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Seattle, WA
Students enrolled: 85
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9005 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

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October 29, 2014
My child just recently graduated from Perkins and is now attending a private middle school. I feel our child was extremely well prepared to move on from elementary school to middle school in a variety of aspects- socially, emotionally, as well as academically. The Head of School at Perkins has hired amazing thoughtful, caring teachers. The kids have PE every day. Most remarkable is their science program. Perkins has a brand new Living Science Building that is self sustainable. The playground is imaginative and is home to a great little chicken coop. The current Head of School came to Perkins in our child's 4th grade and made some significant changes to the building and the academic program. There is a huge focus on Math and Science. The teachers are provided with professional development opportunities. The classroom sizes are small. The kids are provided with individual help when needed. All the teachers know ALL the kids! The kids get music, language classes, art classes, from a variety of Specialist Teachers. The school building is intimate and quite a wonderful place for learning.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2014
Our family is very pleased with our experience at Perkins. Our son is in his 3rd year at Perkins. His happiness and excitement for learning and the quality of academics is a joy to watch. He has the opportunity to explore ideas and challenge himself with the enthusiastic and supportive approach from his teachers. As parents, we've felt teachers and school leadership are available for communication. The school truly listens to parent feedback and the size allows them to be nimble, make changes and improve. We've been able to be involved and set those limits for ourselves. You get a true sense that your time is both respected and appreciated. We are thrilled that not only did our son find a fun, social community, but we did too!

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2014
Very happy at Perkins! I could go on and on about the innovative, integrated curriculum or the passionate, engaging teachers or the new cutting-edge science building....Perkins' list of strengths and achievements is impressive. But when it comes down to it, what I really love about this school and what makes it a stand-out in my mind, is the community. I like the fact that every adult in the building (including many parents) knows every child's name. The families have become friends. The teachers take the time to get to know their students. The atmosphere is inclusive, collaborative and positive. There are many opportunities for parents to be involved, teachers are accessible and leadership is constantly working to evolve and strengthen the programs and facilities based on what families want and need. Head of School, Barry Wright, is an out-of-the-box thinker who is always looking for new ways to bring lessons to life in refreshingly unique ways. If school had been like this when I was a kid, I am sure I would have been a much better student! If you are looking for a well-rounded education in a warm, inviting environment, Perkins is the school for you.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2014
This is our third year at Perkins and we are really happy there. They keep kids active with PE five days a week and lots of outdoor experiences. Extent of homework is thoughtfully considered to hit the sweet spot of keeping kids interested as opposed to becoming a burden, and the teachers seek feedback from parents regarding the amount and type. The individualized attention to each child's educational development is paramount. When deciding whether our son, who has a late summer birthday, was ready for first grade, we were offered multiple meetings with his teacher, the first grade teacher, and the Head of School. The discussion was a collaborative team effort - they had lots of insight and input, listened to us, and answered all of our questions. They even offered to meet further when we felt we had all of the information to make our decision! Most of all, it's a place that sparks great curiosity in the kids - our son has tremendous enthusiasm for what he's learning. Good things come in small packages.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2014
Excellent education in a warm thoughtful community. I sent my two sons to Perkins (one just graduated and the other is in 4th grade.) Both boys learn very differently from each other and Perkins was nimble enough to provide them exactly what they needed to thrive. The teachers and staff are an amazing team of caring, warm people who really take the time to get to know each child. The administration is creative, dynamic and collaborative. They actively work on partnering with the parents to ensure each child feels connected and academically challenged in a safe environment. The curriculum is innovative and fun and focuses on science, math and reading. My boys also loved the after school program - which is essential for two working parents. And while it is early in the year, it is clear that my older son was very well prepared for Middle School because of his time at Perkins. I can say without hesitation, Perkins was the very best place for my two boys.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2014
The Perkins School is wonderful! Barry Wright, the Head of School, is smart, caring, creative and thoughtful. The teachers are fabulous also. Each child receives individualized attention every day. The new completely green science building is one-of-a kind. We have watched our son blossom from a child who didn't like reading to now loving reading (and reading at the 9th grade level). The science, math, physical education, character ed, and language programs are fantastic. Simply stated, our child loves his school.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2014
Perkins is an amazing school...period. I would have said the same thing when my oldest daughter graduated in 2010 as I do now in 2014. Over the course of six years, I sent three children to Perkins, all very different children with different strengths and weaknesses. Because of the small size and teacher collaboration, Perkins fosters learning at a variety of ability levels. Moreover, the collaboration and in depth integrated curriculum in science, social studies, math and writing enriches a greater understanding and awareness across multiple subjects. Whenever a child can get their hands into a project, being digging in the soil for science, using math to build Greek monuments, playing instruments with a real band, using technology to enrich the learning, and experience firsthand what it means to give back to their community, the lessons become a reality for the child cemented in their memory far better than any text book lesson. My children all came from public schools and have since moved on to both public and private middle schools. Although different children, they unanimously say, "Perkins was the best school ever!"

