My child is about to graduate from this school, and I could not be more grateful that he was given the opportunity to attend. Application is by lottery and my child entered this school in second grade. What a life changing and extraordinary place this turned out to be. The principal, teachers, administrators and support staff are truly engaged in what they do and genuinely care about the kids. The parents are fully involved and it is a special community with joy, encouragement, excellence in education and very focused on the individual needs of the kids. They do not lump kids in a box here, but really nurture intellectual and emotional growth. I still can't believe I went through 7 years as a member of this school community and never disliked a single teacher. Every one of them cared about the kids and seemed to love teaching. Even though my son is graduating soon, I will always have deep gratitude to this place for everything they have done. One added thing I noticed that was important to me: They never "coast" on their reputation. They are a progressive education and the principal stays very current on educational methods, research and development, so for me, being linked to that information through the principal's weekly email column was invaluable to me as a parent.