My daughter attended Dona Merced K-5th. My son is in 2nd grade now and has been there since Kinder. The teachers are great. I appreciate the constant communication. There is always something exciting going on at the school to engage the children. There is a lot of parental involvement here and I believe that is another key element as to why the school thrives.
My children are thriving at this school.
We love the teachers and staff. The school provides a high quality education while making learning fun. Sometimes the homework is very challenging and I have difficulty helping my kids with the common core math. The teachers make themselves accessible to answer my questions and promptly reply to my emails but I still have a hard time with math. I am so glad we are at this school.
My son spent 1st-5th grade there. I will admit, my boy was a tough cookie, but this school really bent over backwards to give him the extra help he needed and he was even given speech therapy. Both the Speech and Resource instructors were fabulous with my son and communicated with me well. They work with positive reinforcement. I did have some personality differences with a few of my son's teacher's over these years but nothing that wasn't resolved or semi-resolved with a meeting. Overall, the staff are great and I've been happy with my son's time there. They have a great before and after school program as well.
My son loves his school and loves his teacher Mrs. Hunt. He is excelling wonderfully and he can't wait to go to 1st grade. The office ladies are a hit and miss, I guess it depends what side of the bed they woke up on that morning. I will say there are to many fundraisers. Rather donate the cash then sell 30 items for the school to receive the same amount I donated.