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PK-5
Private
Miami Shores, FL
Students enrolled: 233
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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602 NE 96 Street
Miami Shores, FL 33138

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(305) 759-2548
(305) 759-2549
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Map of Miami Shores Presbyterian Church School address.

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May 07, 2014
This school is great. It provides low child to teacher ratio so the children are tended to on a more personal basis. The communication between teachers and parents is great.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
A parent friendly, nuturing envoiornment for my Pre-K children. They love their teacher and going to school. They are creative in how they teach children and emphasize reading.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
The staff will go above and beyond for your children and seem to enjoy their profession as educators. The smaller size is perfect for your young child's healthy conception of community. Parents are involved and very motivated to make the school better. Nurturing is probably the best description if I had to boil it down to one word. Get ready for lots of feedback about your child as well...

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
1. MSPCS has a new headmaster who has brought a vision and mission to the school, which is second to none. In the prior year, the two top people were let go and the school was a little "rudderless." That is certainly not the case now. 2. The teachers and staff are extremely warm and caring. 3. The school has a very "small school" feel - small classroom size (10-13) - one-on-one attention - and easy to discuss feedback with teachers. 4. The school is a hidden gem, and is only getting better, as the community is catching on to its wonderful environment. My children have been attending MSPCS for 5+ years, and we could not be happier with their progress and the attention they receive.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
The school is small and the people working in the school are friendly and welcoming. The emphasis on academic excellence is evident- from the chosen curriculum to the highly educated and qualified staff. The principal joined the school recently and he works hard every day to excel the quality of the school. Since my son began attending, I have seen his confidence grow both academically and socially. His teacher makes him feel proud of himself and on the work he is conducting in class helping shaping his personality and self-esteem. I sincerely love this school. The school offers small class sizes which allow students to be able to get quality instruction from effective and efficient teachers. Communication between teacher and parent is constant. They care that my son is learning. The curriculum is challenging. The administration is excellent and really cares about the children. The school environment is safe, clean, and conducive to learning.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
I had to take custody of my grandson at age 2. He had moved around a lot and was very timid and angry. Both my husband and I work full time and had no choice but to find a daycare for him. MSPCS has been such a blessing!!! He is now 5 and has opened up and is a warm and happy child more so than I ever could have thought possible. This is truly his second home and all of the teachers have been so great with him. Educating him in manners, socializing with others, healthy eating habits, involved him in sports, music, art, science, learning his alphabet, writing, numbers and math.This year he was falling behind in his academics the teachers worked with him and his progress has been amazing. My lil guy comes home and says excuse me, please, thank you and is patient when he is told he has to wait. I can honestly say in large part this is due to the care and warmth the teachers put into their time with him. On behalf of our family thank you MSPCS.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2014
My son has attended MSPCS for four years, we could not be happier! It is the perfect balance of education and religion. Even though we are Catholic and not Presbyterian we have had no issues with the religious teachings. With small class sizes and plenty of staff in the classroom my son has excelled way beyond grade level. They also have been diligent in giving him work that is in keeping with his level not the levels of the others in his class. We have also been pleased with the use of technology and the emphasis on math and science. I highly recommend this school! It is also pleasantly less expensive than other similar options.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2014
We are very happy at MSPCS. My two children currently attend the school and have the right balance of education, discipline and nurturing. I would highly recommend this school for anyone wanting a good education with a small, caring and nurturing environment.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2014
This school is excellent. It is perfect for our son and he has been here since preschool. Now he is in 3rd grade. The teachers are the best I have ever seen, the school is organized and the materials and classrooms are outstanding. The classes are tiny and the students are nice to each other. It's a wonderful place.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2014
I am a parent of three children who attend this school, spanning the last four years. I have nothing but kind and warm regards for all of the staff and teachers at both the prescool and elementary school. Not only do I feel my children are excelling, but I also really appreciate the sense of community, nurturing environment, and special education classes that intergrated. After reading previous posts, I also feel compelled to mention the school has a new Headmaster as of this year, who is extremely invested in the students and parents, and has brought great structure to the school. So, all good things, we are very happy here, and would definately recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2014
both of my sons have been attending MSPCS since 4 years . I was so happy to find this school , it has a very nurturing environment, a very good level, the teachers are all very professional and the staff is so friendly , caring and helping the parents as well as the kids. The new director M. Wirth is very professional and is taking the school to a higher level. I highly recommend this school, as it s so difficult to find such a treasured environment in Miami , when all you want is the best place for your kid to grow up and learn , and be ready to handle their future.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2014
MSPCS offers a learning environment for a wide range of students. The class sizes provide the ability for an educator to be able to meet the needs of all students. In my 13 years of teaching, MSPCS has provided me the best environment to be creative and not limit my teaching approach to a "one size fits all" method. I feel privileged to be part of this faculty and staff that is truly committed to our students, and readily available to all parents.

- submitted by a teacher
September 04, 2013
I had heard only great things about this school before putting my son in preschool and was very disappointed. It was his first experience with school and it was not a good one. Besides a few exceptions, the staff was very unfriendly, seemed bothered when I asked questions, and worst of all, they did not seem to take good care of my son. I removed him from the school at the end of the school year and switched to another one nearby, that was one of the best decisions I ever made!

