Dr. Solomon is a wonderful pediatric dentist. Due to health issues my daughter needed to have her dental surgery under General anestesia. He able to do her dental work at Phoenix Childrens Hospital and finished it all in just a little over an hour. He is very concerned for his patients, and parents can feel sure that he will take good care of them! The actual office is quite busy and sometimes there aren't enough seats to go around. I think this means that parents really trust this practice. I know I do!
Dr. Shindell is a good orthopedic surgeon. He has a very stoic personality, but don't let that fool you! He's a great doctor that takes good care of his patients. The office is very busy. When I first was referred to him, the referring doctor said "take a lunch with you" He wasn't kidding. Every office visit there is quite a wait. The waiting room is clean and they have a playhouse for the little kids which keeps them occupied.
Taking care of children's bones can't be easy! Dr. Vu turned my daughter's extremely clubbed feet into feet that can finally fit into shoes. He has a great rapport with patients and parents alike! He works at his office and also is part of a clinic at St. Joseph's hospital where he sees disabled children. He is friendly and so is his staff.
The teachers really care about the students. They try to get them motivated and work hard with all of them. The Students enjoy going to school here! They have a gifted program for students that score at a certain level. The students in the gifted program leave their normal classroom for 45 minutes and go to the gifted room. They do fun activites but also hard assignments such as reports and experiments.
It was a rough start on the school year. They couldn't figure out the schedule for PE and Band and they changed it around many times. What made it worse was there were no letters informing parents of the changes. The children were the ones that were supposed to remember, which usually means that parents are out of the loop! It was very frustrating! Mr. Broughton is the band teacher and he really does a good job getting the kids motivated by music. He has also tutored children who need extra help.
I'm not sure about the Kindergarten through 8th grade thing. I think some of the teenagers are too mature to be around other kids so young. They do have a good band program however. The teachers are proficient but many of the students lack respect and make things harder on other children sometimes. It is a large school with about 800 children. It is a well kept school. The office staff is very nice and helpful.
The Prep (as it's called) is a good school with good cirruculum. It is a charter school for grades 7th through 12th. The students don't have to wear uniforms, but they do have the children dress appropriately. Certain clothing styles were not permitted such as extremely baggy clothes.They make sure the children follow the rules and do their work . The kids that go to this school are very well behaved for the most part.
North Pointe is a charter school. They have a strict dress code and when children don't follow the rules, they are held accountable. This school and teachers make a difference. They focus on Saxon Math and Spaulding English. They are a back to basics school that cares about the students. Students thrive here and parents can rest assured that their children are getting a good education.
This is a small family owned company that cares for children. They do both preschool and before/after school care. They provide transportation to the school age children.They have good rates and well trained staff. The facility is well kept and they have a nice play area for the children. The biggest drawback is the parking area. It can get very crowded during peak drop off and pick up times because it has very few parking spaces.
When taking your car in for repairs they are quick and reliable. It is very easy to get an appointment right away if there is a problem with your vehicle. Everyone is friendly. The waiting area is clean and they offer coffee and donuts in the morning. They also have a shuttle that can take you home and pick you up if your car will take a while to repair. They get the job done fast and the charges are fair. Not as expensive as many auto dealerships!