The best thing I could do for my Granddaughter is find her a good school where she would be challenged academically. In my ignorance I allowed the public school system to fail two of my children and I was not about to let that happen again. AMS was that school. Now in her 4rth year at that school, she is performing above grade level. The staff and teachers have always been accessible to us. The staff really seams to care about my child's education and anything less then the best afford is not is just not good enough. Our children will have to compete with children from all over the country in collage. From all over the world, and lets face it our education system is less than adequate. Our kids need teachers who care and have expectations of them in order to succeed and AMS is doing just that.
AMS staff and Administration have been very helpful to my daughter. They have help her build her confidence. The special Ed leaders are amazing and go above and beyond.
Although this school has a good curriculim, their disciplining protocal falls short. My child's teacher is not very friendly and does not have the patience to help my child learn. unfortunalty, I will be removing my child after 2 months of attending the Academy of Math and Science.
The last couple of reviews seem to be fake, perhaps becuase this school is sponsored on this website. Anyway, I agree with the later comments regarding bad communication between administration/teacher and parents.
In response to this: My child was discriminated because, he don't speak english. They did not wanted to apply a test in spanish, even when I said that him don't speak english. Submitted by a parent That is not discrimination.. That means your child should attend a school that offers Spanish testing, like a traditional public school. My daughter took a test in English.She nailed it, by the way we are not native English Speakers, we came from Asia. I agree that some children/students need special accommodations but there should be a point where school has to put a stop.
what I don't understand is why bother giving a bad review on a school that expects academic competency from a child. I'm very proud to say that my son has excelled so much at this school, because the amount of emphasis the staff places on being studious! just because a school demands what should be a standard demand in all public schools and that's to speak the primary language of this country doesn't mean they discriminated it means that finally someone stood up to those who expect to be catered to when your the one that wants your kid to attend school in this country. I'm Mexican american I served this country in the u.s army and both my kids primarily speak English we are in America after all.
In response to the most recent comment about "discrimination"...How is an entrance exam discrimination when ALL new students are expected to take one? Although I can't speak to the validity of that comment, I know what I have experienced at this school. This school is a partner in educating children, and does so by working with the parents and the students towards academic success. The entrance exam is a requirement to properly place a student into the right level. If the student isn't placed appropriately, then the child won't succeed. If the school overaccommodated the child during the entrance exam then the results would be flawed. Some people! We left traditional schools because of parent who felt that they deserved special treatment for their circumstances...
My child was discriminated because, he don't speak english. They did not wanted to apply a test in spanish, even when I said that him don't speak english.
Academy of Math and Science is a wonderful school and I have been very impressed by their level of Education. My daughter is super excited to go back and my son is very excited to start Kinder.
This school is great!! I was looking for a school that would challenge my 3 children, and AMS has done that. AMS has a great academic plan for each grade, and offers music & foreign language classes as well. The school also has after school activities, which keeps the children busy and learning new activies. One of the best attributes AMS has, it offers homework help every day (especially in math were all kids have trouble in). After one academic school year; I only have one regret, not sending my kids to AMS sooner.
the smartest decision i made 9 years ago was to enroll my 2 daughters at academy of math and science the education they have recieved has by far been better than any the could have gotten anywhere else. The staff is caring and talented we thank you all for all you have done for us carolyn eisner and the kids
FYI: starting in 2013-14 this school will be K-8 only. I inquired about their HS program.
My son attends MASSA, he's on 2nd grade this year. I have nothing but great things to say about this school. My son has excelled in so many ways is incredible, from being in a private school where he was supposed to receive a better education, here he has already received the presidential award and every kid has the attention they deserve. From Special Ed to extracurricular activities like karate, yoga, music & movement, arts & crafts. I invite you to visit the school and compare it to others. you will love it! The teachers are great, the principal has great relationship with each student & parent, amazing involvement and they take awesome care of the kids it's super safe.
My son is a 5th grader at AMS. He is quite bright but has some learning challenges. I can't begin to say enough good about his teacher. Mr. M brings out the best in my son. He runs a tight ship and has high expectations for the students. At the same time he engages the students so intensely that they are bound to perform their best. We gave our son the choice of this school or standard public school, telling him he would have to work much harder at AMS but would receive more help and a better education. He accepted the challenge, and for the first time ever has told us he loves school. Not only is he learning more, Mr. M has also helped him develop better over all study skills. This is not a school for kids who don't want to work hard. But for kids who really want to achieve, this school delivers.
Moved our kids out of Lifelong Learning Academy to this school and all I can say is thank goodness! The administration is great! The school is organized..so refreshing and exciting. The curriculum is tough and challenging but worth it because I know my kids are getting a great education. Even the kids say how much more organized everything feels here compared to their old school - so I know we made the right move.
My son is in third grade at AMS and i love this school his teacher is awsome in all that she does and caring for each child in her glass i recommend this school on all levels as a parent. AMS steped in to help Pima with there GED program which was awsome for parents who lived in the area and wanted to futher there education so i am glad my son goes to a school that not only says it cares but shows it AMS you're awsome
Hello, I just had parent/teacher conferences and I love AMS. Your staff is involved and on top of what they do for a living. I can tell that although the job may be challenging, the teachers really seem to care about the kids. This is so wonderful. I want to say how very pleased I am with AMS. I love the teachers and have had such a great experience so far. My three children, Stone- 6th grade, Mariana- 5th grade and Melody- 3rd grade are all happy to be there. Although you and I have met regarding a Lego incident, I was so happy in how it was all handled. Speaking of how incidents are handled, my compliments to Ms Melissa, Dean of Students in the way she handles situations and talks to the children. Everyday, I am more pleased with my choice of where my children are educated. Education is a priority in the Staller house and AMS does GREAT work. Keep it up! A VERY happy parent, Christiana "To succeed you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality." -A.R.
This was an EXCELLENT school ! I regret leaving it. This school has a very strong academic program centered around the core subject english,math,science,and mathematics.This school is the best that I have attended.The only problem I encounterd with AMS was the occasional tension,and attitude the administration would display towards the students. I had the great honor,and pleasure of the Academy of Math and Science Tucson,Arizona.
I have two boys who started their third year at AMS last month. There is a definite difference in curriculum and how the kids are taught at this school compared to the public school that my oldest son attended before starting at AMS. Each grade is taught based on curriculum that is one grade ahead. For example, my son who is in 4th grade is learning from 5th grade books! The children are doing very well with the advanced learning and I think that is due in part to the great teachers, the small classes, and the way the material is presented. Along with well planned general studies, the school also has a regular schedule of Art, P/E, Russian, Spanish, and Music classes. Once the children reach 2nd grade they have their choice in learning piano or guitar for their music class. AMS is an excellent school.
I am very happy to send my son at AMS again. The curriculum is very advanced and requires a lot of attention and work, but in the same time it's taught with a lot of gentelness, care and attention to every child's personality and feelings. I am very ambitious and "picky" about my children's education (I have two PhD degrees my-self, one of them from Sorbonne, Paris), and I can tell that I don't see another school in Arizona (and may be beyond) that would fit so well my idea of high quality personalized elementary education. I also appreciate the great AMS parents community that share my educational ideals, and educate their children in the same respect of culture, intellectual excellence and high moral values, as I try to do.
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