Thrilled with 1st & 2nd grade! My daughter began first grade here. She went to Preschool and Kindergarten in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg with all instruction in Luxembourgish. Before that she did preschool in Santa Barbara with English instruction. Because of the differences in academics, I was afraid my daughter would have a had time adjusting. Beginning 1st grade, my daughter did not read (they begin reading in 1st grade in Luxembourg - in German) but by the end of year she was reading third grade level! Miss O'Connor is PHENOMENAL!! She was patient and gave progressively challenging material throughout the year. It worked! My daughter is in 2nd grade now, currently reading the final Harry Potter book. She is in the Chess Club, a component of the Gifted and Talented Program (G/T) that also offers a Math Enrichment one day a week, along with other activities to supplement learning for those in the G/T Program. Her teacher this year, Mrs. Welch, is AMAZING with the kids! A group in the class reads beyond their current grade level, so she has given this group advanced chapter books to keep them challenged. We're moving to Dallas next year. We will miss these OUTSTANDING teachers.