Students enrolled 89
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School leader Jennifer Hernandez
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District Marietta City School District
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311 Aviation Rd SE
Marietta, GA 30060

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(770) 420-0822
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5 stars
Based on 31 ratings

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April 17, 2014
love, love, love this school! My daughter thrived during her 2 years at MCAA with the appropriate guidance and enthusiasm from her teachers. Mrs. Throop was fabulous! she is truly dedicated to her students and it showed in her actions every day.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2014
This is an amazing school, that is the only word to describe it. The teachers are excellent and dedicated to each and every student and their needs. Administration is very responsive. My son has flourished in this school and I see a huge difference in how he feels about learning this year versus his previous year when he attended one of the top East Cobb schools. The curriculum just makes sense, he is not overloaded with homework, yet he is excited about learning and has learned so much in the past year. Technology utilization is wonderful! MCAA is the best!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
My son was fortunate to get into the school at 3rd grade. This has been such an awesome experience that I wish this school could go all the way to 10th grade. The principal & all the teachers & staff are so dedicated, you can see it everyday. My child loves going to school everyday. Great job MCAA!

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2013
THE FIRST STEM CERTIFIED SCHOOL IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA! THE HIGHEST OVERALL TEST SCORES FROM 3RD-5TH GRADE IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA! Need I say more? The students and the teachers at MCAA are incredible. With the diverse ethnic population amongst the student body, students get interaction with like-minded academic peers from all over the world. The teachers are well engaged with both parents and pupils, creating a cohesive arena for open, honest interaction. Most of the staff members are very friendly and are quick to address any needs or concerns. Our Principal, Mrs. Hernandez, has been very active in keeping MCAA on the cutting edge of technology and other learning avenues. The PTSA board seems to work well together and does a great job with all of the projects they have undertaken. I believe they even have 2 or 3 Dad's that serve on the board, which is almost unheard of. It is vital to our children that they see their Dad's taking the time to have an important role in their education and as parents we are happy to see them step up and take charge. While other incredible academic opportunities have been offered to our daughter, we couldn't imagine her being better off anywhere!

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2012
MCAA is an amazing school!! We moved from Smyrna to the City of Marietta just to ensure our daughter had a spot!!! She is currently a 3rd grader and absolutely loves it!!! We came from a christian school where science wasn't a priority. My daughter has was in her first spelling bee, has read over 1 million words, has made the principals and A & B honor roll and won her class garden design project! The teachers are top notch and great nurturers too, shout out to Mrs. Finnegan and Mrs Kurtz.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2012
We LOVE this school!! The teachers really help to take your child to the next level of education. There are so many opportunities and whether it is reading or math/science, they will be challenged and we really needed that. Our child's favorite subject is reading/language arts and NOT math and the teacher's have really helped to make it enjoyable and excel in math/science.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2012
MCAA is nothing short of amazing. The principal, teachers, and staff are top notch and truly care about the students. The word advanced is not just a mere adjective. It truly describes the level instruction being delivered. If your child is academically advanced, bored with traditional education, or has a love for Math, Science & Technology then this is the place for them to grow, excel and be challenged!

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2012
We've been at MCAA for almost two years and are absolutely thrilled with the school. The teachers are fantastic. They challenge the kids but do not overwhelm them with excessive work. They do a lot of work on line and really follow through on the technology aspect of the curriculum. The teachers are also avaialble in the morning to assist the kids because sometimes homework is so different than what we learned as parents. The school is diverse and this is a great way and age to teach our children about acceptance of all people. The best thing I believe is that all the students are there by choice. Their parents have all made the specific decision to send the child there to learn. There is no bullying, no riff raff - it is simply a safe, caring and exceptional place to send your child to school. Also love the uniforms!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2012
My oldest is at MCAA and loves it. Some of these posts are funny... the Magnet program DOES continue thru Middle School. The 6th Grade Academy and the Middle School both have the SETM Magnet program.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2011
I just ended my last year at mcaa, and i loved it. the teacher are awsome and i learned a lot. I miss MCAA

- submitted by a student
June 26, 2011
I attended Marietta Center For Advanced Academics(MCAA) a few years ago. I must say that the skills and lessons I have learned, and the friendships and memories I have made are priceless. I was sad when I had to move to a different continent after I had completed my time at MCAA but I was extremely grateful, I still am. I took photography classes before school and was an ambassador after and I loved every thing about it. MCAA is so special because it allows you to learn, while still having fun. The cultural curriculum is really nice and recess allows children to exercise. The school enjoys the book fair's presence every year and every year, the whole school goes on a camping trip to Rock Eagle. MCAA gave me many opportunities and I hope it will for you too.

