Front class: Country Oaks School is a place like no other. We sent all three of our sons to Country Oaks, and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an outstanding preschool experience for their child. The warmth and enthusiasm for teaching is evident from the minute you walk in the door, and the directors’ incredible level of experience and knowledge of the development of young children forms the backbone of a school experience that truly recognizes each child as an individual.
So many preschools today put an enormous emphasis on academics and computers from a very early age. In contrast, we were searching for a school that emphasized play, creativity, music, art, and wonder, in the belief that academics would come later and be all the stronger for having the freedom to play and discover as a foundation. Our hopes have been born out in each of our three kids, who have hit the ground running upon arriving in kindergarten and beyond, and we know that their experience at Country Oaks has been an enormous factor in their success. Our kids absolutely loved their time at Country Oaks, and all still frequently share heartwarming memories of their first school experience.
Back class: We sent two of our children through the Country Oaks pre-kindergarten program, and found it to be extremely valuable and positive for both of them. Country Oaks pre-kindergarten is a warm and caring environment that allows kids to develop the confidence and skills they need to prepare them for kindergarten. The class is small, and the teacher/student ratio is low, so each child receives a great deal of individual attention. Emphasis is placed not only on academic preparation, but on social confidence and being comfortable in a school environment. Though rambunctious at home, both of our younger sons were quite shy at school, and the extra year at Country Oaks helped tremendously to increase their confidence and ability to interact comfortably in the school context. Country Oaks pre-kindergarten made a tremendously positive difference for our children in preparing them for kindergarten, and we would highly recommend it to anyone considering a transitional kindergarten program for their child.