Blair is a well-managed school full of highly-educated and approachable professionals. The climate is warm, the children are visibly happy. The small classes give teachers a chance to really know each student. The PTO offers various family programs (in English and Spanish simultaneously) that are fun and educational. In this time of political rhetoric meant to divide people of various backgrounds and economic classes, I am very glad my daughter is at Blair. At Blair, she has learned that her friends are different shades, have different religions, even speak other languages, but they are still kids with whom she likes to learn and laugh. All of the employees at Blair should be commended for creating this loving, safe, and all around positive environment for all of our kids.
Blair's administrators are always professional, accessible, and open-minded. They seem to know every child's name, and they genuinely appear to enjoy spending time with them at school functions. The students respect them-- no doubt about it-- but they are viewed as "coaches" not "punishers" and there is no feeling that the school is a police state.
From the regular communications sent out on behalf of the administrators, it is clear that the whole professional and para-professional team is working together to build student confidence, knowledge, and academic strength.
The school has received excellent feedback on their progress reports. The administration's vision is innovative (but not untested nor radical). I get the impression that their pedagogy and policy is based on sound and thorough research, as well as an intimate understanding of their community's needs.
The teachers are well qualified (many have Masters of Education degrees). As important, I think, is the collective attitude of the teaching team. At Blair, the teachers are genuinely focused on creating a well-ordered, supportive, gentle learning community. They know each of their students and often their families too. They go above and beyond on a regular basis. I've seen them volunteering at PTO events, singing with the kids in concerts, buying their own Halloween candy and dressing up for Halloween, for example. They are vivacious, kind, hard working role models and the kids seem to adore them.
my kids were in this school since k4 and I have no problems. They have high scores and the teachers are always looking a way to go above and beyond the expectations.
Thanks for all what you do Blair staff
- A strong and committed educator's team motivated to change the face of Education.
No doubt the leading team will deliver strong results in the near future!
- Native Spanish speaking teachers provide a rich nuturing environment helping students to achieve high academic results in both languages (Spanish&English)
Blair provides its scholars with opportunities to learn and excel every day. Our personalized learning approach, college focus, team teaching environment, dual language immersion program, and extensive extracurricular offerings are all a testament to the belief we have in our scholars and our desire for them to succeed.
The students at Blair Elementary School in Waukesha, WI receive a well-rounded, quality education. The school is home to students from a wide variety of countries. Teachers provide a warm, caring environment which promotes student exploration, a sense of belonging, and a sincere desire to learn. Parents are encouraged to become involved in classroom learning experiences, school events, and P.T.O. organized activities. Blair provides a wonderful learning environment for the students who daily enter its doors.