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2014
My daughter attended Perkins from September 2013 to May 2013. I pulled her out early because it was such a bad fit. The environment is loud and chaotic, some of the teachers are seasoned professionals and some are green as grass so it's the luck of the draw. My daughter never felt safe at Perkins because the boundaries were never clear and rather than address this issue they constantly tried to manage her behavior, which was a direct result of not feeling safe. I brought this to the attention of the school on numerous occassions and they consistently said it my daughter was the problem. I put her in another school with twice the class size (from 12 to 30 kids) and she's calm, focused and thriving under a seasoned, respected teacher so it wasn't my daughter it was the environment. Some kids thrive in a loud, chaotic classroom while others don't so keep that in mind when selecting a school for your child. The fact that there was 25% attrition in my daughter's 2nd grade speaks volumes. The leadership's priorities are the schools reputation, which isn't as good as these reviews or the attrition rate suggests.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2013
Our child absolutely loves the Perkins School and is thriving there. She is academically gifted, and we really struggled with the school choice decision. There are some great schools in this area, but the Perkins School is the only one where they could accommodate our child at her level with individualized learning; provide a safe and nurturing environment; and facilitate a love of knowledge through experiential learning. The Perkins School provides an excellent curriculum with a strong focus on science; and houses outstanding leadership and staff. Every single adult in that building is a high quality individual that exhibits enthusiasm for education and commitment to the children. Whether they are turning the class into an "aquarium" to learn about marine biology or transforming the upper level classrooms to the "silk road" to learn about history of trade, your child will experience a real depth of learning and have a fantastic time too! We are so pleased to have our daughter exposed to the positive learning environment at our school, I really can't say enough good things! Hope you will check it out for yourself.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2013
Our daughter cannot wait to get to school in the morning. She says, "I feel like Perkins was made just for me!" Her classes, her friends, the faculty - she loves them all. We were especially glad to see they added a 2nd teacher in the early-K/Kindergarten class. The amount of diversity and caring packed into that little school is astonishing. The kids are absolutely thriving.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2012
We love Perkins. Our child has attended since Kindergarten and is now a 5th grader. The school has provided a warm, positive community for our whole family. The former head of school strengthened the academic program and brought incredible teachers to the school, as well as made phenomenal changes to the physical plant to make better use of the small space. The new head of school (since 2010) also provides strong leadership and has brought many innovative programs to the school, expanding the environmental stewardship and teambuilding activities. The teachers are outstanding ad LOVE working there -- it shows every single day. The experiential curriculum is exciting and enriching for the kids. Not to mention that every teacher, staff and the head of school all know our child and care deeply about our child's development and well-being. Our child has had an incredible elementary experience here and we know it has set her on path to being a successful, confident, caring student and young person. We are thrilled with our experience at The Perkins School. I wish I could have gone to school there!

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2011
Our daughter has attended Perkins for 6 years. She moves on to middle school next year & is well prepared for her next educational journey.While looking for middle schools I thought I would see how Perkins rated. Reading through these reviews, I noticed the discontent the school suffered a few years ago. I will affirm there was turmoil however, the school has righted itself & is on a wonderful path lead by a new Head of School. What stayed consistent over the years was the quality teaching staff & academic program. With a new head we seem to have flourished.The science program promotes critical thinking. Our daughter has learned to play the recorder in music class. She is learning French. I am pleased with the sophisticated writing skills learned. This year she has not missed one assignment due to the planning skills learned. I could go on & on. The mixed grades & small classes foster a supportive community of learning. The playground fosters imagination. The native gardens & pea patch give hands on learning to care for our environment. The school is steward to Thornton Creek. The chicken shack & the boot barn add excitment everyday when gathering eggs. I highly recommend Perkins!

