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Santa Clara, CA
Students enrolled: 480
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2720 Sonoma Place
Santa Clara, CA 95051

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(408) 244-2620
(408) 244-2666
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August 12, 2014
I had the chance to be a teacher at this school. I believe that the administration team lacks the ethics and values of education that are essentially needed for educating the kids. The top administrators run this school with purely business ethics; where all means are justified for gaining profits. I would not disagree with incorporating business skills to run a school but I do disagree with running a school just as a business. In other words, educators cannot be successful unless they have and show moral values and good ethics so the kids inherit them by practice. Appreciation, kindness, honesty, humbleness, and professionalism are all essential values for the leaders and administrators to be successful in the field of education. Likewise, arrogance, denial, depreciation, and dishonesty are disastrous values to put in practice while educating our kids. As an educator and a man of values, I will never return to this school and I will not send my kids to such an unhealthy environment.

- submitted by a teacher
June 25, 2014
A parent.... I hope the new crop of 8th graders continue onto 9th. The look of the school will change dramatically, for the good. Some teachers are dedicated. My appreciations to Ms. Erbil, Ms. Maragos, Mr. Walton, Ms. Altun. And yes, a bigger campus would be wonderful. Perhaps, a new self-improvement routine included (taking a chapter out of Japanese schools). every class assigned to campus cleanliness, Besides curriculum, a good school should inculcate community self-improvement. Besides physical education, also include game times. We can look towards donating hockey sticks to the school. Soccer, basketball are the only two sports on campus. Do include street hockey as well. And also a session of atheletics. I grew up participating in atheletics, makes it a satisfying school year for those that can run, jump, throw.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
I believe they are great example of good charter school, they have good discipline and science curriculum

- submitted by a community member
April 16, 2014
Well, I'm a high school student that goes to Magnolia Science Academy Santa Clara, and it really has been an interesting year for me. The schedule and classes might change next year, but this year, many of the (9th grade) high school students are not into school. They sometimes annoy the teachers, and put them into a bad mood. On the other hand, I like the CMLP program, which helps students get into a good college, since every Saturday we do SAT practice, learn how to write a good essay for the SAT, and some advanced math concepts. The school could improve on getting a better campus, and having a better discipline system, rather than that of getting negatives and positives on records, since shown that nobody really cares about it, because many just wear whatever they want (The school has a uniform policy). Adding on the better campus, this was an elementary school, and I really do not think it can hold up to 11th grade. Overall it is a pretty good school.

- submitted by a community member
April 10, 2014
This school is great! The teacher-student ratio is excellent and the student really gets to learn. In addition, the school is diverse with students from many different backgrounds and cultures! The staff are determined and very focused. Hope this school grows into a bigger establishment!!

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2014
This is an excellent school with good leadership and discipline. Discipline is the key to a good education. They have it in place!

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2014
It is a very good school if you want your children excel in STEM. They have very good after school club.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2013
I understand that parents and students would like to learn more about our high school programs since MSA Santa Clara is a new school in this area. In this post, I will try to answer some common questions most of our prospective parents have in their minds especially about our high school, or try to clarify some misunderstandings which people have because of misinformation. 1. Is Magnolia Science Academy a private school? No, Magnolia Science Academy is a public charter school which means; - tuition-free and open to every student who wishes to enroll - non-sectarian, and do not discriminate on any basis - publicly funded by local, state and federal tax dollars based on - - - enrollment, like other public schools - held accountable to state and federal academic standards 2. Is MSA an accredited institution? Yes, our school is accredited by WASC. 3. Can MSA High school students enroll in any public or private colleges? Yes, MSA is a WASC accredited institution and there is no problem for our students to enroll in any type of higher education program. 4. Does MSA offer any AP and Honor classes in high school. Yes, our students can start taking APs and Honors starting in 9th grade.

- submitted by a teacher
December 07, 2013
I have mixed feelings about this school. It has its plus and minuses. I wish some high school students and parents share their experience and discuss positive and negatives about their high school program.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2013
It's my child's third year with Magnolia, and we like it. It's OK to come to school in PE uniform, if your first lesson is PE. My child never had any problems with it.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2013
My daughter is 8th grade students. He got lot of improvement in her class than other school she was going last year.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
My school has a very caring staff who is very generous with their time. The high school has an exciting future ahead of it. The Dean of Academics, Mr. Taymaz, has planned some wonderful experiences for the high school students. I am excited about the future of Magnolia Science Academy.

