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K-5
Private
Las Vegas, NV
Students enrolled: 137

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5055 S Durango Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89113

(702) 889-2803
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August 05, 2014
My son started here in first grade and is headed to 2nd grade this year. We are so pleased with the Merryhill curriculum and the teaching staff at the school. From the moment we visited the school last year, they were very welcoming and sincerely care about our child and his progress. The teachers and principal care very much about his well-being and will spend extra time with us if we need to meet. The school is one that creates a nurturing and educational environment. They even created such great comfort for my shy son to volunteer to do a song at holiday show! We look forward to another great year at the school!

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2014
My child will be entering the 3rd grade this year and Merryhill is the only school and preschool he has ever gone to. I could not be happier with the care and education he has received. The teachers are amazing and spend a great deal of time to get to know your child and tap into what motivates them to learn. It is a safe and nurturing environment. The previous principal Ms Utsinger was amazing and Mrs. Roden is following in her footsteps! I would highly recommend this elementary school as well as the preschool!!

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2014
My daughter is seven and has been going to this school since she was six months old. We cannot be happier. The class sizes are manageable. The teachers are knowledgeable and organized. Most importantly, however, my daughter is getting a good education in a safe and positive atmosphere, one very conducive to learning and growing as a child into a young adult and beyond.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2014
Love this school! My child had a great experience in Kindergarten this past year. We were a little nervous at the beginning of the school year due to a new principal coming on board. Mrs. Roden has proved to be an amazing principal! She cares about each and every student and wants the best for the students. She is always open and pro-active with any concerns we had with our child. We are looking forward to another great year at this school!

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2014
Great preschool! We have two girls who both go to Merryhill on Durango. Our oldest started in the nursery when she was just 6 months old. I had to go back to work and was looking for a daycare with low baby/adult ratio. Merryhill takes 8 babies and they have two ladies at all times. The school has a nutritionist and she does all the cooking. Food is great and healthy. She even offers a cooking class during the summer for the kids and they love it. The rooms are very clean and organized. There is a family feel when you walk in. All the teachers know my kids names and the principal is always available to the parents. Parents are welcome to all school activities. They celebrate Thanksgiving lunch, Mother's day lunch, father's day BBQ, a Grandparents day, and a Christmas show. I have hand prints, foot prints, pictures of my kids playing with paint, coloring, listening to a teacher read a book, playing outside and more. For a working mom, to know that your children are learning in a safe and fun environment is more than anyone could ask for. Merryhill is worth every penny!

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2014
This school is not worth your investment. I had one child there from k-5 th who went to another private school for 6th grade and was not up to speed. The 5th grade teacher at Merryhill is non-motivated, unprofessional, and has no concern about security. So, I pulled my other two children out an put them in a charter school. One of them was behind grade level and was receiving straight A's from Merrryhill. The teachers at this school are great, but they can only teach with the materials provided to them. After 7 years at this school with 3 children, I advise you to go else where if you are concerned about academics.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2012
I absolutely love this school. My son has gone to Merryhill since he was 2 years old, he is 5 now and about to enter kindergarten! The level of care & learning he received at Merryhill is unbelievable. The cost is high, but worth every penny. I have never worried about my son, when I drop him off in the morning and go to work I know he is in good hands. The principal and assistant address any concern you have immediately. The teachers are very loving and caring towards all the children. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2012
We left another private school for Merryhill and couldn't be happier with the individual attention and nurturing they provide.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2012
Wonderful teachers and staff! The principal is very involved, the curriculum is challenging and my son loves coming to school every day. If you are looking for personal attention to your child, this is the school!

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2011
This school is average at best and is not worth the money. They care more about making a profit than providing a quality education. Run as fast as you can.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2010
My son has attended Merryhill since kindergarten. He has been very exited about going to school every day for the past two years, and has had nothing but positive experiences academically and socially. The staff and teachers have all been completely helpful to me and very much involved in providing my son with the best education and experience possible. I have a nephew who also just started the 2nd grade but attends a public school in the Clark County School District, and the difference in the level of education the two boys are receiving (both who are very bright children) is incredible. The proof is in the pudding for me. As far as the comments about the principal, I think they're quite sad, because she is very qualified and cares about each student. Just because she happens to be attractive and cares about her appearance she shouldn't be labeled as unprofessional.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2010
The principal needs to get it together. This school could be a great place but needs better leadership. Stop worrying about your image and make this a good school. We have been with Merryhill for many years, but I am taking my daughter elsewhere next year.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2010
My daughter has attended Merryhill for 2 years now, I would highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2010
My kindergartner has attended Merryhill since she was 3. I just had her independently assessed at another school and am SORELY disappointed in the level of education she's received.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 20, 2009
Wonderful start this week for my granddaughter. She was unsure of starting in a new school, but everyone has made her feel safe and comfortable, from the principal to her teachers. I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2009
My son just started kindergarten this week. He can't wait to get to school in the morning, loves his teacher, his classmates, and doing homework! The quality of education is high and worth the bucks.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2009
My child attended the summer camp. She had such a wonderful experience, that we decided to enroll her for the 2009-2010 school year. I was very impressed by the administration, and the teachers I have met. I can't wait for the school year to start.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2009
I agree with the last comment. It was a disgrace to the students on their last day for a few miserable parents to behave so childish. The school is great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 03, 2009
I love the school, the principaly is wonderful and I think everyone should keep out of everyone else's business....... to much gossip and not enough facts, just hush.

