Teachers are great and the kids learn a ton. The principal is very nice, but the rest of administrative staff could use a better attitude - especially in the after-care office. They can be downright rude. After school options/teachers are excellent, though: karate, yoga, Spanish, guitar, soccer, etc. My kid is very happy there, and we are very pleased with his progress.
Ada Merritt has slipped to become a lackluster excuse for an IB program. The teachers have a large ego and bitter attitude. The sense of entitlement from the staff make them impossible to work with. I am already looking for options else where due to unfair treatment and belittling in the class room. (7 Years experience with the school and two kids there) Oh, I do most of the teaching at home with about 4 hours a night of work, while wondering why the don't do anything in class.
Ada Merritt no longer lives up to its reputation. Some of their best teachers are gone, they do not recognize or treat bullying, security is questionable and parents no longer feel welcome. Administration is very unhelpful and has the rudest, most antagonist and prejudiced office staff. Frequent Lice outbreaks and no paper towel or liquid soap in the bathrooms are out of their control. It has turned into an average school with no consideration for the students and no response to parents concerns. It is still a good school for parents looking to do the teaching, students do not learn in class anyways.
II love this school and its diverse and international community. I feel like we won the lottery getting our son in this school.
Reception staff are very rude, Principal does not care about the kids, all in all by far one of the worst schools I have ever seen.
Why do you love Ada Merritt K-8 Center? Excellent academically and great language program.
I was expecting more too. When students are out, teachers don t allow make up and grade them unfairly. They take students to a public park across the street for PE. There is no way to communicate with the Principal or even see her. After care leaves a lot to be desired.
The teachers and the great language programs! My son has blossomed here over the years!
Its an awesome school with a rigorous curriculum and adept teachers. The parent involvement is also amazing!
Ada Merritt K-8 School is an A+ School with a Dual Language Program (English/Spanish or English/Portuguese), and the International Baccalaureate Primary Years and Middle School Years Programs. A unique school with amazing teachers, a terrific staff and an outstanding and very actively involved PTA!! I highly recommend Ada Merritt K-8 School!!
Ada Merritt is one of the best K-8 public schools in Florida. It is a dual language, I.B. school w/ excellent academics.
For an IB school who wants to have an IB image the principal is the "standard. " I was expecting much more.Some of the teachers are amazing, aka Portoguese program; but the core curriculmn teachers are nothing to write home about.
To me it's the best school bacause it has excellent teachers, dedicated to the kids. The kids run the extra mile with all the extra homework they get every day. The kids learn two languages, English and Spanish or English and Portuguese. Ada Merritt is also an A schoo.
All I have to say is looks can be very decieving..... admininistration not that good......organizational skills horrible and safety issues are unacceptable.....
Because it has the best teacher, students, administration and parent support!
Wonderful and intense IB program that surpasses all else! Students are truly challenged daily by extraordinary Public School teachers.
Great teachers implementing outstanding IB and bilingual programs. Fantastic parent involvement and support.
Strong commitment from teachers, parents, and students! AMK8 has a powerful learning program!
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