School review Eckstein Middle School (3003 NE 75 St)
Eckstein Middle School (3003 NE 75 St) Comment
I have been incredibly happy with Eckstein. I have two students currently attending and I think things changed tremendously with the new principal who has been here for three years. My kids don't play in the music program but there are lots of other ways they get involved and I am very happy with teacher communication and communication from the principal. The focus on the whole child was evident from the Open House and has been clear with the response from our kids' counselors who are fantastic. It is true that the building could be better, but the staff is excellent and I appreciate the focus on social justice in many of the classrooms.
School review Nw Montessori School (7400 25th Avenue Northeast)
Nw Montessori School (7400 25th Avenue Northeast) Comment
The staff and even the classroom setting change every year forcing the kids to readjust year after year to the drastic changes. They do not hold themselves accountable for the fluctuations in the school and the impact it has on the kids, nor the dysfunctional, inconsistent, communication with children or parents. Staff targets certain kids. There are children every year that get booted "weeding out" by an irrational bar. Staff needs to be trained better. Very few staff are AMI-trained. The setting is too relaxed, letting the kids freely roam. My son is still struggling with certain subjects and is behind because of the laxed education. Most children aren't challenged by the program and many eventually leave. Parents aren't informed on where their child is on national level. After speaking with a parent that had their child in my son's class, they told me they had an evaluation done on her child after leaving the school and that he was 2 grades below what he should have been. We don't plan to attend this school anymore (he's been in it for years). I warn any parents seeking a true Montessori or even a decent education, you will be very disappointed. For those in the school currently. I highly recommend having your child's development evaluated based on the national level. It will speak for itself.