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June 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2009
My daughter has attended Merryhill School since pre-K to now... The Staff and Teaching skills are Superior to any all schools I have interviewed before chosing Merryhill. It gives me as a parent confidence in their Teaching skills to produce brilliance in all aspects of learning... from Basic Education and preparing my child to EXCELL in the world today... The Principal shows intense caring and executes Staff Professionalism for each and every student.... Every student that attends is always reviewed and is helped in weaknesses and encouraged twords structuring excellent education.... I would overly and most definately highly reccomend this School... Merryhill Schools should be your number one choice in Education for your child... If you give thought about the school your child attends, Merryhill should your first and your only choice... They care for each and every student individually and as a group... Thank you, Pleased Parent

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2009
My son loves going to school. His teacher is great.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2009
My experience at Merryhill has been very positive. The teachers are dedicated and really teach students to think, the office staff is friendly, and the vice principal is always willing to help.

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 30, 2009
Sorry to say, but I do believe the first two people who wrote reviews were correct about the school. I found the vice principle and other staff to be very patronizing with parents and staff. Embarassing teachers in front of parents and students is extremely rude. I also feel my children were not given the best education they could have. The staff were dishonest. I agree about the library. There is also lack of discipline and respect.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2008
My son is in the infant / toddler room and I just love the teachers here. They are very caring and very loving. That's what you need when you are leaving and entrusting your children with someone for sometimes over 8 hours a day! The tuition fee is higher and they have some dys where they require the center to be closed for 'Teacher's training', but the knowledge my son is gaining and the quality of care is well worth it! =) We moved him from Mini Skool (at the Lakes) which is almost $300 less, but I will never take my son anywhere else. We are really happy here at Merryhill Preschool! =)

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2008
Sounds like to me that the two parents below had more issuses with administration and less concern for their child. I have to disagree and feel that the 3 years my daughter spent at Merryhill were well worth the money. I believe that the school was very inviting and the students were actually allowed to learn and explore rather than be forced to work on worksheet after worksheet just to pass some test to impress other parents. If you really believe that there isn't gossip at all schools then you need a reality check. For the words spelled incorreclty, always remember we are all human and if you actually knew the amount of work and dedication that teachers put into their jobs then maybe these types of parents should go to school and get their BS in Curr. and Education. Merryhill is the reason my child is flouishing!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 31, 2008
Do not waste your money at this school. It seems wonderful from the outside, 'private school' , uniforms, small campus...etc etc. After moving, my son attended a public elementary out of state and was behind in first grade because the kindegarten curriculum goals were not even met. The principal and vice principal were just worried about their outfit for the day and could care less about what was going on academically. The atmosphere was cold and uninviting and I know many parents who moved their child after this school year. I am sick thinking of the money we wasted here. The other thing that makes me sick about this school are the awards ceremonies. They award 1/4 to 1/2 the class for 2 possible awards, give out trophies, and leave a handful of children there feeling awkward. The purpose of an award when most of the class recieves it is...? Run!

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June 01, 2008
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May 30, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 07, 2007
I was very disappointed with Merryhill. You excpect to get a top notch education at a private school and we were very let down. The class sizes were smaller than public but we had a teacher that seemed annoyed to be there and every class newsletter, note etc was not spelled correctly. The principal and vice principal that were snooty, gossiped and were very rude and dishonest. We could have got the same education from our local public school. This was a waste of a year and at least half of the children in my childs class left this year for different schools for the same reasons! Do not waste your money here. They do not even have a library for the children!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
I almost pulled my children over a disagreement with the principal. The confidence I gained from some of the teachers overcame my impulse to leave.

- submitted by a parent
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Merryhill School
5055 S Durango Dr, Las Vegas, NV  89113
(702) 889-2803
Last modified Merryhill School is a Private school that serves grades K-5
Merryhill School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top