We recently moved to the area and our children had been in standard public, Montessori-style elementary, and Catholic schools previously. We have had generally good experiences with their previous schools.
Being new to the area, we did not know much about the schools and were planning to put our daughters in a school where the attendance was not geographically tied so we could ultimately buy a house wherever we wanted. Our older daughter was enrolled in such a school, but our younger daughter was enrolled in Stettin because of limited enrollment at the school our older daughter attended. After 3 months, our experience at Stettin was so good that we decided to transfer our older daughter back to Stettin.
Stettin is organized and the communication to parents is excellent. The school is welcoming and friendly, and the academics are excellent. They are able to provide individualized learning more effectively than any of the previous schools that my daughters have attended.
My wife and I have been very impressed.
If I would have known then what I know now, I wouldn't have sent our child here. She was bullied by 4th and 5th grade teachers and not encouraged to excel but rather told to'feel sorry for kids who don't have what you do' and who bit her numerous times and this biting kid who acts like an animal is still doing it in jr. high.The 4th grade teacher was only interested in how she held a pencil and the 5th grade teacher concentrated on how he could get our daughter and the biting kid to be friends.Their obs were to teach our child and we had to do that job at home or she would have 'been left behind' because she doesnt' fall in the lower IQ group which gets the programs, she falls into the upper group which until jr. high was ignored. The Wausau School District needs to meet all these needs or the Charter/Academy schools will and should take over.