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What is the best part of working at the company?The kids and families center is very clean What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Change of management many timesMiscommunication What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Fun place to work families and kids are amazing however , some of the staff is super toxic bullying and talking down on other teachers judging each other some of the staff there did questionable things but all in all it was a good place to work , hopefully some of the ladies there grow up and don't chase off the good onesWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Was like a second home the children were like my own and the families were so appreciative
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Interaction with Parents and Students

The Independent School would be a better place to work if the management and upper management believed in their workers. The team work is not there in the admin office


Free lunches, students and parents, work/life balance


Upper management does not work well with others
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  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Ability to learn new things
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  • Support from manager
  • Time and location flexibility
  • General feeling of work happiness

Fun workplace

I have worked at the ELC for a little a year now. I truly love working at the ELC! Most teachers are hired in as rover so they get to know a few different classrooms to see what age groups they like best. Easy place for advancement, one of the highest paying learning centers in Wichita.
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Current leadership is poor at best

Once a great place to work, now on a downward spiral due to the new top leadership, who are woefully inadequate at running a college preparatory school. They have let go of all the top teachers and kept younger (cheaper to pay) employees or ones that don't question the status quo. Students and most of the staff are good and dedicated employees, though this is not valued by current head of school. If you are looking for an independent school that values educators, this is not the place to work. If you are satisfied making a lower end teachers salary, with very small pay increases year after year, but would enjoy working with great students, (and smaller than public school class sizes), you will do okay.


Great students; ability to do what's best for your classes (academically)


Low pay, little chance for advancement, no retirement benefits
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It is actually fun and productive and there IS a ping pong table!

You have to stick it out for a while as a student or teacher to find out that you really appreciate being here. It's not public school, or religious based and its thankfully NOT Collegiate... it's unique and kids are more prepared than they thought once they get to college!
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Great School!

Great teaching environment and wonderful supportive families! Learned the value of collaborative teaching and work place culture. The most enjoyable part was teaching the students. Great environment to teach and grow!


Great school!
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Great learning and fun atmosphere

The Independent School allows each student to experience every aspect of education that want. They can compete in any and all sports that interest them as well as a number of Fine Art offerings.


Staff and students


It was only a volunteer positions due to budget cuts.
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3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.2 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
2.7 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture
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