I am not a parent, but a former student. I had gone to Mesa Arts Academy for 6 years! It was really enjoyable. I made life long friends and was able to really connect with the teachers. They would share stories from their life and try to be great supporters for everyone. I would say that all the kids get equal attention and have unlimited opprotunites! it's a wonderful place to be, I'll truly never forget the time I spent there. It was wonderful!
I discovered Mesa Arts Academy (MAA) while doing some research on Phoenix metropolitan area charter schools. I found an article on MAA in a (1999?) issue of Time Magazine that was comparing charter schools nationwide - MAA got a good review. My child has been there for a year and is VERY happy. I just wish more funds could be contributed to upgrade the buildings/facilities - especially the bathrooms. And I'm yet to be convinced of the 'Arts' focus, though my child has been in two school performances and learns quite a bit of music and dance. Other than that, computer access is good, attention to students is good, and social equality prevails. I like the school, particularly the affiliation with the Boys & Girls club which provides access to afterschool care at no cost.
Excellent academic foundation, while incorporating many different facets of the arts. Also this school does a wonderful job of maintaining a nurturing small school atmosphere.
Iam very pleased with our experience at Mesa Arts Academy. 5 of our children have attended at Mesa Arts and we are so pleased with the progress and communication between the Parents and Teachers.
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