What Parents Say...

We have three very different children but we have found the Capitol School has been a great fit for each of them. All three have found the individual attention they need to thrive. They have seen their strengths and enhanced them while challenging them to improve in the areas where they can grow. The Cross Country team has become something that all three of them enjoy and look forward to competing in together. The school has become an important institution and support in our family's life. The Capitol School has been instrumental in raising our children in an environment that is as nurturing, supportive, and educational. As a family that both parents have to work, I wanted to be able to provide them with the resources that I would use if I were able to stay home with them. This school goes beyond my expectations and not only teaches them culture, independence, and relationships but most importantly shows them love. In a world that is so fast paced and narrow minded this school has been the best part of moving to Tuscaloosa. I 100% recommend The Capitol School!


It just doesn't seem possible that our son is a senior. He has grown up so much in the last couple of years. He's excited about college and his future. I can't thank everyone enough at The Capitol School for helping him get here. This has been the most nurturing environment for him. He would not be the person that he is today without his support system at The Capitol School. Thank you so much for all you do! "


We moved to Alabama when our kids were 2 and 1 years old. We didn't know where to move and had to choose between Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. In the end it was an easy decision because of plenty of recommendations from other parents about The Capitol School.  We moved to Tuscaloosa and our kids joined the preschool and the nursery of The Capitol School. We never regreted our decision. We love the whole Capitol family. All of the teachers are such a big help with the kids and they make it really easy for the kids to like it there too. Even teachers from other classes know their names and love to see and speak to them.   Both of my kids are really excited every morning to get in the car and drive to school. They look forward to meeting all of their friends to play and learn with them. We really are blessed to have such a great community where the kids love to spend time and the parents don't have to worry about anything.   Thank you for being such a help for the whole family and we always would choose the Capitol School again for our kids!


My daughter is just now 2 years old and speaking full sentences and almost potty trained. I can give the Capitol School Montessori Twos program so much credit for that!! Our teachers are absolute gifts to our children!! We love them both!! 


Our family wanted our five-year-old to grow up with a love of learning, but felt that a traditional school setting wouldn't be the best fit to help her advance in areas where she is strongest (reading and writing). Additionally, we wanted her to have exposure to languages and the arts from a young age. We chose Capitol School because it offers an individual fit to our child's unique strengths, rather than applying a one-size-fits-all approach. Our daughter has flourished during her first year of school and is expressing interest in entirely new subjects. We especially enjoy the opportunity she has to pursue art and music, as well as the fact that she has adequate recess and active time outdoors. Our daughter enjoys going to school and has fun learning new things.


In South Africa, our schooling options were limited to Private and Semi-private schools (partially government funded) our daughter attended both. What impressed us the most about The Capitol School was the understanding that not all children cope well with the traditional style of school. After speaking to the teachers at The Capitol school, we were made aware of Dr. Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences and that the traditional notion of intelligence, based on I.Q. testing, is far too limited. At this school, our daughter has been calm, happy and has displayed a love for learning. She particularly enjoys the school's well planned field trips. Sarge, the bus driver, has received honorable mention a number of times! We are always amazed at the diversity of the students at The Capitol School. It truly is an international school and not just a private school. The children appear to embrace this diversity rather than treat the international students as foreigners. Although we are English speaking it was good to have our two children exposed to both German and Spanish. We feel that The Capitol School is an exceptional school in that the education methodology caters for all children rather than just the “standard” child. In conclusion, we would like to take the opportunity to thank the staff at The Capital school for doing a great job of educating our children and wish you much success in the future. What a great school that you have created!


"We have all our three teenagers at The Capitol School. We are from Germany, and to move from one country to another country is a big challenge especially when you are a teenager. We are so thankful for the school, because they made this step so easy for our kids. Not only, that they teach our kids how to organize their work, but they also support them in a way, that they can grow and get better in the skills they need for school as well as for their life. We felt at home from the first moment at school."


