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1-8
Private
Charleston, SC
Students enrolled: 323
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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56 Halsey Blvd
Charleston, SC 29401

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(843) 723-0664
(843) 723-1104
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December 14, 2014
Most of Mason Prep's teachers are above and beyond what you could ever hope for in any school. The family-style, nurturing environment is unmatched in any school across the Lowcountry. Students are well prepared for high school with the exception of one subject - Science. Until the 7th and 8th grade Science program begins to improve, Mason Prep students will suffer as they attempt to excel in high school. Instead of testing on "critical thinking skills," the science teacher needs to test on science knowledge so that these children will be prepared for high school science. MPS students are not prepared for advanced high school science. Hopefully, administration will understand the importance of proper teaching and testing, and insist on improvements in this area. Otherwise, this school is unsurpassed in every other subject!

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2012
Mason Prep School (MPS) offers an exceptional learning environment for boys and girls. The headmaster (Mr. Kreutner) is outstanding and the education is second to none. The school does an excellent job of promoting self confidence and teamwork within and across the grades. The environment sets a solid foundation in education and good citizenship so the students can continue to excel beyond MPS. We are confident that we made the best choice when choosing schools.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2012
Mason Prep is one of a kind. We have an amazing principal and incredible teachers all of whom are committed to the individual success of the children. Rigorous academics in a nurturing environment equals WIN WIN for my daughters. We couldn't be happier with our choice of MPS.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2012
I absolutely recommend Mason Prep both as an alumna and a parent of a first and third grader. Miss. Mason founded the school based on important fundamentals, such as: a democratic structure in which students elect a 'city council', an overall excellent standard of education, the importance of volunteerism, the power in working together and a well rounded curriculum . Students from day one are greeted by name. Teachers reward good deeds, behavior and skills via 'The Nice Knight', 'King of the Day' and special recognition during assembly. Older students are paired with younger students as 'pen pals'. Miss. Mason knew the importance and power of good manners and a hand-written note. Most of the staff have advanced degrees and have been with the school for many years. They go above and beyond to encourage and motivate each student. 7th and 8th graders learn how to volunteer. Parents are highly encouraged to participate and the PTO runs like a small business. If you like the feel of a small, nurturing, welcoming school that will fully prepare your child academically, emotionally and socially...Mason Prep delivers value and results.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2012
As a parent of a Mason Prep graduate, I can't say enough about this school. The teachers are excellent, committed and dedicated. Many have been there for more than 10 years: this speaks volumes. It is a rigorous academic setting with attention to the most important fundamentals of education, good citizenship and leadership. Each grade-level teacher works diligently to prepare each child for the next grade to follow. As a result, the students are incredibly well prepared as they move upward and into high school and life outside of Mason Prep's walls. The new leadership is strong, forward thinking, approachable and on top of current trends in education, learning and policy. The education your child receives at Mason Prep is the best in town and most definitely the greatest value in a friendly competitive independent school environment. But perhaps one of the most endearing and important qualities Mason Prep offers is a strong and sincere feeling of "family." My child's friends from elementary school and their families remain our closest friends, many years after matriculating. We feel so fortunate that we chose Mason Prep and would do it all over again if we had the chance.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2012
We are the parents of a 7th and 3rd grader at Mason Prep. We have not had a single negative experience with the school in our seven years. From an academic standpoint, the teachers do an excellent job of not only teaching the required materials but also keeping an eye on each individual child to make sure they fully comprehend the material. If there is ever an issue, the teacher will do whatever it takes to resolve the problem even if it means giving freely of their own personal time. The teachers and administration not only know each child by name, they are also well aware of their individual personalities and demeanor. As such, they are very attuned to any problems that may arise. It is this individual attention that our children receive that makes this school stand out in the community.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2012
GREAT SCHOOL!!!!!! Very warm family enviroinment, teachers are very caring and supportive.We are very pleased that we have found Mason Prep.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2012
I am a student at Mason Preparatory School. I have enjoyed the school for many years now and it offers great experiences and oppertunities! In my opinion you need to put your child in this school if you want them to have a good education. YOUR child will have great friends and there is no bullying what so ever. You will love the teachers and staff who are very involved with you children. YOUR child will be super prepared for highschool. Your child will love everything about this school. WHAT A GREAT ENVIREMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 15, 2010
I am a parent of a 4th and 2nd grader and we absolutely love this school! I certainly don't agree with the writer that the teachers are uncaring. The school does expect much from the student but this is only to mold them into responsible and caring citizens. Our children are our future! The faculty/staff/teachers are exceptional in every way...

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July 31, 2009
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January 30, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 03, 2008
It is a great school and it helps me laern quick.

- submitted by a student
October 30, 2008
Our child has enjoyed this school for the last 3 years. The shool is challenging and offers study's one year in advance of the grade. The staff and teachers are very involved with the children and parents. This is school is for those students that take learning seriously.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2008
We were in the public school system until this year, when my son started Mason Prep as a 3rd Grader. I was shocked to read about the parents who felt that the 'Teachers were extremely uptight with little caring attitude shown to students' This is the exact opposite of my experience. The teachers have communicated with us via e-mail or phone at least twice weekly, we had a 1 hour conference with both teachers to help us adapt to our son's learning style, and everyone has been very positive and helpful. The enviroment is nuturing and supportive and my son has thrived here. We are involved parents and that may help beacuse they know we want the best education for our son. We couldn't be more pleased.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2008
Mason is for serious students with a superior family support. Mason EXPECTS this. Parents can be treated shabbily by other Mason parents who are not available for PTA and volunteering during the day (being a scientist isn t conducive to that, so I was shunned at first). Mason Prep 3rd graders use 4th grade textbooks (and they are labeled as such), so it is a deliberately advanced curriculum. The small school allows for every child to be known by all faculty. The location is great for MUSC faculty, who are 2 blocks away. I recommend Mason if your child is very self-motivated, extremely self-disciplined, and highly independent from the first grade (less than that makes for a painful experience).

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2008
Certainly not a school for everyone. My child was miserable at this school during 1st and 2nd grades. Teachers were extremely uptight with little caring attitude shown to students. My child forgot to 'love learning.' Asking questions in class was not welcomed. Grading not objective.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2004
This is a wonderful school. My kids have thrived here. Everyone knows you by name and sincerely care about your kids.

- submitted by a parent
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Mason Preparatory School
56 Halsey Blvd, Charleston, SC  29401
(843) 723-0664
Last modified Mason Preparatory School is a Private school that serves grades 1-8
Mason Preparatory School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top