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2011
My two kids attended Perkins a while back, during the time of the administrative issues that caused the turnover/exodus at the end of one school year, but even then, it was a fantastic school for the students and there wasn't any teacher turnover during the school year AT ALL! Just the opposite, in fact. Prior to that period, there had been a great deal of teacher loyalty and dedication to both the school and to the students. I hear that kind of atmosphere has resumed under the new leadership. I couldn't have asked for a more caring and nurturing environment for my kids. I have no doubt that the small class size and individual attention along with the wonderful enrichment opportunities helped my kids develop into who they are now--confident and knowledgable students that have been very successful in middle school. This is a lesser-known but very high quality school that shouldn't be overlooked when considering elementary schools!

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2011
I asked the school about attrition in response to the post below. I found out that last year, other than a teacher going on maternity leave (planned for and kids/parents knew way in advance) there was no teacher turnover - there has been very little student and teacher turnover in the past few years. I think the poster below is referring to the major issues this school had a few years ago and shortening the timeline to make it sound very recent. Those past issues resulted in a mass exodus of teachers and students. They now have a new head of school, a clear vision, a staff that appears to be on board with that vision, and families that also want to be there. I will give 5 stars for now since this site forces you to rate and everything I have seen is great! I would prefer to not rate and reserve judgment since we are applying this year and don't currently attend. I hope others will also ask questions and visit for themselves before assuming that negative things from past years are still the case.

- submitted by a community member
February 06, 2011
Ask about their attrition rates. We took our son out of this school last year after a 85% attrition rate the first year and a 45% attrition rate the second year. In our son's first year, he had five different teachers. On his second year, he had two different teachers. Ask the school, how many teachers have left since 2007. Ask how many students have left since 2007. The numbers speak for themselves. Ask whether they still have a computer program. I do not need to disparage the school, because if you ask the above, you will find out all you need to know.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2010
My wife works as a teacher at the Perkins School. Being a former teacher myself, I have to say that Perkins knows what they are doing. Their philosophy is put into practice every day. From my wife's daily stories and my own observations during special school events, I can see the students are engaged, happy, and intellectually curious. With a cohesive, professional staff with lots of energy and many years of experience, the Perkins School is an amazing place for learning and growth. I wish the school and their students continued success for years to come!

- submitted by a community member
October 20, 2010
The Perkins School is a SMALL school with BIG results! This is our family's third year here & our satisfaction with the school has only increased each year. The teachers have been a consistent team of caring and collaberation. Because the school is small, each child is thoroughly understood and respected by every staff member. My two sons have VERY different learning styles and personalities, yet I feel they have both received the attention and education promised. And the communication between teachers, administration, and our family is stellar. With a new Head of School, bringing with him 15 years of experience from a well-regarded local school, The Perkins School will continue to provide quality education with the support of a talented administration. After experiencing two years of applications to Seattle private schools, we can say with absolute certainty that The Perkins School process was the least stressful and most inviting.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
I have 2 children currently enrolled at the Perkins school. I am proud to say that both of my girls LOVE going to school and I am shocked on a regular basis on the amazing activites they are able to participate in. The teachers are thoughtful and it is obvious how much they care about each student. The small community feeling of the school provides a safe and warm feeling that I think helps students become comfortable very quickly. The fact that my girls speak to each other in french at home speaks for itself! I feel lucky that we found a school that values young childhood education so much. With such small classes I feel my children get more one on one attention that fits their needs. Our experience has been amazing and the only downfall is that they have to leave after 5th grade!!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2010
Our experience at Perkins has been 100% positive. The enthusiasm and professionalism of the teachers and staff creates an environment where kids want to learn. The small class size allows teachers to tailor lessons to the abilities of different students. There is no one-size-fits-all philosophy at Perkins. All children are encouraged to grow and participate and are encouraged to collaborate whenever possible. I had expected academic excellence at Perkins, but I had not anticipated the enrichment activities that round out the curriculum. French, music, art, and drama are offered. The science program is exemplary. Recess and physical education are understood to be an important part of a child s education. Their P-patch is a work of art. I am searching and can t find a negative thing to say. Our first grader summed it up: Perkins is awesome! I want to stay here all the way to fifth grade .

