McKenny is a wonderful school. The teachers are very caring and have been great influences in both my childern's lives. Parents are extremely involved and this year we have an outstanding PTO that has brought 'spirit' back to our school. The only aspect I would like to see improved is the teacher to child ratio (very high for most classes) and the math curriculum. McKenny could challenge our students with a better math program.
We have two children at McKenny. We have been pleased by the quality of the teaching and caring that happens within the McKenny Community. We have been impressed by every one of the teachers our daughters have had. There is a new principal this year. She comes with great recommendations!
We moved to Olympia and to McKenny in the Spring of last year. We had some initial worries as we were moving him from a private school environment to a public school. But, our son was quickly welcomed by his teacher and classmates. In no time he made many friends. McKenny offers a safe environment, and a challenging curriculum as well as many extracurricular activities--building the feeling of community. One of the many activities that we have taken advantage of is Orchestra. The teachers are wonderful, the staff is terrific, and the principal is one of the best we have ever had! We love it!
An excellent pre-school - incredibly supportive of my daughter with special needs - even more so after she was diagnosed with cancer. We are very lucky to have her there. I have never met the principal so can't make any comments as to principal leadership.