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PK-5
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Clifton Park, NY
 

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509 Moe Road
Clifton Park, NY 12065

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(518) 280-4227
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January 05, 2015
My child is in Mrs. Gaston's classroom. We are unbelievably pleased at the world of knowledge this has opened for him. He is so happy to go to school everyday. She and Miss Stephanie have been so good for him and his learning. We are excited for him to go to preschool and Kindergarten the next year. The learning here is top notch and by far exceeds any public school education he could get elsewhere. We are also very impressed with the current principal Mrs. Grandusky. She is exceptional in her professional manner, attention to questions, and forthright honesty in how things are going. We are so happy with Mother Teresa Academy and cannot wait to come back next year.

- submitted by a parent

December 20, 2014
My husband and I could not be happier with the school. Our 4 year old has improved so much academically and socially this year.

- submitted by a parent

November 05, 2014
Mrs. Jayko is my son's teacher. We are so impressed with what she has done to make him learn and be happy to go to school daily. We cannot say enough about Mrs. Jayko to convey our strong feelings of appreciation for her devotion to our son and his classmates. We would also like to mention that the current administrator Mrs. Grandusky has done an exceptional job of keeping us informed of weekly events and responding to our questions. I feel that the school is taking a turn for the better with Mrs. Grandusky's leadership and organization. Thank you Mta

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2014
MTA has a very caring staff. They put the children first. Don't let the previous comment deter you from enrolling your child. The new building will be a wonderful change! The teachers and staff are excited to start the year and are looking forward to seeing the kids!

- submitted by a parent

August 21, 2014
Lack of organization and people are not as nice as you would think! Be careful and think before you enroll your child in this school. better choice would be for you to enroll your child in a school that has approval from the diocese

- submitted by a community member

March 13, 2014
Please do your research before making decisions and speak to community members. MTA was a huge disappointment. The children were not the priority. It was disorganized and there was major discord between the teachers and the administration. The teachers were treated and paid poorly and there was recently a mass exodus of teachers and families. There are plenty of options in the Clifton Park area. Please do not choose this school for it's religious affiliation. The way the administration behaves is the ultimate hypocrisy.

- submitted by a parent

September 03, 2013
Mother Teresa Academy is a great school. The teachers are fantastic and the children are getting a great education here . I love that the director is very involved in all the special activities and gets to know all of the students. You really feel like you are part of a family at MTA,

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2013
This school is an excellent value for your money if you have a child in the older grades (1-3). The teachers are good and the student teacher ratio is very low. The Nursery and Pre-K program are really overly structured for those age groups, however.

- submitted by a community member

August 22, 2013
I have been working at MTA for a year. It has been one of nicest places I've worked at. The teachers and staff really care about the children. They not only nurture their education, they also teach them values and character. I love coming to work and seeing all the smiling faces!!

- submitted by a teacher

August 22, 2013
Both my children attends MTA. It is the fourth year for my older child and second year for his younger brother. We are very pleased with the school and the teachers in particular. I have also found all the parents I've meet to be friendly and highly value their children education experience. The principal is great. He does send out one too many emails, though :) Can't say that there's not enough communication.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2013
We love Mother Teresa Academy. The staff are supportive and will do their best to meet every students needs. Classrooms are small with plenty of one on one help for the students. Mother Teresa also offers many after school clubs and activities for the students to enjoy. there is something for everyone. Most important are the values that Mother Teresa Academy instills in their students each and every day: Caring, sharing kindness and compassion and a sense of community. What a great Christian school.

- submitted by a parent

August 21, 2013
True story ... an elementary student who attended Mother Teresa Academy in the past before transferring to the local public school as he grew older, attended an assembly program at the school one day as a guest. At the end of the assembly he stood up and asked to speak. This caught every one by surprise in that it is out of character for an elementary school aged child to do this. He said to the students in the assembly, "You are all very lucky to attend MTA. I went here it and was the best thing I ever did!" Out of the mouths of babes as they say.....

- submitted by a community member

August 21, 2013
What a great school. The teachers really love there students and the education is amazing. Our son in pre k was learning almost the same as his older brother in public school 1st grade. Needless to say both of our boys will be in MTA this year.

- submitted by a parent

August 21, 2013
MTA is a wonderful small school. My child has blossomed there over the last 3 years . The teachers are mostly very good and The new principal has brought order to the office. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because they need really a bigger school (which they are working on) with a gymnasium and library. Also the higher grades don't have many kids.

