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6-12
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Bloomfield, CT
Students enrolled: 719

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1551 Blue Hills Ave
Bloomfield, CT 06002

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(860) 242-7834
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November 01, 2012
Fantastic place to send your kids to broaden their world view. We really like the style of learning, how classes are more like college classes, how kids know what is expected, the IB program, the teachers have a great commitment to the designing learning plans of the individual students. As my daughter is now looking to choosing which college to attend, I am seeing more attention in this school to those needs also. I wish more kids had access to attending this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2012
I think the teachers should be mandated to wear a uniform similar to what the students have to wear.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2010
Because it keeps children in line and teaches them good behaivor.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
MLC has so many wonderful opportunities that meet every child's needs. It's an amazing place to work and learn.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
MLC challenges students to discover the world and build relationships with students close and far.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 04, 2009
Anything is possible for everyone at the Metropolitan Learning Center!

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
I've worked there for 5 years now and the entire school is my second family. MLC gives so many opportunites to those who would never have been able to get them on their own.

- submitted by a teacher
October 03, 2009
It is a public school with private school rigor, opportunities and a top notch faculty.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 03, 2009
My students inspire me every day.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 03, 2009
Our school gives many students the opportunity to engage in an international and global education!

- submitted by a teacher
August 31, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 11, 2009
There is a reason why this magnet school continues to receive top awards each year. The graduation rate and college acceptance rate speaks for itself. The rigorous schedule is what the top notch colleges are looking for. Going above and beyond the 'standards', you need 28 credits to graduate, not 22 like most high schools. Opportunity to travel, study abroad through grants & scholarships is unmatched by all other schools. Diversity is the future. Welcome to the real world kids!

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2008
As a recent graduate of MLC, I am proud to say that I am glad I attended this school. There were many opportunities such as studying abroad, learning different languages, as well as meeting different people from around the world. Yes the dress code does upset a lot of students but when you think of how much less time you could spend in the morning getting ready then its good. Overall, when you tell other students from around the US about MLC, they all gasp because they weren't provided the same amenities as us. Students should appreciate what we have.

- submitted by a student
April 02, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 25, 2008
My son was an A student in our public school and has continued to excel in MLC. He has broadened his horizons and has been exposed to 'the real world'. MLC is giving him the opportunity to experience the true social skills and work ethic that he will need to function in today's world

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 13, 2008
the academic statistics of mlc are very high we have won school of the year 4 times our test scores are the highest in the country we do have a great art class with an artist from france our gym teacher is a nutritionist and a professional weight trainer our gym is top noch we have a rock climbing wall and an stae of they art weight room , extracurricular activities include activities like, model un, outdoors club,cookin, basketball,languages taught durng school french ,chinese,spanish,italian, and state tests we take the more advanced test so we can be challenged, we also travel the world so far weve been to more than 20 countries right now i am in the seventh grade i would deffenetly reccomend this school if you know about the disney teachers award 2 teachers have won it at our school this is the highest teacher achievment possible she has won it with ron clark, before we come to school we have to read a book and write about. the science classes we have are great we have a lab with everything you can imagine and what makes science better is that we have a forest behind our school so we can do expirements we even have csi classes (crime scene investigator) you dont even have to live in bloomfeild to go to mlc bus transportation. mlc is also very diverse this is our school breakdown % Asian 19 % % Hispanic 13% % Black 40% % White 25% % Unknown 5 % newest to date as of 2008 we also get laptops to do research and projects at home that i am using right now

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2007
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- submitted by a student
February 13, 2007
MLC is what your child chooses to make of it. I had two children go through MLC. One from the first graduating class and delt with all it's growing pains. My children are well prepared for college and the world in general. MLC offers a rigorous curriculum focusing on Global Studies and a strict dress code, which may turn off some students. It also offers a high tech learning environment. Students also have the opportunities to travel to such exotic places as China, Japan, Indonesia, Ecuador, and Egypt. There are several AP classes offered and online virtual high school. MLC students can also take free classes at a local college in the 11th and 12th grades. MlC does not offer sports, but allows High school student to play for their sending district. It does offer a number of extra curricular activities. I work at the school and have an inside veiw.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2006
I am a former student. The quality of the academic programs from an outsiders point of veiw look great but when you go there and you get the education you learn the same things you would learn in a normal highschool. Sports werent even there until my last year when you could go to your homeschool for it but even that was difficult cus you needed your own rides you would miss school time or practices.

