I would recommend this school to anyone who has a K-8th grader. My daughter has build up so much confidence in herself b/c of the interaction between teacher and student along with the small class size. The academic programs are targeted to specific grade level which is good. The only improvement that is needed would be the addition or modification of the restrooms which probably can be done with a state or city grant.
Undeniably an excellent school. I especially appreciate the smaller teacher/student ratio, so that no one gets overlooked. As stated from another post, I do also wish that the state would pitch in and help fund some bathroom improvements in the Boys & Girls Club. But other than that, my daughter's grades went from C's & D to all A's & B's and that is telling me a lot. The curriculum and the staff are fantastic and the discipline alternatives are very constructive. A great choice for any parent who wants their child to have more opportunities for individualized attention, and yet able to build lifelong peer-to-peer relationships with other students in the same environment. I love it! Great Job, staff.
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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