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Miami, FL
Students enrolled: 309

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980 MacArthur Causeway
Miami, FL 33132

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July 29, 2014
Mcmcs is a great school with the most wonderful caring teachers. I could not ask for a better school if there is an issue that your child is having it is addressed to help them succeed and do better the teachers are amazing.My children have learned to love school because of this school the only bad thing about this school is it stops at 5 th grade.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2014
MCMCS is a good school, my kids have made great friends and have great memories of their time @ the school. The biggest problem is that it is overcrowded and that seems to be a problem that has no solution. I wish the principal would address that issue and communicate better with the parents.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2014
This school year was amazing for my son and I. This is the first time that my son attends a charter school. It was the best decision that i made. He love the school and the teachers. The teachers are really good and always are there to help the students and the parents.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2014
My son attended 3rd. at MCMCS last year; it was wonderful coming from a K-8 school. Teachers were very professional and innovative on how they teach. They care so much about the kids, treat them like their own. It is a very safe school. I recommeded that school to a couple friends and family. There is always room for improvement in any work of life.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2014
I strongly disagree with the last three reviews. I am a teacher at the Miami Children's Museum Charter School and I feel that our principal provides us with amazing leadership and support. She always tells us that her job is to facilitate our job and to provide us with everything and anything we need to be successful in our classrooms. She conducts frequent walk throughs and monitors important aspects of our schedules such as RTI/ Intervention time, centers and differentiated instruction in Math. Our school increased over 120 points this year and we are an A school! Schools do not achieve this type of success with poor and absent leadership. The office staff always tries to be as helpful as possible in answering parent questions or concerns. They also put out a monthly calendar to keep parents informed of upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. I feel that our school is like a family where we truly care for one another. I am proud to be part of this team!

- submitted by a teacher
July 21, 2014
We have been apart of MCMCS for 6 years, it has been wonderful experience all around. The education and sense of community are great! The entire staff is supportive to all our needs. We are VERY happy and would recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2014
Parents and teachers make this school the good school it is. Lack of leadership is evident. Principal rarely seen. Teachers overwhelmed by crowded classes. Recess, time in the museum get cancelled often. Also Spanish which is now the only alternative language being taught. Nobody knows why French was canceled. We started the year being told that the school was working towards IB certification. . Still don't know what happened with that, where we are at. Only 3 parent meetings this year. Poorly run and with useless information. A PTA would certainly make all the difference.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2014
This school could be amazing but due to the poor leadership, it fails to deliver the academics and organization it needs to thrive. Text books did not arrive until the 3rd or 4th week of the 2013-2014 school year and the principal chose not to order all of the needed books so the work came from overhead projectors and papers copied from books. I have never seen social studies or science homework nor have I seen 1 graded paper in these subjects. I know he takes these classes because I see the grades. The saving graces are all of the teachers my child has had are amazing. They care about the students, the communication has been fantastic and they are good teachers if they were just provided with the resources and leadway to teach. Their frustration with the school leadership is evident by several of the really great teachers leaving in frustration. The parents and students are wonderful. It's like a family because the school is small and the parent involvment is high. Most of us know each other, on some level. There is refreshing diversity of culture with a great global diversity. I find the education is on par with like schools but it could be much better.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
Overcrowded, therefore not enough one on one attention. I think they pack them in for the money.

- submitted by a community member
December 02, 2013
There is a sense of family that is undeniable. You feel your children are in a safe and happy environment. Teachers and staff care for each student individually. They help him/her succeed academically as well as emotionally. The students well being is their number one priority. If you want to pick up a happy child at dismissal send him/her to this school. Good luck :))

