Sarah Patrick, 6th grade parent

My daughter is a 6th grader and this is her second year at Gladstone Elementary. We have watched her blossom and grow both academically and personally while attending. We love Gladstone!
When our family moved to Kansas City a few years ago, my husband and I began looking at school options for our daughter, Darbi. We value public education and feel there is a tremendous benefit in being a part of the diverse community found in the Northeast. So, we enrolled Darbi in Gladstone, our neighborhood school.
We have been so happy with our choice! The school building is always clean and kept in great condition. The hallways feature student art that is both inspiring and encouraging. The faculty and teachers work hard to create a safe, loving environment with high expectations. I feel it shows by the rising test scores and hard work of the student body.

Our principal, Dana Carter, values parent involvement and has been working hard this year to find creative ways to engage even more of her parents. The school hosts multiple family-oriented events and activities throughout the year. Plus, students have a chance to join several after-school clubs, such as Black Light – a performance group that meets each week.

Our family is so happy with our decision to enroll our daughter at Gladstone. From school faculty to the personal growth of our daughter, it continues to be a great choice. Gladstone is a fantastic school in the Northeast!

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