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PAST PARENT SURVEY COMMENTS

From the Class of 1999 through the Class of 2015
  • Clairbourn has a vitality to its educational experience, from the grounds all the way up to the headmaster. It always feels optimistic and "alive."

  • "Clairbourn does a fine job of preparing students for academic success."

  • "We would recommend Clairbourn to all as our experience was great."

  • "We all loved our time at Clairbourn. It was academically appropriate and excellent for our child. Thank you for the great educational grounding my child received."

  • "Clairbourn provided our child with a solid academic foundation."

  • "My children have had wonderful years at Clairbourn receiving the highest quality education in a family environment that prizes commitment to ethics and service while fostering individual achievement."
  • "One of the unique features of Clairbourn is the training of the children to be comfortable as public speakers. What a fabulous life skill!"

  • "Clairbourn provided a wonderful foundation for our child's education, development and moral character. The combination of strong academics and a nurturing, loving environment are incomparable. We love Clairbourn!"

  • "It is a nurturing, caring, supportive, challenging school willing to take the time and effort to help each child succeed. Teachers are excellent!"
  • "Public speaking in Chapel, instilling confidence in students, [and] appreciating each individual for their uniqueness sets Clairbourn apart."

  • "All of our children enjoyed the time that they spent at Clairbourn and we thought that they received a good education."

  • "Clairbourn was truly a comfortable place for our child to learn. Just enough academics for our taste and LOTS of emphasis on the Golden Rule and being kind. As we had five children attend there - the experience of each one was different. But they ALL agree that is was some of the BEST years of their lives!" 

  • "Early childhood development is very good. Love the public speaking experience. The environment is a good balance between supportive and independent. Like the daily discussion of values in chapel.

  • "Clairbourn was an excellent foundation for my daughter as she entered high school. She was extremely prepared in all academic areas, and had a wonderful, balanced, nurturing and truly enjoyable experience at Clairbourn. She was accepted into all of the high schools she applied, including Polytechnic and Flintridge Preparatory, and entered many honors classes as a Freshman. Clairbourn was also a great experience for me as a parent, providing our family with a real sense of community."
  • "Safe, clean environment. Strong sense of community."

  • "Clairbourn provided an incredibly nurturing environment where my children could thrive emotionally, socially, and academically. Both of my kids graduated from Clairbourn extremely well prepared for high school and more importantly well prepared for life. They, and all the kids that attend Clairbourn, leave with beautiful hearts and a genuine belief that they can achieve their dreams. We love Clairbourn and will always be grateful for the years we spent there."

  • "Clairbourn has a very good teacher to student ratios. They also teach kids to be caring and compassionate with others."

  • "Clairbourn offered a wonderful family experience, not just an academic one for our three children. It was very inclusive, and our children thrived with a well-rounded curriculum." 

  • "Clairbourn's excellent curriculum and nurturing atmosphere did an amazing job preparing my son for high school. He greatly benefited from the small class size as well as the drama and sports programs. He is taking honors geometry this year and next year has been accepted into AP History, Honors English and Honors Chemistry. This would not have been possible without the fabulous education he received at Clairbourn."

  • "We loved the support from the parents and staff! Also the activities after school and events were a great experience for the students as well as the parents! We always looked forward to volunteering and helping out at the school!"

  • "The great environment helps a child grow and empowers their self worth. The class sizes were great and it helped the teachers to know and support the students."

  • "The teachers are very nurturing and supportive. The students are all very well-mannered and they look out for each other." 

  • "Clairbourn is a very unique school. It offers an outstanding education, fosters great public speaking skills, and good athletic competition, in a warm, encouraging, creative and beautiful environment. Every morning in Chapel it also emphasizes integrity, morality, honesty, kindness, hard work, love of country, and the importance of Christian values, which are sorely needed in today's society. Clairbourn kids are smart, athletic, polite, respectful and socially adept. My girls thrived at Clairbourn. It prepared them to do well in life! It's a wonderful place."

  • "The school still has a strong focus on development of the whole child and their program is proven reliable."

  • "It is a nurturing, caring, supportive, challenging school willing to take the time and effort to help each child succeed. Teachers are excellent!"

  • "My children have had wonderful years at Clairbourn receiving the highest quality education in a family environment that prizes commitment to ethics and service while fostering individual achievement."

  • "The environment is a good balance between supportive and independent. Like the daily discussion of values in chapel."

  • "I love the atmosphere."

  • "Clairbourn provided a wonderful foundation for our child's education, development and moral character. The combination of strong academics and a nurturing, loving environment are incomparable. We love Clairbourn!"

  • "All of our children that attended Clairbourn enjoyed their time there and also consider it some of the best times of their lives!"

  • "Clairbourn provided a safe and nurturing base for my child to love school and love learning and pursue many interests both at Clairbourn and also outside of school."

  • "The philosophical outlook of the teachers towards their students is positive and proactive. It's a special community, one that my child still cherishes."

  • "Clairbourn gave both of my children a strong foundation and enabled them to grow and learn in a supportive atmosphere."

  • "Although our children have moved on, as parents we still miss the school!"

  • "My children have come away from Clairbourn with irreplaceable friendships, a desire to do well, and the tools to do well in high school and beyond. We are eternally grateful for the education they have received at Clairbourn and for the encouragement they received to become their very best selves."

  • "Clairbourn was truly a comfortable place for our child to learn. Just enough academics for our taste and LOTS of emphasis on the Golden Rule and being kind. As we had five children attend there - the experience of each one was different. But they ALL agree that is was some of the BEST years of their lives! "

  • Too many good memories...felt like one big family with parents and teachers alike. 

  • Clairbourn provided a very nurturing environment for my girls - a school that I would definitely recommend for my friends.

MORE PARENT COMMENTS

From Letters and Emails to the School
  • “Every time, as I am walking along the campus walkways​ and am taking in the peace and the beauty of this school, I think about how...my children are safe and in such a beautiful and nurturing environment.  It is a sacrifice; however, it is worth all my hard work and my husband’s hard work to have our children here at Clairbourn.” - Margarita Barreau

  • "Clairbourn has been a wonderful place for our children through 8th grade. We have found that our children were so well prepared for high school and have looked back fondly at their years at Clairbourn." - Josie Beringer, mother of Daniel, Solina, and Travis.

  • "Clairbourn not only helped my son and daughter achieve their academic goals, but also helped them become better people. Thank you Clairbourn." - Lila and Girish Patel, parents of Bhav and Krupa.

  • “I write to thank you, the teachers and staff, for the education that our children have received under your tutelage for the past ten years. I have watched with great pride as our daughters have grown and developed their personal and social skills, moral values, and friendships that will last a lifetime. In addition, both [girls] have established life long learning skills.” Dr. Cleo and Peter Williams​

  • "Thank you very much for so expertly shepherding the children through a very important time in their lives.  At the tender and impressionable age of 14, they are leaving the school with a LOVE for learning and academic achievement. For that, I will forever credit Clairbourn School and its incredible collection of teachers and administrators.  Brava!" - Jennifer Bartlett
 

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