I am in the seventh grade class of McCall currently and I love it here! My grade is small, only about 50 kids spread over two classes. My teachers are fabulous and even though the school isn't that challenging for me, the teachers try their hardest. I got to take an algebra class this year and an 8th grade math class in sixth grade. The people here genuinely care about you. The after-school activities are fun. Budget cuts are an issue, and my fabulous strings teacher might not come back next year. All in all, McCall is the best!
It was private school or McCall - big decision - and we made the right one. Save your money - The teachers, administration, and the incredible leadership from this EXCEPTIONAL Principal made this a great choice. It is a shame that the impending budget cuts are going to take away some of the unique programs and wonderful teachers that have been part of this school. However, the Principal is extremely strong and I have every bit of faith that she will keep the great work going.
I went to school here, and graduated from the 2008 class. The school is awful. The principal is ill-suited for the position, they had several teachers that jeopardized which high school I was going to get into. The teachers teach the basic curriculum that the school tells them to, without adding any creativity to it. They've gone through almost a new art teacher ever year under the new principal. The secretaries who work out the front office were not only rude to me, and almost every other kid that walked in the office, but to my parents as well. They had chinese classes from k-8. I learned how to say "ni Hao," and "Koffee" out of 8 years of learning it. Their chinese curriculum is weak and shouldn't even exist. Very few schools even offer chinese, and with such a horrible learning experience of it from McCall, I doubt many of them would even want to continue learning chinese. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. I'd suggest Meredith to you instead.
McCall is a wonderful mixture of the world's culture and the lively hood of a city lifestyle.
This school has great teachers and a very committed and active Home and School Association.
My son started kindergarten at this school in 2008. I can't say enough about it. The principal is very personable. The teachers encouage parent participation. Mccal is very diverse, which is want I want my children to be exposed to. My son started learning Chinese in kindergarten which I think is amazing. I was unsure about sending my children to public school but after the past year and a half my concerns have been put to rest. The school is in the heart of society hill and the kids are exposed to an abondance of local history, culture and arts. I highly recomend this school.
My child just finished kindergarten, and what a WONDERFUL year! McCall is a very diverse school and the kindergarten teachers are fantastic. My child took numerous field trips and learned so much this year. I truly believe that we could not have had a better year at any other school, city or suburban.
I am an 8th grade student in mccall school. Overall, mccall honestly is a wonderful learning enviroment! even though our principal ms. Domb can be a bit to much! mccall has alot to offer including chinese courses,pssa prep,cybary [a library ran by computers], smart boards, student council, drama club, future city , and the list goes on! when i was younger i use to say i hate mccall and i would transfer but now i know mccall is simply the best! and i love it! i am very disappointed that i have to graduate this year but i will always come and visit! mc
My son started Kindergarten in Sept 08 along with a few other children from his preschool and we all love the school. My son really loves it and is actually disappointed on snow days! The school atmosphere is safe and diverse (which we value very much). Our kindergarten teacher is amazing and parents are very much involved. The principal, as other reviewers have noted, is very hands on and very accessible. I highly recommend this school!
My 2 kids currently attend McCall and both they and myself love it. We were a little nervous about sending our kids to public school but could not be happier about our decision. The student body is very diverse with a significant influence from children from Chinatown. My kids starting taking Chinese in Kindegarten! Teachers are great and have great control of the classroom. Principal is very hands on and very caring. Word is getting out on how great the school is and parental involvement has increased every year!
This is a cooperative safe school environment, my child left catholic school and went here, first she had to get used to changing class but Her Teachers & Principal were great. The Principal is a very over protecting Mom of all the children in the school. (Wonderful-need more like her) She addresses any problems herself. She will make time. She is great. Officer Brown cares for all the children, they love him. (He's Cool) Dr.Marshall is a wizard of reading, poetry & hard work. The children enjoy her style! I didn t think I would enjoy this school but I was wrong. I Did. Thank You for 2008. Ms.Suber
I luv McCall I graduated from there calss of 2007. I miss it sooo much. its a great school with great people and I would do anything to get it back....
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