- submitted by a parent

February 18, 2013
There are many negative comments in the community about this school. Every business has its up and downs. However, as a parent if I am paying for a private education I do not want to have to deal with the negative press. Our children are the main priority. As parents, we do not have time to wait for this business to get it together. Living in the community we are sending our children to a diocesan school. We want to support our Catholic communities. If you are seeking a catholic education -A diocesan school is more economical and has more resources.

- submitted by a community member

January 31, 2013
Our son has been at MTA for 3 years and has tested at equivalency levels at least 2 grades higher than his actual grade! Needless to say, MTA provides a great education and the environment is positive, caring and safe. MTA also teaches values and vests children with a concept of spirituality that will create a strong foundation for the rest of their lives. Comments from 2012 must be considered in context: the old principal, who was also a parent at the school, was terminated and waves were made but they had no effect on the school's educational quality or environment. That is why comments from prior to that year were 100% positive. The new principal is superb. MTA is a great choice!

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2012
I have two children that are going to MTA and they are thriving. The new principal is outstanding and the school is starting to run like clock work in just the second week of the school year. They retained some excellent teachers and picked up some great new ones. I look forward to a great year and more to come!

- submitted by a parent

July 30, 2012
This school no longer provides an edge over other schools. The curriculum is lacking. The communication is weak. The office is very unorganized and unprofessional, continually losing records and requesting replacements. As a working parent, I don't have time to deal with that.

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2012
As a former teacher at MTA I would not recommend this school as a place of employment or as an education institute for your child. I am an advocate for the children and unfortunately I resigned because MTA doesn't share this value.

- submitted by a teacher

May 31, 2012
I am pulling my children out of this school. While I have been a strong supporter of MTA for the past 4 years, I cannot trust that my kids' best interest comes first when my concerns remain ignored and wonderful teachers are being let go. If you are considering this school for your children, I urge you to do your homework and ask around, this school is no longer what it used to be.....

- submitted by a parent

May 17, 2012
Most of the people who work at the school seem to have a sincere interest and love of children. We have noticed that the children talk a lot about their teachers, the director and receptionist. We find it easy to talk to them when we have questions There are a few who seem to always be creating drama of some sort and make it difficult for those who wish to stay focused on the good of the children and the school. We hear there are changes happening and we are anxious to see some good come of it. We believe in Mother Teresa Academy and it's mission and support them during this time of change. By the way, met the new Principal today and really liked him. He was engaging and seemed to really have a good sense of what is needed to be done.

- submitted by a school leader

May 05, 2012
My child has done very well at Mother Teresa Academy. When a child is embraced and made to feel important, it shows in who that child becomes in life. That is what s important in education. My opinion is that I don t really care about whiteboards or the latest kitsche technology. That s not what educates a child. Teachers educate children, and MTA has superb teachers. Here is my honest assessment of MTA: Pros: Dedicated, loving and skilled teachers Caring Principal Christian values taught every day Children educated as individuals, not like little robots who need to conform to some imaginary ideal Cons: The school is located in two buildings Too many fundraisers A need for improved communication A need for higher pay scales and improved benefits for teachers and other employees to help defray turnover I think MTA has what it takes to be great. I really hope they do succeed because the school is very much needed in Clifton Park.

- submitted by a parent

April 03, 2012
You will regret choosing this school. They are unorganized and unprofessional and the communication is poor. The best interest of the children does not come first as there is not enough supervision. The aftercare discipline method is isolation as opposed to correction, and patience has been lost by almost all staff as they are spread too thin. Student/teacher ratios that are mandatory in public schools are not supported here, especially in the pre-k. The classrooms are small, as well as all other play areas so there is not enough room for your child to run, or barely get up of their seat for a song break, which is what kids need to do. I enrolled for the academics, but the lack of balance between play and work has affected the learning environments as kids are antsy at learning time. Please, in addition to asking a million questions make sure you drop in unexpectedly to see it for yourself. Teachers are excellent and certainly doing their best. They are the savior of the school, but it s certainly not enough. The principle also seems to do her best with limited resources. She is excellent at listening, but no true solutions seem to come of discussions.

