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#1 of 5 Old 04-19-2011, 11:12 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Trying to figure out where to possibly send ds for when he starts kindie.  I've read up on both methods, toured both schools, read reviews, and I still don't know if I'm sure of what I want.  Anyone have any experiences with either of these schools?


 

 

 


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My daughter currently attend Tucson Waldorf School (private). However, we did look into Desert Sky last year before we were sure that we would get financial aid at TWS. I was very impressed with their program. It has a real 'Waldorf' feel, and I loved the classroom. The kindergarten teacher we met (I think there is only one there) is amazing. Her son goes to TWS, and I know she does a great job with her students. They do have to conform to the state's guidelines for testing, but the incorporate a lot of art, music and extra activities into the curriculum. Desert Sky also participates in a lot of the TWS festivals and events. It seems like a great education for the price- free! I also really liked their playground. 

 

Bottom line, if we hadn't gotten some help with tuition at TWS, our daughter would have gone to Desert Sky. Good luck!


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I've been there several times, and I'm still not sure how I feel about Waldorf, even charter Waldorf.  I am glad to hear that it seems pretty decent and I did enjoy my visits but...it remains to be seen if it would be a good fit for ds. 


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Drachman Montessori in TUSD is great.  The teachers are wonderful and the program is outstanding.  I love that the kids all learn violin.  My daughters loves the science program.  Allowing the students to be self-directed teaches them about responsibility.  I can't say enough good things about the teachers, program and students at this wonderful Montessori school.

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My son attended for just shy of a full kinder year and I pulled him this was 5 years ago. On the surface DSCS seemed like a nurturing, wonderful place, but at its core it was a rotten apple and damaging to my child and a few others that pulled their children around the same time I did spanning kinder age to grade 2. 


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