April 11, 2012
My son began kindergarten at MMS this year. I was initially trepidatious about enrolling him as there were some unfavorable online reviews stating that the teachers were cold, too strict, and had no patience for normal "child" behavior--and my son is a child who can be, at times, silly, distracted, challenging, etc. I don't want to discredit the other reviewers, but this has not been our experience at all. While our son's teacher is not effusively affectionate, she is kind and patient, and you can tell from her dedication to the class and her excitement about the curriculum that she is passionate about teaching. As for the expectations of behavior--yes, they are high. But, isn't that what you want for your child? At my son's previous school, there was minimal discipline, and as a result, constant noise, chaos, and distraction in the classroom so that the kids barely had a quiet moment to focus. At MMS, the children are expected to behave in a polite/civilized manner in the classroom, respecting peers and teachers, and saving the silliness for the playground. Other pros: Ethnically diverse student population, challenging/diverse curriculum, shaded playground, polite staff.
- submitted by a parent