Mount Royal is our family's school of choice for our daughter. The Principal, Vice Principals, Special Educators, Staff, Teachers, and PTO all clearly have a unifying focus on meeting student needs. As a parent, I feel fortunate to have such a strong community school for my daughter through 8th grade.
This school has turned around in a big way in the past few years under Principal Grotsky! It's now a sought-after destination for committed teachers and staff, neighborhood families, and families from across the city - and neighbors' perceptions are catching up to the new normal. My kindergartner has especially loved the gifted enrichment program (one of a handful in the city), the terrific music class, the after-school French and chess clubs, and the incredible Coach Rosie. Wish you could have heard & seen middle school singers & dancers performing "Glory" last month, or at the science fair the following week. A big and growing group of energized parents are active volunteers, working on areas of improvement, and volunteers from MICA and local church groups add to the rich mix. Mt. Royal and Mr. Grotsky have a truly open-door policy: stop by and visit for yourself!
My experience with Mt Royal Elementary has been overwhelmingly positive. Every staff member with whom I have interacted has been helpful and committed to providing a great learning experience. This attitude flows directly from the top- Mr. Grotsky brings passion, dedication, and an abundance of energy to his job and it shows.
My daughter has been treated as an individual with her own learning strengths and needs which have been addressed in a number of ways. The gifted program has provided additional learning opportunities beyond the regular classroom experience, and this has made a world of difference. Additionally, she has been given the opportunity to do her reading work with the class above hers which has further enhanced what was already a strength of hers.
Additionally, although they are not mentioned here as yet, Mt. Royal provides numerous after school clubs. My daughter participates in the French, Italian, and chess clubs so far and will explore others next year.
My child attends this school in K-5 which has a wonderful teaching staff and even a unique gifted and talented program for these grade levels. At grade 5, he will be eligible for the Ingenuity program. The Principal is fantastic and friendly, and dedicated to the arts. My son has been able to participate in after school clubs such as Chess, French, Italian, STEM, and even Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth in Astronomy. It's a great public neighborhood school with a strong and dedicated PTO
This is a great neighborhood school. The teachers and staff are kind an compassionate with the kids. There are lots of fun extra curricular after school programs for the kids and families. It has a great principle who really care about each kid.