Piedmont, Hillcrest, or Head Royce?
I would love to hear about families' experiences with Piedmont Unified, Head Royce, and / or Hillcrest. I'd appreciate perspective about the quality of education as I look ahead for a mid-elementary child who is an independent, creative thinker. I am also interested in hearing about the culture of the school communities, both of families and faculty. My child genuinely loves science (and used to love art, though that's waned recently) and thrives when challenged academically, and we would like an environment where the students and teachers are engaged in learning, but ideally not a teach-to-test or pressure-cooker environment. I don’t need opinions on getting into any of these schools or on where to live, but am interested in hearing about what the academic and social experiences have been like for families who have recently been enrolled. I've read all the BPN posts on these various schools, almost all pre-Covid, but if anyone is able to compare any of the schools all the better. Our preference in many ways is for public school, but we are open to private starting in 6th. Thank you in advance for any responses!