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Marlton Christian Academy Elementary School

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Posted June 30, 2014

Marlton Christian Academy is a great school! My child loves going to school and seeing all her teachers and friends. The school loves the children and you can see the love they have for the students. Yes, the school is going through changes and I believe it is for the better. With change there is always going to be some bumps along the way, but I believe that God is at the helm. Administration has always answered any questions that were asked and worked with my family to solve any issues. We love the teachers and the staff/administrators. Helping out at lunch is a blessing. To be able to see your child for an hour and seeing them interact with the other students is wonderful. I don't see it as a responsibility or a hardship as some parents might. To us it is a privilege to help out. If your want your child/children to grow and learn in an environment that is Christian based and loved I high recommend Marlton Christian Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2014

Happy I decided on Marlton Christian Academy Elementary for my daughter. My daughter came home each day with a smile and shared stories of what she had learned and what games she played with her friends at recess. We decided on MCAE so that our daughter would be taught in a Christian environment. Sure it would be nice to have the no tuition, large libraries, fancy art rooms, and high tech of the public school but MCAE offers so much more in my opinion. MCAE provides my daughter with a Christian/Jesus centered education based on the Abeka Curriculum, cursive writing and Latin; small classroom size for individual attention when needed; and gentle, yet firm discipline when needed. I appreciate being able to communicate with her teacher and school administrators each morning without having to set up an appointment. I also enjoyed helping out at lunch a few times. Not only did my daughter love seeing me, but it gave me an opportunity to see how she interacted with other students. At MCAE I have access to the administration to discuss and provide input regarding the curriculum which I likely wouldn't get at the public school. My daughter can't wait to play on the new playground next year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2014

This school has changed during the past year. Before, the administration had the school's best interest at heart and was accessible to the parents. Public schools don't have that, so this was great to find. Now with the new administration it was hard to tell who was in charge and different answers were given from whoever you talked to, especially about discipline and school policy on bullying. The parents were needed to help staff the lunchroom because they did not have enough paid staff. The one great thing about the school was the teachers. They were always there for the children, hard workers, and tried their best when you could tell they were caught in the middle with the administration. The kindergarten curriculum is great, but at a school meeting, the principal gave us parents a lot of lofty ideas of how they want to change the curriculum and enhance it. It sounded great, but after seeing the school struggle financially I don't know how they are going to do this. The 'computer lab' is in the same room as the library/music room and the teachers have to teach 'art' in the classroom. Tuition is low, which is a plus, but you get what you pay for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2014

Since the prior reviews posted on this site the school has been taken over by a new Principal whose main job is to work for the church and who appears to have little interest or time to run this school. It's a shame to see how the loving family environment that existed with the previous Principal has disappeared. The Assistant to the currant Principal used to run the Preschool in Medford and has a very poor method of dealing with parents and staff. The curriculum in the higher grades is lacking in science and music and Spanish is taught as an after school (paid) program. The teachers are great the leadership at this school no longer is. It's also really sad that the Church does not appear to support the school and has accepted thousands of dollars raised through fundraisers by the school to build a playground on its new multimillion dollar property. The Kindergarten full day program is a wonderful program and is all this school should do.


Posted May 11, 2013

MCA is a GREAT school!! Very caring and welcoming staff. The Abeka curriculm is SUPER, too....covers all subjects deeply with a Christian flair that seems to make the kids smile about what they are learning. My 2 kids who are now honors college students attended MCA 10+ years ago and I now have a 1st grader there which is proof that the school is also strong from the business standpoint!! Low tuition is a plus for me. Definitely worth every penny and more!!
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Posted May 11, 2013

Marlton Christian Academy is a wonderful school. The staff and teachers are so warm and caring and definately put your child's needs first. There are so many more personalized touches at this school that allow my child to experience which really puts them above public education. We love Marlton Christian Academy!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2013

MCAE has excellent academics and an unparrallelled environment. My children are in a safe and nurturing environment. From Principal leadership to the teaching staff they partner with child and family to create a wonderful balance.
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Posted December 19, 2012

