It is so obvious that the great reviews are written by the school administration more than likely the Executive Director. This school is one of the worst in the city. I don't understand how they remain open. Grades are NOT earned, the children are bad, there are no books and the building is cold during the winter. MY child has told me stories of classmates being extremely disrespectful to teachers, cursing and trying to fight them, and nothing was done about it. Bullying is a serious issue and it never gets addressed. Students are just socially promoted without grasping everything throughout the school year. The test scores are horrible too. Do not send your child to this school. the neighborhood is pretty and that's it. I would never enroll my child here again!
My children attend MMB Day Academy for over 5 years. My daughter graduated from MMB 2009. I love this school. My kids hate it because they force them to work hard. Grades are EARNED, not GIVEN. Uniform strong required. Only thing I don't like are simple little things can get you suspended. Some parents can be tough on the teachers about their children, but, sometimes we need to accept that are kids act different from home than at school.
Several parents from this school continually park in front of the alley, ensuring that neighbors can't get into or out of their homes. Neighbors have been cursed at, threatened and verbally abused as a result. E mails to the principal have gone unanswered. In the end the neighbors have had to get the police involved and a police car/bike now regularly circulates during the morning drop off to try and catch the offenders. The school's interaction with its neighbors is at an all-time low.
This is a great school. My neighbor absolutely raves about her children attending, I am considering this school for my children.
This will be my granddaughters third year in MMBDA and she is thriving. I really like the teachers and believe she couldn't do any better anywhere else. She looks forward to going back at the end of summer and can't wait to see her teachers and friends again. I am thankful for the before/after care which really helps me since I work.
I do not care for this school anymore. In the past it seemed to be a school of high praise, but I'm not seeing a connection between students & teachers, no connection between parents & teachers, or any connection between the principal & the school staff. Bullying is a constant at this school & the issue is being neglected. This past school year, there were teachers that quit in the middle of the school year which raises red flags. When asked about why the teachers quit, they dismiss the subject. There is just too much going on in this school with no communication between the staff. Dr. Wyche has been diverting all subject matters toward others or she avoids it all together. I wish to remove my child from this school promptly. I do not wish for my child to attend another year at this school here. I am frantically trying to find a new school because I cannot suffer through another year of this. All In All, DO NOT ENROLL YOUR CHILDREN HERE UNLESS YOU JUST HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE.
My son started PK3 at Bethune in the Fall of 2012. We have been very happy with the commitment and level of caring of the teachers. We continue to be impressed by the level of warmth of all of the staff members. My son's Spanish language skills have grown tremendously.
I am very happy with MMB. My son started in PK3 in Fall 2011 and is now in PK4. We continue to have a great experience at MMB with the principal and teachers, educational and extracurricular activites, and are especially pleased with the spanish emersion program. My son enjoys going to school everyday and the I feel staff is enthusatic, responsive and caring to our family.
So far- I am very pleased with school. This would be the first year that my three children would be attending. I have met a few of the fall teachers that are teaching the summer program. The staff has been very welcoming, pleasant and helpful. My children are enrolled in the before and aftercare prgrams for the summer as well. They love it. The before/ aftercare program is like no other that I've been exposed to. I've learned that all three of my children are learning about similiar things but, of course, on different levels. I can't wait to see what the fall brings but I will be back to tell about it!!
This school has excellent teachers. When I walked through the building I took note of the care the staff has for the children. The graffiti was not on the school building as some one mistakenly stated earlier on this site. The ANC building had the graffiti. As a matter of fact Long and Foster and the school painted the surrounding wall to ensure there was no graffiti on the wall. The custodians clean outside daily. There is no trash outside the building. There is a wonderful garden.
The principal and administration are attentive and come with a can-do attitude. I am looking forward to working closely with the educators there in the upcoming year!
School has a diverse student and staff population, also one of the best curriculum.
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