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Miami Shores Presbyterian Church School5
Posted February 12, 2015
- a parent
This is a great school. It is not an easy school academically but they manage to make it fun and engaging. The teachers and headmaster make my children feel special and important. Each teacher, the headmaster, and the staff all know the children's names; I love that. This is a special little school. I wish it went all the way to 12th grade.
Great, great great school! Wish it would go up to 12th. Not our religion but this school doesn't force these kids to be anything they are not. Love that they teach values and to care about more than themselves. Headmaster an amazing person and definitely a leader not a follower just to please people. His wife hands down irreplaceable! Both highly professional and respectful working within the same school. 2 kids there one just started he's 2 and the oldest has been there since she's 2. Changes are hard but this school has definitely changed for better and is getting better each day! Staff unbelievable in a great way! Dedication is not a question for this school. They all from headmaster to the ones that keep up the school are above and beyond dedicated to the children and what is best for them. Hands down this is an A++ school!
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.