This school is fantastic! My son attended a private school prior to enrolling at Thornell Elementary School and I was worried about the transition and academics but it has been the best move we ever made! My older children attended Mendon Center so I feel as though I have a good perspective. Every teacher my son has had at Thornell has been superior! The school has a warm, nurturing feel, with strong academics. Everyone is friendly - from the principal to the front desk receptionist. Mendon Center was a great school as well, but a bit large and impersonal. Thornell Road School has my highest endorsement!