What a sweet staff! A beautiful, clean, and healthy learning environment that I truly enjoy sending my son to! My daughter, now 8, attended this school and learned so much - it is amazing that it actually got even better! The curriculum is excellent, and the entire facility is so uplifting and pleasant to walk into. A diamond of a school!!
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Posted December 5, 2011

I have a Kindergartener and we have only been here a couple of month but WOW. The growth that we have seen is tremendous. This is my third child and I wish the first two had started at MCAE.
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Posted December 5, 2011

The school is very reasonably priced and the quality of the education is excellent. The curriculum is customized to each students level and the teachers partner with the parents on academic and social issues. The teachers, principal and supporting staff genuinely care about the children. I am most impressed with how the school embeds spiritual lessons within the curriculum. It only serves to enhance the quality of the education my daughter receives. The special classes like music and latin are amazing and i am impressed daily by what my daughter is learning.
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Posted April 5, 2011

My daughter loves MCA Elementary! The faculty and staff are very supportive and caring. The school is super clean does everything with excellence!
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Posted March 9, 2011

My twins have attended MCA for the past 3 years (2 yrs of preschool & now they are in kindergarten). Some reasons I chose MCA were: full day kindergarten, outstanding curriculum, introduction to religion, reasonably priced and it was highly recommended from friends who had children attend in the past. I feel that the teachers, principal and supporting staff genuinely care about the children. The principal and teachers are always available to address any questions or concerns. They never hesitate to respond when I call regarding my children. The communication I have continuously had with the principal and teacher proves that they are each there for the intellectual growth of the children; not because they have to be there just to do a job. I can't think of one negative thing to say. All I know is that each day my sons come home from school they have smiles on their faces and enjoy sharing all the new things they learned that day.
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Posted March 8, 2011

My son attended MCA in kindergarten and now 1st Grade. The teachers are absolutely amazing. I couldn't believe how much my son learned in kindergarten, and now I become even more amazed in 1st Grade. The teachers, along with the principal, are the best. In my opinion, they are over qualified, but I am surely not complaining!!! I would recommend this school to anyone. Your child receives an amazing (private school) education while at the same time is taught how to be "a good person." The children are surrounded by love throughout the school. They care so much about the kids. My daughter will begin kindergarten in September!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2011

I LOOOOOOVE this school, Alot has changed since Mrs. Kaluka has become the principle and my Kindergartner has thrived in the loving yet firm and structured environment. I will be putting both my children in this school next year and will keep them there as long as I can. School fees are also very reasonable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2010

My daughter's experience at MCA was absolutely wonderful! She attended kindergarten at MCA this past academic year. I was truly amazed at how much she learned in one year; her teacher was excellent! Not only were all of the teachers excellent, but so is the principal. She truly cares about the students and families of MCA. As a Christian, it was wonderful to know that my daughter was not only learning to read and write but that she was also learning about Jesus. If my family did not relocate to another state, my daughter would have continued at MCA. It is with great sadness that we left this wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

Teachers very loving and caring. Mrs. Kim is wonderful!
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Posted September 19, 2009

The school is inadequte. The curriculum is poor and lacking. The staff is incompetent -they do not practice what they preach.
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Posted September 8, 2009

My secound grader is at 7th and 8th grade level on his standardized testing. I was not impressed with public school. While there have been some changes of late at this school and what seems to me to be a diffrence in views between the church board and previous principle, i must say that the love and superior education at mca is 2nd to none. My son is using a beka and he loves his small class size.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

My Son is studying KG under Ms Soorikian and I just want to say that he has picked up so many skills and reading capabilities under her. He reads almost everything now and I cant express how exciting that it. His teacher is excellant and is the ONLY reason for his improvement. The new Principal is wodnerful and caring. The after care staff are GREAT as well. Overall I wouldnt have wanted my Son in any other school for KG. Hope they keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

I am very sorry to hear that the principal has left this school. My children received an excellent education while they were there. The A-Beka program was definitely used as well as other materials that reinforced the material presented. I also found the principal very involved with the students and their families. I am glad that my family had the opportunity to have met her and to be guided by her with her christian values. It is a shame that the school didn't try to keep her. However, I understand her new school is going great and the families feel blessed to have her as their principal. MCA lost but another school gained.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 51%
Black 28% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 22%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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