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Review for Walbridge School , Madison, WI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Walbridge is a wonderful school, and its teachers are very dedicated to ensuring that each child learns in their classroom and that of the other teachers at the school. Staff meet weekly to discuss strategies for each child. My son showed early signs of learning difficulty, and despite attempts in the public school to address his needs, his learning gap grew each year. Budget cuts in the district also meant that he was not getting quite the level of services he should have. Homework became a tearful ordeal and his self-esteem was crushed by the differences he could see in his progress from that of his peers. We decided a change was necessary and noticed a difference in our son within the first month at Walbridge. No more calling himself stupid, no more resistance to homework. He realized he COULD learn with instructor attention. As a middle schooler he is seeking out math challenges, and continues to comment that the teachers at Walbridge are able to help him, whereas at his previous school, whenever they would try, they would get called away to help another student. We are extremely grateful for what this school has done for our family and our son.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The confident learner our son has become.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Increasingly committed to the school's mission as they saw the happiness and relief of the children as they realized that they are capable learners.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Teach every elementary student to read at grade level before they get to high school. An endowment of this size would ensure that financial aid is available to any family that is willing to make the committment of service hours that the school requires.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Client Served & My son has attended Walbridge since the 3rd grade.