SPRING SCHOOL: Under the Outstanding Leadership of Director Knapp, Spring's Academic Program is Unparalleled and Unquestionably The Best in the area. As Type 'A' parents to twin boys, we over-did our research before enrolling our boys last year in their pre-k program. They are now in kindergarten reading
... Read more books on their Own, drawing, painting & sculpting w/their Amazing Arts program, taking Gym Every day, Loving Math!, in to All kinds of Fun & Cool Science projects, bring Us new & Interesting History Facts about Music, Art, American, European + World Culture...Most Importantly, our twin boys have Tons of Friends and Fun doing it All and are Happy!!! We Can't Imagine any other school for our boys. Director Knapp integrates your Entire Family, not just the students, in to the school and works with you through Any of your Concerns. This core philosophy remains with the Teachers/Educators of Spring as well. They are not only Extremely Academic and Dedicated but very Personable & Friendly! We are Dedicated Spring 'Lifers' (till Grade 8) because of the Unsurpassed Quality of this school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/12/13
My child started in Pre-K. I thought the school was great. But moving up to K-G3 (LowerEl), the teachers are different. My child was in the Yellow room. In the fall semester, their class sometimes finish 2-3 movies a week. Reading is not encouraged. Everyone takes turns to carry the whole class's snack
... Read more basket in the morning between classrooms; it has food for 23-26 students before anyone has consumed anything; all containers are full. It is so heavy! When the students tell Ms Sam, she does not get them help. Why can't 2 or more students to share the weight together? A tiny 5 year old just isn't that strong. Also, the children always clean up every corner of the classroom a day prior to new parents visiting the classroom. There is no cleaning staff on site. Teachers keep delegating cleaning away from themselves. My child is leaving Spring next yr. Academically Spring is nothing to rave about, just ok, like other private schools. I refuse to deal with the same substandard teachers & volunteer parent-teachers who speak with thick foreign accents. Spring's staffing picks are deplorable for the LowerEl at a time when they need human connection and a nurturing environment the most. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/14/13
Spring School is a great school, i send my daughter there and she is loves it. Due to our personal family issue, i can't send her to the school anymore. all of the teachers are very caring loving people who cares about each students. my daughter has improved significantly in academically and socially
... Read more as well... I recommend highly to anyone who is considering to send kids to this school... ms. debbie also is a wonderful person in my opinion who is reasonable and takes care of matters in a "humane" way; i was impressed with her character especially reading all the negative reviews on line... Spring School is an excellent school in my opinion..... Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/16/13
Dear Ms. Debbie. As you probably know, our daughter was admitted to the BCA. Please extend our gratitude to the Teacher s Staff for working with her during these last 6 years. Our kids education is a long journey, but it is a much more comfortable ride if during the first years kids can build a strong
... Read more foundation supported by work ethics, good academics and the feeling that those who surround them care about them and their education. They want to help them understand a math problem, instill love for history, find new tools for research or just want to help them become better persons. Simply put: they care. We thank you all for being an invaluable partner in this journey for both our daugther and son during the most important years of their education. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/12/13
Plain and simple. The director has driven this school into the ground. During the 2000's, this school was GREAT! At that time, it gave Dwight and Elisabeth Morrow a run for their money because it was academically equal, but about $10,000 less! Now... so sad. Be sure to ask if it's AMS accredited.
... Read more Don't back down. The director will give you some roundabout answer. But ask for a direct answer. Best of the teachers are long gone. She fired them for having close relationships with parents, which is silly. That was what made that school feel like family. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/28/13
I'm looking at montessori schools for my son who is currently 20 months old. This is by far the worst prospective school we have visited. No one was there to receive me when I arrived. The buzzer did not work, there was a note that said to call but I could clearly see the empty office in which I could
... Read more hear the phone ring. After searching a bit I found a teacher wrapping up a conversation with a parent. When I said excuse me, she looked me in the eye and closed the door on my face (the parent standing next to me was as shocked as I was, and suggested that the school left much to be desired). I stood there holding my child in complete disbelief. I was on my way back to my car when a different teacher came to the door. She escorted me, ignoring my request to use the bathrom for my potty training kid, to a tour group 25 minutes in progress. They offered no one on one time. Already fed up, I declined. No one saw me out when I left, and I did pass THROUGH a classroom on my way out (safety?). I left feeling simply disrespected. I'm disappointed because I really did have high hopes for this place. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/30/13
The marketing, principal and teachers are phony. You essentially pay private school fees for a school run like a public one. Most teachers have an attitude, are lazy and not professional nor nurturing. During recess, lunch or dismissal, they just gather to chat-nobody really watches the children
... Read more although they are there physically. If you mention anything to the principal, she will deny everything (and maybe she truly doesn't know) but she is very defensive (I wonder why). However nothing changes and you know that you've brought it up and she chose to ignore it. Curriculum is so-so...better than the public school but leaves much to be desired from a private school. Like what the other parents said, it is hard to reach anyone who doesn't want to be reached. A few classrooms share a cellphone # - you can leave msgs but nobody calls you back if it's not something they want to address/talk about. There is no PTA-parents opinions don't matter and are not welcomed. They do have a lot of events for the school to show you their curriculum, the montessori way or for the students to show you what they do in school, but beyond that, teachers want no relationship with parents. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/25/13
Since August 2012 I attempted to contact The Spring School Principal and teachers. All six messages were ignored. It has been one month and I have yet to get a phone call regarding my questions and requests. Unprofessional. My child will not be attending this school anymore. I was under the impression
... Read more this was a Montessori accredited school. It is not! Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/03/12
Our son attended the Spring School for grades 6-8 and they did an absolutely terrific job in preparing him for high school [he was the only child from our town to get into highly competitive Bergen Academies magnet school]. They provide exceptional intellectual challenges, foster critical thinking [which
... Read more is rare in middle schools] and bring out a love of learning. While their administrative processes may have been occasionally frustrating in today's techno-immediacy world, there is no question that their commitment to high-quality education is top-flight. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/13/12
My experiences have always been really good ones - from preschool, to lower el and upper el. There will always be those who snip and have issues over this and that (as there are at any other school). But overall my kids love it, they learn a lot and the teachers are dedicated. For the money, it's a great
... Read more education. Sure, it can come across as disorganized sometimes but so can any other place. If you are expecting perfection, then you won't get it, but if you want your kids to love learning, then you will. Read less
Tenafly schools — The Spring School is located at 67 N Summit St, Tenafly NJ 07670. 67 N Summit St is in the 07670 ZIP code in Tenafly, NJ The Spring School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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