Posted October 9, 2014
The Perkins School has a strong emphasis on science and math and knows each student well. We keep work meaningful, and have created a climate of trust, decency and high expectations for all. (We also have a lot of fun.)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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