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3543 Watson Road

St. Louis, MO 63139

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Posted October 4, 2014

My 2nd child is attending her 2nd year. We had some concerns about the school but feared switching schools on her would be a bit traumatic (we had already switched the year before when I became a SAHM for her little sister). We have an older daughter who attended a different pre-k/daycare and felt she was more than ready for Kindergarten. Our daughter is currently enrolled in Jr. Kindergarten and I am nervous about Kindergarten. The do not teach handwirting appropriately (having kids write in upper & lowercase letters). Children developmentally must master uppercase strokes before moving onto lower case. They are teaching sight words instead of focusing on the basic that my child did no master last year. So after my daughter comes home we are doing our own homework which includes handwriting, math, and cutting & coloring. Any work she brings home that says have your child read to you I read to her. I don't want her to learn to read by memorization. She needs to also learn phonics which the school does not focus on so I do at home. I have also noticed the monthly newsletters are just cut & paste from the previous years. I won't be sending my younger children there, Bummer
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Posted May 18, 2014

I would not recommend this school to anyone who has a child with a big personality. They expect children to be "little robots" and not deviate from their expectations. There is no nurturing of creativity. The head of the school criticizes parents whose children don't fit the school's mold. Our child is outgoing and fun and she was not academically challenged at all in the Junior Kindergarten program. Her teacher had no classroom management skills and my child was bored and getting in to "trouble" as a result. The school would not work with us on making things better for our child and the principal would not acknowledge that the teacher was not doing a good job. Instead our 5 year old was blamed for the issues we faced even though her behavior was not a problem the 2 previous years with a different teacher who valued and nurtured our child.
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Posted January 18, 2014

Child was not prepared for kindergarten due to poor teaching on their behalf. Was told by kindergarten teacher that this preschool is not recommended

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Posted August 12, 2012

both my children have attended here 6 years apart. they have been excellent both times.
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