My son just started back to Merryhill Calvine after taking the summer off. He arrived to excited and enthusiastic teachers, a motivated support staff, and a warm and welcoming Administration. The quality of education that he receives at Merryhill is exceptional-that goes without saying...it's the little things that make the difference for me and our family. We are known by name, and teachers and staff are happy to see us. Hot lunches are healthy, but my son is still willing to eat them (they ease the pain of tuna sandwich day with chocolate milk!)The greatest thing is that the staff takes Care of my son- any little bump or bruise is taken care of, and I am notified quickly. I Love It Here!
My son has gone to merryhill calvine since kindergarten,he is now in the 3rd grade. I love this school the teachers and staff give their all to the kids. I am involved in the ptom (parent teachers of merryhill),and the school has a real community feeling.We have children on our street that are the same age/grade as my son and the stuff he is learning is more advanced. I am very pleased with this schools performance.
Merryhill is a great school. Our daughter has been there since pre-K and is doing very well. Good teachers, good administration, individual care and instruction, and adequate physical facilities. Extracurricular programs are adequate, there could be more, but most kids, ours included, do too much anyway. It would be nice if there was a better internal music program, but you can get that as well as sports out of school. Parents are pretty involved, at least at the support and fund raise level. There are always plenty of parents around to help. The 6 AM to 6 PM child care that is included in tuition is a wonderful plus. We'd go crazy if we were getting dinged every 15 minutes. The school lunch program is rather poor, we brown bag it.
Academics are okay, but hot lunch program is pathetic. Library is also lacking, and their appears to be a high rate of teacher turnover. There is also no auditorium or multipurpose room and the PE program leaves something to be desired.
I love my child's teacher (K) but am not sure if we'll be enrolling for first grade. There is always some sort of fundraiser going on, which blows my mind considering how much tuition is. I don't feel like the focus of the school as a whole is on education.
The administration is insensitive of parents concern. The intermediate grades have very low enrolled students because they don't have any plans for retention of their students, concerns are not addressed, rather ignored. The students left have special needs. Teachers don't have connection with parents.
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