"It was a very rocky start with us this school year. I understand the school is in a transition but that is not a reason to keep parents in the dark about the new developments. Concerns about the level of activity in the school (IE gym, sports, clubs, a cafeteria, recess, and other activities that would prompt the students to get up and move around during the day) but am looking forward to the new facilities that will alleviate this.
Looking forward to the initiation of sports, clubs, and activities that will nurture other aspects of education. As well as them expanding the String Program and the start up of ZumbaKids in the 2015-2016 school year.
The education much better than that of the public school and they are willing to give my children work above their grade level when their are bored."
Nicole Scarelli Parent
Jun 09, 2015
"My kids love CCLS - their parents love CCLS. If you want your children to learn and be accountable for standards of learning, love of learning, and standards of behavior that are upheld, this is your school. It is obvious to anyone who walks in the building that the teachers and staff truly believe in what CCLS is all about - providing each child with the education that will allow them to make choices about their futures. Each of my child's teachers are just, well, amazing - dedicated - pleasant, and full of surprises. They make learning fun! Your child does not have be failing to ask for help - the teachers and the Academic Quality Controllers are there for everyone and I truly feel like we are team - parents, ACQs, and teachers working towards one common goal: to help our children become the kind of people who will be life long learners.
Students receive a well rounded education - there is foreign language, there is science, there is ELA, there is math - and of course, reading. Reading is the cornerstone that everything is built upon. But there is student life! Students are encouraged to go beyond the classroom, and spend time doing the things they love - be it astronomy, scarfmaking, legos or baseball! This year they have also started competitive athletics.
This is a young school - they are forging their way and developing their identity. The Parent Connection is an amazing group of parents - they just jumped into a brand new school, with no history, and built the parent organization from the ground up.
The Before/After School program is likewise pretty amazing. There are plenty of staff to students - there is homework time, there is play time - and there may even be movie time.
Is every school perfect? No - but this place never ceases to amaze me. When I think about how this school got its start, I am brought to the wondrous words of Dr. Seuss: Oh the Places You'll Go!"
Joyce Marie Parent
Oct 27, 2016
"So far we have been very impressed with everything the school represents. Our son has thoroughly enjoyed going to Collegiate and thrives in the more demanding system. His teacher Mrs. Scanlon is incredible and has helped reinvigorate our sons passion for learning after having it severely damaged by his prior teacher and school."
2nd Grade Parent
May 20, 2017
"My son loves it but they work the kids hard and expect a high standard of behavior. Not everyone will appreciate their high expectations."
1st Grade Parent
Jun 03, 2017
"Any school starting from scratch is going to experience growing pains, and Collegiate is no different. There have certainly been bumps in the road along the way (temporary location, late afternoon buses, gym clothing policy change, etc.). My son ...and our family are willing to live with these inconveniences in exchange for what Collegiate offers. There are very few affordable refuges from the Common Core standards being implemented across the nation and SABIS® is one of them. If you haven't yet, I would urge anyone with misgivings about Collegiate to conduct their own due diligence and educate yourselves about the SABIS® system and Common Core. I would recommend checking out the independent research compiled by the Pioneer Institute in Boston."
3rd Grade Parent
Jul 10, 2017
"Our children are really enjoying kindergarten, they are learning and growing so much!"
Jul 13, 2017
"Amazing school, children, staff, and parents!"
Vannak Sanders Parent
Dec 01, 2017
"Such an amazing school with such an amazing staff its not about having a beautiful building four walls what matters the most is that our children is getting the education they need and so much I love this school and I couldn't be any happier!"
Juninho Priscilla Parent
Dec 18, 2017