I have mixed reviews. The teachers were super kind to my child. However, just like the other reviews, the director is very rude, unkind, and running people out of there. She is a tyrant to her staff and treats the parents of the children horrible. I worry how she treats the children when no one is watching her. There is a difference between running a tight ship and just being a nasty person. Ive heard the owner is Canadian, however I never saw anyone else that looked like they were in charge. The teachers care about the students, the place is clean, its well priced, and its safe. I question why the owners are not more hands on or why they don't read these reviews and look into Beryl Johnson. I have seen her be so rude to state workers, parents, children, and of course myself. Teachers leave due to her nasty attitude and now so have we. ** OWNER, do yourself a favor and fire her, then your day care will fill up and you'll make more $$ and have a happier staff! **
2850 W Cypress Creek RdFort Lauderdale, FL 33309
I am a parent of two CCS students. I cannot say enough good things about this school! The school curriculum is academically challenging, and the teachers encourage intellectual curiosity. The teachers' dedication to the students promotes a lifelong love of learning. In addition, there is a great deal of emphasis placed on developing students of strong character. As a parent, I find it incredibly comforting to know that the values I am teaching my children at home are being reinforced and rewarded at their school. From everything I have seen, the students do very well after they graduate from CCS. They are in high-demand at area middle schools, and I am so glad that my children will have the life experience of transitioning to a new school after fifth grade. All in all, CCS is a wonderful place. I feel lucky that my children are able to attend!
Our son's experience at Little Palms has been absolutely wonderful and has exceeded our expectations. He started when he turned 18 months and has been attending part time for the past 8 months. We have seen great growth and development in several areas: social interaction, motor-skills, counting, letters / alphabet, sharing, problem-solving skills, etc. the staff are fantastic individuals who truly care about each child's growth and development. They are kind, thoughtful and highly engaged. I never once saw them simply sitting around and taking a break. They are always interacting with the children and helping them in their specific areas of development. We cannot recommend Smart Steps enough. It is a wonderful school that truly cares about the growth and well-being of its children.
I am very lucky and fortunate enough to have stumbled upon this little gem of a school. I am very impressed by the level of independence, character, and personality the students have. I only hope that others will get the chance to experience the same. These Sudbury schools should be every where! They are for those that value freedom, responsibility, trust and integrity! Its a real dynamic community with all the good, bad, and so growing potential, just like in the REAL world. In other schools you don't get even a taste of the REAL world until you 18 years old. That is a shame. So check out the school and do research on the Sudbury Model.
I feel so lucky that we have a local Sudbury school, and Sunset Sudbury is as good as it gets. My daughter loves going to school there. In the morning I am frequently moving too slow for her, and I hear "Mom! Can we go to school now?" The fact that she is enthusiastic about school makes me so happy. The staff is wonderful -- they are invested in and attached to the students. It is also just amazing to see how the students keep each other in line through the democratic process. I love that my daughter feels empowered in the school, and in her education in general. Five stars -- wish there were more to give!
This school is revolutionary! I knew as soon as I read the philosophy that this is the school of the future and this is where I wanted my daughter to be. Now that we've been there almost an entire school year I can tell you that Sunset Sudbury School keeps her love of learning alive and promotes all the important skills needed in today's world. She has the freedom and trust she needs to explore on her own terms at her own pace. She loves going to school and being a part of an exciting community, and I love knowing that her creativity and curiosity will be celebrated and encouraged.
My children attend Christ Church School and I know many families that have sent their children to the school over the last 40 years. The school offers the best private elementary education in Ft. Lauderdale. The campus and facilities are always clean and perfectly maintained. The teachers and administration are welcoming and professional. My children love the school and that is what you hear from current and past students. Do yourself a favor and take a tour if you are considering a private school for your elementary age children!
I signed up my son for Aftercare Program before it was under new ownership and must say it was descent place then, but it is awesome now! They totally renovated the place. Jule is really a delight to deal with and really cares about each and every child. She worked in this business as an employee and over the years has gathered a world of knowledge to put to great use in NOW her own business. Kudos to Jule, she earned my review, thumbs up!
My daughter was a very shy and timid little girl when she started the school this past fall. Since then she has become so confident and comfortable talking to people of all ages. I know she has gotten that because she feels respected and listened to by the adults and kids at the school. She has also developed an intense interest in writing and learning foreign languages. I love that she can find and pursue her own passions all day long.
Love this facility.i was having trouble with my son, and he was definitely headed In the wrong direction.This place instilled respect.and responsibility in my son.he never liked to go to school but dealing with this facility, he woke himself up,every morning, headed to school AND was motivated to learn When he Got there.family atmosphere.i love that.i would recommended to anyone.