Discipline has not been an issue at March Academy. It is my understanding that when something happens, it is dealt with promptly. The children are taught the expectations of March Academy from the beginning: to be respectful and accepting of everyone. The atmosphere at the school is one of togetherness, where all students and teachers are working as a team. This greatly reduces behaviour issues and the need for a great deal of discipline. Communication with teachers is clear and timely.
The teachers at March Academy are exceptional. They are kind and caring, yet firm. Especially with expected behavior from the children. The children thrive under these teacher’s supervision. If there are any issues, both wonderful or concerning, as a parent, you are the first to hear from the principal. I have many opportunities to speak with Kerry, at any time during the day. She is readily available. There is certainly a positive atmosphere at the school and issues are dealt with promptly and in a fair manner. It is a very warm and safe environment.
Communications have been very smooth. I always feel informed and up to date. The e-mails are effective and let us know what is coming up in the schedule. All staff are very approachable. Questions are quickly responded to and I have never once been made to feel like I was being a hassle. Problems are immediately addressed at the end of the day, face to face. In fact, I think many problems are never even brought to the parents' attention as they are quickly and kindly dealt with in the moment and they do not become a bigger issue. This being the beauty of small class sizes!
Teachers go beyond the call of duty at March Academy and they are always available to parents. Great emphasis is placed on mutual respect and negative behaviours are addressed immediately so they don't escalate. The Principal is available by e-mail, phone or even text message if needed. Our kids feel safe at March Academy and this reflects in their self confidence. The support and guidance given by the teachers have played an important role in both our kids' educational and personal development. March Academy focuses on the growth of the child as a person, not just as a student.
The teachers and administrator at March have kept us informed of our son’s progress in all aspects of his education and his participation in the school. They respond to our questions and concerns quickly, thoughtfully and thoroughly. They communicate if they have questions or anything occurs with our son and we have agreed with every action they have taken. We have watched our son blossom socially and academically for the first time and we believe it is because of the guidance and support provided by the teachers and the administrator.