Longview School Overview83 Main Street, Brewster, NY 10509 , Tel: +1 (845) 259-8259
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Mark Jacobs is truly altering the lives of the kids in his school, for the better, of course!There's a sense of community, so kids can learn to work together, help each other, be part of something bigger than themselves. At the same time, the staff encourage individuality and respect and honor that all people are not the same and do not learn in the same manner. Children receive the attention they need to grow- emotionally as well as academically. Can you ask for more, I don't think so!But there is more...Mr. Jacobs does not allow children to be deprived of an awesome education. He works with families of any income bracket to be able to have their children attend Longview.It doesn't get better than Longview!
Longview School is unique for all the right reasons. It is the most personalized school you will find anywhere, and that is no exaggeration. There are around 25 students and 5 full-time teachers, plus many volunteer staff. No other school can boast that kind of teacher:student ratio. There are NO cracks to fall through here, and the teachers really get to know each and every student. The director, Mark Jacobs, is a talented educator, an experienced administrator and a visionary leader who loves and leads each of the children as if they were all his own. The democratic structure of the school, whereby each member of the school community gets one vote, translates into true student empowerment, and Longview kids graduate thinking of school as a place you are responsible for taking care of, not just a place that gives you homework and makes you take high-stakes tests. My daughter graduated from Longview and went on to college at Susquehanna University, and my son, who graduated just this June, will be attending Marist College--both were their first-choice schools. I could go on and on about how great this school is, but space is limited, so come see for yourself! Free trials!
When you think outside the box, school can be an unhappy place. By 7th grade it was obvious: our daughter did not fit in her middle school. 45 minute periods that chop your attention into bits, teachers who couldn't grasp a child who was interested in the subject, but not the grades, these things were starting to be more and more constricting. After 8 months home schooling, she needed to find a school where she could learn in community, Longivew is that school. Our daughter has grown in every way under the guidance of the caring teachers who are willing to listen and take her and her ideas seriously. She appreciates the discipline structure where students have input as well as teachers. Our daughter also has some learning issues that slow her down as well as a naturally slow rhythm. In her Middle school, this was a terrible problem and put her desperately at odds with the system. At Longview, she can take her time and she has actually been able to develop the skills needed to get work in on time without feeling like a criminal if she fails. Longivew has enabled her to develop her talents in a caring community. We will be forever grateful to Mark Jacobs and all the teachers there.
Longview School is that Diamond in the Rough that you are looking for! A little over 3 ears ago my daughter had severe anxiety about entering public school 5th grade, she melted everyday when it was time to go and came home in tears.. Then came Longview, a place where she has flourished, she is happy, engaged and learning responsibility for herself and her community. Her older brother who was in 10th grade when she entered 5th saw how happy she was everyday coming home from school and asked to see for himself. Well he has never stepped foot back in a Public High School, and although he is doing a "Super Senior"Year this coming year, it's not because of what Longview hasn't give him, but rather what they discovered public school never did.. So they are giving him the opportunity to shine! Both of my kids are looking forward to another Great Year!
As a parent of a Longview student I have to give them a thumbs up. At Longview School, my child succeed in not only learning high quality academics, but as real life skills as well as social skills. Something you don't get in a public school setting. My child transitioned to college without a hitch and even received scholarships worth over 20 thousand dollars.
Brewster, NY Education Statistics
- No High School31%
- Some High School32%
- Some College15%
- Associate Degree6%
- Bachelor Degree10%
- Graduate Degree6%
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