5855 Riverside Dr NW, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3032733.914474 -84.405321
I'm right now a parent of the school, I have a 4 year old and an infant that we will start in the program when she turn six months old. I really love both the infant teacher and the pre-k teachers. The facility is very clean, I have never seen a roach or mold, neither in the main building or in the portables. I love the schools snacks and lunch, it is always fresh fruit and very balanced. I do not have any problem with the school using the fruits from the day before, since it is fresh fruit. I'm all organic home and I really appreciate all the natural nutrition the school provides. I really did not care about the Spanish - I did register my 18 month old two years ago because of their food program, but now I do see the progress in Spanish and in general and I think we made a great choice.
By the way, the director was fired I think sometime at the end of last scholastic year and there is also a new person at the front desk whom I really like (I did not like the old elementary director neither).
hi, I was one of the tabula rasa's parent and a teacher's friend. this school is the worst school in Atlanta. it's not clean, the teachers are old and the principal is asking parents for more money. the snacks are old, they give the snack from the day before, and the dishes are so durty. there are roches everywhere and the bathrooms smell so bad. the teachers looks very tired. the new director is so intolerable. I decided to take off my child from that school because it doesn't deserve to pay all that so expensive tuition. I advise you to look more closer to this school, because it looks like a good school but it doesn't!!!
I have sent my children to Tabula Rasa since they were in the Mother's Morning Out program - this is our fourth year at the school! It is a wonderful program! My children are not only learning and growing as preschoolers with basics, but they are both well on their way to becoming bi-lingual. Every teacher has been wonderful. Even without the benefit of Spanish at home, both children seem to speak and understand it from school!
My daughter has attended Tabula Rasa since she was 18 months old. Neither my wife nor I speak Spanish. Our daughter started to translate on our behalf in Spanish by age three and could read and write in Spanish by age four. She is now in Elementary School at Tabula Rasa. She started learning cursive handwriting in kindergarten and their English language education stays ahead of the public school standards by one year throughout the program. In short, she got double the language and all of the learning. In elementary school, her classroom size was 10 with half of the days in English and half of the days in Spanish. Math is done in both English and Spanish.
Tabula Rasa is in my opinion twice the education at half the price because the elementary school tuition is half the cost of the other top private schools. It is closer to our home in Dunwoody so we are thankful that our daughter does not have a longer commute. Their lunch program is one of the healthiest and most affordable that I have seen in a school. Their after school program is top notch including Tae Kwon Do, piano lessons, Spanish learning, and even French afternoons.
The school receives my highest recommendations for going the extra mile. The pre-school cost is comparable to other pre-schools, but the elementary school is one of the best values in Atlanta. To maximize value in the pre-school program, I highly recommend the all day program because the language exposure is phenomenal. The one gift that you can give your child at a very young age is that of a second language. The care is consistently excellent and all of the lead teachers in every classroom have certified education degrees.
My child became FULLY bilingual at Tabula Rasa – My 5 year old has been attending Tabula Rasa for three years now. She is in the Kindergarten program and LOVES it! She is fully bilingual in Spanish and English, and I continue to be impressed with the teachers and curriculum. This is the only school I have found within the total immersion/bilingual schools that starts cursive writing in Kindergarten. My child just started two months ago and she is reading already in Spanish and English, knows now more than 50 sidewords.
My 3 year old loves the spanish class in the morning and the French class in the afternoon, loves the homework - and we really like to seat down and help with the homework once per week. What really impresses me is the teachers year after year, they love what they do and are great with both my children.
well rounded multilingual program – My oldest child has been at TR for over 3 years now and my middle child for over a year. They are both completely bilingual (Spanish) with no help from home, and my oldest who is in the first kindergarten class at the school, is well beyond her peers (from other schools) in all of her academics. She reads both English and Spanish and does math in both languages, as well. Every teacher we have had at TR (which totals over 10 throughout the years), has been extremely caring yet firm. My kids have loved every one of them. I appreciate the focus from the school on environmental issues and personal health (the snacks and meals are very well balanced). Any problems I have had over the years have been addressed appropriately and fairly. I trust this school with my children and their education and plan to start my youngest there this summer.
Wonderful Preschool!!! Great Teachers & Staff!!! – My children have been at Tabula Rasa for 3years. We had never planned on raising our children bilingually, but have been truly blessed for our children to have this life changing opportunity. The school is a small school so you know the other parents and children. The teachers know the children and truly love them.
As far as curriculum, not sure how much a 1yr, 2yr old need, but maybe i am the only one impressed that my not even 3 1/2 year old can write their name! They have a well developed daily plan of activities and the classroom is a lot of fun. The school is in the process of becoming an IB school and grow to 5th grade.
The school as is, has been a wonderful environment for my children to grow. And i am very excited about what the future holds as it expands in its IB curriculum, new proposed buildings, new technology, etc.
I would highly recommend Tabula Rasa to any parent looking for a warm, nurturing preschool for their child - and the added benefit to that is they will become bilingual in the process.
Great Language Immersion Program! – My child has been enrolled at Tabula Rasa for several years. In my opinion, the school has grown and improved each year. Though there are some areas lacking; overall, you receive great-value for what's received. The teachers are extremely nurturing and all native speakers. The kindergarten curriculum is well-advanced yet not frustrating and the kids really enjoy it! The low student-teacher ratio makes for a ripe learning environment. One of the great things about this school is that the option to study more than one language is affordable compared to AIS. Our primary goal is to raise socially conscious, multi-lingual children. No school is perfect and rarely will you find 100% of what you want in one institution. Don?t expect that your child will become fluent in after one year. Give it some time and you will be amazed! Our child doesn?t have the luxury of a native speaker at home yet is happy, reading and writing in English, Spanish and French. Bravo Tabula Rasa? the best is yet to come!
Solid language immersion program – My son has been attending the school for several years now, in the French program. French is his third language, as he comes from a bilingual (English and Spanish) household. I find the school's program is solid with a high emphasis on interactivity. Rather than just learning from books, fun activities and song help immersion - a great way to learn for a young child. I like the low student teacher ratio. After two years, my son understands everything I say to him in French and responds appropriately, even understanding humor. His vocabulary is on par with his English. The program is costly compared to others, but I consider it money well spent given the results. Unlike other posts, I do not find the school is constantly doing fundraisers. There was one last year.
NOT WORTH IT – I am currently in the summer program, and not impressed. The program is very expensive - $200 a week for M-F 9:30 am to 12:30pm. The facility is dirty and they do not have good materials. The principal/director is not very friendly. In addition, they are not a child-directed - I have sat in some of the classes and the teachers make the kids participate in activities even if they don't want to. Everything is worksheets with no real learning. I would recommend getting a private tutor instead.
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