Friday, May 11, 2012

Cedarwood Waldorf School Reviews by Parents


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Posted November 6, 2012
There are many good things about Cedarwood, though regrettably, they are not enough to counterbalance the reality that the student body and faculty are overwhelmingly caucasian, and students are overwhelmingly from affluent families. I can't see how students can emerge from nine years at Cedarwood well- prepared for the world outside the cocoon of their campus, the world they will live in the rest of their lives.
Posted July 30, 2011
Cedarwood will let you down. The administration seems to be more concerned with
money and politics than what is best for the children. In my opinion pandering
to families with deep pockets is a major problem. Especially if the children
from those families are disruptive and or violent. For 1,000 dollars a month I
expect more. More support for classes with special needs children. Training so
that teachers are better able to support them and their non special needs
students. Support so that teachers aren't spending their whole days trying to
manage the behavior of two or three students. —Submitted by a parent

Posted May 20, 2011
I can't say enough wonderful things about the early childhood program at
Cedarwood. Amazing. Teachers are loving and wonderful with the children. The
grades are another story. And while the school is still going through some
growing pains, there are some definite concerns. Cedarwood Waldorf School has
some major flaws in it's media policy-- there isn't one. And their bullying
policy (and the way teachers deal with bullying-- some not taking it seriously).
Again, there isn't a policy for this that is actually enforced consistenlty by
all teachers and staff. It has major flaws with treating situations with
consistency as well. While some teachers are wonderful, there are some teachers
that are just getting by. Some teachers engage a lot with their parents having
monthly meetings, while other teachers only have a few meeting a year. Again,
inconsistency. While Cedarwood might seem full of fairies and gnomes from the
outside-- I'd do some real research into the class you join and really
'interview' the teacher. Talk with some other parents about bullying issues
before you sign up! —Submitted by a parent

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You may ask, "where are all the 5=Star reviews?" Well, the problem with those reviews is that many tend not to be too honest. I have included 4-star reviews that appear honest. Often, gushing reviews are placed by teachers and administrators - as some comments here indicate. "This school educates the whole child!!!" - 5 stars - by Anonymous... I say baloney! Notice, many of the reviewers have been misled by Waldorf and are still buying the PR, even after having been disappointed. Feel free to comment but understand the intent of this blog. Comments are no longer moderated.