Feedback on Nea CLC (Lower Village)
I'm looking at sending my kids to Nea Community Learning Center next year for Kindergarten and 3rd grade. So I'm seeking recent feedback on the school in general, and particularly on the following questions:
Where do most of the families who attend Nea live? Are they mostly neighborhood families, or do they come from farther away? (Theoretically, the school is open to anyone in Alameda County, and we live in Oakland.)
Does the school really walk the walk in terms of project based learning? I have been visiting a ton of private schools this fall that tout their "project-based" models, but then when I show up and observe what's going on, it looks like having young students engaged in big projects is not actually a day-to-day activity - more like something they do only sometimes. What is the day-to-day like at Nea?
Online reviews suggest that the school has a problem with a high rate of teacher turnover. Any comments on that? Does that apply to the lower village or just the upper village?
Any other pros and cons of the school you want to share would be most appreciated! Thanks!