If you want a school where people know your child's name and your name at every grade this is the place for you. It is personal at MCS and because it is personal it is understanding and supportive in meeting the needs of your individual child. So many options for our daughters are here and so many programs are built into the school day (which means I feel like a mom instead of an event coordinator.) Did I mention that we can say, "Merry Christmas" and "Happy Hannakah". It is so nice to have a place where you can speak and gain support about what you are teaching your children at home: traditions, morals, ethics, culture and values! We love it. Oh yeah, when I see my daughters next to others their age that attend the public school in my community. I can tell my daughters have an academic advantage AND they love learning. They are not STRESSED with learning. I love MCS's traditional learning approach, I can support the teacher's efforts (no common core).
MCS is such a great quality school teaching children to love learning. When you walk through the hallways the students feel like family they are kind, respectful and caring to each person that walks by. It could be an 8th grader saying hello to a 1st grader. These are special moments that not all schools cultivate. The educational experience is fabulous and the teachers are dedicated.
This was my son's first year here and we are glad we sent him. Teachers and staff were very welcoming to us. The teachers did a great job balancing celebrations with academics. From what I understand by talking with other parents, the principle has no tolerance for bullying. There is great emphasis placed on treating peers with respect and any conflicts that may arise get resolved. My son came home happy and made excellent academic progress.
I believe the school and the teachers are excellent. The teachers try their hardest for every student and generally speaking your kids come home happy. When comparing the work to that of other schols in the area it seems as though the children are about 6mth - 1yr ahead of the public schools. To the review below: A big challenge for private schools is learning disabilities or developmental delays. The school aren't funded to support to much assistance in that manner. In a public school they around 13pp when you average it out. Alot of that money goes to those with disabilites. MCS school charges around 6500 pp....so the funding isn't there to support certain needs.
Before you choose a school like Monsignor Clarke make sure you have no family history of learning disabilities. If you do, it probably isn't the right school for you and it's heartbreaking to have to switch schools midstream. When visiting Monsignor Clarke do you get the impression that the leadership's agenda is to nurture and bring out the best in every child or be an enforcer? The teachers are fantastic, you couldn't ask for better, but they can only be as good as they are allowed.