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Corner School Nursery & Kindergarten5
Posted March 31, 2014
- a parent
Both my son & daughter attended The Corner School for their nursery and Pre-k programs. We couldn't be happier with out choice. The Corner School is like a home away from home for our children. The classrooms are warm & inviting, filled with evidence of both learning and play. The staff is caring, experienced, educated and committed to providing a successful learning experience for our children. As a parent I have always felt welcomed & encouraged to come in and participate in class activities. My son is flourishing in his kindergarten class because of the foundation provided by The Corner School, and I am confident my daughter will have the same success next year.
My daughter attended the Corner School free UPK program this past year. She was in a private nursery school prior to that and I have an older child in public school. I was upset that my daughter did no receive a placement in the UPK at my son's school and in hindsight, because of the tremendous experience we had at the Corner School, I am so thankful she didn't. There are so many schools, including the Corner School, that have great academic programs but very few provide it in the nurturing environment that exists here. As an experienced parent in the school system, I can confidently say that this school is truly special because of the staff's commitment to each child-academically and personally. The size of the school allows for a truly collaborative relationship with the staff and the parents. Parents are always welcome to drop in any time and are encouraged to be active. "Community" is central to this school's spirit and a value that I share in my family; to have that value reinforced in an academic environment with nurturing staff is the best I could have hoped for and received. We feel apart of a family and will try to visit our "corner school" and support it.
My 4 year-old attends currently, five days a week 9am - 4pm. We are extremely happy with The Corner School and wish we'd discovered it two years ago. The staff is warm, skilled and accessible, the program in accordance with NYC D.O.E. standards, the facility charming and the rates more than reasonable. There's a great after-hours flexibility as well. My wife and I are both teachers and we did a lot of shopping around and comparing pre-K options. This is a great little school. There is also a bus service associated with the school that we engage - very reliable, very affordable.
My daughter and son both attended the Corner School from 2008 until this past June, 2012. The nursery and pre-k program prepared them well for kindergarten and they made many great friends. The teachers and instructors are experienced with many years of working with toddlers and pre-schoolers. But most importantly the staff is caring and takes seriously the task of caring for the children. The Corner School is also exceptional because the school is a cooperative and the parents have a significant say in how the program is run.
As a child I attended this school 25 years ago & now as a mother there is no other place I would bring my child! When I was a child I made my mother walk me to school during a blizzard because i did not want to miss a day & now my son is the same way. Just spending a little time in the classroom & its no wonder why my son loves his school so much! The school & staff is warm, welcoming, and nurturing. They understand & respect all children's' abilities & help to develop them as a whole individual. You won't find the drill & kill method of memorizing meaningless information; instead you will find children exploring their world through play. I am a stay-at-home mom, who has my masters in early childhood education & the corner school classroom, staff, & program is developmental appropriate for they children they service. My only regret is that they don't have more grade levels.....who would want to go to the big school when we are soooo comfy in the little neighborhood school house! I love Corner school 25 years ago, I love it today and I can not wait till my daughter is old enough to attend as well...the family tradition lives on =o)
My daughter and I love this school! I have had several opportunities to sit in the classroom and interact with the class and was very impressed; the classroom she is in has many learning/activity centers, such as a writing center, puzzle center, arts and crafts center and computer, and also play areas like a kitchen, blocks, etc. Everyday they discuss things like days of the week, weather, numbers...they sing songs that use the alphabet and the children are encouraged to write their names in the art center; they get a book baggie every Friday, but they also have tons of fun. One thing I appreciate is how they focus on manners and how important it is to treat people nicely; when they get ready for snack, they have the children taking turns being helpers throughout the week; they wash their hands, set the table, and everyone is reminded to not eat their snack until the entire classroom is seated. It's little subtle things like these that make a real difference; the outdoor recreation area is wonderful too; the kids loves spending some time there when the weather is nice. It's a very nurturing environment. :)
Been very happy with this school for both my children.The staff is first rate--- teachers & directors care so much for the children with a great deal of individual attention. I've been to several birthday parties & playdates with my child's classmates & the parents talk. We are extremely pleased with our children's progress & loving care at the Corner School.
My daughter attended the corner a school three years ago and my son is currently at the corner school. I am an elementary school teacher and I could only say that both my children and I love the school and have had a very positive experience. Everyone at the Corner school is motherly, professional, and has high expectations for all students. I strongly recomend the Corner school to any parent that wants the best education and safe, loving environment for their child.
I fell in love with this school the moment I met the director and staff! My daughter is simply thriving in this school -- I wish she could attend again next year! The classrooms are warm and inviting; there are lots of play and recreation stations that each child moves through daily. Every week, she's taught a new song or fun science fact. My refrigerator is entirely covered with her many art projects!
My daughter currently attends this school and she loves it! She actually got upset during the winter recess because she didn't want to be away from school that long. From day one there I have watched her thrive and be so excited to learn. She comes home teaching me a few things because they make learning fun. The staff is wonderful! Attentive and caring and always available to speak to a parent if you have a question or concern. My daughter only went for Pre-K but I wish she had another year there.