I don't know how many parents will read this review, but I hope it gives a different light on what really goes on in the school. Before Ms. Joy took over the school I would have given this school a positive review, but since she has become the director the school, Covenant has gone down. The school use to welcome parents being involved in with their child's education, but this is not the case. I found Ms. Joy to not want parents involvement at all. On top of it she was never there. When we would drop off the kids in the morning and would want to talk to her we would be told by the front office that she was not in. When asked when she would be in, we were told they did not know. I would try calling through out the day and most of the time was told that she was not there. They would finally take a message and text her to call me. Then there were days when I would want to get a hold of her so I would send an email and if I was lucky I would get a response within the week. My question to a future parent thinking of sending you child to Covenant, how do you run a school if you are never there? The other issue with all of this, if you wanted to complain about the situation good luck with that because her father, Paul, happens to be the CEO of the school and would always take her side and tell the parents that it was our miss understanding. These went on for 2 years and finally my husband and I decided to remove our children from the school. There are much better environments for children to flourish and where it is a partnership with the parents and the school, it is just sad that Covenant del Norte is no longer one of those places.
9360 Holly Ave NEAlbuquerque, NM 87122
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Both my children attended SpringStone Montessori School. I must say I am very pleased with the care and instruction SpringStone provides. As a working mother it can be very difficult to leave your kids with people you don't know. The SpringStone staff were always kind and comforting to my kids. It made me feel good about taking them to school each morning.
My son attended Covenant until he was 4 years old (2013-2017) then we had to pull him out and send him to a different school because the environment at Covenant became too toxic. He had issues with another little boy continually hitting, biting, and tripping him. It seemed that once a week we were signing an incident report. We finally told the director that we were going to teach him to fight back. The response from the director, “I know this won’t bring much ease but the boy will be leaving in a few weeks to kindergarten, so we don’t want to do anything too drastic.” The communication between the teachers and administration was horrible. The teachers would tell us one story and the director would tell us another. Any communication to the parents was to communicate the negative but the positive would get brushed off. Our son moved to the 3 year old class mid-year. When the new year began, he was bored and causing trouble. The director chose to ignore what was happening and instead began reporting to us all the bad. We had to demand that he move to the 4 year old class. After the move he did great. These are just some examples of how this school operates.In late 2015 or early 2016 ish the director Carol abruptly retired and the CEO’s daughter, Joy Losey, took over the director position at the del Norte location. When you read the previous reviews, look closely at the date they were posted. You will find that the good reviews were posted when Carol was the director and then only bad reviews for Joy. You can also be sure that Covenant will request parents post positive reviews to counter the negative reviews so watch for the block of dates of the reviews, and make an informed decision. Covenant was a wonderful school that I hoped my children would attend until kindergarten, but with the current administration, I’m glad we decided to leave. BEWARE!
Covenant School is a great school as long as your child remains healthy. Our child became ill with a very treatable condition and Covenant School refused to give our child his necessary medication, even though they give medication to other children. This put our child’s health and safety at risk. The CEO Paul Losey and director Joy Losey (who are father and daughter), refused to follow the directions that our son’s doctor had outlined for him. Covenant School claims to be a Christian school but is discriminating against a child. Our child has been indirectly forced to leave the school because of an illness that he did not ask for. We do not believe that this is a Christian value. Our child is being discriminated against because he is not whole. “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Matthew 7:15 KJV
This is the best preschool in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. It's in NW Albuquerque, but I know several families that drive from the heights just go here. The preschool is unique in its teaching style of learning through play and interaction. Every unit the staff and parents completely transform the school and create an atmosphere where imagination and creativity are encouraged and stimulated. My now kindergartener is one of the few kids in his class that can read and he is so confident in class and around his peers, I can only thank PHCP and the teachers there. I can't wait for my 3 year old to start his preschool journey this year!
Awesome Place I would recommend it. The staff is nice and my child loves going everyday! Definitely recommended!
I am now ruined when it come to care for my daughter. We love and miss Springstone on Randolph! My husband's job took us away from Albuquerque, and I have to say that I miss Springstone just as much as my family from Albuquerque. This is because they became our family. My daughter is constantly pouting and saying, "I miss my old school!" And looking for a new place is next to impossible now because nowhere is as good as the place we left. And this is specifically for the Randolph location, as we tried Rio Rancho for a while because it was closer... and then ended up back at Randolph, driving the extra 30 +/- minutes just to feel back at home at our favorite school with our favorite people. We miss you all!
Horrible place! Self pay children get special treatment and especially the directors grandchildren one of whom is constantly biting other children! Do not bring your children there for their own safety
This is the worst place to bring your child. My son has been bit 5 times in a matter of only being there 5 months. Pam refused to disenrol the child that kept biting my son. She doesn't care about the safety of the children under her care in any way. It's all about the money for her. This facility is under investigation for not following the states requirements in a licensed daycare. This is just a small portion of the problems here.
My children have been going here for years. The teachers have been really good, especially the ones that have been at the school for years (ie., at least 3 yrs). Lately though there have been many problems and it made us sick to our stomachs to have to deal with the owner's daughter who manages the business for her. Presently, we still think the early year rooms are good. The teachers really work with you when you want to accomplish something with your child (e.g., manners, potty training). But the pre-school side is really breaking down. Do you think it is appropriate for them to show your kids PG-rated movies or clips of 9/11 without your consent? Be careful with the reviews you read on Google; we were offered a chance to win stuff if we wrote a good review (2013/2014). There was another website where we could leave reviews, but I don't recall it. I really hope they turn around for the better, for most of the teachers' sake, since they have done so much for the school.