I have had two kids with ADHD and language based learning disabilities at this school. I have never been disappointed in the accommodations the teachers and principal have been willing to offer. I have never had to fight for services like I hear from parents at other schools. I have been pleased with the school psychologist and with the principal and asst. principal being present in my IEP meetings to offer suggestions. Our PTA pays for Orton gillingham training and teachers offer after school group tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays most of the year for reading and math.
This is an idyllic place to educate a child. Attentive teachers and staff. Bright, cheerful, safe facility. Lots of parent involvement. While I have had my differences with a teacher or staff member, each person patiently took the time to talk things out and meet me half-way. I am so pleased to see the difference this school has made in my children's lives. Wonderful!
I have two children currently attending Mary Munford and it is a wonderful school. The principal is outstanding and there are high expectations for students from the very caring teachers. Parents are extremely involved and are not afraid to advocate for change if it is needed. Kindergarten registration is an example of this. Three years ago, when enrolling my child, registration was unorganized and not "user friendly". Parents got involved and completely revamped registration, making it an inviting and reassuring process for entering families. The programs and yearly events are fun and very family oriented. In an area where many parents send their children to private school, Mary Munford provides a safe, fun, and academically challenging alternative.
The teachers are amazing at Mary Munford. I have been blown away by the work ethic there. The principal is a great man. Very little turnover here. The PTA support is off the charts.
Mary Munford is the best public elementary school in Richmond, VA. I will tell you that if you want your child to have a great experience, its your job as the parent to be involved. I have a son going to 3rd grade this year and a daughter going to 5 grade this year. My daughter has always had excellent teachers who challenge her every step of the way. My son this year will finally have a teacher that will challenge him. We are very excited and looking forward to the new school year!!
I found grade 3 - 5 to be outstanding...perhaps even better than K - 2. Very rigorous program with high expectations of students. My child was doing math in grade 5 that I did not learn until 8th! Wonderful teachers who take time to work with the really bright kids and the few who are struggling.
We had some great teachers but once 3rd grade hit, it becomes iffy. Strength is definately in the first 3 years--grade K, 1 and 2. If you have a chance to get your child in private school after that, take it. It is a world of difference. We become accepting of mediocraty and we are blinded by some of the events. if there wasnt parental support at the school it would not be as good as people think it is.
Everyone mentions that this school is great, but wow - it has blown away my high expectations for education. The teachers, administrators, and parents are absolutely amazing! I had no idea they would learn so much in kindergarten. They also work hard to keep low ratios and the students are always seeing different teachers for enrichment activities. Everyone is very involved and everyone works together as a team. The best!
Hands down Richmond's best public elementary school. Strong continuity of leadership and gifted, experienced, emotionally engaged teachers set the tone, but it is the incredible level of parent participation that puts this school in a class by itself. Our family recently relocated away from Richmond, and we count Mary Munford among the city's treasures that we miss most.
Mary Munford is the best schools my kids have every went to. Mary Munford is the next best decision if you are not able to put your child in private school. Mary Munford teachers are awesome they see your child having a learnig problem with a subject they will go through every effort to make sure that your child get the proper tutoring and achieve.
great, you can be as involved as you want or as littlee as you have time for and no one judges you. infact everyone seems to want to help all of the kidsinspite of whatever is going on
Mary Munford is absolutely the best elementary school in the city. With the exception of one teacher, my son had the most dedicated, caring and informed teachers possible. In particular, Mrs. Peaseley, Ms. Neer, and Ms. Schwartz are expert educators. My only complaint was the IEP/Child Study process and the feeling that Mr. Musik definitely has favorites as far as families go.
We love Mary munford. The staff, teachers are all great! We love Ms. Callis and Ms. Mallory!
The teachers are wonderful. The parents are involved. There are always helpful staff on hand whenever you call or just stop by.
The academics are great at Mary Munford. It is one of the top 2 elementary schools in Richmond Va. The teach spanish 2 times a week which is really nice. It also has the best and 100% PTA enrollment.
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