Overall our experience with our two children has been overwhelmingly positive, and if given the choice over we would have our children attend Vienna Elementary School again without the slightest reservation. It fully lived up to our expectations of an elementary school and we were truly sad to leave as our children moved on to middle school. We developed numerous relationships with the teachers and principles to the point where the school still feels like part of our family. Others may disagree or have had different experiences as no school is perfect, but for us Vienna Elementary was a simply a great school. Our children grew and learned in a positive, safe, and nursing but challenging environment. We felt that the school pushed our children relative to their abilities, but at the same time did not create a hyper competitive environment which is something that can be found at other high performing schools or schools focused more heavily on high performance and high scores on standardized testing. The school is very much a central part of the community with activities such a PJ movie nights, to Bingo, to after school programs and activities that go well beyond the traditional day in the classroom. The teachers and principles were caring and commutative. We had countless parent-teacher conferences as one of our children had special needs and the other was bit of a challenge. In every instance, the teachers and principles met with us personally and kept in constant contact with us via email or even phone calls after-hours. VES is not perfect and no school is but for our family it was just what our children needed.