School is slacking in many areas. Teachers are allowed to sit at computer and leave children to work alone with no help. When asking for help they are yelled at. Too much work, not enough time to finish or give children the required skills to learn. All independant and left to fail on there Own. All they care about is money and fundraisers instead of education. Headmaster is very rude and so is office staff. The one good thing is the pta cares about the school. I Will not send my child here another year. Do not let their smiles fool you to belive in them.
Ive never would not suggest you attend this school. The pre- school was the best downriver not anymore the ladies have no idea what they are doing very unorganized Montessori forget it I don't think they know about Montessori. Headmaster all I can say is wow!!!! has she been trained. Im very disappointed in this program.
The school is good. The only problems I see are that when ever I come to drop off my son , I see teachers on their cell phones all the time. It doesn't matter what time of day they are on their cell phones or when outside they are talking to each other and not interacting with the children. Also the field trips the teachers put all of the children with parents and the teachers do not converse or spend time with the children. It seems that they go off by themselves not to be bothered with the children. It's a free day for the teachers which I feel is not right especially if you have behavior children. They should not be put on other parents. And teachers HANG UP THE PHONES! Teach the children!!!!!!!
This school is horrible. If you don't want to be heard or your children to succeed then don't attend here. Office staff is rude. Work is well advanced and teachers get away with what ever they want. Parking is terrible and absolutely no room. Driving your children to field trips also. They make their own rules and don't care what the parents think when they are questioned. Plus kids are thrown together in small class rooms with three grades present. Will never attend this school again.
Horrifying the office staff is terrible. The head master can see and has heard how Robyn has treated students and parents. .unacceptable! I am reported her to state and charter school association.
I have 2 children in this school and a third about to start preschool in the fall. I will never look anywhere else when looking for a great school because this is it! The teaching staff is fantastic, they keep you up to date on your child's progress and help them when needed. It is definitely a family environment and my children love it!!
My son has gone to this school for the past 3 years and we love it. He was enrolled in a public school for Kindergarten and struggled through it. Since going to CMA he has thrived. He is now testing about his grade level, and loves going to school. We also love how the students are placed with the same teacher for 3 years at a time and the classrooms are blended with different grades.
This is our first year at CMA, we love the school! My daughter's kindergarten teachers are great. She goes to school excited everyday to learn something new, they make it exciting for them. The staff is friendly and are happy to help with whatever you might need. I can't wait to see where they take my child, academically these next 7 years! Amanda Cuevas - Kindergarten Mom
CMA is like a family we have good days and bad, but we work them out. The kids are the main and only focus of each of our goal, so we work together to make them happy. The school has worked hard to help me with my two children. My daughter left and is now in 9th grade and is so proud of heself she is getting all A's and B's. My son is receiving the extra help he needs as while. Thanks Micole Jameson- The box top mom!
CMA has very special teacher's who are caring to all the children. I am thankful the children can interact with higher grade levels within their own classrooms. Kristina Weddington mom of a 2nd grader
Our son attends Creative Montessori Academy. We absolutely love this school and more importantly so does he. We originally decided to send him to CMA after meeting Deana Wall at a local street fair. Both my husband and I could tell right away that she was a very genuine caring teacher and we just knew that we d love her to help educate our son. Between Mrs. Wall and her assistant Ms. Natalie we truly could not be more pleased. Our son is happy, ahead of his grade level and learning at a higher rate than we could have ever expected. Both of his teachers display a tremendous amount of education and nurturing for all of their 1st-3rd graders. You can truly tell just by observing them with the children that they both have their heart in it for all of the right reasons and as a parent we simply could not ask for any more. Feeling blessed to have our son in Room 105. Tanya Whitaker - 1st Grade mom
I absolutely love this school. My girls have thrived in this type of educational style. I have children in 6th and 7th grade and they began in this school in kindergarten. The only downfall I have had is the parking is horrible. But as long as you have patience it is more than worth it.
My son is currently at CMA in the first grade and I am not pleased at all. 3 weeks after school started his teacher Mrs. Scotte claimed he was extremely behind and was talking about holding him back (how could to make that type of determination after 3 weeks) because byte doesn't know how to write complete sentences and read fluently. I have a daughter here as well in K she's learning to write letters and i highly doubt will be writing full sentences by the end of the year since she's not writing full words now. So I guess she'll be considered extremely behind and have the same issues my 1st grader is having now. I watched outside of the class room and my son was looking around (as if looking for help and direction but the teachers just sat at the desk on the computer not helping anyone. They told a 3rd grader to help my son but he just yells at him and talks down to him. Needless to say I'm looking for another school.
I Love this school My son started in kindergarten and my daughter in the 6th grade. At first i thought i my daughter wasn't gonna make it threw due to she was so far behind, but the teacher helped and notice were she needed the most help in and she made it, she is now in the 9th grade and my son is in the third, "Also with my son he had speech problems they noticed right away in kindergarten and he received speech and is doing great now in the third. I like the system 1-3, and so on the kids interact with the older ones and they learn from each other. This school gets a five star rating from me, I am also the Vice President on the PTO. I Volunteer a lot for reading and field trips. the teacher really help the students and try and work at their level.
Ms. Robinson the assistant headmaster is very rude and doesn't care about the families of CMA. If there is a problem she will try to fluff it off instead of trying to help resolve issues. Not personable and doesn't make an effort to get to know the CMA families. Unorganized and poor communication with students and families. This type of headmaster will lead to a failing school. Too bad it was great until we got this new administration. Will put my child in a another school.
Creative Montessori Academy has the worse parking lot. No organization whatsoever. Your car will always be muddy. If your child is a diabetic do not sent them to this school. You will have to come to the school daily to administer your child's shots. They are so unorganized. The Headmaster does not know families personally. Office staff and lunch coordinator is so unpleasant.
CMA used to be a wonderful school but in the last few years, the school has really gone downhill. A good portion of the dedicated staff have left or will be leaving. There is too much turn over in the staff. The Montessori concepts are basically thrown out the window. Bullying is a large problem that the administration refuses to deal with as it is far easier to blame the victim. I have two children in CMA and we loved the school, adored the teachers and promoted the school at every opportunity. Now, I'm searching for another school. It's very frustrating and sad to see just how much CMA has changed not for the better.
Admittedly, I'm a fan. My son has attended CMA since Kindergarten and will be completing his last year in 2013-14. The dedication and abilities of headmasters, core teachers and specials has been 99% outstanding. Core values, small class size, child-centered academic plans, adherence to Montessori philosophy and curriculum while fulfilling state requirements are indicators to me that this is an exemplary organization. Regarding organization, over the years I have seen many improvements implemented. This fact speaks more than words of the collaborative and responsive child / staff / parent / management relationship. The proof is in how beautifully my child is developing, growing and evolving into a fine young adult human being.
The management team, that was hired by the school, stole the school from the headmaster and fired her after she put her life's work into it. Now they are slowly eroding away at the Montessori principles. Just Sick to my stomach over the whole thing. Such an awesome school that is now tainted.
I have 2 children attending CMA. One is in 6th grade, the other is in 4th. They have both attended since kindergarten, and I could not imagine a better school for them. I have 2 older children who attended Catholic school, and by far CMA has offered a better learning environment and dedicated teachers who will go out of their way to help. Both of my CMA children are above grade level in everything, my 6th grade student is doing Algebra! If you have smart children who are not being challenged in a traditional school, please consider this school! You will not regret it!
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