My daughter entered this school mid-year last year and had a wonderful year. She was apprehensive about starting a new school. especially mid-year but the faculty and administration went out of their way to let her know they were there and make her feel welcome. The teachers are always available and don't mind being flexible to meet a child's needs or learning style. There is a great, diverse student population that complements the IB world school mission. One of the most helpful things we found was that the school has a "parent liaison" full time staff member who was our 'go- to' person for just about everything. This school seems to have classes based on any needs a child might have whether they be at the upper or lower end of the spectrum. Overall a great school and a great transition for children from elementary to middle school.
Overall I would say that my son had a very positive and productive year at Marietta Sixth Grade Academy. The teachers are very caring and involved, administrative staff was always very helpful, you can see that the principle Mr. Carmona really believes in his students and puts his heart into everything involved there. The curriculum is excellent and is just enough to push our little learners without overwhelming them. My one and only concern was the fact that there are so many students in this school that it makes it hard to maintain order and give individual attention when needed...
scores are climbing and enrollment is up... people who may have be inclined to send their children to private school/ have sent their children to private school are sending their children to MSGA. this school serves a diverse community with an open mind, innovations that rival most schools (public or private) and staff who really care.
This school is a amazing school. My son is an international student, he made a great progress with Ms. Bolch and his all other teachers. He can speak and listen very well. He has a woderful every day! Principal is excellent!
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy has been a WONDERFUL experience for my child. The teachers have challenged her beyond what she thought she could do. She has recieved a firm foundation for Marietta Middle School. MSGA has become a school elemenatry parents are looking forward to!
The Marietta City School system is declining rapidly. Most people seem to be sending their kids to private schools in the area. Without trying to get into a class issue, this obviously affects the student population as well as the parental level of involvement. I am both a former student as well as a parent of a student so I have seen things develop towards a negative end first hand.
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