I am the grandparent of three of the Garden School Graduates. All three had a difficult time in public school. They "bloomed" in the atmosphere of Dave Miller and his school. They received an education that was well rounded and classical something the public schools rarely offer today. Mr. Miller always shaped the curriculum to suit the interest of the student. I would highly recommend the Garden School to everyone.
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
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I am a parent of two children currently enrolled at The Garden School. Our family loves the community aspect and always feels that our needs and concerns are being met. The teachers are dynamic and recognize the individual talents and gifts each child brings to the classroom and the school community. An added benefit is the science curriculum integrated into the regular school schedule. The Director is always approachable and readily available. I am strongly convicted by the Classical curriculum approach because it gives my children the tools they need to think for themselves and have healthy rational conversations with other people.
In an era where we are taught and told what to think this school stands out in the classical model teaching our children how to think and discern the truths of the world for themselves.
My children go to school here so perhaps I am a bit biased but this school has been a great fit for our family. We primarily homeschool but our children go here twice a week. This school is not a fit for everyone you must put the majority of the work in at home. However my children have gained confidence by learning how to think and not what to think. The students learn how to speak to their peers and adults with truth and beauty. The sclhool's curricula is based on Classical Christian eduation. Students develop a hunger and love for learning because they are motivated by great thinkers leaders and beauty. And the bible! Parent involvement is vital and you have a voice. The director is approachable dynamic and encourages family imput. They offer science and dance on Wednesdays.
You learn so much more than in a public school and you go into depth more than the breif overveiw you get in public schools. You actually read Thomas Jefferson's letters than about them.
We love this school. Math and science is to be taught at home. The two days at the school should be supplemented at home on the other days. This outline allows us to explore different parts of our world and experience many facets of our community.
Student for 7 yrs. Complete lack of math and science classes. They teach drama and how to draw pretty pictures. Nice to know kindof. Life skills not at All. Ifyou want to make a living in life go somewhere else to learn how because you won't learn there.
A private school with emphasis on parental input; meets only 2 days per week; with 'home school' / 'home tutoring' the other three days; strong in the arts (they like drama)
Scale of 1-10 Quality of Academic Programs Philosophy/Theology-10. Math/Science/Lefty Stuff-3. Art/Drama/Music-5 to 10 (Depends on teacher). Availability of Extracurricular Activities Generic Brand of After School Programs 0. Garden School Brand of Extracurricular Activities 10. Level of Paren Involvment-1 or 10 no inbetween. If they're involved they're really involved. If the parents aren't involved then they're never involved
This school is awesome! I'm actually a student there and I feel that I learn more in half a year at this school than most kids learn in a whole year of public school. Also I feel that it has a real family type setting and that there are some really neat people that go here that I get to know really well!