So far all we can say is "wow". TCS has been amazing for our children. We have twins who enrolled in Kindergarten and are now in first grade. Children's has lived up to - and in many ways exceeded - our expectations in every way. Our children are challenged inspired and very much cared for. The teachers really know our girls as individuals - and at a level that is surprising. We wanted a school environment that would instill a deep love of learning in our children. One that challenged them academically and creatively. One that inspired confidence to try new things and not be afraid to take a risk. One that exposed them to different cultures and perspectives. And one that provided a well-rounded education with the opportunity to pursue developing passions. For our family Children's is it. We feel really lucky to be a part of this community.
The Children's School is a private elementary school in Atlanta. The principal of The Children's School is Nishant N. Mehta. 400 children attend The Children's School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The student to teacher ratio at The Children's School is 9:1. Intown Charter Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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My wife and I love The Children's School and are so happy with our son's teachers and the overall program. As a parent it is amazing to know that our child feels known and that his academic social and emotional needs are met. The hands-on approach to learning is spot-on and we also like how the school is incorporating STEM/STEAM into the curriculum. The community is genuine and the teachers are experts in teaching elementary-aged children. We could not be more satisfied with our choice. We know that he will be well-prepared to transition after 6th grade.
We were very disappointed by this school. There are many excellent schools in this area including the Public schools Springdale park Morningside and Inman where your kid would get much better education not to mention a better environment.
TCS is a great fit for our 2 children. Because of the school's size and grade levels (2 classes per grade 3 year olds - 6th grade) it is able to specifically focus its energy and resources on the development and enrichment of pre-school and elementary age kids. While the learning environment is structured and purposeful it allows for lots of imagination creativity critical thinking and innovation through hands on experiences. The school takes advantage of its multi-building campus and location (near Piedmont Park) to provide lots of outside play and fresh air for its students. Other positives a reasonable approach to homework; a Big Buddy program where students in older grades regularly spend time with the children in younger grades; diversity that feels authentic; a focus on character and community in the curriculum; a Head of School with a strong vision to provide the kids with the skills they will need to succeed in the future and the drive to make that happen.
I can't say enough wonderful things about TCS - curriculum environment teachers administration and families. TCS has a warm friendly atmosphere but high expectations for the kids. Academics are appropriately challenging and teachers focus on ensuring children progress each year which means assignments are often individualized. TCS has a unique focus on building character to develop independent strong compassionate kids. My 6 year old/rising second grader has recently faced her first challenging situations with friends from other schools and I was amazed at her ability to address the situations head on successfully resolve conflicts and teach others how to be inclusive. The new head of school Nishant is a strong but approachable leader. He is eager to continually identify opportunities for improvement while continuing to promote what works. With 24 kids and 2 teachers per classroom there's opportunity for individual attention. Our child will be well-prepared for the rigors (academic AND social) of private middle schools.
WOW...are there K rooms overloaded. Not sure I want my child in a room with 25 kids that I actually have to pay for. Seemed like some teachers don't have teaching/ed backgrounds as well. Kids seemed happy though...and saw lots of parents hanging around.
Our experience at The Children's School has been phenomenal! We have watched our son grow into a fine young man with strong academic abilitiies a great moral character and a sense of responsibility to his community. We believe TCS is an important component of this growth. His teachers have been excellent and each one has gone above and beyond typical classroom duties to show their dedication to teaching and caring for the students! He is happy to go to school every day he looks forward to learning and he is always eager to come home and share what he has learned with us! The hands-on academic style is great for growing children and I have no doubt he will be prepared for a rigorous Middle School curriculum when he leaves TCS! He has a diverse group of classmates and has become knowledgeable about a variety of cultures and religions; he is respectful and accepting of differences. When you walk through this school you see SMILES students that are fully engaged teachers that are excited about the material and a friendly and strong leadrership team. We are genuinely happy to be there and I can wholeheartedly highly recommend TCS!
My daughter attended The Childrens School from second grade through graduation in 8th Grade. She had previously had very bad experience with school and was performing with less than a stellar record. She did not like school and was struggling with her school work. We enrolled her at The Childrens School mid year in second grade. She blossomed before our eyes and continued on through Middle School. The Childrens School taught her responsibility an incredible love for learning respect for her peers and teachers alike. She learnt to communicate with all to become curious and adventurous and our biggest hurdle was getting through "school break" as she couldnt wait to return to her class. She is now on the deans list at The Bishops School and I cannot find enough ways to thank The Childrens School for their constant caring concern and love of all our children. This is an amazing school and I highly recommend it to all. With Much Gratitude and Many Thanks Michelle Aarons
As the outgoing Head of The Children s School I m proud to say that hundreds of students have been well served by the school evidenced by the stories they ve shared with us year after year. The school has a committed talented dedicated faculty who work tirelessly to meet the needs of all of their students. Classrooms are stimulating exciting learning environments that other schools and teachers work to model. The Children s School is authentically diverse in a myriad of ways. It is diverse geographically. It is diverse culturally and ethnically. It is diverse socio-economically. And it serves a diverse group of learners who graduate with confidence poised to succeed both academically and socially. All organizations experience change. The Children s School is well prepared and solidly ready for new leadership. It is an exciting time for the school and as I leave I celebrate all of its many successes.
