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4201 Transcontinental Drive
Metairie, LA 70006

(504) 888-1378
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October 16, 2014
John Calvin Playschool is a wonderful school with nurturing teachers and a beautiful, clean campus (especially the playground). On that note, my son loves playing on the new mini basketball goal and the colorful paint (arrows, stop sign, line up area) allows the students to "understand expectations" and learn the expectations on their own. JCPS teaches kids on their level and makes school fun. A child s first school experience is important and I am so grateful that my kids are having such a positive experience. I am very pleased with everything offered at John Calvin and truly appreciate the family-oriented atmosphere (the director is at every event, with her personal family) and the special activities that are geared for the little ones. I would highly recommend this school!!!! P.S. - The new Director is top notch (I had one graduate 4 years ago and one presently enrolled - seen the work first hand) - kudos for her hard work and desire to make JCPS second to none. She has implemented many policies, all of which are student/safety based..

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November 04, 2013
I just wanted to say that I LOVE this school! I am so pleased with the new director and how she is always around talking to the kids and making sure the teachers are doing as great job. I was a little worried about the school with the previous administration but I know things are going to only get better from now on. This school prepares kids for Kindergarten and beyond while at the same time letting them play and enjoy being a kid. I could not ask for more in a school--I wish they went up to beyond Developmental Kindergarten b/c my kids would stay here as long as they were allowed!!!

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May 05, 2012
The teachers and administration are great. My older child was the youngest in her kindergarten class but was extremely well prepared. The school has a very warm environment and very professional approach. My second child is now a student there and was disappointed when she couldn't attend school during the Easter break.

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March 06, 2012
The new administration is not only unprofessional, they are unethical in their discipline process. I moved my child from there and would not recommend this school to anyone.

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February 24, 2012
I feel there are some sour grape reviews from parents who were friendly with the previous administration and who can't handle changes. This is the best group of teachers out there. Everyone there is SO nice and knows my childs name and makes a point to say hello to both of us when we enter the campus. The kids love it here and they do so many projects and special events. Every day they come home with multiple projects and stories of what they did. The music program, art and body movement are all outstanding. And to the ridiculous reviews about it being a playschool...duh! It is called a playschool. If you read any of the materials related to the school you would see it is based on play and center-based learning approaches. The kids learn through playing, not sitting at a desk running curriculum. This works very well with kids age 2-4. A little bit of information on YOUR part might have helped you to realize that this was the program objective.

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February 23, 2012
John Calvin more than prepared my child for her current school. It was a wonderful experience. I am shocked to see such negative comments. Take a tour and see for yourself!

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February 19, 2012
I was totally shocked to hear a bad review about john calvin I have never heard a bad thing about this school. My children have gone there and now I have another starting next year and can't wait. tThe teachers are always so happy and nurturing I dont know what teacher you are talking about because all the teachers are great, from 2 year teachers to developemental kindergarten. every teacher has always been great.

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February 18, 2012
John Calvin has been a blessing for our family. We have three girls who have attended the school. We are saddened that our last will graduate from the Developmental Kindergarten class this year. The girls all started in the three year program. The teachers are very professional and treat each child as a individual. They provide high-quality education with an emphasis on play fostering creativity and high self esteem. Our two oldest are doing beautifully at there grammer school due to their wonderful start.

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January 23, 2012
I may be the odd one out, but John Calvin was a terrible experience for my family. Yes the campus is well taken care of, but not he children. I felt that most of the teachers were there only for a paycheck. There was no loving, caring upbeat environment for us. Most mornings the teachers didn't even have a smile on there face. As far as the safety of your child, just pass by when the children are out on the playground and you'll see for yourself. The teachers are huddled together chatting and the children are scattered throughout the playground. My child, thankfully, was never injured, but other parents have mentioned minor injuries/incidents to their children on the playground. I had always heard such great things about John Calvin, but none of those rang true. Sorry to say, but I wouldn't recommend anyone sending there child there.

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January 09, 2012
Amazing preschool! I can not fathom how any parent could not be pleased with John Calvin. Every day my son comes home and tells me about what he has learned, songs he sang and activities. The playground area is very nice, and the classrooms are always clean and decorated beautifully! It is a blessing to know that when I send him to school everyday he is safe and in a loving, learning, and happy environment.

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December 06, 2011
If you are looking for a 'playschool' this may be for you. This is not a 'preschool' where they are learning. Teachers are old and are basically babysitters. Not the school it used to be in years past! Things have definately taken a turn for the worse with the new administration. I moved my child from here!

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May 20, 2010
We have been extremely happy at John Calvin. Our daughter has received excellent care and has learned a ton! High quality, very qualified teachers and the facility is well-maintained and cheerful. Highly recommended!

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April 02, 2009
Great, great environment. Nice facility and very nurturing staff.

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January 14, 2009
It is an excellent playschool. Boht my kids went to it and I wouldn't have taken from it if I didn't have a full time job. It is the best loving and caring environment for preschool kids. I would recommend it without any reservations to anyone who does not need a full time school.

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John Calvin Presbyterian Play School
4201 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, LA  70006
(504) 888-1378
Last modified John Calvin Presbyterian Play School is a Private school that serves grade PK
John Calvin Presbyterian Play School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top