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2010
I have been a parent at the Perkins school for nine years. Each year the school has grown. I have watched the school change from private to non-profit status. The staff at Perkins school is exceptional -- all are approachable. This year I have observed a very contented staff; excited about teaching, and learning from one another and the children. The teachers work to coordinate their lessons to maximize the children's interest and knowledge. We have a pea patch garden that the children are privileged to work in, discover, and grow from. My sons have brought home the bounty of this learning and shared it at our dinner table. Many parents have contributing there time and money. The devotion of so many is what has feed and continues to feed the spirit of this school. The best secret is that when spring arrives, the strawberries in the pea-patch are irresistible.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2010
The Perkins School cares about the development of a well rounded student. There is an excellent selection of enrichment programs that help aid in the learning of traditional subjects. Perkins is an extended family for students--a safe place for learning and exploring.

- submitted by a teacher
October 10, 2010
We are in our 11th year as a Perkins family. We have always experienced Perkins as a nurturing, wholesome and supportive environment - not only for our children, but for our family as a whole. The experiential educational approach is superb. Parents feel not only the welcoming warmth of the community, but also the opportunity to partner with the great teachers in a relationship of mutual respect and shared commitment to the growth of the kids. We feel so fortunate that both of our children have been able to spend their grade school years at this wonderful school. Excellent academic and social preparation, and a positive orientation to school, have contributed to our son's success in middle and high school. The new Head of School is terrific. He is protective of all that is best at Perkins, and ready to develop its potential in the coming years. A real gem.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2010
I have been so fortunate to find a place like Perkins to work at. The support from staff, administration and families create a community feeling where anything is possible! At Perkins students are listened to and their ideas cherished. Students here are immersed in the joy of learning and as a teacher it is refreshing and inspiring to work where thoughtful curriculum is presented in a way where children celebrated and friendships are formed school wide!

- submitted by a teacher
October 06, 2010
The school has had problems in the past when my children attended - now has hired a director who made a mess of a sweet little school in Madison Valley. I would beware.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2010
We are new to the Perkins School this year, but thus far, our experience has been excellent. Our child, as well as our entire family, are treated as an important member of the school community. The teaching staff all seem very invested in each child's indiviual learning needs and approach their work with creativity and caring. We have not had a lot of direct contact with the new head of school yet, but he presents himself as very interested in maintaining the community culture of the school as well as in maintaining a challenging curriculum, and we've been favorably impressed with the contact we've had with him. We have been particularly impressed with the science, music and drama/socialization curriculums. We were looking for a holistic education in a small community environment for our child. While the past reviews are concerning, they do not speak to our experience thus far.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2010
I currently work at Perkins at a teacher. I love coming to work every day. The students are eager to learn, the staff is friendly and works together, and the administration is supportive and caring. We are lucky to have the opportunity to individualize lessons for children so that they may work to their best ability. This school has a warm, friendly atmosphere and is unique in that each child is known personally by all teachers/staff and students. I would describe Perkins as my "home away from home."

- submitted by a teacher
October 05, 2010
A School of Happy Students and Happy Teachers- Perkins School is a place where students of all ages arrive daily with enthusiasm and smiles, anitcipating the learning adventures planned for the day. They are greeted by name by a team of dedicated and smiling teachers who truly care about each student and his/her learning journey. I am one of those teachers. I love teaching in this upbeat, supportive, collaborative school environment where teachers are encouraged to be creative, to individualize and to challenge and where every day is a joyful celebration of knowledge. If you want your child to come home each day bubbling over with all he has learned that day and looking forward to another day of school, check out this small, child-centered gem and join our learning community.

