The children are pushed to be all they can be! The teachers are awesome!
As a 3-year parent with MSA, I have found it to be a great place for learning. As an academy, there is a higher standard of excellence and the staff and student body continues to strive to excel. MSA touts an average scorecard in the 90's and is noted as one of the best schools in the city of Chicago. Parental involvement is very strong at Sheridan and MSA provides many opportunities for parents to continue to be involved. The current principal and vice principal are very progressive and have a real-time pulse on the teaching staff as well as what opportunities exist for its students and staff. I'd like to see a robust foreign language component and a more advanced curriculum in the lower grades. I am glad my daughters attend MSA.
My daughter is just entering 5th grade, and this a our first year at Sheridan Academy. I am pleased with her teacher, who is new to the school, but pleasant and knows how to administer disciplinary policies in a way that does not decimate the children's self-esteem. The administration made us feel welcome and we are quite pleased with the positive learning environment and everything we have experienced thus far.
This is my son's 1st year at Mark Sheridan, I am very happy with his progress. Kindergarten expectations are high and the students are challenged. The class sizes are large but the teachers manages them well; the children are split into groups to make learning more managable. the children also have drama class, gym 2 a week, computer class and science lab, my son loves going to school! Ms. Woo is a great and responsive K teacher Ms. Williams
This year marks my son's first year at Sheridan. So far, I am thoroughly impressed with the quality of education he is receiving. The class size is on the high side, but this is a common issue within many schools across the city. For the number of children in his class, I think his teacher does an excellent job. There is a strong focus on academics-kindergarten is really almost like 1st grade. There seems to be a positive connection between the principal, teachers, and parents that transcends into the classroom. Overall, I am happy and my son appears to have a good time learning.
I am very pleased with my daughter's academic excellence at this school. The teachers have been wonderful and really made an impact. They are providing the fundamentals needed for higher education. The parents are very much involved and this also contributes to the school's success. Nicole P.
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