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"Une petite école privée dirigée par une administration exclusive."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend

(Translated from English)

Pros

Les enseignants sont merveilleux, les installations sont assez agréables.

Cons

La direction générale est assez horrible. Elle forme un club exclusif et ne communique pas ni n'interagit avec le corps ensignant/personnel/les enseignants ou parents.

Advice to Management

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Other Employee Reviews for The Phillips Brooks School

  1. "Great place to be!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Phillips Brooks School full-time

    Pros

    Great school community through and through. From the first day of work you will know that you are in a good place.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any. It's an incredible place to work, as simple as that. Both the faculty and administration make you feel supported and empowered at all times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! The school has a wonderful culture and the best possible thing to do is let that culture continue to be the most important aspect of the school.


  2. "Supportive and Fun Faculty, Secretive and Snobby Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Phillips Brooks School full-time

    Pros

    -- The kids are driven, bright and curious
    -- Interesting and wide-ranging field trips
    -- Excellent resources
    -- Reasonably good pay
    -- There is a great effort put into educating the "whole child," i.e. every kid got time set aside every week for music, art, physical education, library time, science lab, even weekly classes on managing emotions
    -- Professional development of teachers was encouraged by administration and supported by school funds

    Cons

    -- Administration was secretive and snobby, as stated above. You definitely felt like they thought they were "above" you. Also would make very arbitrary, confusing hiring/rehiring choices and put way too much value on wealthy parents' opinions
    -- There was quite a bit of drama between the administration and faculty
    -- The school claimed to support the Reggio-Emilia, constructivist teaching theory, but I saw little evidence of it outside of the kindergarten classes
    -- There seemed to be an assumption that kids couldn't take care of themselves even in the older grades and administration would often make random blanket rules just to stifle the kids' voices and options (i.e., students' make-believe village was banned forever just because two or three kids were being mean to the others. Obviously, outlawing the entire game was the answer, not addressing those few problem students. *eye roll*)
    -- Not a very diverse staff, both in terms of race and gender
    -- Principal went on power trip for the most random things; very micro-managing
    -- Parents could be incredibly demanding, and were often extremely rich and thus a little full of themselves; they'd dismiss teachers' opinions and advice, even that of the faculty members who had been teaching for 10+ years

    Advice to Management

    Administration: Be more transparent in your rule making and CONSULT TEACHERS about new programs or initiatives. Try not to let the parents run the school. Give the kids a little more freedom.

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