- submitted by a former student
October 29, 2006
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- submitted by a student
October 11, 2006
I am currently a freshman student at MLC and it is not a very great school. The environnment here is focused too much unneeded activities. My advice is not to let your child attend this school because of its lack of disabilities. Students get tired of seeing the same students every year and feel like they are in a jail. The school also asks for too much money and many highschool students get in trouble for small things. The dress code is really bad and the students are not allowed to wear clothing such as stripes. The environment is poor and the students are always unhappy. ~unknown student~

- submitted by a student
July 24, 2006
I go to this school and it has great academic programs butt there is a major lack of art, sports and extracurricular activities. Also parents can be just as involved as they want there choice a lot or a little which makes teens much happier. Over all I dislike the school for the lack of activities and the fact we must were uniforms but i learn a lot so i continue to go.

- submitted by a student
June 20, 2006
This is a unique and special program. The school is only a few years old, but many opportunities for my child to travel, meet people from around the world, and learn not only the basic skills, but skills they will need in the future. The students learn to respect cultural diversity and appreciate differences. Guidance staff is extremely helpful and almost every teacher gets back to me when there is a issue with my child. College is stressed heavily, last year 98% of students were accepted in two or four year colleges.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
Our children are students at MLC and the school does have some opportunities but it also lacks the ability successfully reach all the students. There is no additional help available to students or enough communication from the teachers with the parents. We have decided that our children will not be attending next year because I do not see that they are getting the education that they will need to be prepared for college. I also notified that the CMT test scores for the school has dropped in almost every subject.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2005
I recently graduated from MLC. The school is not all that people make it seem. Actually, to be honest the school isn't that great of a school. By going there and being in high school, you miss out on a lot of things like scholarships and real experiences. I went to MLC since day one of MLC. My cousin is a student there now and I told his mother that she can keep him there until 8th grade, but after that put him in a real high school. The only advantage I think there is at MLC is the opportunity to use laptops, but other than that, MLC is not all that good of a school.

- submitted by a former student
April 10, 2005
I have been at this school for six years, and I am currently a Junior.This school has many advantages and disadvantages. We have the opportunity to be in a business-like environment with an large access to technology. In the technology classes, we learn how to use many computer programs such as Macromedia Flash, Adobe Photoshop and Premiere. However we do not learn the basics of how to install a program much less build a computer. We are surrounded with so much technology but we are not allowed to use them. For the last four to five years we were unable to delete, copy, or even use email. I do not really see the purpose of the laptops in the first place, we rarely use them in class. And even the times we are able to use them, there are some problems with the internet, or the server, or the printer.

- submitted by a student
March 17, 2005
Excellent academic opportunities available - 6 AP programs open to any student desiring a challenge. International exchange opportunites the best. 10 exchange students in school, 4 international trips this year, 15-25% of each class goes abroad - this increases every year. School has won four national awards, including award for international/global studies.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2005
I am currently a student of the Metropolitan Learning Center. I have been in this school since i was in 6th grade and currently i am a junior. Our school has a showchoir for the high school and we are getting better. The high school's time is limited during the day if you involved in Music. Your free time is taken away so that you can participate. But i love the school what can i say. All the teachers are really good and that is what i like. We can all have fun in class and just have a fun environment to learn in. Parents can belong to the PTO and there they can help. We dont have sports for the high school. HS students can go to their sending districts for sports. We have 'friday activity' where we can do clubs. Art department is good.

- submitted by a student
March 19, 2004
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Metropolitan Learning Center
1551 Blue Hills Ave, Bloomfield, CT  06002
(860) 242-7834
Last modified Metropolitan Learning Center is a Public school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Metropolitan Learning Center Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top