This is an excellent school for gifted/advanced students. Be prepared to work extremely hard. The textbooks used are more sophisticated than those found at any other school, private or public. It can take up to 2 hours daily to complete homework assignments and study adequately for tests. The math curriculum is especially impressive, as it goes way beyond standard computations. Instead of having a reading textbook, students read award-winning children's novels. The school's offering of electives shows that it cares about the students' other interests besides education. Thus, in order to foster an emotionally healthy student population, parents should remember that our children are, first and foremost, children. They just also happen to be academically advanced. It should not be about how many grades were skipped to get to this point.
My son has been attending Metairie Grammar since kindergarden. Before it was changed to a magnet school in 2004, I have to obtain a special permit annually because we live outside the school district. My son has been a gifted student since 1st grade. The school even allowed him to skip the 3rd grade and go straight to the 4th grade due to his outstanding academic performance. The teachers and the principal are wonderful. The class are challenging. The electives are interesting. The students are friendly and displined. I will never regret my decision to send my son to this excellent school.
This school is so fun! My teachers are so nice. The work is challenging but not too hard. I like the electives best.
With the advent of the 2004/2005 school year, Metairie Grammar School became Metairie Grammar Academy for Advanced Studies. This is Jefferson Parish's first full-magnet elementary school. Like the majority of the other students, this is my fourth grade daughter's first year at Metairie Academy. Coming from a private school, I was not sure what to expect. I am impressed. My daughter's teachers were very welcoming during open house and have continued to seek parental involvement as the school year gets underway. Each month, students are assigned a homework rubric, complete with several exigent mini-projects. The September assignment required about 25 hours of work on her part outside of school. Ms. Brou teaches math/science/social studies. My daughter reports that she's tough but fair. My daughter is an avid reader, and is encouraged toward that end by Ms. Foy who has an extensive collection of books that she allows each student to check out.
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