M.A.C.A.D.E.M.Y. is a wonderful school that exceeds all expectations. It is one of those schools that you would place not only your children but anybody elses children that you know needs extra help. It is organized and well structured so that the children who attends the school know who they are and where they are going. Anyone who has a problem with the school is most likely a parent whose child is not doing well and there is absolutely no hope for that child. Most parents go the extra mile for further education because they want their children to be better than themselves and they know in the long run if you invest in your child now then you will not have to pay for it later. I have a 12 year old and a 5 year old at MACADEMY and I can honestly say I am extremely happy with my children's progress. I feel that MACADEMY is giving me a top rate education that most people wish they could have. The school is Extremely Organized. In 7th grade we are planning for high schools of the elite. The curriculum is rigorous. But the children can handle it. There is absolutely No bullying physically or mentally. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants a top rate education.
Macademy has a warm intimate environment. It's size allows for the individual attention that is necessary to help the children achieve academically. My oldest daughter attendeds an elite NY private school, and MACADEMY is as strong academically or stronger. What the school lacks in resources, it makes up with support and the academic self confidene that it instills in its students. I currently have 3 children at the school and intend on keeping them there through 8th grade.
Where do I start? This school has a series of issues. 1. Organization - They are understaffed in their administration department, they have one person handling all parent and external request. If you need something forwarded to another school, Doctor or government entity. Good luck. Items are delivered so late it almost feels like it's done maliciously. 2. Curriculum - Yes the curriculum is rigorous, but there some things that can't be rushed. The way they teach math is absurd. Kids will move from one topic to the next without spending adequate time to fully comprehend what they are learning. While you can memorize most subjects in school, math is not one of them. My child had trouble retaining most if not all the math taught at Macademy. 3. Bullying - While Macademy is a small knit community, and you won't have to worry about physical bullying, There is a lot of psychological bullying taking place at Macademy that most teachers the principal included does that take seriously. Macademy is a good place to start but I would not let them spend their entire school career there. It's lacking of physical activities as well as a sense of the real world.
M.A.C.D.E.M.Y. is such a hidden gem. My son is spending his first year of school here (he's three) and I could not imagine a more caring and encouraging environment. At the same time, the staff challenges him and makes sure he understands the importance of learning. I really believe it's only a matter of time until M.A.C.A.D.E.M.Y. begins to receive the accolades it's earning.
I have two children here one is pre K the other in the 6th grade. The teachers are caring, know each student by their first name and really push the limits of what children can accomplish. My 3 year old is writing his name, can tell me about time and transportation. My older son has made nearly 5 short videos on WW2, fossils and slavery. My only regret is that they do not have enough physical education.
When my children started at MACADEMY they were 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 years old. We were reluctant at first being that we had to travel from queens. But since the reviews were so good we decided to make the sacrifice. We are so glad we did. The teachers are so nurturing and yet firm at the same time. Not easy to find such a combination. I would pick up my girls and they would not want to leave. They would also hug their teachers each time they left. I don't remember loving my teachers or school this much. My four year old who is now five is doing second grade level work. She is way passed her peers in other schools. The administrative staff is very supportive and expect the same from the parents. It is a true partnership and I truly appreciate everything they do for my girls. I have no regrets. I LOVE this school.
Macademy is an excellent school! Last year we moved from Soho to Crown Heights & needed a school for 3 of our 4 children. We wanted something that was academically strong, had great parent involvement & high achievement standards. PLUS, was intimate & nurturing. Our kids were going to school for the first time! Macademy has surpassed all our expectations. Our children LOVE class & when they come home they LOVE doing homework. They even ask us to 'play school' at home. What they've learned in a year is outstanding. Reading, math, science, history, social studies are all priorities. Well before 1st grade, they become avid readers & excited learners! The driving forces behind Macademy are the teachers. Many have 2nd degrees. They are dedicated & focuses on the whole child. All 3 of my kids have matured & become more outgoing/respectful. We have an older child in a well known private school that we also love. Macademy is on par academically with that prep school! Macademy is housed in converted brownstones, so the environment is very comfortable, home-like & inviting. Although we really need a gym facility, we couldn't be more pleased with the academics. Happy Mom
Macademy is a small intimate school with a strong academic program. It is family oriented and instill discipline. It focuses on the entire development of the student. This is a top rated education facility. It rivals most high priced private schools. The principal is a passionate educator who strive for excellence. The teachers are the best and take personal interest in each student. if you are looking for a good private school Macademy is the place to be. I have three kids attending the school and have not regretted one day. This is an exceptional school that deserves more recognition.
The intimacy of the school and dedication of the faculty is truly a positive environment for your child, which fosters grow and discovery in a protective environment. MACADEMY encourages academic learning according to each student's individual style. The end results (from pre-K through 8h grade) is a testimony in itself.
M A C A D E M Y is a wonderful school. The teachers are very knowledgable, competent and professional. They really care about their students education. Staff goes above in beyond with helping any students who are having difficulties with academics.The teachers let you know where your child needs help the most and thats what I love about this school. On a scale of 1-10 I rate it a 9.5. There are two things that I do not like. One they do not serve lunch and two sometimes the administrative staff can be short with you but they make up for that by going above and beyond with the educational standards that they uphold.
If you are looking for a great school with an intimate atmosphere then this is the school. My child started in the 3 rd grade. He has just completed the 4th grade with a straight A average. His teachers, the principle as well as the administrators are always looking for how he can further improve himself. I love it so much that I have decided to enroll my 3 year old. I only wish they went straight thru high school. Sopping at 8th grade is just not enough.
My only regret was removing my daughter from MACADEMY in 2008. She is back home, where she getting the love, teaching and help she deserve. I don't feel like am the only one teaching her. The teachers let you know where your child needs help the most and thats what I love about this school. I now have two of my children in MACADEMY and must say thank you to all of the teachers especially Trish, Mrs Rice, Ms Howe, Ms Joseph, Ms Bratton, Mr Howe and Mrs Bishop.
The teachers are very knowledgable, competent and professional. They care about the children and work to ensure that the students receive the best education and that they are prepared for High School and beyond.
They always keep me up-to-date with what's going on in the school with e-mails.
I LOVE MACADEMY FOR OUR 3 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER JADE BECAUSE SHE HAS GROWN SO MUCH IN JUST A FEW MONTHS OF ATTENDING. ALSO THE STAFF IS VERY INVOLVED IN THE STUDENTS' LIVES.
MACADEMY has continually set their bars high with great academic achievements to which they have never failed in providing all means for my child to succeed!
I have watched my 11 year old transitioned from shyness, to speaking up in class and volunteering to read in front the class. I believe Macademy's environment has contributed to the passion and dedication this student now have, when doing school work.
The curriculum provided to the scholars of MACADEMY is superior to any other program, public or private, that I have investigated. The teachers are knowledgeable and well trained in their field which allows them to teach the scholars with improved methods that enable the scholars to go beyond their parents expectations academically. Principal Bishop Gonzales ensures that each scholar obtains all the skills necessary to perform well on all tests by insisting the scholars use their "criticial thinking" skills they learn as a student of MACADEMY. Our son did so well at MACADEMY that he went on to receive a schlarship to a private high school. Our daughter attends the school as well and she is so proud of herself. I have seen a increase in her confidence to tackle new ideas and projects.
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