- submitted by a teacher
October 04, 2010
You cannot find a school where the children are more loved and cared for, each for their individuality. This is a place where the staff cares very much about each other and about every child. The approach to education is holistic and teachers work to ensure the success of each child.

- submitted by a teacher
September 22, 2010
Perkins has an in-house, full-time curriculum developer who also happens to be the AMAZING 2nd/3rd grade teacher. She's been doing her job for 30 years, and her expertise pays off for every teacher in the building. The entire teaching staff is extremely dedicated, professional, and knowledgeable. Curriculum is challenging, but the teachers are also able to make appropriate and necessay adjustments for the needs of individual students, thanks to their small class sizes. There was no teacher turn-over in the last year, which speaks to Perkins' stability. Despite a change in leadership last spring, the new Head of School has a vision that is strongly aligned with what parents and teachers want. For me, The Perkins School is a warm, peaceful, and energizing place to go each morning, and I'm glad I'm part of this very positive community. I'm especially excited to see Perkins grow in the coming years.

- submitted by a teacher
September 20, 2010
This is my family's 4th year at Perkins. I have two daughters there. We love it! I fell in love with Perkins for the small size and the devoted teachers. I have continued to stay in love for the same reasons. The small size of Perkins allows every teacher (core and enrichment) to know and care for every student. The teaching staff is phenomenal. The curriculum at Perkins is structured such that the core teacher and the enrichment teachers (science, art, music, etc.) coordinate their classes and always know what the other is doing. Often the teaching by the core teacher will overlap with what is being done in the enrichment classes. Perkins has been innovative in its science program and is devoted to environmental learning in that subject. Perkins feels like a second family and not just a school. We know all the staff and most of the families.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
We have been at Perkins now for several years. Three years ago, the initial transition to a having a new head of school we gained a phenomenal teaching staff. The curriculum is amazing- PE every day, French, Music, Drama, Art, the most wonderful Science program. All the teachers know all the children. The small class size allows each teacher to spend quality time with each student. It also allows for a differentiated teaching/learning. Our child has thrived in this environment. Our entire family feels welcomed in the school. We, as parents, are able to volunteer in the classroom guided by the teachers. The families who attend this school are very supportive of the school. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a school that is child focused.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2010
Teachers really pay attention and manage the classrooms very well. My son can get distracted easily, but teachers help him and all the other students to stay focused and engaged. He has a lot of fun, and is proud of how much he is learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 26, 2009
My son has been with Perkins for 4 years and is thriving, getting the best education possible while also learning character. Every teacher knows every student! The school went through a disgruntled period 4 years ago when its new Head of School brought into effect more curriculum guidelines. Teachers who had previously done things loosely banned together to attempt unionizing, but failed. Many bad feelings ran deeply, and there was/is a concentrated effort to discredit Perkins. Notice how negative comments always focus on the administration - the Head of School? There was and continues to be deep resentment among those teachers who wanted to do it their way but no longer could with the new Head of School. With those teachers gone, we've witnessed how high the standards are now - teachers know every child's individual needs and they work as a team.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2009
Our family was disappointed with the manner in which the administration handled many behavior issues at Perkins. We felt the administration was not consistent in addressing violent or disruptive behavior and students continually received mixed messages about consequences. We often saw a great deal of stress among students and our son's teacher struggled to achieve balance in the classroom. We feel the administration could have done more to support our son's teacher and felt as though the approach was simply to look the other way. We chose Perkins because of the small size and the prospects for differentiated learning. I have so say that our son loved several of his teachers and we definitely enjoyed being part of a smaller school community. We were very disappointed with the school's follow through with respect to plans for differentiated learning, however. We have strong reservations about the leadership of this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2009
Our child has attended Perkins for the past two years and will not be returning for a third. Sadly, Perkins has not been the school we thought it would be. We wanted the small school community that really supported each other. But, the head of school lacks professionalism and the ability to work with parents. The school is trying to get their act together, but the curriculum and classroom structure is still unstable. They are running on a shoestring and that is really catching up with them. Good luck Perkins - but you've got a lot of work ahead of you and no leadership.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2009
Perkins is a school with a heart small enough to feel like a big family and large enough to provide resources to support strong teaching while meeting several learning styles and needs in our child s classroom with individualized attention every hour of everyday. We have made some great new friends and look forward to the lasting relationships and our child is fully prepared for the next grade of school. The head of school has really done a great job of maintaining a strong curriculum while keeping the close community feel. Perkins unique features made it a perfect fit for our child.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2009
My wife and I have our 5 year old girl in Kindergarten at Perkins for 08-09 and have been very pleased with our choice of Perkins. She is in a classroom with two teachers and only 10 children. Her teacher is exceptionally talented and also very kind and able to both teach children well and communicate with parents. The school has a good curriculum and is able to provide focused personal attention to our child. If you re looking for a high quality school with small classes and personal attention, Perkins is a great choice.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2009
We rarely write reviews on the internet but we were very distraught to read the negative reviews below and wanted share our observations. We enrolled our son this past fall and have been very happy with the small class, the quality of teachers, and the academic leaps our son has made. He comes home so excited about what he has learned. We really appreciate the fact that everyone from the receptionist to the head of school greets our son (and parents too) by name and that all of them can engage in varying conversations about our child's progress. The head of school comes from the Lakeside School and is in the process of further professionalizing the school (i.e., integrating curriculum and recruiting top notch teachers). Overall we are very pleased with all the concerted efforts to make our son's education a first rate and the welcoming culture.

