A very bad experience. Extremely unprofessional from administration down to teachers. I regret all the money I wasted here when there are excellent options in the same neighborhood including Haygood, the Children's School, and Atlanta International School. When you are considering a preK for your child, I hope you find one that lives up to the ultimate responsibility they have to your children.
Two of my children were a part of the IPS experience. When it came time for my family to move, the hardest part of leaving was that my little girl and soon-to-be baby boy would not be able to get the awesome experience my oldest did. Now I live out in the 'burbs, OTP and don't think it hasn't crossed my mind to take on traffic down 400 for an hour to give my younger ones that opportunity. Unfortunately, that is not a realistic option. I was so thankful for the creative, enriching curriculum provided to my kids with the caring staff at IPS. I have been spoiled for sure and have not found anything like it out here. I'll never forget Ethan painting on paper taped underneath the table like Michelangelo nor the excitement on his face when he came home with a new word in German, Japanese or Spanish. Okay, I'm going to stop b/c it's making my decision on where Claire has to go out here more depressing. Ande, you need to branch out OTP with another IPS! :)
I would not send my daughter anywhere else. From the caring environment to the creative teaching, there is no place else we would rather be. We are excited to be a part of the Kindergarten program next year with IPS, but are praying that IPS implements a K-12 before she's ready to move on!
My son started at IPS when he was 16 months old and he is so happy there. The teachers are wonderful and so loving. The class sizes are really small and so the kids get so much attention from the teachers. We love IPS and highly recommend it!
Our son attended International Preschools (IPS) for 1 1/2 years until we moved out of town 6 months ago. If we were still in Atlanta, our son would still be at IPS. We were very happy with the teachers, administrators and other support staff at IPS. IPS is a wonderful educational community and we are so thankful for all that our whole family received from the school; friends (for us and our son), a safe and nurturing learning environment and wonderful educators! If there were ever issues or questions that we had, we knew that we could speak with either our child's teachers or any administrator who would address our questions. We highly recommend IPS!
I transferred my 2 children from a "good" preschool to IPS based on other parents' recommendations and am absolutely THRILLED that I did. In fact, I cringe when looking back on what I thought was a "good" preschool at the time - compared to IPS it was completely sub-par. My children are currently in Kindergarten and first grade at an award winning school. Their transition into this academically challenging school was seamless and I believe their success is due largely to their experience at IPS. The IPS staff and administration is extremely enthusiastic and the academic curriculum is designed to promote learning in a very fun way. I was amazed at the information my children absorbed while at IPS, not only the 3 R's but awareness of environmental and social issues. I would HIGHLY recommend this school.