- submitted by a community member
October 24, 2013
MSA is a place for everyone, This school year new leadership staff is working pretty hard to place our school as one of the best in Santa Clara. Principal, school deans, teachers, PTO and students are enjoying this great year which started with fun activities for everyone. In fact, we did have a middle school dance, a walk- a -thon, an auction basket, a anti-bullying contest, math brain battle, and other activities that families had enjoyed. MSA is a good combination of academics and social life. Keep it up MSA.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
this is a great school because everyone there is responsible to what he is doing

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
This is the best school I have ever worked at. We have great team and family with our staff, students, and parents.

- submitted by a teacher
October 24, 2013
My kid is at grade 6. The teachers seemed work very hard to give quality lesson. Parents are able to keep track the progress of their children through CoolSIS system. After school clubs are diverse and have all kinds of activities. The school is great except the following: 1. The school uniform policy is too strict. Kids have PE as their first lesson of the day are not allowed to wear PE uniform to enter the school campus and will be marked as school uniform violation. They have to wear the regular uniform and then change before the lesson. This is absurd because PE uniform is also the school uniform. Why aren't they allowed to wear it if they PE as the first lesson of the day. 2. It seems that teachers always drop the homework submitted by the students and marked the homework as incomplete or missing. Sometimes the teachers did not grade it once they found out that the homework has actually been submitted and just misplaced by them. Students's grades are affected because of missing homework. 3. The administration is very confused. My kid's placement test score indicated he could attend certain class but it could be overruled by another teacher.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
The teachers at this school are of high caliber as well as the administration. The team is strong and works very hard to make the education experience fun and challenging for the students. This school offers a great education and is continuously growing in the extra-curricular offerings.

- submitted by a teacher
October 24, 2013
There are some things the school does very well: the class size is small, the classes are interesting and challenging, the teachers are amazing. Some drawbacks include a very limited number of electives and a lot of transition in administration. This is our 3rd year there, and every year has been dramatically different in personnel. Crossing my fingers that none of my kids' teachers quit mid-year this year, that would be a first! I'm optimistic with the new principal and team of deans, they really seem to have a good system going.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
Magnolia Science Academy Santa Clara school focuses on both academics and enjoyment. My son has been at Magnolia for two years (he's a seventh grader now) and not only is computers his favorite class, his favorite time at school is the after school club, Board Games. His teachers try to make the subjects informative and humorous. I'm looking forward to his attending high school at Magnolia as the programs and school as a whole excels compared to our neighborhood high school.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
This is my son's second year at this school and I am very excited with the progress he has made. The school has dedicated staff and very smart students. This year the principal has brought in a very capable administration team to help run the school more effectively. The administration & staff are very approachable. I would highly recommend this school to parents of prospective middle schoolers.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
The infrastructure is very problematic. The administration is thinking about making a scheduling change mid term to moving the short day from Wednesday to Friday, which is different than the other school districts. A parent suggested to the administration and somehow it is even being really thought of and the administration thinks it is a good idea, neglectful of really understanding what this will do with parents with siblings with the differing schedule. This is what made me really start to worry and start to believe that things are not thought out well. If this was decided for the following school year, this allows parents to then decide what to do . I am less encouraged than ever because I don't believe that administration has really thought this through. It's a shame that I still believe that this idea will still go through.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
This is our first year at this school. My daughter is being challenged academically and enjoys the after school clubs. The teachers give great feedback on negative and POSITIVE behavior, which I appreciate. I'm looking forward to many more years at Magnolia.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2013
This is our second year at the school. We are glad we chose to stay in this school, although last year it was not as organized as this year, because of the change of location. My child is thriving and has adjusted very well to this safe, parent friendly school. It has a family like atmosphere which feels very warm and welcoming. Teachers are very approachable and go out of their way to help out the students. Great school with excellent math and science curriculum along with wonderful after school programs such as visual and performing arts and computer programming.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2013
This is the second year my son is at Magnolia. Teachers are good. A good number of electives. A lot of after school clubs. Excellent PTA.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
Magnolia Science Academy is a refreshing change of pace from the other public schools run by the school districts. In spite of very high costs (e.g. for renting the new facility) and delays in getting state school funding, Magnolia school and its dedicated staff, students and parents have managed to do the impossible - create a great public STEM school, where every child is challenged (and given adequate support) to succeed. This school is so great that many parents who vociferously supported their neighborhood public K-8 school, have realized that their options for a decent Middle School and High School are non-existent, and are now driving their kids across town to attend Magnolia.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
MSA is a great school. My son loves this school. Academics and after school clubs are excellent.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
I have 2 kids going to MSA. Very dedicated teachers and staff. I feel like my kids are going to private school.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
My daughter is there for last 1 year in middle school. We really like their math and after school programs. Those are excellent and challenging. Only gripe is about the infrastructure, I am not sure whether it can fit both middle and high school needs.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
MSA in Santa Clara is a great school with fantastic students, dedicated staff and parents.

