Chrysalis School is proud of it's accomplishments and the academic accomplishments of its students. For the past 30 years we have served a broad academic range of students. Our students have graduated from community colleges and top tier universities including Yale, Cornell, Vanderbilt, Amherst, and Dartmouth. 10% of the 2012 graduating class is attending the UW. I personally would like to invite you to come in for a visit and experience the welcoming environment at Chrysalis School.
November 03, 2012
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Education tailored to the individual child. Supportive environment. Innovative teaching, backed by a supportive administration. Turned my kid from an unhappy young man in the public school system, on the verge of failing classes, to a Stanford undergraduate. I will be forever grateful for how Chrysalis embraced my child, nurtured him, and allowed him to flourish. In addition, my fears social interactions in this very small school, proved unfounded. My son made some very good friends. Bravo to this gem of a boutique school.
They take the time to get to know the individual student and their learning style. Due to small class sizes they are able to adapt and adjust to the group as a whole very quickly while still meeting the needs of the individual student.
Each child's schedule and course load is geared toward their individual needs. It is all in what works for the child. Plus my sons schedule has several built in study and homework times in his school day.
On an individual basis the staff knows the potential of each individual child and guides the child to achieve their best. They encourage the kids and are their biggest cheerleaders. The staff sets expectations and the kids work hard to meet those expectations. The kids learn what they are capable of with hard work and determination.
When the kids have any sort of issue with one another the staff is their to help the kids work through their issues and come up with solutions. The school encourages its students to be involved in their community. The students are encouraged to support each other and work together.
They hold kids responsible for their actions without over reacting. The never talk at students but discuss with them. They set clear expectations. The staff is always there to help and support the kids while teaching them to stand on their own. The staff models truth, honesty and integrity for the students.
I could not have designed a better educational experience for my son. He began to struggle when he entered middle school, not from the curriculum but from the overcrowded classes. He was lost chaos. From the very first day my son started at Chrysalis the change was life altering for him.
We moved from the Southeast to Washington in the hopes of finding more progressive learning environments for our son. We started at Chrysalis in 2012 when our son was in the 1st grade and at the end of the year he thanked one of his teachers for "changing his life." Attending Chrysalis has been a life changing experience not only for our son, but for us as a family. I could never speak highly enough about all of his teachers. My son loves school, in fact, I often have a very difficult time getting him to leave at the end of the day. Chrysalis is a safe and nurturing place to learn. We don't foresee a change anytime soon! In years past there hasn't been a lot of parent involvement. However, the faculty and staff are always looking for ways to improve and this year one of the things I'm looking forward to is that there will be more opportunities for parents to get to know one another. We are very grateful for this school.
I graduated from Chrysalis in 1998 & absolutely loved it! I have worked at Chrysalis for two years now & I have never been happier. Not only is it an amazing place to go to school, it's also an amazing place to work! I witness children's lives being changed on a daily basis....I can't think of anything more rewarding than that. Chrysalis truly is an amazing & life changing place.