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!
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
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.
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,
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.....
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.....
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.
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.
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.
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!
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