- submitted by a teacher
September 21, 2013
I chose this school because of its academic flexibility and the smaller class size compared to our neighborhood school. They have a great system called cool sis which allows parents and students to check on their grades, assignments, homework on daily basis. Good system for kids and parents to track progress on academics as well as behavior. I do recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2013
Very impressed with teachers!!! Very professional !!! They work very hard for the students. My 6 grader loves it!! What I love the most is NO BULLY

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2013
My son is in 8th grade in Magnolia Science Academy Santa Clara. We are very happy with this school - the math level is very good. The teachers have personal approach. Students are bright and hardworking.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2013
Congratulations to staff, students and parents of MSA Santa Clara on the new API of 904. This is excellent new for a new Middle through High school in Santa Clara

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2013
I like the quality of the students and parents at this school. With the great teachers, it allows the students to excel in academics and participate in a rich after school program. This is my daughter's 2nd year (7th grade) and she is very happy with the school and the friends she has made there.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
Kudos to staff, students and parents of MSA Santa Clara on the new API of 904. This is a very good accomplishment for a new Middle through High school in Santa Clara

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
I like magnolia and my son seems to really like it. He attended last year and is back this year as well. My main focus for junior high is the education and the smaller school experience. My son likes it and it is a good fit for us. The office seems to be better this year and school started off nicely. I do not think loosing points because my son forgot to bring back a form or gets a uniform infraction is a bad thing. Its life and you have to be accountable and learn to manage yourself.If you loose points you remember to do things. It is a good way to remind a kid. They give positive points as well. I like the system.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2013
Magnolia is small unorganized school that receive new teachers way too often. Many of the admin were fired during summer 2013, and a few of them were the backbone of the school. Currently we have 10+ new teachers that know nothing about the schools real issue and focus on pesky things such uniform or return slips. Their academics and test scores are worst then most public schools. Also their grading is in college level, which means their GPA's follow the 12-point system not 4-point system and making it harder to get a 4.0. So please don't waste your time with Magnolia which offers way less then a public school can do for you.

- submitted by a community member
August 07, 2013
I am very positive about the outlook of MSA given the hard work and vision of the new Principal and the dedication of committed teachers and motivated students. Its one of the best free options for quality education available under SCUSD

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2013
This school is very unorganized. Maybe in 5 years they would be a great school but now I don't think so. I came here In 8th grade and for the first half of the year we didn't learn anything in English and changed teachers about 3-4 times. At the time i saw the 9th graders and the teachers didn't care about them and didn't do anything about the bad behavior and other problems such as uniform. The people are good but sadly I don't like the school at all

- submitted by a community member
May 03, 2013
The best school in the Santa Clara! Great kids, wonderful teachers, and very supportive parents.

- submitted by a teacher
April 22, 2013
this school is unorganized, causing all of its inhabitants to suffer from the administrative councils "innovative ideas" i am very dissapointed at the school.

- submitted by a teacher
March 31, 2013
My child attended this school. The administration seems most interested in promoting the school and lesss interested in fixing its very real weaknesses. In particular, there are some dreadful teachers who are pretty much incompetent. But no one seems to notice. Some teachers are wonderful, but they don't outweigh the others. I also got very tired of mandatory "donations" to the school. My child lost points in one of his classes because we wouldn't give the school books or a small amount of money specified by the administration.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2012
magnolia school management system, academic approch and grading system are unusual. . the way they manage things does not make sense, and their academic approch depends on creating high pressure on students. (no balance)

- submitted by a student
December 10, 2012
its stupid and unorganized the administration are completely lost the vice principle has his favorites and picks sides if you have a problem with a teacher he dose not listen to your problems. the rules make no sense such as you cant use your phone after school because there are clubs after school they also abuse their power over negative points if you walk over to the trash can and throw a piece of paper thy give you a negative, which can lead to Saturday school and detention. The fact is that this school is not organized and shouldn't be open they should be incognito for 3-4 years then open it up when they actually have learning abilities. The last comment I'll leave is that the teachers do not listen to you they think you are just a kid and you do not know anything, they spend half the class period lecturing you about the actions of one student that thought they where funny and did something stupid.

