Hi Erica, I wanted to respond to your review as the new Head of School at Terra Verde. I apologize for your negative experience during the 2013 kindergarten playdate. We are so thrilled that your daughters are performing extremely well within the public school environment. At Terra Verde we limit our class sizes to 16 students in the lower school. The admissions process is the most difficult task for our staff as we wish we could take all families who sign up for the school. Please take into consideration that we often receive double the amount of applications than spots available and it becomes extremely difficult to accurately assess each child's skill set when visiting campus for a day. Given your story regarding your daughters successes, it seems that you have been wonderful parents who allow them to fully blossom in the public school environment. We commend you for being so vested in their education and wish you nothing but the best in the future. Sincerely, Eric Snyder
We have been with Terra Verde from the very beginning. We are so fortunate to have such an exceptional school in Norman. The natural, outdoor environment is so perfect for the kids. The teachers are all highly qualified and innovative in their approach. The headmaster is very forward thinking and in touch with all of us. He greets us each morning at drop off. The facility is amazing and so beautiful. The founders are very concerned with always improving, constantly moving forward. Always thinking of ways to improve things for the children. Before we found the school, when my children were young, I would spend hours pouring over websites of private alternative schools, such as in NY, where children were the focus, where arts were important, where learning was fun and, most importantly, engaging! Then miraculously we found this school. It is truly original! So fortunate to be there!
Terre Verde is an amazing school. We were fortunate to be able to send our son there for 4 years, and we'd still be there if we hadn't moved. The teachers are incredible- kind, caring, dedicated. They challenge students in areas of strength and support them in areas where they need extra help.