We just finished pulling our children out of this school. They are counting the days. What was once a small unique school has taken a turn for the worst. The new head of school has proven to be a failure. Parents are forced to band together and attempt to overturn various poor decisions she has made. While the academics are challenging, children who cannot keep up are encouraged to get tutoring to keep up or are counseled out. This leaves classes that dwindle each year after K with very few children entering. There is high teacher turnover, teachers do not stay for very long, even those with children at the school. The school prides itself on their exmissions process, yet this year many children were not accepted to any ongoing schools.
I love this school. I went there until i was 7 and started when i was 3, and then I moved to Boston and in MMS i had the best time. when you first waled through those doors it was like one big happy family. everyone there was nice, happy, and helpful. me and my older brother went there and i swear every time my dad had to tell me its time to go I would get upset from how much fun i had there
I have been a parent at this school for a number of years and have truly enjoyed the experience. They have done a great job at engaging my children and creating a love of learning. The school has recently hired a new headmistress so change is afoot. But given her background, I'm sure the school will continue to meet and exceed the needs of both the parents and their children.
I go to this school and everything from teachers to pencil sharpenersis great about it. The kids are nice and students get to know the teachers as a friend, not a teacher.
Metroplitan is an oasis of love and warmth where the development of the individual is honored.
I really love this school. Children learn in classes of mixed ages providing a wonderful community and learning opportunity. The curriculum focuses not only on academics but also on grace, courtesy, awareness of, and respect towards themselves, others and the environment. The environment created here fosters self confidence, self esteem bringing the children up to their potential in all areas of life and developing a sense of being a responsible member of the global community.
Too expensive for what is offered. Some teachers are great, others are very inexperienced. They don't know how to handle individuals and fall back on reinforcing the Method. Your child will conform. They are extremely rigid. The facilities are limited. Kids adapt well, so most are fine, but too many lose an appreciation of learning. If students perform badly on standardized tests, the school explains it by saying 'we're on a different time table'.
MMS is a truly special place, simply unique in New York City and probably the country. The children are imbued with a true love for learning and thes highest ethical development.
This quaint elementary school on the Upper West side aspires to great excellency. Although in the lower school (gr. 1-3) the acedemic system is weaker, in the upper school the acedemics turn to rigor as the sixth grade students travel on to some of the finest NYC schools. The school is unique in its size (about 15 co-ed per grade), in it's blend of montessori ethics and teachings as well as standard teaching ways. It also is one of the few montessori schools that continue into the 6th grade. The students recieve loads of attention and many graduate with the message that they must help make the world more beautiful, for only one person can make a difference.
Even though I am not aparent, MMS is a wonderful school. The levels pf learning are very advanced, and the teachers and students have a great bond. What I love is if I had a problem wiht the homework and did badly or didn't understand it, the teacher will sit down wiht me and teach it to me. The only people that don't belong here are procastonaters, because the teachers keep an eye out for all the assignments.
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