This school was satisfactory for the first year my child was enrolled. However, the second year, during the second year the experience was less than adequate. The school has a fundraiser every two weeks that you absolutely must participate in or your child is not treated equally. This is an average of $50-100 monthly just on "donations" and fundraisers. This school does not respect the church and state separation. I was very disappointed with religious symbols in the year book, the Halloween festivities masked as a "Book Parade", and the numerous religious songs in the school recitals, demanding my child to state "under god" in the pledge, and telling him he was drawing devils on his folder. Granted the API is high but the ethics an how they treat their students and the right of those students needs to be taken into consideration.
School is open and anyone can walk in during recess to see your child. The office does not keep track of people coming in and off of the campus. The doors of the classrooms are locked during school hours, but during rest periods there are no gates keeping the students in and other people out.
My daughter has been attending since Kindergarten and every year keeps getting better. Everyone on the staff, from the principal to the janitorial staff is warm and friendly and puts the kids needs first. The teaching staff does a great job at not only teaching the material, but encouraging the children to strive to be better and to keep learning. You can feel the love for academic all over campus.
Mesa school has excellent academic programs as well as extracurricular activites. Mesa school also has Deaf and hard of hearing program and I find their program to be excellent. The teachers are wonderful and caring--they have goals for each learners.
The teaching staff was very structured. The kids have a lot, I mean a lot of homework for kindergartens, however, our son improved dramatically because of this. It was actually amazing to see how much our son grew in knowledge and can write a paragraph using describing words and detail of whats on his mind instead of verbally doing it. Good school, great teachers. nice area.