Whitby School Reviews
Rating 4.6 out of 5 10 reviews
We have 3 kids in this school. The flourish, the love it. Ate teachers are awesome, the education too. The community is very strong and nice.
We love the school! My daughter is excited to go to school every day and comes home bubbling with stories to tell me every day. The Stepping Stones experience is magical - the teachers do an amazing job delivering a true curriculum to such incredibly young children. I think a lot of pre-k programs are basically glorified day care and this is definitely not - it’s a really thoughtfully crafted program based on a deep understanding of how skills are developed and how the brain grows. The community of parents is really wonderful too, we’ve made a lot of friends and have been glad to give our child such a warm, confidence building experience.
My child attends Whitby and is performing above grade level in the areas of reading and math. He recently took the SCAT test as a high number of children attending Whitby are in the John's Hopkins Center of Talent Youth program. If you want your child to "love learning" send them to Whitby. The tuition you spend goes into the education of your child, not fancy facilities nor the high expenses required for running a high school. Children graduating from Whitby go on to not only attend high level high schools but sit as the highest performers within the programs.
My kids have been at Whitby from the primary years on and I have one graduating from 8th grade and another starting Upper School (Middle School) next year and could not be more happy with the education they have gotten. They have flourished both as learners and as human beings in their ability to think critically, problem solve and self-reflect. The brilliant melding of Montessori and IB and the devoted and skilled faculty at the school creates the perfect school for the 21st century. The Upper School (grades 5-8) is a particular gem with small classes sizes, excellent differentiated math program, advanced design classes and project based learning that gives them the competence and confidence to come out of 8th grade prepared for any high school of their choosing. I feel lucky that we found Whitby and that my kids have had the opportunity to have this school form the foundation of their life-long journey of learning!
I love the school! My kids are joyful to go there everyday! They became more confident and independent by the day also. I believe the montessori method makes them bloom and curious about all aspects of life. How amazing little kids happily doing math and reading! How excited they make them about subjects! And the global community is a major bonus also!
We have two children in the Lower House at Whitby and we could not be more thrilled with our experience. Our kids are happy, healthy, curious, thriving, developing, and engaged. They run into school every day. We have great relationships with the teachers and when issues arise, as they do, the teachers are all over it. The head of the Lower School is very accessible and knowledgeable.
The teachers are really helpful, and my children (5th Grader and 3rd Grader) enjoy going here. This is our first year in Connecticut and Whitby is helping us a lot.
Our family has been part of the Whitby School community for 9 years. We have a 6th grader, and a daughter who graduated last year and is now a freshman in high school. I could not more highly recommend the school. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) school it attracts families from many different countries, culturally making it wonderfully diverse. The IB curriculum and inquiry-based learning platform makes me wish I had been educated that way myself! I have also embraced the advantages of a school that finishes in 8th grade. It afforded my daughter the opportunity to reflect on her strengths and the things that she valued most in her education. The experience she gained in the application process, standardized testing, and interviews will make the college application process so much easier! She was also able to pick the high school that was the best fit for her. The transition has been seamless, she was more than adequately prepared educationally and socially.
Very small, both in area and in mind. School lacks energy and just like any other dull, plain basic schools.
We have an eleven-year-old and a two-year-old attending Whitby. Both of them love going to school. Both of them are developing as caring, curious, passionate learners. Whitby is our community, our extended family, a place where our children are safe, and thriving.