(Hi All... the System will not allow us to say everything all at once and it will not allow us to post a comment without Star Rating... thus our reasons for responding here...) This is PAGE 2 Response to the above parent's comments... PAGE 2 From the get-go on Monday, the child started crying! When the Principal inquired why he was crying, he told her he was not able to do the Grade 1 work. At that time, the Principal called the parent and asked for a meeting to discuss the matter. The mother came in three days later – THIS WAS HER FIRST MEETING WITH THE SCHOOL. We had three meetings within one day with an effort to resolve the matter. We told the mother that the child was not able to keep up with the Grade 1 work and we could move the child back for academic development and move the child back to Grade 1 later… but she refused. Instead SHE CLAIMED “I WAS A GIFTED CHILD AT AGE 4 AND I WAS IN GRADE 1 AT AGE 4”!! We said this may have been so but it does not necessarily mean her son is the same – rationally speaking! Her argument was she cannot see her son going back to Kindergarten level and so she is taking the child. Upon her adamant stance, the Principal wish her the best and told her she hoped she finds a nice school to place the child. THIS WAS WITHOUT ANIMOSITY! This was an honest wish… but the mother was too malevolent to even see this. The conversation we had was civilized, no shouting no fighting! We are at a loss to find out that this mother who HAD NEVER TOOK THE TIME OUT TO ATTEND NOT EVEN ONE INTERVIEW COULD COME HERE AND LEAVE SUCH MALICIOUS COMMENT! Her incoherencies about other matters are unrelated! Those matters she had no business meddling in and are not true. Any intelligent person can figure out here that this is all MALALIGNMENT and all this MAZE was intentionally PLANNED DUE TO WHAT SHE CALLED “TOOK AWAY BUILDING AND KICK OUT HER CHILD FORMER PRINCIPAL.” It’s obvious that she is confused and know NOTHING or than what was planed by her and whoever else! - MORE TO COME! Ms Brown is NOT the owner of THIS school, she lease the building from its legal owner! Neither did she “kicked” out the child’s previous principal since Ms. Brown is NOT THE OWNER OF THE BUILDING! When Ms. Brown found out that the building in question was going for sale, she told the previous school principal and encouraged her to buy the building before anyone else could. It never worked out and someone else purchased it… not Ms. Brown! A thriving school in EXPANSION MODE… HOW is this “spreading thin”??? What does this assertion has to do with a child not able to manage his or her class work? This parent had EVERYONE THINKING… What are her true intentions? Was this intentionally planned due to BAD FEELINGS THAT SHE MENTIONED HERE AS MS. BROWN “KICKED” OUT YOUR CHILD’S PRINCIPAL? ALL, PLEASE VISIT www.RosedaleChristianSchool.com and view the beauty of the property! The BIG question is, why did she have her child there if the building was so run-down until she transitioned him to us? And, was 3 days enough to formulate an impression about the school when she has NEVER EVEN BEING TO THE SCHOOL? She came for the meeting and stayed only an estimated TEN minutes sitting at a table. Please let us know YOUR TRUE MOTIVE HERE – is it really the fact you are upset that your child was not able to be retained in Grade 1 or is there a PERSONAL VENDETTA? Please let us know!
A fantastic preschool with great teachers! My son loves going to school where he is encouraged to explore and learn at his own pace. He is acknowl…
Rosedale Gifted Academy Preschool is where my son started. The school diagnosed my son's dyslexia, then provided resources in his learning and suggested help for him. They further embraced his other outstanding gifts instead of label/isolate him. First, I was unwilling to entertain this quality of life for my child, but the school administrator sat down with me and pointed out the fact that ‘it is what it is’ and we should deal with the problem instead of running away from it. I am glad they suggested that. Today, my child is better able to grasp his learning and he is excelling nicely in school. He made it into Kindergarten and from there onward, there is no stopping him academically. He is now in the 5th Grade and excelling as an incredibly self-aware, empowered and academically resourceful and engaged 5th grader. The schools intentional integration, social emotional development and academic instruction to teach the whole child is more than awesome. Now that my child is at Rosedale Christian School, we found out that the school celebrates each students gifts and talents (including my child’s); starting from grass-root upward (preschool into elementary/middle school). Many schools purport to do this, but RCS has been a pioneer which takes this approach to a whole different level within this region and is soaring with the idea. Our family found out that the students at RCS possess critical and creative problem solving skills which is shown in the independent exams that the school participate in. The schools ensure that the students connect their learning to the world around them, and effectively collaborate and communicate with culturally and socioeconomically diverse groups of students within the school community. To this end, thank God that my son is now learning to be a leader who have extended himself to help others be successful with different learning capabilities. My family is privileged to be a part of this special school - I wish every child could have a RGAP/RCS education as it celebrates the individual child with a focus on their gifts and talents. The head of school has integrity and leads rather than react and the students are taught to self advocate. I am a happy parent who is proud to have my child RCS. I would highly recommend this school to other parents whose child or children are diagnose with similar problem. Some parents from within the school community may complain about other things but no school will be perfect – absolutely NONE! My suggestion is: Prospective parents and others who are still with the school, go for what you want from the school and overlook the simple things that may make you disillusioned – the academics is great and the other things will follow. Believe me,,, I have proven this to be true! —Submitted by a parent (and a happy one too)
Recently I considered doing a review. This is after I took the time during my summer 2014 vacation to review my child's past work at RCA. I now have two children in the school. My daughter in Grade 7 is doing well and I am happy. However, my greatest concerns were for my son who is in the 6th Grade. My 6 grader has been with the school all his life... from age 2. His academics foundation is exceptionally strong and now that he is in Grade 6 and my daughter is doing her second to last year at the school, it would only be fair to write a review about the school. I feel that I have enough knowledge to write and my review would he honest and balance. It is so sad that I never knew there was a place for reviews all along until recently. Whoever start this fire... thank you! We are now aware that we can write a review. To those of us who are not tech savvy! Rosedale Christian Academy is located in Rosedale, Queens, NY. It is an excellent school and we are so glad that we made the decision to put our children within a Christian environment. Not only are they receiving a top notch education with great and caring teachers -- who really really and truly care in my opinion, but they are learning to establish themselves on the foundation of God's word. I love the fact that they do devotion in the mornings and at evenings also. They also have chapel time two times per month. Due to the busyness of life, I can never go to church as I would like to... thus not taking them there. The facilities are top notch, the recently acquired facility impress me as a multi-million dollar facility that has been recently renovated - and still under renovation in some parts. The Arts and Music Program are incredible and taking shape. Their last Christmas show was out of this world ... out - of - this -world!! Graduation was equally lovely! Just a fantastic well-rounded school -- where great emphasis is placed on academics. And now there is a PTO with much more parent involvement which has been refreshing as well. I would not have my children anywhere else in all of New York. My 7th Grader has hit the upper 3 and mostly Level 4 on the State exams, even on the Common Core that everyone is complaining about that it is too difficult for students. My children's report cards cannot be better and what I missed came full circle on the State testing! The NYS Dept of Education will not lie! The Schools are going TABLETS! Yeah!!! They are already doing Smartboard and computer. This makes the school a tech savvy school! Loving the program!! Highly recommend the school -- preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary and now Middle school. My children have been through the entire systems. Would recommend the school! Thank you RCS and RGAP (preschool).