45 Parent Reviews for Green Fields Country Day School
Being at this school has helped shaped my son's entire life. Not only is he challenged in a creative and academic way, he also is appreciated for his individuality. The faculty are experienced and caring. The class sizes are small. The school's sense of community is one of a kind, the lower school students
... Read more mingle with upper school so that the children grow together. The tuition is high, but it's worth every penny. There is both need-based and merit-based financial aid available, which was very helpful to our family. There were previously some issues with finance and governance, however, these seem to have been resolved over the past few years thanks to a change of headmaster. I am so thankful that my child will graduate from Green Fields! Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/28/13
Green Fields has several things going for it: small class size, challenging curriculum, and many good teachers. However, the quality of teaching varies, and there is arrogance and inflexibility on the part of the school staff, which results in changes not being made to improve and expand the school and
... Read more issues with inadequate teachers or other matters not being resolved. Many have been there for a considerable period of time. There is a pecking order, and parents are not necessarily seen as partners in their children's education. Communication is spotty. The kids get along well with each other and accept differences readily, and this is a good school if your child is struggling with intolerance/bully issues at their current school. The tuition is very high, and you are also always asked for more money through constant fundraising activities. Tuition doesn't includ the week-long interim costs. The small size of the upper schools means that the children miss out on being around ndividuals from many difference backgrounds and life experiences. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/07/13
My son started here this year in the ninth grade. We have been blown away by the caring, attention and quality of the faculty, staff and student body at Green Fields! For the first time in years, my son is excited about what he's learning and wants to TALK to us about it. This is big, folks. The teachers
... Read more are so attentive and helpful. It would be impossible for a child to fall through the cracks here. We feel very thankful to be able to send our son to Green Fields. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/05/12
A wonderful K-12 school with very low student-teacher ratios and exceptional teachers. Very happy kids wholove to learn!
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Posted by a parent on 10/25/12
Green Fields is just incredibly wonderful and unique. You really can't judge a school by reviews because only a tiny fraction of the school's population actually writes them.... and just like with anything, there are people who love their experience and those who don't. The best advice I have is to come
... Read more and see for yourself- take a tour, spend a few hours, and have your child spend a morning or a full day. There is no better, more holistic, child-centered school in Tucson. The Heart and Soul of the school is about nurturing children at each stage of their development, making happy, life-long learners. What could be better than that? Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/16/12
The school has a lot to offer; unfortunately, the turnover of staff, the controlling board, the very pricey tuition has left a lot of us stunned and confused. We hope it can stay open through our child's graduation and that someone does something to improve morale and quality of education.
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Posted by a parent on 07/24/12
During our time at the school, we felt that Green Fields had many good teachers but many serious problems with finance, governance and administration. We wanted to keep our children there for the sake of the teachers (some of whom have now left), but we ended up deciding to withdraw them because of
... Read more the leadership problems. Our advice to prospective parents is this: investigate carefully and thoroughly before enrolling your children. Good teaching is important, but it cannot guarantee the stability of the institution if other important things are not in place. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/23/12
Just read the review from 5/20, and want to give some other thoughts. GF recently celebrated its 75th anniversary in Tucson, and several of the buidings have historical significance. My daughter's classroom is the same that was used for the original boy's school students and has vaulted, beamed ceilings
... Read more and a fireplace, even. A multipurpose room was recently built and the designers incorporated anoriginal adobe wall rather than tearing it down. I personally prefer this aesthetic to pre-fab--but really, those are simply personal aesthetic choices. What really counts is the quality of instruction. Learning doesn't have to take place in new classrooms, or in classrooms, period! GF kids learn in the greenhouse, the riparian area, the chicken coop, the Friday farmer's markets, the the athletic fields, and the stage, AS WELL as in the classrooms. Finally, I doubt that ANY great teacher is paid what they are worth, but it's true that our beloved teachers at GF accepted a pay decrease two years ago to help keep the school healthy. This speaks volumes to the committment they have to Greenfields and its students. Trust me, Greenfields is not going ANYWHERE Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/21/12
My son Carlos attended Greenfields from 6th grade on. He was privileged to have teachers such as Mr. Dorson. Mr. Teller, Ms. Cordieer and Mr. Haskett. Mr Haskett inspired him so that he studied English literature at Wesleyan and dedicated his honors thesis to him. This is the best school in Tucson.
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Posted by a parent on 05/17/12
My child started at Green Fields in 9th grade and has been there for almost 2 years now. The community (parents, students in the same grade, students in other grades) surrounded her with acceptance and inclusion from the first day we visited. The teachers are very good, and the classes are small enough
... Read more that they each know exactly what is going on with each student. I receive e-mails from teachers when test grades are exceptionally high, and if they are of concern. These are always personalized with detailed description about my child's performance. The teachers are available in person after school and by cell phone and email in the evenings for extra help. One period each week is a Study Table time for the entire high school so any student can meet with any teacher for extra help or additional questions. The teachers set high standards, and then help each student strive to reach those. I am very pleased with the educational and extracurricular experience at Green Fields. Read less
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Tucson schools — Green Fields Country Day School is located at 6000 N Camino De La Tierra, Tucson AZ 85741. 6000 N Camino De La Tierra is in the 85741 ZIP code in Tucson, AZ Green Fields Country Day School is a Private school that serves grade levels K - 12.
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