and that they're learning!
Silverwood School is a treasure in the woods. The 18-acre campus allows students to take their learning outside and apply their lessons to the world around them. Silverwood is a school that creates independent, confident individuals, with a sense of who they are and the difference they can make in the world around them. As a teacher, this is a place where I can meet the specific needs of each student and get to know them as individuals. Silverwood makes learning engaging and exciting by honoring student creativity and allowing for personal interests to be incorporated into the many project-based assessments. Silverwood is a place where students know they can always come back be welcomed with open arms.
I wish we could put into words what Silverwood School really means to us. Our child had such anxiety about going to school when he was in public school that he shut down completely. Now he is happy and thriving! His academics are great & the teachers know him as an individual. They know what stresses him, they know how to help him work through that...they know when to push him & when to give him a break. They believe in him and in his ability to become his best self. And when he has an "off day", they separate the child from the behavior...something that is difficult to do & rare to find. These teachers really do love the children & the whole school works diligently to build a beautiful sense of community. They are always happy to talk about the needs of each child & help us figure out how to give them the best educational experience they can have. When they say Silverwood is a place where children are "Challenged and Cherished" they mean it. I cannot say enough good about them. If you want your child to have a warm, challenging, creative school experience that will teach them to be independent & confident learners... this is the place for you!
Silverwood's motto to "Challenge and Cherish" is manifested each and every day in the way the staff and faculty interact with their students. Students are challenged in every subject at a level that keeps them on a comfortable edge pushing them to succeed beyond their expectations and inspiring them to discover new interests and pursue their individual passions. Students learn to investigate the world around them while building skills that allow them to truly excel in the world beyond the walls of Silverwood. Students are cherished at Silverwood because they are viewed as an individual a child with his or her own distinct set of skills, talents, and opportunities to grow. The staff works together to support every family throughout their time at Silverwood and nurture personal relationships that result in a collaborative community for each and every student. In short, Silverwood is the village it takes to raise a child.
One of the things that drew me to seeking employment at Silverwood was the beautiful and unique wooded campus and the atmosphere of creativity and joy of learning I both read about and personally witnessed. I couldn't be more pleased with the freedom Silverwood gives the staff, students, and families to explore learning in a setting that encourages individuality and resilience. I'm grateful for the opportunity I'm given each day to challenge and cherish the children at Silverwood School. This place is awesome!!!
Yes, sending a child to Silverwood is a sacrifice -- it's not "free" like public school. But when our child comes home from Silverwood and says "I like school" or "Math is fun", it is all worth it.
My son and I think Silverwood is the best school in Kitsap County, without a doubt. He is in his 3rd year at there. Playing in the woods is the best part of the school , says my video-game addict who rather goes outside when at home. Teachers who truly care and challenge my son, are the reasons that causes us to forego other things so he can attend. I strongly recommend any parent interested in getting the best education for their child, to contact Silverwood School.
Silverwood School is changing my daughter's life. My daughter was lost in a sea of students and standardized testing. She was being labled as just below average but good enough to pass. She got the message loud and clear. She started acting the part. Now that she is at Silverwood she is learning to love learning again. She is finding her own pace and her own path. She is feeling her individuality and embracing what makes her special. This place is a valuable choice in our community.
My son is in first grade at Silverwood and he is loving it! He attended a private Montessori for preschool and kindergarten and did very well in that environment. I was afraid of having him attend a public school and getting lost or overlooked because the classes are so big. He's great at staying on task and loves doing the work, but he is like most other children who need positive feedback from their teacher so that they don't lose their enthusiasm for learning and I was afraid he wouldn't get that in a public school setting. His teacher, Ms. Brenda, does an excellent job of letting him know her expectations for him and He absolutely adores her. He loves going to school every day and has made lots of new friends. I can't say enough positive things about the school and its staff. I definitely recommend Silverwood to all of my friends with children!
Silverwood School's motto is "Challenge and Cherish", and I have found that to be true every day for my son. He has attended Silverwood since 1st grade and is now in 6th grade, his final year. Every one of the outstanding teachers knows him as an individual and helps him to achieve his best work, in everything from math and science to art and reading. He is light-years beyond where he would be in a public school at this point in his life, and I know that the foundation Silverwood has helped him build will give him a strong base for success in his future education and life.
Silverwood School has been a safe and caring learning environment for my daughter. She is challenged daily in her academics. The campus is beautiful and a perfect place for inquisitive minds to explore and learn from their environment. The teachers make learning fun, whether it be Jackson Pollock marble paintings or jumping rope to practice spelling words. It is exciting to see my daughter love to go to school.
Our son started at Silverwood in his first grade year and he is now in 5th grade. Private school is a sacrifice, but definitely one worth making when your child gets the Silverwood experience. Our son's not afraid to raise his hand in class when he knows the answer, he's excited to extend his learning beyond the classroom to the point of going to historical sights that he's discovered during class projects while on vacations , and he loves going to school every day. Silverwood is a small school so there is a lot of parent participation, which makes families as a whole invested in the school. Every year the kids do Young Authors, Wax Museum and other projects. There are the basics of reading, writing and math as well as art, music and Spanish. I am confident that our sacrifice in sending our child to Silverwood School will last him well beyond the 6th grade.
Silverwood is a wonderful school where my son who now is in second grade has thrived by leaps and bounds socially, educationally and emotionally. The teachers give him the one on one time he needs and we are so happy that we have found such a great place for him to be!
I have 2 daughters at Silverwood, one in 6th grade, one in 2nd. My 6th grader started in Public school. We were very disappointed with her public school experience-I was doing all the teaching at home. I was going to pull her and home-school her when I heard about an opening at Silverwood. We are thrilled with the school- the student:teacher ratio is 9:1, and the teachers are warm, caring and inspiring. My shy daughter has blossomed in the safe environment, and the parent community is outstanding. I am a very demanding parent, and yet the school has met all my expectations. It is more than worth the tuition!
Our son recently graduated from Silverwood. He and his peers are now at various middle schools and junior highs and are thriving academically, socially, and emotionally (while still being normal and often grouchy young teens, of course!). Like our son, most of the members of his graduating class from Silverwood have become involved in student government, academic and social clubs, community service, and advanced coursework. Returning to Silverwood to volunteer in the classrooms is popular among his friends, and this says a lot about their feelings toward the school. It was worth the financial sacrifices we made.
In addition to a top-rate academic program that is Montessori-inspired with plenty of hands-on and experiential learning, Silverwood offers an 18-acre campus with greenhouses, arboretum, pond, student gardens, and woods - a virtual laboratory for science and wonder! Since 1984, children have been encouraged to become 'academically fearless' (term borrowed from an alum's testimony) and to explore their own best ways of learning. Literacy and higher level thinking are highly valued and nurtured, as is community service, ecology, and diversity in all its forms. Recess and play are part of the 'work' of students. Specialists teach Spanish, music, and art (the on-site kiln is my daughter's favorite.) The school and parent community is very welcoming. Also available: a before- and after-school program, volunteer opps, and parent education classes. [Grades 1-6 and approx. 10:1 student:teacher ratio depending on grade.] SO very worth the tuition and any related sacrifices. Some financial assistance available.
This is our second year at Silverwood and we are extremely happy. Excellent teachers and staff, a lot of individualized attention, great learning atmosphere.
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