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2013
This school has totally changed. It is in total transition and the wrong people are in charge making decisions they have no business making. The director left in 2012, the pastor left in 2013 and now the assistant director is gone with only 20 days left of school. Who is next, probably the good teachers??? No communication,no one knows what'd going on except an increase in tuition......

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2013
My daughter attended this school for four years. It was an wonderful safe and happy environment. it is everything a community elementary school should be. They have music, art, and performances plus daily recess. The academics are average and meant for the average learner. But, students that need accelerated materials are often allowed to work on their own with higher level curriculum. What sells this school is the nurturing staff and excellent parent teacher communication.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2012
My children attend MSPC and I love it. The staff is professional, kind, and caring. The teachers actively engage the children and make learning fun. The administration always looks out for the children and what is best for them. This school is a hidden gem in Miami Shores. I highly recommend MSPC School.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2011
A great disappointment!! Not at all open to any critique. A school where the certain staff hold the reigns, and will not allow for anyone to challenge their way. Unfortunately there are many reasons, from liability questions to operating questions, that should be a warning to any parent. There are better and ample options out there....

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2010
I have two daughters that went to Miami Shores Presbyterian Church School. My oldest child graduated 5th. grade 2 years ago, and my youngest just graduated this year 2010 from this school. The three of us had a wonderful experience at the school. The administration and teachers always listened to myself and my child. The teachers even gave extra help if the kids needed it. The school gave my daughters a great start to their education. I would reccomend this school highly, and anyone who tells you different is wrong.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2009
MSCPS is a great place to send your children, whether they are eighteen months old up to fifth grade. The class sizes are small and they are up to date with their curriculum and lots of technology. I'm more than happy - actually more sad to see my children leave after fifth grade.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2008
My daughter has been going there for 7 years now and she loves it. She always talks about how nice her teacher is to her and her class. What i love the most is they provide an after shcool care that involes baking, recess, movies, and games. The teachers take there work very seriously my daughter is telling me things everyday. Its wonderful i know she is learning so much.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2008
Stay away ! this school is poorly run by a director who has the most hands-off approach i have ever seen.. My daughter has been at this school for 2 years and i will not be sending her back.. The staff is completely unprofessional and the administration is a joke..

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2007
This is far from a DAY CARE! I pulled my daughter out of 5 different 'schools' including Montessori before finding MSPC. My daughter has been attending 5 years now. I am completely happy! Her Kindergarden teacher last year (Mrs. Obenour) was AMAZING! She gave her whole heart to my child. Mrs Obenour even gave her free time after school at no cost to help my child with reading! You will find a teacher like her NO WHERE! I feel like MSPC is a FAMILY so much more than a school! I love to go in the morning and see happy friendly faces!

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2007
I have had four children attend this school. They have had such wonderful experiences while attending this school. The teachers are excellent they are extremely dedicated and you can tell they enjoy there job. The Director is always available to talk to parents, listen to their concerns and respond appropriatley. This school has such a wonderful enviroment you know you are leaving your children in a loving, caring environment.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2006
We are thrilled with the education that our 3 year old is receiving at Miami Shores Presbyterian Church preschool. Her teachers, Miss Kathy and Miss Annette, are exceptional, incredibly creative and have instilled a joy of learning in our daughter. She is excited to go to school and enjoys sharing her day and what she has learned with us when she comes home. The art projects are not only creative, but often mirror one of the books they have read, including many of the Eric Carle books. Our six year old son also had Miss Kathy when he was three, and is a 'graduate' of the preschool. He received a wonderful foundation at the preschool. Our experience has been very positive and we would highly recommend that other parents looking for a quality academic program look at this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2006
My children have been at this school for over 7 years. It is a great school. I have always felt welcome by all the staff. There has always been an open door policy with all of my children's teachers and especially the director/principle. My one daughter even calls her teacher every night, to say goodnight, and the teacher welcomes it. Go look and tour this amazing school-it is far from a daycare. I couldn't be happier, and will cry when my children graduate from 5th. grade, and have to go somewhere else. It is a privledge and honor to send my children to Miami Shores Presbyterian Chuch School. All aspects of this school are great.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2006
As an educator I agree with the the comment that this school is a daycare not a school. I was extremely disappointed and although I tried to express my concern it was not taken seriously at all. I would recommend to other parents to read these reviews and then go into the school with a list of questions for the Principal of the school as well as the teachers. Do not be afraid to ask questions. A good school, and a good principal will welcome them and have professional answers that they can prove with a simple tour of the school. Do not accept generalizations as answers you should be discussing the specific needs of your child and if you are made to feel like you are picky or annoying then that's an excellent sign of what to expect when a problem comes up. This school, two thumbs down!

- submitted by a teacher
September 04, 2006
My child attended this school for one year and it was a huge disappointment. the curriculum was unchallenging and there was a general sence of disorganization.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2006
I have two children in the school. I've been completely happy these past 4 years. My children excel in such a great caring environment. With the small classroom sizes, it's very hands on with the teachers and students.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2006
This is a daycare not a school! I would not recommend this school at all.

- submitted by a parent
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During the 2013-2014 academic year, elementary students at MSPCS achieved the following after normal school hours: Read 10,049 books and completed 229,860 math problems.

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Miami Shores Presbyterian Church School
602 NE 96 Street, Miami Shores, FL  33138
(305) 759-2548
Last modified Miami Shores Presbyterian Church School is a Private school that serves grades PK-5
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