I'm an 8th grader at MSA. I absolutely love it. The teachers are always willing to push you to do your best. The teachers are always willing to help with your child's learning differences. They have great trips and there is no bullying. Any kid would fit in to the community.
My son did not get any assistant to find a collage or any other proper program after high school.
All I heard from counselor was " I don't think your son will be accepted for collage he wants".
I think the counselor had no interest in my son because they think he is not be able to get in any collage. I and my son worked so hard to find a collage he want without any resources. He is in a community collage now. he is happy to study in collage and work part time. I did not like MSA counseling system at all.
Our son is in the 9th grade; his third year here. MSA has been a wonderful experience for our entire family. Take the negative reviews with a grain of salt. I am convinced that many of those posting negative reviews were asked to leave the school for one reason or another!
Search CBS local news for the story about families raising awareness of bullying as school year starts. This beautiful friend of my daughter's lost her life after bullying at this school. The school has lost many students and great, loved staff members in the middle school, preupper school, and upper school this year because of a culture of bullying that is modeled and ignored by important people. Good people and good families can't stand by and work in that environmemt. The events leading up to the loss of this beautiful girl were ignored.
Sadly, we cannot recommend the middle school. We had great years in the Lower School, but we should have listened to parents and skipped the middle school, especially for a child with dyslexia. We have had a few wonderful teachers, but one repeatedly bullied our child, even after she wasn't our child's teacher. Our concerns were met by intense and punitive conversations with our child by the principal. We felt manipulated and wish we had listened to our child rather than believing that professionals would not behave that way. Our saving grace and the saving grace of our child was the assistant principal, but she has left. For a middle school child with anxiety and dyslexia, I wish we had looked at the Swift School.
I simply cannot tell you what a blessing this school has been for our two children ages 7 and 8. They started in 1st and 2nd grade. One is dyslexic, the other is ADHD. I could go on all day about how safe and secure they are, how loved they feel and how wonderful this community is at Mill Springs. You will never know how amazing a teacher is until you send your children here. They honestly LOVE our kids and they don't just say it, they show it. Ms. Donna is simply a MUST for any child in 1st Grade who needs reading help. Laurie Jones, is outstanding at her job and runs the lower school really well. It feels like family. This is the only school my children have gone to that I am happy to write a check for. It is money well spent!