The teacher seems so much more engaged and energetic than I've been used to in the public school system. Much of the teaching seems to happen outside the school - in the park, on field trips, etc. Everything seems real-world based and I think feels useful for the girls. They have a CERES (coding, engingeering, robotics, etc) lab in which they do much of their science, which makes everythign hands on and really opens up the girls' creativity.
I am very happy with the quality of instruction at Linden. The teachers at Linden are passionate about what they teach. And, most importantly, they challenge the girls to challenge themselves. For example, my daughter loves how Tulay consistently invites the girls to check out news sources in their geography classes and how Mel encourages her Latin students to write blogs in the voices of famous classical figures. The girls have been building and programming robotic hands in Beth's CERES lab. And my daughter has come home from Martha's math class proud of having conquered "slopes." What makes Linden special is the way in which students and teachers view learning as a cooperative effort. When we visited the school, the first thing one of the students mentioned was that if she wasn't happy with a teacher's approach to a subject, the parameters of an assignment, or a teacher's feedback on her work, she felt comfortable enough and even welcome to "ask why and how." In only a few years at Linden, my daughter has already taken responsibility for making the most of her education. I'm awed by her ability to speak her truth.