I have been a parent at this school for 3 years and I can attest to the difference this school has made in my daughter. My daughter who is in 2nd grade, is reading better than her cousin who is in 4th grade. I love that my daughter is caring, and talks about her school day and is in a school where she doesn't have to worry about fights and bullies, and gets excited to go to school every day, even when she is sick. I decided to go to Miami Country Day because it is so safe and you see the administration and security everywhere. I like that the kids walk around smiling everyday. Thank you Miami Country Day.
Wehave been part of the MCDS family for 10 years and have found MCDS to be absolutely wonderful! I am a long time educator (public school) and have a real pulse on what it takes to operate a school, including improved academics, student behaviors, teacher turnover and parent participation. I have only witnessed fairness, equality, excellence and hard work on the part of the total staff. The entire facilities have improved and continue to grow, and the technology that is necessary to educate, has been placed into the hands of the teachers to use daily. My two children are happy, safe and progressing amazingly. No doubt my freshman daughter will enter the college of her choice! You should check out the Professional Growth and Compensation System developed by the teachers and staff. It is one of the kind in the nation and not found at any other independent school! Go Spartans!
It's definitely better than some of the public schools in the area, but the students behavior/attitudes have been getting worse with every year. Also, massive teacher turnover. Athletics program has increased greatly during the last 5 years, but overall administration panders too much to the parents. Also, the school is going in a direction of 'total education of the 6 potentials of the whole child' (i.e. don't push the kids too hard and give them lots of groupwork/cooperative learning). There are much better schools out there for a comparative price.
Miami Country Day is one of the nation's finest schools. Country Day excels in every quality that a school should have; top notch acedemics, wonderful and nuturing school grounds & atmosphere, truely caring teachers, and the best in sports and extra curricular activities.
My son attended this school from Pre-K till 3rd Grade and had a fantastic experience. Still I wish the school would have been much stronger in math.
The academics are good but the level of parent involvement is none. A little bit racist. No diversity.
The problem with this school is there is too much parental involement. There is too much focus on fund raising. The education has been OK but not excellent for the last 7 years.
The school is incredible. The teachers are always willing to help the students. Also, the teacher to student ratio is low which provides each student with more attention. I would recommend this school to any parent for their children.
MCDS is an outstanding college preparatory school. Student-teacher relationships are close and effective, the curricula is stimulating and challenging, and the education gained here makes the transition to college very smooth. I highly recommend this school for the high school years, although the elementary and middle schools offer rigorous education as well.
I was a student at MCDS from 1994 to 2001. No complaints, it (over) prepared me for college and my future to come. I am now at the brink of college graduation looking over the edge to the future. I feel MCDS has played an integral part in my progression to this point and beyond.
Our daughter enrolled in MCDS just last year (to begin high school) and we are thrilled with the school. The teachers are well-educated and attentive to the students' needs. The staff is also very responsive to the parents' needs. The school offers an abundance of extra-curricular activities to keep the students involved, both sports and student govt/student organization activities. Our daughter has learned a lot in her short time at MCDS and we anticipate she will be amply prepared for college when the time comes.
MCDS is a great school community and we're proud our children have attended and continue to attend the school. The school has prepared them well to move on to great colleges and be well prepared for the next level. Our school is not a pressure cooker but has high expectations for its students and challanges them to do their best. We enjoy a very friendly campus and make families feel welcome. Were a happy MCDS Family. Always looking for ways to improve that community.
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