April 7, 2013
I had two daughters at Century from 3yrs to 5 yrs. It was a very difficult decision to move them to public school for the first grade, and if Century were able to offer education through 12th grade, I would likely have kept them at Century for their entire education. I decided that the move would be easiest in the first grade, when they would be able to socially integrate along with all of the other children entering public school. However, our experience at Century was wonderful. I have absolutely no complaints. I understand from the other comments that Century may not be for everyone, but no school can serve every child. I was always able to discuss my child's progress with her teacher, and reports were given daily. There is no public school that can provide daily updates as their classes are just too large. Century keeps the classes small, so each child receives individual treatment. I wonder if the dissatisfied parents would be dissatisfied with any school. I loved how the children were taken to the park and Lawrence Public Library regularly, the were able to visit many locations downtown, and the pool in the summer. I feel fortunate to have found Century school for my daughters' first years of formal education, and I recommend Century School at every opportunity. If you are looking for a school for your child, Sara and John are very welcoming, and they will answer all of your questions.