I feel this school is dismal, antiquated, dirty, unorganized, and uninspiring. Behavior problems remain in the classroom and are a distraction to those trying to learn. There are some amazing teachers there. Slowly they are all leaving. The PTA is very involved and does their best to make improvements. My children look forward to 0 specials. If you decide to move to the beautiful Southport area, make sure you have extra for private school.
Mill Hill is a terrific school. The teachers are amazing, at all levels top notch. The new principal is doing a good job and for once actually likes children. The biggest problem is parents, specifically PTA parents who care far more about their own socialization than their childrens' learning or for that matter behavior. Stay away from the PTA and get involved in the Classroom and you will love Mill Hill.
My child just completed kindergarten at Mill Hill School and I can honestly say, 'so far, so good'. Although I found the teacher's basic approach slightly rigid at first, my child exceeded all my academic expectations while forming tight bonds with both classmates and teachers. I could not believe the standards for kindergarteners were held so high, but I am thrilled to see that they were. Great first year at Mill Hill and looking forward to many more great ones to come.
This is a really, really good school with really, really high standards and teaches kids a lot, however, the teachers don't really connect with the students. They don't show that they're human. To the students, they are just robots that teach. (I know, I was a student)
I have been a parent with children in school for almost twenty-five years. My children attended several different schools, including private education. There is no question in my mind that Mill Hill has been the best school experience any of my children have received....not only for education but for the high level of ethics that are expected of each child. Unfortunately, we will lose our principal this year, so time will tell if the high standards will be maintained.