- submitted by a student
May 10, 2011
We are just about to wrap up our first year here and we ABSOLUTELY LOVE MCAA!!!! My son comes home everyday excited about learning and this school has helped my child blossom in so many ways. It is challenging and rewarding. I wish it went on until the 12th grade because I am starting to have panic attacks myself wondering where my gifted child will go after 5th grade.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2011
This is an amazing school. We are just finishing up our first year here and not a day has by that my son has not been excited about going to school. They expect a lot from their students and, in turn, the students are eager to deliver. The level of responsibility has been a struggle for my son but I have enjoyed watching him rise to meet the challenge. This is how school is meant to be! The staff and the teachers are wonderful. I look forward to many years with this school as the rest of my children move through the system.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2011
Outside of Montessori schools, this is the BEST school my daughter has EVER attended. This is her third and final year at MCAA and I am having panic attacks just wondering where she will go next year. I wish this school went through the 12th grade. All of the kids are smart, so no one has to feel like "the nerd". It's a FREE, MAGNET public school where all of the kids get their own laptop. What?!?!?! You can't beat that with a drumstick!

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2010
Parent for third year. Every city should host a school taking MCAA as their model. Only wish they had this environment for these kids up to high school. Gifted program, science lab for each grade from 3rd, tech fair, math fest, science olympiads, adv math classes, school clubs, school store and the list grows each year... Excellent principal, teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2010
My son attended MCAA 3-5th grade. The teachers were excellent and the programs challenged him. The MILE Program and STEM curriculum added spice to his academic life. Extra-curricular activities such as Reading Bowl and PE Club helped round out his education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
One of the best schools my child has ever attended! This has been our first yr at MCAA and I would say that I cud not have been more happier ! 3RD Grade has been just awesome for my son! Lot of challenging competitions- Spelling Bee, Math Fest, Science Olympiad, Aqua Tech et al. I really wish they had the Middle School at par with this school !

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
The school would recieve an excellent score from me but school politics and the traditional WASP infrastructure still exist here. Think traditional southern school + laptops.

- submitted by a community member
March 17, 2010
I am still satisfied with the growth of this school, as my daughter is still excelling,The principals, teachers, and parents are great. I only hope the 6 grade will be challenging also.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 11, 2010
Our daughter is now in 4th grade. 3rd grade at MCAA was wonderful, this year is even better. Lots of additional events where she participated. Spelling Bee, Talent Show, Math Fest, Year book club, Young Author s fair, Digital Science Fair, Science Olympiad just to mention a few. And every student gets to learn and grow. There is a variety of after-school clubs form chess to culinary. The principal is very involved, teachers are excellent, parents are involved. A public school with kids from diverse backgrounds but the common factor is the involvement of parents in the education of their children and teachers instill a love for learning. Our friends agree that --It is going to be extremely challenging to find a school that meets these high standards after 5th grade.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
The ability to excel at an advanced pace and knowing that the teachers and staff truly believe in 'Learning Without Limits.'

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2009
MCAA is an awesome school for students who will love to be challenged in all areas of academics especially science. It's also gives students opportunuty to know places with field trip and exploratory experiences. I have no regret sending my kids there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
MCAA is an amazing school with talented and gifted teachers and students. I am so very proud to be the parent of an MCAA student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
Wonderful school for my granddaughter....just wished every child in America could have this opportunity.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2009
Great school, advanced curriculum, I wished I had this kinda opportunity when growing up.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
The teachers and staff at MCAA provide a warm, encouraging atmosphere for the children to learn and grow. It is a refreshing change to see the attention that the children receive and the push to be the best they can.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
this is a school for the advanced children and it is really great! there is a team effort and they have some really neat projects.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
My son is a 3rd grader at The Marietta Center for Advanced Academics and we absolutely love it. The program is both challenging and rewarding for the students. The Administrators and Faculty are Excellent!