My daughter is five, and is about to complete the preschool program. For the past two and a half years, her teachers have worked along side her to prepare her for kindergarten. In order to inspire my child to learn, they have taken a personal interest in discovering who she is, her talents and intelligence level. My daughter adores school and her teachers. My child will complete this program in May and takes with her the abilities to read, write, communicate, play well with others, and most importantly-confidence in herself. I cannot say enough about the dedication of the teachers in this program. They have personally invested in her future, and we are blessed that she has been able to attend the Capitol School. "


I could write a book about all the wonderful experiences our family has had at The Capitol School. There are just too many to list for a brief description. All in all, I would like to say that we are so thankful to be a part of such an amazing environment. Staff, parents and the students all relate so well together. We celebrate in times of accomplishment and pull together when anyone is experiencing any sort of hardship. Academically, the children excel in an environment that encourages all the beauty and potential of the individual. We cry together, laugh together, celebrate, grow and learn together. My mantra, "This isn't a school..it's a family."


While our son transferred to the Capitol School from what is considered by many to be one of the best school districts in the U.S. (Chapel Hill, NC), his educational experience at the Capitol School has far surpassed his educational experience at his previous school. At the Capitol school, we have found that the individualized lesson plans, the continuous evaluation of student progress through testing, and high expectations are providing our son, and students of all abilities, with an environment in which to excel. Our son is currently studying a range of subjects, from mathematics to music, from reading and writing to drama, and from multiple languages to science. At the Capitol School, the talents of each student are recognized and nurtured. We know that the small class sizes and individual attention our son is receiving at the Capitol school are preparing him to succeed in the larger world.


I just got off the phone turning down the offer of professor from another university. It was likely one of the toughest 3-4 decisions I have made in my lifetime. After our visit there last week, we had basically decided that it was best to move. I definitely wanted to join the faculty from a job standpoint. It was helpful to visit and talk with schools there. The area is extremely nice with excellent schools. But my home here is also nice and our son's private school is very exceptional. The folks at the public and private schools in the university town mentioned to me how impressive this school here was after seeing its website at www.thecapitolschool.com.


The Capitol School values the family and tradition. Parents are made to feel welcome and a part of every decision affecting their children. We love the "flexible schedule" so we can decide when our children come to school and it fits our work schedule, too. Every year there is a Thanksgiving dinner with all of the families coming together and an International Dinner, in which families share the foods and diversities of their cultures. In all, the Capitol School provides an enriching, rewarding and challenging program for children from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. The sacrifice of paying tuition is worth every penny to ensure that your child receives a more than well-rounded education that offers endless opportunities for individual growth.


My husband and I were speaking at the PTA International Dinner how well you bring your families together to celebrate cultural awareness, and how fortunate we are that our daughter is at such a great school. It was fun to see the children perform and to share a good meal with some parents we have met at the Capitol School.


I was able to attend a Gymnastics class at Tumbling Tides this week. What a wonderful job these expert teachers do and the kids had a blast !!! I saw lots of exercise and energy and I was tired just watching them. I thank their teacher for her efforts to make this such a positive reinforcement and for taking time to explain to the kids how important this is for them. I was not surprised -- this is the Capitol School.


My sons are enjoying Summer Explorations by taking French around the World, and my younger son is in Super Science. They are attending different sessions most of the summer because I work at the University. I cannot tell you how much they look forward to coming to The Capitol School every day, and that is a tremendous help to me as a working parent, knowing that my children are making productive use of their summer break and that they are happy and learning!


I want you to know that The Capitol School has been a very important, supportive and nurturing place for both my teenagers. We are so pleased to have been a part of the school for these years, it is a remarkable institution. Thank you and the faculty for all you have done for me and my family.


Our daughter had such a great foundation at the Capitol School, thanks to your wonderful faculty, that we are confident that she will also do well at ASMS. She is taking American History, Conversational Spanish, Algebra II, Biology, Chemistry and Tennis. She said her classes are interesting, but she misses taking German and hopes that she can take it next term. Let her Spanish teacher know that she placed in the highest Spanish class. Please send our best regards your amazing faculty.


I never dreamed in a thousand years I would hear my son say he wants to go to school every day. He is not going anywhere but Capitol School for the rest of his high school years. its really been good for him. He is such an outdoor type person that I really wasn't sure it would work out. God sent us to Capitol School, I'm convinced!


I want you to know that The Capitol School has been a very important, supportive and nurturing place for both my teenagers. We are so pleased to have been a part of the school for these years, it is a remarkable institution. Thank you and the faculty for all you have done for me and my family.


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