- submitted by a student
December 07, 2012
Both my son and daughter attend Magnolia and we re very happy. I chose this school because of its academic flexibility and the smaller class size compared to our neighborhood school. My son is very good in math, and he has been able to study in a level that is appropriate for him based on ability and not grade. This wasn t possible at the neighborhood school. I feel the teachers we have had are very talented and 100% invested in my kids growth and experience. I expected the school to do well academically, but I was pleasantly surprised with the athletic departments and the level of coaching for both afterschool sports as well as PE, and with the range of electives and clubs. I also appreciate the level of cultural diversity at the school, which I think is a valuable thing for my kids to experience. It s a great environment where accomplishment is valued and is measured in many different ways so the kids have many opportunities to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2012
My son switched from his neighborhood middle school to MSA for 8th grade. He was immediately welcomed by the teachers and students -- in fact, one of the things that most impressed him was how quickly he was accepted and fit in. MSA believes in strong minds, strong bodies, so there are good sports options both as an elective and after school. On the academic side, progress reports come home twice during the semester before the final semester-end report, and parents and students can track their assignments and grades on the CoolSIS program daily. This is a great tool for making students responsible for keeping track of their own work -- missing assignments are noted in bright red! My son is taking advantage of one of the afternoon tutoring clubs, with the full support of his coach, who promotes academics even if it means missing sports practice. The fact that the school doubled in size, plus the move to the new campus, means that there have been some growing pains. But the principal, teachers, staff, parents and students all are very committed to building a great school and we are making great strides! We can't afford private school, and are so grateful for MSA!

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2012
My daughter is a six grader here. We have mixed feelings about this school Academic programs , Free advanced after school clubs, very dedicated staff. Good system for kids and parents to track progress on academics as well as behavior. On negative side, school management needs to work on clearing the " Muslim school " image. Due to a high percentage of staff and students from same community this is noticeable and need focus to ensure that there are no bias. Management also needs to overcome the administrative challenges of growth.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2012
Magnolia provides a safe and comfortable learning environment for my son (6th grade), who really enjoys the amount of independence in combination with guidance and encouragement he gets there. Every school has fantastic teachers and teachers who are not a good match, and that is the same here. The parents are very involved and contribute to making the school an environment that feels like a second home. About the principal, my son said, "He doesn't just sit in his office like other principals, he is always out, talking to students, helping teachers, like a real principal should." Regarding the prayer room: In his public elementary school, my son was allowed to pray in the principal's office, sometime joined by some friends. Now, he prays in a small room that is open to students of all religions with his classmates, and that works just as well. Overall, I do recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2012
Magnolia should be a shining beacon in the charter school movement. Sadly this is not the case. After 2 somewhat bumpy but understandable start up years the move to this new campus has exponentially exacerbated the short comings of the administration. There is a noticeable slant in the hiring of teachers that is not based on their teaching qualifications. For the first years this was not an issue as the school was small. Now it is apparent that teaching qualification to often takes a back seat. The administration is unorganized and refuses to take action on poor teachers. That is what charter schools are about having great teachers who have the freedom to teach in new and innovative ways. There is a core of teachers at the school who take this to heart and are superb. They are being drown out however by others with no discernible action from the front office or the foundation. You must perform your due diligence to make sure it is better than your alternatives. I think that right now if you are in the Santa Clara area it is not and I am actively exploring and debating my options. If my child did not have good friends at the school we would be out already.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2012
I am so grateful that my son attends Magnolia. Its all about results for me and we are seeing results at Magnolia. We live near the school, and my son enjoys riding his bike to campus. Although he was inattentive in 5th grade he cares about earning high grades now. He is lacking in English Language Arts skills, and so he has an extra period of booster English! I am so glad! Thank goodness for this extra help! My son has the choice of staying or leaving when he reaches his high school years. Iin the meantime, I am so thankful that Magnolia has guided him through the middle school years.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2012
Every school has their ups and downs.After reading all negative comments it is so clear that it is not possible to make everyone happy. MSA-Santa Clara is very new school with different curriculum, FREE afterschool programs. It has dedicated teachers, who really care about children's future.What Magnolia needs it is time and support

