About This School
In 2010, King George School had 4 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Vermont average is 12 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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King George School Reviews
I think these reviews are meaningless because they are not coming from the student. Parents know nothing but a facade. Amazing school with awesome staff and teachers. KGS has given many a second chance at life and a very successful one at that.
We sent our daughter there and were very disappointed in the level of care and instruction. The only good thing is that our daughter was forced to quit smoking and of course they weren't allowed to do drugs while there so she was clean during her stay. However the tuition there drained our daughter's college fund. Extremely expensive for services received. The food was appalling as were the accamodations.
The staff in dorms was very unimpressive. Not educated yet had ability to make decisions that they shouldn't have. Their decisions were based on poor judgement and lack of higher education.
While there, there was so much termoil among staff and administration, the school nearly closed down. Their attendence was at a record low, it nearly did close them down. I would never recommend this school. For that kind of money we should have received much higher standards of care.
The last time I checked, this school STILL advertises an annual Tall Ships trip that was a big part of my family's feeling that this school would go the "extra mile" in restoring the self-confidence that had so been damaged in my ADHD grandchild's school experience. If that trip is again a reality, it hasn't been for several years, although the school has been warned about this and all the problems you have read about above. Incredibly expensive and we were badly disappointed.
Reviews here seem accurate to my experience with KGS.
Staff made promises & when held accountable blamed other staff or students. Leadership and staff asked students to keep secrets. There was lack of safety and protection for physical, emotional and property wellbeing. There was lack of supervision and inufficient communication among therapeutic, academic, direct care and leadership. After sending the co that owns KGS a recent reminder that people are watching for welfare of youth in residential care and submitting a survey, I was told that changes were made to improve safety, respect and quality care at KGS. I advised that I would inform various venues of that information.
I beg all parents to think twice before sending your child to this school. The culture and typical students were not as portrayed in marketing or direct conversations with school staff. The population appeared in deeper trouble than leadership and staff could handle. My child was inhibited from contacting me. There was insufficient follow up activities after students and property were exposed to injury in order to protect from reoccurrence. Dorms required more supervision. Staff turnover occurred in classroom, therapeutics, and direct care. There was lack of structure on weekends. Things such as this can put children at more risk for emotional turmoil and physical harm.
I beg all parents to think twice before sending your child to King George school. They misrepresented the culture and typical kids there. This is not a personal growth school for those on their way. The population was in much more trouble than... could handle. That puts your child at more risk for emotional turmoil and physical harm than it does help them. They were non-responsive to my phone calls, my son's cries for help, and to formal advocacy. And they did nothing during his time there or after I rescued him from this place to make amends or acknowledge the physical violence, lies, property destruction, degradation, pain and suffering they allowed and caused.
Waste of large sums of money and precious time. King George School continued to take our money, month after month, but did not provide any academic or therapeutic benefits. Too much staff turnover and too little supervision. There are much better emotional growth schools-please don't waste your money or your child's precious time.
I second the first review. If you wonder if my review is "for real", look at the school's website. The "Tall Ships" trip no longer exists; there are no horses in the "horse barn"; the teachers and therapists have mostly left; there is no communication to parents, the students are treated like criminals, and the "activities" offered are either nonexistent or available to only a few.
This school is one of the most expensive "emotional growth" boarding schools there is. More than Harvard. Do not send your child here. The school has completely fallen apart. Most of the teachers have left, and they can't attract new ones, so they're using substitutes. If your ed consultant recommends this school, they have not done their research.
Horrendous experience for our family.