The building is very nice and relatively new (7 years old). There are two playgrounds, one for the Kindergarteners and the other for the 1st-4th graders. The interior of the building is open, bright and clean. The teachers at this school are wonderful. Most of the kids come from the surrounding neighborhood (River Park) and so there is a "small town" feel to the school.
For a small university, this one is top notch!! Most professors hold a Doctorate degree in their field. They are very knowledgeable and personable. The student population is VERY diverse! No one would feel out of place at this university! And there are still great clubs to be involved in, sports (National Dodge ball Champs!) and a great student activities center. The college is small enough not to make you feel overwhelmed, yet big enough to offer great programs!
Everyone who works here is very nice and they really care about cats. They have lots of cat paraphernalia to buy, but most things are bit overpriced. The only real negative is the price. The care is excellent! When one of our cats died, they were very sympathetic and even sent a card to us. The cat was special to our son, so it meant a lot to him!
The education, the care, the teachers...were all wonderful! But the high cost of this school prevents many from enjoying it. Our experience there (3 years) was incredible, unfortunately we could not afford to continue on, even with the possibility of some financial help. Due to the high cost, it gives an essence of elitism. The children who go here will get a top notch education (if they are suited for the Montessori Method), but the school lacks diversity.
This GP practice is wonderful! I have seen two of the doctors and the nurse practitioner here. Whenever we need to get in for an emergency situation, they get us in. When my son needed a copy of his sports physical right away, they took care of it. Our particular doctor is very knowledgeable and shares his knowledge with us whenever we come in. During the kids physicals he will ask them if they wear seatbelts and helmets. He will tell them why a healthy diet is important. He encourages us all to live healthy lives. Generally this practice runs on schedule.
Overall, I like the dentist here. Between me, my husband and my children, we see three different dentists. All are very nice and informative! But was makes this office are the hygienists! They are wonderful with the kids. They make them feel special and seem to really enjoy working with the kids. My son has braces and one of the hygienist sat down with him and explained to him how to get used to playing his trumpet with braces. They really offer the personal touch that is needed at a dentists office.
My husband and I will only take our vehicles to the guys at Avenue Auto! They always give us a good price and they take care of our vehicles in a timely manner! We have taken our cars there for oil changes, issues with our brakes and just for overall tune-ups. In June, I had a trip planned for Florida, my husband called the guys at Avenue Auto and they got my car in and made sure my car was in perfect running condition. We know that when we take our vehicles there, we are not going to get cheated and they will be straight with us. Two of my sister-in-laws also take their cars there and only there! If you live in River Park (area of South Bend) you get additional savings! They are big supporters of the area and promote area businesses and activities.