This is our child's second year at Matheia. Enrolling her at Matheia is the single best decision we've made as parents. I'm watching my child blossom before my eyes as she develops confidence in her ability to read, write, and learn math.
There are all the regular benefits of small school/ class size, meaning that each student is given lots of individual attention and can work at his/ her own pace. Art and science are daily classes, and your child will play outside every day. The teachers are knowledgable, kind, and invested in your child's success.
In addition, there is a tremendous sense of community in this school. The kids are given opportunities to interact with students in different grade levels, for example, and there are opportunities for parents to participate in the classroom, too.
It's a wonderful, fun, and engaging learning experience and we are so lucky to have found it.
Our daughter has been attending Matheia for six years. We especially like the teachers who are specialized in their subject matter area, small class sizes, art and recess every day, appropriately sized homework assignments, and the fostering of the love of reading from the very first day of school. My daughter also participates in the school's Peer Advocates program where she is learning to lead and advocate for the needs of others. Matheia gets high marks from us for academics as well as teaching social and leadership skills that will last a lifetime.
We've had a wonderful experience with Matheia school. Both our children started here in K and we have now been part of the school for 5 years. The teachers are engaged and enthusiastic. Our children are thriving in all subjects, but especially reading, art and science. I love that the focus is on learning as well as being a leader and responsible member of our community. They really work with the kids in developing leadership skills and it shows. The 5th graders are consistently confident, well-spoken, thoughtful and generous. We have yet to have a child move on to middle school but all accounts I've heard are that they kids are very well-prepared for area middle schools. Only downside I feel is it actually being slightly TOO small (for our older child, not as much of an issue for our younger child).
This school teaches students to become the best they can be in academics and in leadership. They try their best to support all students. Even if all students don't feel like they flourish most do. Most I have heard from former students are doing well in their classes in middle school. Specialist teachers work well for many students, it helps them prepare for middle school too. Many students are ahead of class level, some are coming along at their own speed. Not all students are rock stars and that is just fine. This school tries to make students feel happy with who they are as a person and as a student.
Each teacher specializes in their teaching allowing focus on that specific class. this is great. Social studies, art, math, writing and science are the core classes at this school. Not all students can benefit from this but many do. This school really tries to express to the student if you don't understand ask, but if you don't ask I may not be able to help as much as you need. This is a great skill to have. They also communicate with parents and will adjust work as needed to help your child.
Always had homework in 4th and 5th grade in writing, Math started in 4th grade but was mainly to learn our multiplication and division facts so we would really have them mastered. This allows students to let their brains absorb what happened in class instead of bombarding them with work that sometimes could take away from the love of school. Homework will come in middle school.