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2008
We'd like to add some balance to the reviews that have been posted about Perkins recently. We are very happy with the school. The teaching seems skilled and attentive to individual academic needs, including the needs of kids who are academically advanced. We are happy with the curriculum. Our experience of the administration is that they are professional, approachable and in tune with the kids. The student teacher ratio is excellent.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2008
Perkins has sadly lost its heart and my child will not return next year. I completely agree with others who note the cold, dismissive, self-serving administration. Teacher turnover is high. Enrollment falls every year. Drastic changes to the curriculum are frequent. The art program has significantly dwindled and they no longer offer a computer curriculum. The school accepts many children with behavioral issues who often disrupt my child's classroom and who take an inordinate amount of teacher time. I write this because parents should be aware that: (1) The curriculum is inconsistent, (2) The leadership is unprofessional and the direction of the school is unfocused, and (3) Parents are led to believe one thing, sign a legally- and financially-binding contract, then receive something we never would have signed up for to begin with. Ultimately, my child's education has suffered.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2008
I am yet another parent horrified by the 'new' (sad...not so new anymore) administration - patronizing, dismissive and rude. No longer a loving warm community. We too were told we had to pay full tuition for a school that was not what we signed up for. This is the third review I have written, but haven't been published. I have felt urgency re: parents being aware. Be aware. Beware! Please publish this!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2008
Another parent with complete agreement about the unfortunate change of this school. Has been a long time supporter. School seems to now cater to behavioral problem students now rather than supporting academic achievements. Many of the students are now supplementing basic educational classes outside of the school environment because of lack of direction.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 06, 2008
A completely agree with one of the two reviewers listed: had been warm, friendly culture & excellent facility. The new administration transformed it entirely. Many teachers and staff have left. Enrollment for 2007-08 is low. Condescending, dismissive administration. Beware. Beware.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2008
Great school and community!

- submitted by a community member
December 20, 2007
For several years thru 2006-07, our child enjoyed a warm, friendly culture and excellent teaching at Perkins. They changed principals that year, and a once-wonderful school is now struggling. Many teachers and staff have left, including the beloved 1st-grade, 2nd-grade, science and French teachers. Enrollment for 2007-08 is near an all-time low. Last spring, parents weren't advised of planned dramatic curriculum changes and key faculty and staff departures until the very end of the year, after key contract deadlines. Parental inquiries were met with dismissive, condescending responses. As a result, numerous parents (including us) withdrew their children, and now the school is demanding those parents pay half- or full-year tuition, although enrollment this fall was nowhere near capacity and no applicants were displaced. It's a sad turn of events for everyone that worked so hard to build this school.

- submitted by a parent
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The Perkins School
9005 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA  98115
(206) 526-8217
Last modified The Perkins School is a Private school that serves grades K-5
The Perkins School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top