56 Parent Reviews for Castlehill Country Day School
Wish the administration would give us a good reason to stay and spend 10 k. So much attrition so many teachers quitting and the constant shuffle of moving teachers around is disturbing. Front office often makes us feel we are being a pain when asking questions. Making money seems to be a priority over
... Read more kids and parents. Maybe this was a great school once but would advise to look for alternatives as we will for next year. Constintently nickel and dimed. Where does all the money go? Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/20/13
Castlehill is an AMAZING school! I disagree with every point the reviewer on August 28th, 2012 made. The office staff is so welcoming and friendly, the teachers are fantastic, and it's a very diverse group of kids. We couldn't be happier at this school, it met every thing on our long list of desires
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Posted by a parent on 10/25/12
Castlehill turned out to be unable to live up to it's reputation. I feel the school has gone downhill in recent years and it shows with the number of parents pulling their children from the school. The arrogance is palpable yet unfounded. Class sizes are small which is nice in the beginning, but as
... Read more children age they need to be around more children and children of diverse backgrounds as this is what the "real world" is all about. Castlehill certainly keeps them in a bubble. The office staff always made me feel I was bothering them when I came in to ask for assistance or to simply buy tickets for an event or make a payment. Very unfriendly! They charge $400 to register each child. The question is where is this money going? The infrastructure is crumbling with old playground equipment and modular classrooms. The entry off of Craycroft Rd. is uninviting with a vinyl sign displaying the school name and a chain-link fence running around the property covered with green landscape fabric. For a top-notch school the appearances are frankly embarassing. There are much better alternatives in this community. Constant fundraising and requests for money are another downfall. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/28/12
We recently moved to California and we cannot find a school comparable to what we had at Castlehill. All the teachers were fantastic. My kids come home from their current school saying how much they miss all there was to offer at Castlehill. The art, music, science, spanish...everything exceeded my expectations.
... Read more There is lots of parent involvement and you feel special and welcome there. Arlene was always there for me when I needed her and she continues to be a resource for me even after we have moved away. It is a wonderful place to be. Highly recommend!!! Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/28/12
Incredibly disappointed with the administration and the school. The worst private school my children attended. Do not waste your time and money and look for other alternatives. I should have listened to other disappointed parents that pulled their children from this school. I am now one of the many.
... Read more Do your research and look for other schools. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/31/12
Average at best! Do not be fooled by their geographic location they have no affiliation with the neighboring middle and high school. Their teachers are drastically underpaid. If your child is average or the status quo it is probably fine. But if your child has any issues they do not have the expertise,
... Read more staff or ability to handle. If you child excels they also cannot keep up or match up and do not have the faculty to maximize your child's growth. There are so many good charter schools and other private schools in town that this should be toward the bottom of your list. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/02/11
The preschool program is excellent. The leadership is pathetic. I agree with some of the other reviewers that the teachers are wonderful for the most part. However, the kids are not well disciplined and chaos often rules as a result of the lack of leadership. The learning environment is stifled because
... Read more many of the kids cannot sit in their seats for more than five minutes. Some of the children were inappropriate in a variety of ways, and the school leadership never intervened. This is a school with solid teachers, a great preschool, and wonderful potential. We recommend public school or other private schools in the area over this unhealthy environment. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/20/11
Our child started in Pre-K and went all the way through. Before choosing CCDS, we visited every single other school that Tucson has to offer. CCDS felt like home and we never regretted it. The teachers are outstanding and our child is now one of the most academically gifted students in high school due
... Read more largely in part because of the foundation that CCDS gave to our child. NOWHERE else will you see teachers put in the extra mile for your child or for the parents either. The Art, P.D., Spanish, Music, Science and Computer courses are phenomenal as well. They have a ZERO tolerance for any bullying. Good luck finding a better school! Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/16/11
First of all I have to say right off the back that the low score has NOTHING to do with the teachers who are great but the headmaster and the exasperated cost for tuition and the "clicky-ish" demeanor and attitude that alot of the parents have. The way they act, you would think you were entering a sorority
... Read more house!!!!! if I could take the teachers out of that environment and place them in another school, that would be ideal. Unfortunately great teachers alone could not keep me from continuing there, if you do your research like I did you WILL find private schools that offer quality education without having to mortgage the house!!!! don't be fooled by those who are saying how great the school is while conveniently leaving out how very expensive it is, lack of parking space, crowded halls and just a "better-than-thou" attitude so many of those parents have. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/07/11
If you are truly looking for a great school, do your homework and talk to parents of the students attending the school. Remember that anyone can post a review here. Take the tours at a number of schools and sit in on classes, observe recess and lunch time and judge for yourself. Both of our children
... Read more have been at Castlehill for a number of years and are both a grade level above their friends and peers in other schools. One of the big reasons we chose a school like Castlehill is that the classes are taught to educate the children and build their self-confidence and critical thinking skills, not so the children can pass a standardized test that the government requires to get funding. The grass is always greener somewhere else. Any private school is selling itself to get students, do your own due diligence and make an informed decision of what is best for your child. Castlehill is a great school that offers opportunities not available elsewhere. The teachers are great and seem to really care for their students progress. I've seen teachers in multiple grade levels staying late and tutoring students on multiple occasions at no charge. Read less
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Tucson schools — Castlehill Country Day School is located at 3225 N Craycroft Rd, Tucson AZ 85712. 3225 N Craycroft Rd is in the 85712 ZIP code in Tucson, AZ Castlehill Country Day School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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