If you really care about your child's safety and emotional health, then don't send your child here. I failed my baby terribly by sending him here after I found out what was happening. The principle doesn't care. The micro society is a strange thing that I didn't see much benefit to. There are other more efficient ways of having students learn. At such a young age, the bullying my child experienced has left a scare too deep. It's been few years and he still remembers and talks about it with hurt. He also talks about how his teacher and principle didn't protect him. He went to another school finally to learn how a good school operates.
I was really excited when my daughter started at this school in 2nd grade, since then I have had my bubble popped. Their MicroSociety program is the highlight of the school and pretty much the focus. The parents seem to work really hard on getting and making money for this program, but there is no real learning in it for the kids. It sounds like a really interesting project, but they put so much of their effort into it instead of reading and math skills which are lacking in this school. They really need to drop the program and concentrate on what is important. I have not been impressed with the teachers either, but her 3rd grade teacher was excellent. Ms. Billings cares. She provided an after school tutoring which changed my daughter's reading.
Best school my child has ever attended. It has the Microsociety Program & the Discovery Program for gifted children. My son enjoyed being in both. The teachers are excellent.
Wonderful school - very active parent body and most of the teacher's are very interested in helping student's learn. Their accelerated program is wonderful. By far, the best elementary school around Seattle that I've found.
Talbot Hill Elementary is a fantastic school! I recommend it to all parents. My son has enjoyed his time in Talbot Hill for the past 2 years, has made huge strides in academic and social achievement, and looks forward to going to school each and every day. The teachers at Talbot treat their students with respect, giving them challenges as well as help them when they run into difficulties. The Microsociety program is a fantastic way for children at this age to understand life in the real world, and to help them cope with everything as they grow into adulthood. I honestly cannot say enough about the positive elements of this school. Our family will not leave the district until my son graduates from Talbot as we want him to experience this enviornment for as long as he is able.
This is a great public school! The Micro Society program is a wonderful experience for the children, teaching them great life skills. The school is very well organized and well run. The staff is very helpful and appears to really enjoy their work. The Discovery Program is far and above anything I've ever experienced with our children. The challenges it presents to the kids and the opportunities for them to learn and grow are wonderful. The tools they have to work with are amazing and the teachers in the Discovery Program are definitely top notch. My only wish was that the program, both Micro Society and Discovery went through Middle School!
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