An online reviewer just posted her candid take on one local institution.
The online review doesn’t continue a one-to-five-star scale. No word on chefs (as of yet) or parking.
It’s about a school—John C. Daniels in the Hill neighborhood—not a restaurant.
The review features one parent-reviewer’s take on everything from the building’s condition (“beautiful…and spotless”) and the principal’s performance (“runs a tight ship and has definitely earned the respect of parents, teachers and students alike”) to the “amazing teacher and assistants” who are always ready to give a needed “hug or a stern talking to.”
The review appears on a new Yelp-style website for parents wondering where to send their children to school.
Called KidHaven, the site covers New Haven as well as suburban schools; public as well as private; and pre-school and child care.
If enough families participate, the site has the potential to offer a genuinely independent venue for parent involvement and scrutiny of New Haven’s ambitious school reform drive.
“We’re a new site and and a work in progress,” reports one of the founders, Mira Debs. “We’ve launched with several dozen great reviews so people can start using the site now, but we’re hoping to get many more reviews in the months to come. We’re also a parent forum on Facebook where our parent community answers people’s education questions and provides a place for parents to join together to work on school reform.”