Mrs Schilling is an excellent teacher and positive role model for every student! She is firm, has high standards, creative and yet very compassionate. She believes all students can succeed. Mrs Schilling is always willing to go the extra mile for JMPS students.
JMPS provides an excellent education as well as opportunities to explore many interests including theater/drama, music, sports, and many clubs. JMPS expects participation in student government and mentoring of younger students. My child is ready for college in every way.
James Madison is a place where our child is part of the family. The faculty and staff really know him personally. The extracurricular opportunities are much more than what you would expect from such a small school. Our son has been a member of 3 different sports teams and has been able to make a positive contribution to these high school varsity teams even though he is actually in junior high. Please give James Madison your top consideration when making the important decision on where to place your child.
My son received an AMAZING education at James Madison Preparatory School. Although an average student, his opportunities after graduation have been staggering. He had great experiences inside and outside the classroom, and he credits his current success in college with the preparation for college he did at Madison.
Catholic parochial school was my education base. My parents spent a lot of money to be detached from my education. They felt they were doing the best thing for their children’s education.
In college I found the great students had parents who cared and checked up on their grades. The small town farm kids, who unsurprisingly had responsible parents, also had a strong link with their high school friends and teachers.
My goal for my own children was to know their Mom cared about their education. I also wanted them to have that strong sense of community with their friends and instructors.
After home schooling my five children for 12+ years there was a need to enroll my 3 youngest in public school. My choice was James Madison Preparatory School, Tempe, AZ. First because of their well-established values, but many of the other reasons:
• Excellent academics
• High accountability
• Theater /Drama program that is stunning.
• Multiple and Inclusive athletics program- no one gets cut.
• Chores schedule for all students.
• Small class size. (10-20)
• Independent study opportunities.
To list all the opportunities JMPS gives to a student would be overwhelming. The small school atmosphere promotes a real closeness for the students, something that is difficult in the Phoenix metro area. JMPS is a real jewel of charter schools.
Here is the strongest aspect of JMPS:The teachers care about my sons. Today I can walk into any of my student’s classes and talk to a teacher and they know my son, without looking him up in a record book. They know how he is progressing in class and how he is developing socially.
Madison Prep continues to exceed my expectations for providing the best thing for my children’s education.