This school has great teachers however the administration staff, particularly the principal, I found to be of poor quality. I had selected this school for my son to start Kindergarten there, ran into serious problems with aftercare for just 2 hours for my son because they only use the YMCA and the Y refused to let me enroll my son stating it was too late?! School for the fall 2012 semester had not even begun yet. I called and emailed the principal, still have not received call or email back regarding this matter to date. I never received anything in the mail about his teacher, before/after care at all. I had to call around to find out this info on my own and then was unable to enroll my child. As a parent starting formal school for their child for the first time it was a horrible introduction. I ended up having to put my son in a private school at last minute. Poor administration makes a good school look really bad to new parents and families.
I think this school is pretty cool they just need to challenge the students more. My daughter is in 3rd grade this year and still finds it very easy.
I just registered my child in this school and the first day it was like he was back in pre k with centers(building trains,house,) to me sounds more like a daycare.i realize every school is diffrent but 3 hours of play time they can do that at home.were's the education.I will be looking for another school ASAP
Top notch administration offers superior curriculum as well as a welcoming supportive environment for a strong volunteer core.
It's such a wonderful school, with wonderful teachers and a excellent curriculum!!!!
We like the teachers at Maclary. Our daughter has had wonderful teachers in K through second grade. The new principal does not communicate. We had an issue and couldn't get a hold of her because she was too busy and then we sent an email that was ignored. The last principal was wonderful and full of energy and a joy to be around. Too bad for Maclary. Again, the teachers my daughter had were great.
My step-son started 1st grade in Maclary this year and I am very pleased so far. In a few months he has learned so much. He has a teacher that is able to control her class and give the students the learning opportunities they should have, unlike his Elkton school last year. The school is accountable and the teachers really care about the students - not just what they learn, but their values and how they treat others. My husband and I moved into the Feeder pattern of this school in hopes it would live up to its rep, and it certainly has! Very pleased!
My son has attended Maclary the last 2 years and I am very pleased with the school programs and teachers. His teacher this year, Mrs Davis is wonderful and knows exactly how to motivate my child to reach his highest potential. Under Mrs Davis my son has even been asked to participate in the Excel program for talented children. I highly recommend this school!
I have two children in Maclary. They both have been there since kindergarden. One is in fifth grade now. The other one is in third grade. I am so thankful to the teacher's and Staff at Maclary. They are all wonderful. I have never had one bad experience yet. And I always feel welcome and it is always a very nice experience while i am there. I have been homeroom mom three times and I love the classes and the teachers. This has truly been a great learning experience for me and my children as well.
My daugher has been at Maclary for two years, and I could not be more pleased. They keep her academicly engaged, and have a wide variety of programs. The teachers are very engaged with the children, and take work closely with the parents. The staff is not afraid to pass along negative information when they need to, and they explain the *why* of any negatives they report. They're even more pleased to pass along positives, and explain what those positives mean in real terms. Most importantly, my daughter is eager to go to school each morning - That says a lot!
I have two children in Maclary a first grader and a 5th grader. I have been fortunate enough to have my children there since Kindergarten. This school offers excitement, fun, wonderful, experienced teachers who uplift the children while making sure they keep them in control, in a positive way. I have never had one bad experience, or one bad thing to say about Macalary. This has been a positive experience for both me as a parent and for my childrens education.
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