Friday, May 11, 2012

Emerson Waldorf School Reviews by Parents

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Jason ‎ - 2 months ago
The preschool is excellent. However, more than 50% of the kids in the school are
not vaccinated, posing a serious health risk to the students and the community
at large. Beyond the preschool, the curriculum is anti-intellectual and based on
superstition.

Posted September 7, 2011
Please do not send your child to this school unless you don't care about his/her
well being or quality of education. It is by far the worst school in the
district. The high school is a joke and if you send your child there, be
prepared to spend a lot of money on tutors since your child will not learn much
from the very unqalified teachers there. —Submitted by a parent

Posted February 18, 2011
This school is terrible. Don't send your child here. They brainwash children and
parents slowly until you realize it one day and it's too late. After being 4
years in this school, my child was so behind in academics that I had to hire a
private tutor before transferring him to a different private school. It's a fun
school for kids, but strong academics is just not its strongest point. Please,
do a lot of outside research before sending your child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent

1 comment:

  1. This school's lack of emphasis on basic math, science, and writing skills is horrifying. Our high-school age child reads and writes at a 5th to 6th grade level. His logic and critical thinking skills are completely undeveloped. The lack of grades, consequences, or constructive criticism does not enhance the learning process or cognitive develpment of a child. Unfortunately, life is not perfect outside of the Emerson Waldorf Cocoon . Outside of school, my child gives up if challenged the least bit and has no motivation to complete "homework" (Why bother? He is never held accountable for not completing assignments)Many of the lesson plans he's brought home have been riddled with misinformation, outdated (like 19th century outdated) "facts", and superstition. How many months have been spent on Greek mythology? Plays and recitals are prioritized over academics ("Won't have any math class this month, mom, we're working on a play instead!") I love the emphasis on arts and culture, but I fear that the children will leave this comfy, pretty nest and collapse under the weight of reality. Yes, many Waldorf students do go on to college. I would be curious to see how many graduate and go on to have successful careers. Please research these schools before enrolling your child. In our case, it is too late. Our child would be so far behind in public school that removing him is not an option. We should not have to hire outside math, english, and science tutors to supplement the curriculum of this "accredited" school.

    ReplyDelete

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.