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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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This school effectively deals with bullying:
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There are 74 reviews about all of the school topics.

Handles bullying effectively: Disagree


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There is no current overall strategy for handling emotional bullying.

Supports LD students: Disagree


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Their is only one approach to teaching reading, which may leave some behind. Seems to fall through the cracks between Primary and Lower elementary.


Effective school leaders: Strongly disagree


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The leadership here is deficient in its management.

Develops character: Disagree


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Weak strategy for managing kids in this regard.

Teacher effectiveness: Agree


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Uneven. Some wonderful teachers - best and brightest - and some really poor hires.


Amount of homework: Agree


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A fair amount is given in the LE, the UE has a little too much.



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The parent body here is exceptionally warm, committed and down to earth. Many of the comments here reflect what is essentially a lack of an overall theory and approach to the emotional and social lives of kids over the age of 6. There are no rules or management strategy or training for the teachers and "discipline" is handled on the fly, and this result is a remarkably uneven responses to behavior. This impacts the Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary programs significantly. There is a very real gender bias that crops up -- a "boys will be boys" attitude -- which results in the upper level classes being disproportionately made up of boys (3:1 in many classes). As has been observed by others on this site, the classes get very small in the upper grades (only about 10 kids typically graduate in 6th grade) which makes the deficiency in a strong and experienced approach to the emotional and social aspects of the student body even more problematic. This seems to be a relatively new situation for MMS, as these reviews began when the current Head of School started roughly five years ago. Hopefully the Board will be wise enough to encourage her to move on, now that their major Capital Campaign has been completed, and a new, more experienced Head can take her place.

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly agree


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Bullying or any similar behavior is not tolerated and teachers are very attuned to any social issues.


Supports LD students: Strongly agree


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very effective learning center in place to support those students with learning differences.

Effective school leaders: Strongly agree


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Head of School and Associate Head of School are great team along with their staff - good combo of outward and inward facing attention and everyone in leadership is always focused on best education for children

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