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2012
My son is in his second year here. It has great academics a safe and family style environment. There are some areas that are not perfect, i.e. it is housed in a elementary school, so there are no changing rooms or Gym. They use restrooms to change in, and there were some scheduling issues but they were all resolved. My son is doing great in this school, very little problems with bullying unlike traditional public schools. I would highly recommend this school if you are interested in a safe highly academic school.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2012
I am beyond frustrated with this school. These people have no idea what they are doing. 3 of the best teachers are no longer there. And when I say I best, I mean have experience and are great with the kids. They need all new administration. Period. They had a meeting to air problems out and sent it on the day of the meeting. The truth always comes to light and so will the problems at Magnolia.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2012
Why is there a prayer room on a public school campus? Some students are allowed to use this room and go to class late. Who is this prayer room for? My kids are doing well here. The teachers are very good and they like their classmates who come from a wide range of cultures. The administration seems to be trying to correct a lot of the shortfalls of this year, but I am concerned about their choices in leading a school for the public. All the administrators we have seen are Turkish and often are speaking in their native language. Not very transparent.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2012
I love Magnolia, and it is much better compared to my old school. Our school has an iPad lab and technology is integrated into every subject, including art!

- submitted by a student
October 21, 2012
This school is great for some, not so for others. This is my experience so far in my first year of high school here, after staying at this school since 7th grade. Educationally, this school offers great math and technology courses, but so far offers only one science class, biology, and AP biology is the only AP course available, which I am taking now. The Language Arts that I learned throughout my 3 years here is very little. However, tutoring is available at this school after school to everyone, though I have never attended a tutoring session. Also, it should be noted that there were no electives in high school, due to disorganization. Also, we seem to have schedule changes every week for the first at the beginning of each year, and has been that way for 3 years now. As for our facility, it is far below standard. We are housed in an elementary school, we have only a few trashcans outside so we see a buildup of trash outside, and random people come into our school because it is completely open. Our changing rooms are the bathrooms, are so bad that i could not imagine anything worse. Coming to this school is ONLY recommended if the only thing you care about is the education offered

- submitted by a student
October 21, 2012
We do not tolerate bullying? No chance. I've been bullied for being short and in the minority along with some of my friends. Classmates, who claim that they would stand up for victims of bullying, are the bullies. The teachers have a very poor way of disciplining students and most are extremely inexperienced in teaching. The school does not offer honors classes or any sense of organization. it's the fifth time i've had my schedule changed. Some teachers are being switched around causing even more schedule changes. The teachers are not great either. My lazy seventh grade english teacher at a different school challenged me more than my ninth grade one does now. Magnolia does not have the space nor facilities to satisfy the needs of the students. I have not met one classmate who doesn't dislike this school.

- submitted by a student
October 18, 2012
This school is absolutely horrible. There is no organization, the bathrooms are disgusting, and kids are getting bullied everywhere. By far, the WORST school I have ever been to.

- submitted by a student
October 13, 2012
I love Magnolia. They teach students depend on their level. If you are looking for a GATE program, you will feel satisfied with Magnolia. They have great Math/Science/Social Study teachers. But their 8th grade Language Art teacher is not good at teaching. Students want to learn, but she can't offer them the 8th grade level curriculum. I do hope our principal can hire a new Language Art teacher.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2012
I really love Magnolia Science Academy because of the great atmosphere. At our school, everybody tries their hardest and is like a family. Though there was initially some confusion about schedules, but now everything has settled down and everything is great. The teachers really care about each student, and take time after school to tutor or examine grades. I especially like the Advanced Math and after school clubs. I am VERY happy here, and have never been bullied.

