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Merryhill School

Private | K-3 | 91 students


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Posted March 25, 2014

Merryhill Millcreek advertises individual attention. This is absolutely true for the advanced students. The A, B students are left to hang in the wind. The principle is nice but gives lip service to any issues with teachers. high turnover in staff and students. Some teachers I had were substanderd and had never taught before ore have the credential for teaching. This school is not for any child that needs a bit of extra help. All the work in the hallways are done with the help of parents. I would tour every private school before committing to Merryhill.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 29, 2013

My son just finished kindergarten at Merryhill Millcreek, and we are really happy with his experience there, and our experience as parents. We had regular, proactive, and consistent communication from his teacher. The principal at the school now is phenomenal. She's warm, caring, passionate about her work, and exactly the kind of person I want driving my son's educational experience. My son is thriving - he's learned a tremendous amount and he's passionate about trying all of the new things the school offers. Between Mandarin class (extracurricular), piano lessons (extracurricular), spanish, music, art, PE, computers, plenty of time to be active, and a strong academic program - he's never bored and I love the emphasis on global and cultural learning, as well as the drive to STEM education. I guess I just have a lot of good things to say. Even though my son had a tough transition from pre-school to kindergarten, which was hard on all of us at times, he's doing so well now. The school is worth every penny we spend to send him there.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 3, 2011

My son is so very happy at Millcreek. The staff is wonderful and very accommodating. We could not be happier with our choice. My son also love the healthy lunches served(Goodfellasforkids)!!! We order lunch every day!!
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Posted April 22, 2011

Merryhill is an excellent school. My daughter has attended this school for 3 years and is performing well above grade level. The class sizes are small and the teachers work with kids on an individual basis. Spanish, Art, Music and Computer lab are included. Piano lessons, flag football, soccer, cheerleading, basketball, kickball, study hall and other activities are offered in the after school program.
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Posted March 18, 2011

This school has been wonderful. They keep class size small. They try to make sure that kids who have significant disciplinary problems that cannot be resolved do not detract from the other children's ability to learn and grow. The teachers, principal, and vice principal are wonderful. The teachers go out of their way to make things fun for the kids but always keep learning at the forefront.
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Posted February 2, 2011

I came across with Merryhill when I was desperately looking for a kindergarten class for my son last year. The public school that my son went to didn't do well with him and the principal and teacher added to the discomfort and stress to our family. The principal and the teachers are very well organized and structured. After a few weeks of being enrolled, my son became a "social butterfly" , as what his teacher called him, and very has progressed academically. I also like the before and after school program, they have a lot of fun activities to do and they are very well looked after. I'm so happy I've found this school. My son's self confidence has improved and has been doing well with his academics.
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Posted August 5, 2010

When I received the tour and enrolled my son in the Kindergarten Kickoff program following our recent move to town, I was promised individual attention to each child and teaching based on the child's learning style. My son, who can read and do simple math at age 5, had always loved going to school and was always eager to get up in the morning, but as I noticed more resistance from him, I began to worry. Teachers are inattentive, have little control over their students, and my son, tall for his age, would get blamed when other students tried to push him and bounced off instead. I was also told (by the principal who had never met him) that, while way ahead of the curve cognitively, his handwriting required too much "individual" attention, which they were unwilling to give. Needless to say, my business will go elsewhere.
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Posted May 11, 2010

Our child has attended Merryhill for over a year now. We had pretty low expectations given that 'it's just Pre-K' or Jr Kindergarten as the principal calls it. We were pleasantly surprised and our daughter is now enrolled in Kindergarten. Merryhill made a believer out of us. She actually begs to stay five more minutes at the end of the day. The principal, staff and teachers are very involved.
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Posted July 27, 2009

Our son has been attending Merryhill for the past 4 years, since pre-K. He loves coming to school each day and attending summer camp at MH (the fact that they have a pool on campus helps). The quality of the faculty is top notch and the principal is very involved in the day to day operations and it shows. Even though it s a sacrifice financially, our son s education is more than worth it. The academics are far above other public schools in the Natomas district including the Charter schools. We interact with a lot of children from our neighborhood who attend public school and the curriculum at MH is at least one grade level higher. Other Natomas schools just aren't as academically rigorous. Even though our son tested as eligible for GATE we choose to keep him at Merryhilll.
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Posted June 13, 2009