- submitted by a parent

March 19, 2012
This is my son's first year at MTA. Can't say enough about the level of attention and dedication that the staff has for the children in this school. I put my child in this school because I recognized that he has the type of personality that requires positive/nurturing attention and I figured a private school would be better suited for him. It was the right choice! His teacher picked up on his personality within the 1st week and has adjusted how she teaches to him. The entire staff is very child focused. They truly care about the children. I have had no issues getting emails or phone calls answered. This has been a very positive experience for my child and ultimately that is all that matters.

- submitted by a parent

November 13, 2011
My son has been a student at MTA or 4 years! It was the best thing we could've done for his education and personal development. Yes there are kinks that are being worked out at the school. It is fairly new and they are growing. My family moved up here 5 years ago we have a "family" here now. We've made life long friends. My youngest will begin next year. As for our 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Leander is wonderful, nurturing, challenging and inspiring. Thank you MTA!

- submitted by a parent

July 15, 2011
I love the idea of this school but after my childs first year, I am disappointed about how unorganized the school is. The teachers I have dealt with and adminstration lack timeliness and accuracy in their distribution of information and bills. They do not answer emails and the office staff is a disaster. Everyone is lovely in manner, but i'm afraid that is not enough.

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2011
I am a parent and I cannot say enough great things about Mother Teresa Academy. My son started in first grade and now he is in second. The excellence in education is outstanding and truly remarkable. Every child is educated to his or her ability. The children are loved and nutured. My child has grown in such a postive direction. The dedication and care of the staff is amazing. Mother Teresa Academy is top notch.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2011
I strongly disagree with the previous message. My son is in first grade and his teacher is extremely organized. My husband and I have been very pleased with the teacher and found her to be pleasant and professional. It is a shame that the perception of one teacher is tainted on here because of one parent. 5 gold stars to our son's first grade teacher!!! Submitted by a parent

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October 19, 2010
Amazing staff, amazing school!

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October 13, 2010
There's a waiting list for teachers... It is a fabulous school where the principal ensures that the children are learning and the children are loved, nurtured, and educated by the best teachers I have ever seen.

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October 13, 2010
It is a great place to work.. The parents and the staf are wonderful...

- submitted by a teacher
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October 13, 2010
The principal and teachers genuinely care about the children and make every effort to encourage the children to be their very best.

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October 13, 2010
MTA is part of our extended family! Our daughter is learning so much, and she loves her teachers and fellow students!

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October 13, 2010
MTA offers a top notch education with a firm basis in christian values.

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October 13, 2010
MTA meets the needs of my child. Classes are small and staff (teachers, administrators, everyone there...is totally dedicated to the mission of the school. They work harder than anyone I know to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of every child. Character education, service learning, and all aspects of a successful school experience are embedded logically and effectively into the childrens' day. They do a WONDERFUL job.

- submitted by a parent

October 13, 2010
This is the perfect school for my son. I love how much he has grown since beginning school. They teach Christan Values of respect, kindness and trust which is the foundation of everything they do. You can see the love the teachers and administrators have for the children. It is an amazing place and everything I had hoped for educationally, spirtually and morally for my child.

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October 12, 2010
quality teachers, individualized programs to meet students needs, family oriented

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October 12, 2010
Positive learning enviroment!

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October 12, 2010
Teachers like Ms Francis are able to capture a small mind and fill it with love and learning....AMAZING! MTA philosophy will enlighten your child.abridged

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May 13, 2010
This school is amazing beyond words. Each child is educated as an individual. If your child is very smart, he or she will be challenged. If your child has learning issues, the teacher will partner with the parents to help that child learn to his or her full potential. There are lots of extracurricular activities and if you want to get involved, the doors are always open. It is very warm and family like. I simply cannot say enough good things about the school.

- submitted by a parent

February 14, 2010
The teachers are FANTASTIC (note teachers, not administration), but the school is an unorganized mess. I am shopping around for a new private school for next year. I wish I could take the teachers with me!

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November 23, 2009
this school is what a catholic school should be., we are so pleased with all the of efforts of thestaff and faculty.

- submitted by a community member

April 01, 2009
Mother Theresa has been great for my daughter. I appreciate the effort put forth by the staff and in particular Ms. Durie. I regret my oldest did not get to attend and look forward to having my youngest enroll in the future.

- submitted by a parent

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Mother Teresa Academy
509 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY  12065
(518) 280-4227
Last modified Mother Teresa Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-5
Mother Teresa Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top