Parent Testimonials

"This preschool is phenomenal. I remember coming to visit the school when we were looking for a preschool for our daughter, right after she turned two, and I was immediately struck by how welcome the setting felt, how much I appreciated the values of the school, and how much Ms. Gayle and teachers seemed to care for the children. This sentiment has only grown. I strongly feel that enrolling our child in this preschool is one of the best things we have done for her. The curriculum is fantastic – and something we have come to appreciate even more, with the reports we get from Ms. Rachel. We see every day how truly and deeply Ms. Gayle and all of the teachers care for the children – and how much the children love them. I feel they must all have amazing patience, and yet I have very rarely seen it tried. Instead, all always seems well, at all times of day. The children seem to respond well to the routine and structure the school provides, the activities and lessons keep them interested and engaged, and the teachers have all earned the children’s respect. We asked once, when our daughter was acting up at home, whether Ms. Rachel would permit her to do what she was doing at home – and she said "Oh no. Ms. Rachel would never allow this.” Thank you, Ms. Gayle, Ms. Beatrice, and all of the wonderful teachers at CIS North Scott Street. We are so lucky to have been part of your wonderful school. It has given our daughter such a strong foundation to build on in Kindergarten – I only hope Kindergarten is as stimulating as preschool has been." - The Jones Family (2019)

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"We have been overall so very thankful for the loving environment at CIS. We will miss you all tremendously. Thank you to all the teachers at CIS!" The Koroma Family (2019)

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"We have really enjoyed our daughter's experience at CIS - and wish we'd known about it sooner. The staff are all very kind and loving, patient and knowledgable of child development. Oue daughter loved being there each day and will miss it so much. Thank you for everything!" - The Russell Family (2019)

"We are very happy. Ms. Saskia, Ms. Grace and Ms. Bridget exceeded all of our expectations. We love CIS!" - The Tenor Family (2019)

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"This is an excellent school with a wonderful staff! We couldn't have asked for a better preschool for our daughter. We loved the school and all the staff. We will miss the school and the teachers.We hope to send out two youngest ones there in the near future. If possible, part-time at the new Old Town location." - The Hake Family (2019)

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"CIS has been a wonderful place for our children to grow and learn. I know I speak for everyone in our family when I say that we will miss the wonderful staff there at CIS Alexandria. We will forever remember the friends and memories we made here. Thank you for everything!"

- The Hegerle Family (2019)

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“Words cannot begin to capture how much we love CIS in Alexandria.  The program really made a difference as our children really enjoyed school.  CIS Alexandria truly sets the right balance for children.  We feel so blessed that we were able to place our children in a nurturing and constructive program.” 
- The Massong Family (2018)

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"Our son’s experience at CIS has been wonderful! Thanks so much to the terrific teachers and staff for taking such great care of our son and for creating a warm, welcoming and fun place forhim to spend his days.  We’ve seen him blossom socially and learn a lot in this past year at your school. Thanks for making it a great experience for him." - Lori (2018)

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"It’s been quite a time over the past six years! Thanks for taking such great care of the boys and making sure they had a fabulous school to go to! We are extremely grateful and appreciative!"- Lisa & Miro (2017)

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"I would like to take this opportunity to express how much we have appreciated each of our daughter’s teachers. As a new mom, I was so appreciative of their kindness and how wonderfully they interacted with Katie. As we all know, in the beginning, it is very hard to leave our little ones in the hands of others but they made the process much easier. She still gets so excited when she sees them so they clearly had a lasting impact on her world! I have never once felt like I was dropping Katie off at a daycare institution, but rather with family. Again we could not have asked for better teachers!!"

- Crystal S.

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"Nothing we do could ever illustrate the actual appreciation we have for you and your entire staff. You have been as important in bringing up our children as we have and we can’t thank you enough for that. Every teacher has had their own special impact on our kids which will have a lasting influence in their lives. You guys have really been a family to us and we leave with wonderful memories which we will never forget!" - Asad

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"CIS is such a warm place and I am just really blessed to have found you the first time with Ethan and now continuing the same schooling with Jonathan. I feel so secure with having my children at CIS. Your team is fantastic and every staff and teacher is so wonderful." - Sandy & Jonathan