My child attended Merryhill from K-3rd Grade. I have daily comfort leaving my child at Merryhill knowing she is safe and knowing she loves school. My child hated to miss a day of school while attending Merryhill. The school has outstanding leadership that starts with the Principal and continues via the teaches and the students. The students not only excel academically but also excell at real life skills (e.g. learn how to be self reliant, learn how to work as a team, learn leadership skills, learn how to resolve conflict, learn how to accept success and failure with grace, learn how to respect others, learn self respect, learn how to prioritize homework and projects through daily planners, etc.). My child also passed the GATE test and has scored consistently in the 95th percentile on standardized tests. Sincerely, a Proud Parent!
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Posted June 3, 2009

My son has attended Merryhill Millcreek K through 5th, and daughter attended Pre-K through 4th. The speciality teachers (art, music, Spanish, PE, computers), small class sizes, energetic principal, and most of all committed and caring teachers in each grade that give special attention to each child's needs - make Merryhill Millcreek a great school. The PTOM events were an added bonus at the school.
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Posted June 2, 2009

Our son has been going to this school for last 6 years. We are very pleased with the academics and the after school program. The environment is safe and friendly. Principal has made a great difference. Our son received good attention. He loved all of his teachers and he looked forward to going to schoold everyday.
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Posted May 27, 2009

Our daughter is just finishing her first year at Merryhill and we are not only pleased with the advanced academic program, but the principal - who greets every child by name - gives a genuine impression of caring for each and every student. It is apparent in all her communication and her demeanor. The outdoor play area is a very good size, albeit slightly in need of some gardening care, and our daughter loves the pool. Their camp program has to be one of the best, if not the best in Sacramento!
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Posted May 26, 2009

Our son began at this school this year in Kindergarten. I have loved his exposure to dedicated art, computure, physical education and music class. I am very appreciative of his 7 hours of education plus the before and after school care which is also structured, fun while informative. He loves his teacher, the environment and learning. We have also appreciated the individualized attention given to our son allowing him to really expand in his strengths.
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Posted May 26, 2009

My son started this school in the first grade. We were unhappy with his last private school, and needed to find a solid school with strong academics, seasoned faculty and administration, and well run camps - Merryhill had this and more. After our first year, we are very pleased with this school!! His teacher practices individualized learning, and worked hard to understand our child and the environment he would learn best in. In addition, the staff is organized and professional, and they know each childs' name. Merryhill, also, has private buses for field trips, and the field trips and class activites are very well organized. Finally, the school is led by and dedicated Principal who truly cares about leading and running a well established community. I highly recommend Merryhill Millcreek!
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Posted May 26, 2009

Our daughter has been in Merryhill Millcreek School for the past three years. Although a top student in public schools before she started here, she had to 'catch-up' to the other third graders as the academic standard was significantly higher. She has been on the honor roll every semester and enjoys the challenges posed by great teachers. All of the students seem to be very motivated and do very well. The teachers are outstanding and are loved by the students, even though they are tough academically. The principal greets every student and parent by name as they arrive every morning...very impressive. I have never seen a discipline issue from any of the students in the past three years. We are very pleased and the investment has been well worth it. Pleased parents.
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Posted May 22, 2009

I have two children who attend this school and also participate in their after hours care program. The teachers and curriculum are fantastic and caring- my children are excelling whereas at our local public school, they struggled. I highly recommend this school.
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Posted May 22, 2009

My son has gone to Merry hill for two years and just loves it. He is doing great academically and socially. I think the variety and exposure to other countries and culture is great.
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Posted May 20, 2009

My son has been at Merryhill Millcreek for three years. I have watched this school go from good to GREAT! My son will be going to the 21st Century Merryhill Middle School.....we are excited but will miss Millcreek!
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Posted October 29, 2008

My son just started his second year at Merryhill. He loves the school and is doing extremely well, but I'm not sure he is being challenged enough. I think the curriculum needs to be stepped up. I want the quality of education to warrant the price of tuition.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 40% 26%
Two or more races 22% 3%
Black 10% 6%
Hispanic 6% 52%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • 8:30 am
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  • 3:30 pm
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  • Ms. Deborah Spalding
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2565 Millcreek Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833
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Phone: (916) 564-7343


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