Community = families whose children fit the TCS model minus families and staff that have been removed for questioning TCS s methodologies or do not fit their narrow behavioral expectations (If you are on the second half of the equation above your experience will be brutal). Diversity =term used to describe the racial makeup of TCS. This term does not imply that there is an acceptance of a wide spectrum of behavior or abilities. Student-c entered learning = a teacher-centered approach to teaching children. Student Confidence =hopefully something that appears after kindergarten when students with crushed self-esteem have been weeded out (typically about 30% of the starting pre-primary class in the first 2 yrs). Excellent Staff = a middle tier group in terms of teaching ability. Independence =student is able to follow teacher directives consistently. If TCS is so great why is the Head of School (of 25 yrs) leaving for Woodward ?
I have been apart of The Children's School for twelve years. My daughter graduated from TCS and our son is graduating this year. I can't imagine any other school in Atlanta that is as family oriented and child focused as TCS. Throughout the years the administration has always been accessible and for a parent that's priceless. The children's school offers a stellar academic environment and your child/children will leave with a confidence that will catapult them to the next level. It has been an amazing experience; not only for my children but also for my entire family.
I am a current parent at TCS that is very pleased with the results I have seen in my children. TCS has an environment that allows my children to thrive independently. I love the sense of community and inclusiveness that I feel when I am on campus. One of many things that attracted my family to TCS was the diversity and how the kids are taught to respect and accept the differences in all people. It is amazing to look at the work my kids were doing at the beginning of the year and compare it to the end of the year. The improvement and growth is what shows me that we picked the right school in TCS. I also love that TCS has many ways for parents to be involved on and around campus. Parents are always welcome to come by and donate their time and knowledge in all sorts of ways. We currently have two kids enrolled and are looking forward to our third to start in the next couple of years.
I am a current parent of a TCS student anxiously awaiting May 31st our last day of horror. TCS is laughable at best. Academics are terribly lacking substance and rigor. If your primary concern for your child is to be a part of the get-along gang then s/he will do exceptionally well doing nothing. If discipline focus and academic excellence are of importance to you I suggest you look elsewhere.
The Children s School is a wonderful place for children to grow and learn as part of a caring and diverse community. It is evident that kids are meaningfully engaged appropriately challenged and enjoying learning and playing together. Learning at TCS encompasses every aspect of their development including academic social and emotional. Students are encouraged to reach their individual potential supported by amazing teachers and taught in a fun and meaningful way. My children are challenged each day to do quality academic work develop organizational skills and engage with others in ways that are caring and respectful. They have incredible opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities such as music sports and foreign language as well as meaningful community service projects and amazing outdoor education experiences. I entrust my children to an incredible school that respects children diversity and community.
TCS is a very unique and wonderful school. My daughter has thrived at TCS both socially and academically. TCS has instilled a love of learning in my daughter and has helped her understand the importance of character. The academic environment is rigorous and robust yet flexible enough to accommodate various styles of learning. We are very happy with the school TCS' curriculum and its community of students teachers and parents. In summary I believe TCS prepares its children for the way the world is going not the way the world has been.
The Children's School is a dream. Every day we have been at this school has been better than the day before. Our experience as a family in this community and our daughter's experience as a student keeps getting fuller day by day. We have been in this community for two years and there is not one thing I would change. We chose this school because of the diversity of the student body and the faculty we love it because of the way my daughter is being taught how well she is responding and growing academically at an incredibly rapid pace. Within a month of first grade she was able to read "chapter" books whereas she started the first grade only reading Bob Books. Her problem solving ability and her reasoning astounds us for her age. We could not be more thrilled with the education our daughter is receiving and in which she is a participating member. The respect for the earth her peers her teachers and experiences that she is learning and exhibiting fills me with peace that she is on the right track to becoming a leader and a happy world citizen. We credit TCS with this overwhelming feeling of hope and assuredness we have in our daughter's school experience.
My son recently graduated from The Children's School. His experience at TCS was wonderful. His teachers and the greater school community helped him grow emotionally socially AND intellectually. My son benefited from the academic rigor that TCS provided. He was challenged and was very well prepared for middle school. He not only received a strong academic education he learned to think reason analyze and process. TCS strong emphasis on character development has also helped him face the social challenges of middle school. We are very happy he received this opportunity and we would highly recommend The Children s School.
This is a very nurturing school but if your academic standards are high I suggest you look elsewhere. I thought I did my homework before enrolling my child. I read all the reviews and talked to a number of people and in the end decided that the bad reviews were from a few disgruntled parents and should be disregarded. Therefore in this review I hope to tell parents what I wish someone had told me. Before you enroll your children visit the classrooms more than once if possible while instruction is being provided so that you can get a true picture of TCS academics. It s not for everyone and I don t think it is for anyone looking for academic rigor. If I had done this I would never have given TCS a second look. Taking the tour is not enough you have to see them in action. Don t dismiss the negative reviews because I did and I will regret it from now on.
All of my children have attended The Children's School and we have never questioned our decision in choosing this fine institution. Our children have different personalites and learning styles and all of them have thrived and received an exceptional education. Additionally they have learned to be good compassionate thoughtful individuals. The Children's School is a special place filled with special talented people.
As a long time-- 20+ year bordering neighbor of The Children's School I feel obligated to communicate to the parents of the school as to the poor relationship this school has with Midtown and to it's closest neighbors. The reality is that the school rarely communicates with Midtown Atlanta and is perceived as a strange enclave of outsiders that drop their children off and pick them up from areas outside Midtown. The result is noise traffic and a lot of angry people. This school is not an asset to Midtown or to Atlanta. Attempts have been made to relocate the school to more appropriate surroundings. We in Midtown hope that this will happen soon.