We placed our child at DABM through school choice and could not be happier. A lot is expected from the kids and they consistently rise to the challenge. The administration is very professional and kind, and it is evident that they enjoy what they do. The faculty is outstanding. Our child is thriving, and actually applying what is taught. The student body is diverse and congenial.
We school choiced both of our children to ABM due to smaller class sizes, and reputation of the school. We have been very happy with our decision. The school relies heavily on the state online system for reporting grades (etc) , but they also contact parents via email and with phone calls if needed. Teachers call parents promptly to respond to any concerns. Daily assignments are posted through the classroom voicemail. The teachers have high expectations and students learn to be responsible. Overall standardized test scores are excellent. We sent our children to AB for another reason- sports. Students do not have to try out for teams, and they get to play (although football, softball and field hockey teams have not won a single game in years!) Students are taught to love the game, not the win. Students have positive attitudes even when losing. This says a lot about the values and tenacious attitude taught. As our daughter headed to high school, we found that she and her middle school classmates were far ahead in academics, and were not afraid to try new things. We have been very pleased with ABM and feel we could not have made a better choice for our children!