I was worried about my son starting middle school. Especially because he struggled in school and has an IEP. He started at MSA 7th grader. I have to say it was the best choice we ever made. My son made Honor roll this year! He actually loves school. I remember middle school has the most challenging years. He loves his school, friends, teachers, band, after school activities and even the tutoring. Our only regret is that we didn't send him there for 6th grade. We are definitely looking forward to the 8th grade next year!
Magnolia Science Academy San Diego is a great school to the kids who love science, technology, engineering and math. Teachers are so dedicated leading and instructing students' development and growth. There are all kinds of interesting clubs with no charge, like Robotic(Lego), future city, chess, cross country, leadership, chemistry and so on. My kid loves the school very much!
For my 12 year old, it is challenging and interesting. Next year, we are also sending our 11 year old. At the prior school, both kids were finished with normal work, so they had to help the teacher or read quietly to wait for the other students.
MSA San Diego is a wonderful learning environment. My 7th grade son is doing very well here. We chose the school for 6th grade for its smaller size but we have benefitted in so many other ways. All the teachers (not just his own) know my son by name. He is engaged in all of his classes. He always has access to free tutoring by his teachers and the after school extracurricular clubs have been very important to him (chess and robotics and so many other ones that are also free.) We wish we had sent our older daughter to MSA. I recommend this school to everyone.
This is my son's first year at this school. He is an 8th grader. The teacher's, staff are all very kind and supportive. They communicate well with each other which is especially important when your child has a learning disability.
My daughter has gone to this school since 6th grade and she is now an 8th grader. She really loves MSA! All of the teachers are young so they include modern items in their lessons so my daughter can understand it better. She is doing very well thanks to the wonderful teachers. There are also many clubs that my daughter can enjoy such as archery, comet media, comet leadership, and engineering. Her whole week is after school clubs and the free tutoring they offer. Whenever she feels that her grades are low, or maybe she really needs help on that one assignment, she can go to tutoring for help!
Great school! I have a daughter who graduated last year and another who is currently in 7th grade at MSA. Both have done very well there. The teachers and staff are dedicated and involved. The small environment allows the staff to know all the students. My kids both took advantage of the regular tutoring that teachers offer, as well as the multitude of clubs. And having the kids wear uniforms seems to make the environment more conducive to learning. We highly recommend this school.
It is a great school. My daughter is an 8th grader now and my son just started there as a 6th grader. The teachers are all very knowledgeable of their particular subject and really care about their students. It is a smaller middle school which makes it nicer to have smaller class sizes. They have a lot of fun activities for the kids through out the year.