March Academy is a small, quaint and loving school. Immediately when you open the door, you get a feeling of calmness and acceptance. My son loves going to school each day, even though academics may be challenging for him. He knows that he has great friends, wonderful teachers and a lot of support. Also knowing that there are many activities through his day that he can look forward to, plays a factor in motivating him to go each day. End of day pick up is the only area I see that could be slightly altered or improved. The children wait inside for their parents to pick up.Perhaps outdoor time at the end of the day would be a nice way to offer more fresh air and exercise .
I highly recommend March Academy. I consider it a gift I am giving my child to be able to attend. It is giving him a leg up, I believe. It was difficult for him to leave his regular school but within two days he stopped complaining because March is such a wonderful place. The teachers watched out for him to ensure he always had someone to play with and he transitioned well. That was huge for me. I never worry about him while he is at March, whereas I was stressed every day about what was happening to him or how awful his day was while at his other school. To know someone cares about my son is wonderful. The school is kept nice and clean and I just love the amazing yard and the gardens leading in to the school. My son was disappointed about the lack of a play structure but he got over it.
Both our kids enjoy going to March Academy as they both feel challenged, supported and more importantly they feel cared for. Our eldest has mentioned several times that she feels she matters there and this makes us feel at ease. March Academy has become a second family for our kids. Something else we have noticed since our kids have been at March Academy is how polite and caring for others they've become. They are very conscious of opening doors for others, and saying please and thank you and the stories we hear at home are that everybody does this at school, it's part of the program. they are also very conscious of caring for animals and nature as they have conversations every Wednesday on how important nature is in our lives. We feel that these "little" things will make them more responsible adults and more caring human beings.
March Academy has been a shining light for my son and our family during a very strenuous time in his life. He had a lot difficulty with friendships and learning in the larger school system. March Academy has provided a warm and welcoming environment that has helped him with his daily routine and confidence. March Academy will always have a special place in our hearts! Now that he is older, and will be moving on to a new school, we will greatly miss being a part of the March Academy family. A child going off to school "Happy" is one of the greatest gifts a parent can receive. March Academy is "Happiness" for our son and our family. March Academy has been a highlight in my sons life!!
The overall quality of student life at March Academy is very good. It is a wonderful environment for all students, no matter what learning challenges they may be experiencing. Our son enjoys the school very much and often states how much more he likes the school than the prior two schools that he attended. We do not worry about his learning or his social experiences at March Academy. The administrator and staff are able to focus on each student because of the small number of students and for the students it maximizes their chances for success academically and socially. The policies and goals articulated by the school are put into action and are consistently applied. We believe that each student feels part of the school.