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2013
The good things are that everyone knows everyone, teachers and staff are easily accessible, it is a very safe school, no bullying, and the presence of a museum. Drawbacks: no coherent vision for teaching math and science 3rd grade onwards, teaching is very haphazard, no interest in particpating in miami dade school science fair. Kids sometimes get their recess taken off, which means no physical activity for those events. Classes can be freezing with teachers unresponsive if a child feels cold, and not being allowed to wear sweaters that are not emblazoned wth school logo. Cold lunch.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2013
This is an amazing school, the teachers and administration are great. My child loves his school and teachers. There is no problem of overcrowding, my child gets the attention he deserves and needs. This school has the feeling of a small school that is very close.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2011
Three years ago the school may have been good, but right now its over crowded and very disorganized. They do not have a proper lunch hall and the playground is small. Additionally, they may be located in a museum but the kids at the charter school get limited access to explore the museum. Overall, its not a school I would recommend. Note, your local public school at least has to adhere to state guidelines on student teacher ratios, charters schools do not.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2011
Excellent teachers, but the classrooms are too crowded! If your child needs extra attention do not put him in this charter school because he will not get the attention he deserves. Overall it is a good school, but each year it gets worse because they accept more students than they have room for. I've noticed that some of the staff often gossip about other faculty members which is very unprofessional.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2011
School remains overcrowded, and because its a charter school it does not adhere to the kinder through 3rd grade, 18 children standards that public schools in miami dade county are supposed to. They do not have a cafeteria, the playground is small, and the children at the school have limited access to the museum. Its a shame because the school could have the potential to improve but they are growing beyond their capacity and that of their administration's capacity.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
It is such a warm,nurturing environment. The children are all so happy and they love to go to school everyday. The teachers embrace each child as their own and make learning fun. I think it is a jewel in the public school system here in Miami.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
My son has been going here for the past two years and it is a fabulous school; since it is housed in the museum there are many opportunities to incorporate hands-on activities into daily lessons. The principal and teachers truly care about each child and challenge them each day.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2009
I have some problems with my son and the staff help me so much to handle it. We will more happy if they develop a giffted child program and a phicological aid.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 04, 2009
My son is in Ms Adriana Perez's class. She is a great teacher, very creative and willing to listen to parents and work with students. I am very happy that my son is in her class. The school is good, but has some issues which it needs to resolve if it really wants to emerge as a fanstastic school of Miami. It has too many students in one class. My son's desk has 5 students. They should not admit so many students, or should add more sections.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2009
My son is in Ms. Nadia class and we could not be happier! She is an excellent teacher and cares so much for her students. The entire staff at the school is professional. They strive for every childs well being. We are very happy and will work hard for the school to expand as it should by contract to the 5th grade!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 30, 2009
I wish the school followed the Reggio Emilia methods like their pre=school. Unfortunately it follows the public school system which does not honor creativity the way I hoped it would. In comparison to all other options in the area this is a great school, but I feel we might have to leave state in order find a true educational adventure.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2008
My daughter loves being a student here. Ms Mabel is a fantastic teacher and the school has a great atmosphere. Classes are small and the children are trully valued. My only criticism is that the administrators are not great communicators. Often volunteer oportunities are not followed up upon and promised emails have a way of not arriving. You have to be extremely proactive. That's tough for a working, single mom. If they added a member of staff that was more organized about administrative tasks this school would be nirvana. All in all, my daughter is happy and loved and learning by leaps and bounds. This school has been a very positive experience and I will have real difficulty finding something after 2nd grade.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2008
i have my son in firts grade. well rounded education with activities for each subject. I also agree with the others parents it will be hard to find another school .

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July 30, 2008
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no rating April 27, 2008
I have my daugther in this school for the last two years,and now it`s time to move her.but it`s so hard to find a new school after this great place.Juliet mom

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March 27, 2008
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September 15, 2007
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July 21, 2006
Well rounded education with 'hands on' activities for each subject. My child attended this school for two years. I was very happy throughout. **Need more parent support/participation!!**

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2006
I am a proud parent of a 5 year old who attends MiChiMu Charter School. The attention and detailed work of the teachers, the one-on-one style of educating, the intimate, well-roundedness of the educators is every parent's dream. That dream comes true when your child attends this unique charter school. The school has an extraordinary advantage because it is housed inside the Miami Children's Museum. The cultural, hands-on experience they receive is insurmountable. Although the school is primary (only up to 2nd gr.), the years they attend this school will prepare them well for a bright future.

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Miami Children's Museum Charter School
980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL  33132
(305) 329-3758
Last modified Miami Children's Museum Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Miami Children's Museum Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top