This school is amazing! The old principal was terrific - caring, engaged, a real advocate for students and the school. The new principal is all of those things, and also brings a warmth and concern for the kids emotional well-being on a daily basis. He has implemented the Second Step program to teach emotional intelligence, and also the Energy Bus curriculum about finding positive steps forward, goal setting, and surrounding yourself with supportive people. He is in the classroom more, supporting the teachers, which the teachers seem to really respond to positively. The school community is really supportive and inclusive. So many families walk or bike to school every day, so there is so much opportunity for social engagement and building community. The parents do a great job of rallying around the school and supporting their teachers. In the years since we have been there, they have improved their gifted and talented programming, and have also really engaged and improved support for students with IEPs. I have a kid on both ends of this, and feel totally supported by the principal, teachers, and school community.