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2009
The school uses innovative techniques to provide one-of-a-kind learning opportunities for students. The administration and staff are constantly looking out for the best interests of the students. Differentiated learning is addressed in every subject area.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2009
They have awesome students!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 06, 2009
Everyday they are learning something new. Its a very good school. I am glad that my child study here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
This is my son's first year at MCAA and we the parents are very pleased with what our son is being challenged to do in this school and he is really enjoying it himself, he's a third grader there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
The teachers really care about their students and their academic success. The programs and clubs offered at MCAA are phenomenal as well. Also, MCAA has the best communication with parents that I have ever seen at a public school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
This is truly the best Advanced Academics elementary schoool in marietta city, the school ratings are outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
My daughter is in her 2nd year at MCAA; and she has enjoyed every minute of her education. I am so impressed with the innovative approach to education that MCAA offers. In fact, today, the entire school is taking off to a 4H camp to learn about nature and meteorology, they have done projects with the GA Aquarium, and even NASA. They have a group that participates in the Robotics competition every year and they place every year. This is a great school for students 3rd through 5th grade, the kids really enjoy the learning process here

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2009
We moved to another school half way through the school year and my daughter missed MCAA so much. MCAA Teachers made each day exciting and challenging. Her new school did not offer a Science Lab and she was so bored having to learn from a book. We feel so fortunate to have been a part of this awesome school for 2 1/2 years. The kids are friendly and very accepting of each others likes and differences. I think the magnet program is great and highly recommend it.

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November 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2008
This school is great but as the children head into middle grades parents get scared. When my son entered the middle school this year, many of the parents were worried that the children get hurt. this school is a safe good enviorment, but it doesnt teach kids that life isnt always that good.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2008
Awesome! Great set of parents, students, and teachers focused on education. We're coming back for another year. The education my child has received outperforms the private school she previously attended.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 03, 2008
This is my daughters first year (Third Grade) and I couldn't be a happier parent. I was a little afraid for her due to all the technology but she proved to be MCAA material and has held her 4.0 GPA. Her teacher is the best 'Go Mr. D' teacher and extremely dedicated to his 'kids' (Students). Your child will receive a supperb education and will also be treated with respect and care. We love this school! Proud parent

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2008
This is our third year at MCAA and we love it! The school is not just a place of education - but a community. The instruction that my child receives is directly in line with the best way that 'high-achieving' children learn - collaborative, exploratory and fast-paced. Our son has found a home at MCAA and we are trhilled to be a part of it.

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December 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 23, 2007
My daughter wasn't challenged at MCAA. Even when they moved her into their more advanced class she was bored with the program. We have since transferred her to another local private school and now she is happy and working hard again at a higher level. Everyone at the school was very nice, but it was not as strong academically as my husband and I had hoped it would be.

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October 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2006
My son attended 2005-2006 4th grade at MCAA and we could not have been more pleased. He did extremely well on his CRCT tests and the ITBS. He received 4 years of Private school instruction previously and I can honestly say we were more impressed with his experience at MCAA. MCAA teachers encourage the children and make learning fun and exciting. I am amazed at what he has learned. His last two weeks at school he spent researching a topic and independently developing and presenting a power point presentation! The Math, Science, Technology instruction is in my opinion exceptional. If you have a well-behaved, achievement oriented child and are committed to being involved in your child's education - you would be hard pressed to find a better school in Marietta.

- submitted by a parent
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Marietta Center For Advanced Academics
311 Aviation Rd SE, Marietta, GA  30060
(770) 420-0822
Last modified Marietta Center For Advanced Academics is a Charter school that serves grades 3-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Marietta Center For Advanced Academics Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 45 reviews.