- submitted by a student
October 04, 2012
+ Good teachers + Good curriculum + Excellent after school programs, clubs, tutoring etc. - Bad administration - Not a bit organized - might be due to lack of staff. - Facilities limited

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2012
Excellent School. I hope it grows to become a more recognized school over the years... Great mix of people and cultures. I am glad they are providing college prepratory Algebra II to 7th graders. Hope the county gives them good funds.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2012
We really like Magnolia. It has been a bit chaotic with the school moving to a larger campus all the uniforms aren't in yet and the scheduling has been a bit crazy but my son is loving this school. The school seems to have doubled in size and many students are on a wait lists to get in. My son enjoys the classes and the teachers. I like the college prep style classes and all the extra activities, clubs and tutoring the school has to offer. They actually pay attention to your child's scores and focus on weak areas to improve your child's test scores and enrich their skills. My son also likes the uniform as well. I like is too because it keeps the focus on school and not on other things. It is cool to be smart at this school. I'm an lucky to be a part of MSA and happy my son has this opportunity to go there.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2012
Love this school it's awesome not much days off and not too less days off.

- submitted by a student
March 15, 2012
This school is chaotic and misorganized,the premises's cleanliness is questionable. There is no anti-bullying policy, i was bullied so many times and still am. Other middle schools have counselors, to help solve many issues, where is our counselor? Can't wait to get out of this place. This is the worst school I've ever been to.

- submitted by a student
December 02, 2011
Moving our son from a Montessori to MSA was one of the best decisions we made. MSA has a online system called Coolsis and this helps parents, teachers, and students track progress and monitor all school activities. This includes behavioral aspects as well as subject matters. Our son is so into the system that he is motivated to gain more positive points and not earn negative points. For us as parents, we are able to keep track of every activity in school and HW that is due and when it is due. Now there are plans to extend the grades to 9th and upwards each year. This is an excellent news for us as we don't have to worry about High School. Our son is having a lot of fun in the the after school clubs. The tutoring club is also very useful for kids to catch up on subjects they are falling behind. There is a after extended care service offered by an adjoining School. The teachers have been very responsive communication has been very easy. The principal is a wonderful gentleman and always ears to any suggestions and feedback from parents. We recommend any parents with kids going to middle school to check this school out during the open house or event to see for themselves.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2011
Having a maximum of 25 students per class is great. Uniform is also a plus. This small school is currently still expanding, and we are hoping that students will have a better facility. Academically, this school can compete with the nearby Cupertino schools. The teachers and the principle are caring professional in education. There are demand for good education, so MSA is opening more campus in Milpitas and San Jose.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2011
Academically challenging for the students. Small class sizes, parents are very involved, teachers are so dedicated. The uniform is very appropriate. My daughter was in a private school for most of her elementary school years and Magnolia provides the same criteria. It's a middle high school so we don't have to worry about looking for another school later.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2011
Our daughter entered Magnolia Santa Clara as a 6th grader in 2010, in it's first year of operation. We picked the school for it's small class size and academically challenging program in all subjects (not just math and science). All the teachers and the principle made the school year fun for kids and by working together with parents and kids created an atmosphere of caring community. We are looking forward to a new school year filled with exploration, learning and fun.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2011
Our daughter entered 6th grade this year after all her previous years being in a very academically focused private school. We have been amazed with her transition and the academic level of the school. Magnolia's curriculum is on par with her previous school, and we have been impressed by the teachers attitudes and dedication. The school's student/parent diversity is great as well. While not as robust as other schools with the extra-curricular activities, all teachers offer fun after school clubs they will help these kids mature in this well-rounded educational environment.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2011
We moved our grandson from a private elementary school to Magnolia Science Academy when it opened in 2010. Magnolia provides the characteristics of a private school (small classroom size, college prep, AP courses, great teacher to student ratio, etc) at no cost. We selected Magnolia because of the small school size (not to exceed 125 students per grade) and the fact it would take our grandson from middle school to high school in a safe environment. We are very proud to have Magnolia Science Academy in our community.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2011
Great Principal, very good teachers, fantastic student body. Facilities and non-academic programs (sports, music) not nearly as robust as other public middle schools in Santa Clara/Sunnyvale. Academics and safety at MSA-Santa Clara, however, are the best in the district. I

- submitted by a parent
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Magnolia Science Academy Santa Clara
2720 Sonoma Place, Santa Clara, CA  95051
(408) 244-2620
Last modified Magnolia Science Academy Santa Clara is a Charter school that serves grades 6-9. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Magnolia Science Academy Santa Clara Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 72 reviews. Top