We pulled our two daughters out of Skinner after two semesters. While there were many things we liked about the shool, there were more things that were deeply troubling. A short list would look like this:
1) a fund raising event that happens yearly became mandatory for parents starting in fall of 2006 - (um Nicky that is called a tuition increase not a fund raiser)
2) funds that were to be spent on the current student body were funneled into an account to expand the school's classroom sizes for future students - in fact the legality of how this was done is questionable
3) t.v. sets are used. call the american montessori institute and ask them if t.v. sets are part of maria montessori's vision. Nicky Skinner has given blanket permission to all the teachers to use t.v. as a babysitter for the kids especially towards the end of the spring semester. If your kids go here ask them daily during the last 4 weeks of the spring semester how much tv (how many disney dvd's) they watch. It will blow your mind that you are paying tuition to have your kids watch the little mermaid.
4) office staff - well they are just weird. but once you get to know nicky skinner you will understand why