25 Parent Reviews for Ums-wright Preparatory School
Highly recommended. Strong academic rigor and great preparation for college, compared to other local private schools. Also, many extracurricular activities in both athletics and the arts. Faculty are well-trained and highly motivated.
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Posted by a teacher on 05/09/13
My daughter has attended UMS since K-4. She is now in 3rd grade. I wish that I had the opportunity to attend such an excellent school. She loves going to class and the curriculum is impressive. It really does feel like a family. Highly recommended.
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Posted by a parent on 11/23/10
UMS is a good school with many nice facilities and extra-curriculars, but academically speaking we've been a little disenchanted. For us, making the decision to send our child to UMS was a financial sacrifice, but we were willing to do it in order to give our child the best education possible. However,
... Read more UMS has not delivered academically. Just because the facilities are impressive does not mean you're getting a better education than other private schools. I can personally attest to that. If you have the extra thousands lying around then do it, but at least at the elementary level it simply isn't worth the sacrifice! Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/02/10
Don't send your kids to this school. You will find out that the administration could care less about you or your family unless you donate regularly. It is extremely sheltered, all-white, mostly arrogant rich kids. sadly ums is a bubble filled with these people which most people find hard to break out
... Read more of.. you'll find that people in mobile make fun of kids who went to ums because they are known around mobile as sheltered and/or arrogant..sure it is a decent education it is definetly not better than any other school around mobile(as many people think) considering the honors programs that most other schools have. ums will not help you get into college if you are trying to get into a good or elite college because it is not recognized by many of those elite colleges, trust me.mcgill, murphy and other schools are a much better experience. Read less
UMS-Wright is the best education you can find in Mobile, and one of the best schools in the SouthEast. No other school in Mobile can give you the proven leadership seen in UMS-Wright students. The academics are challenging, while the athletic department has created champion after champion. The art
... Read more department is constantly excelling and becoming a bigger force than ever before seen. The students here want to do well, and the learning environment is welcoming. I cannot wait for my children to experience their UMS-Wright experience! Read less
Posted by a other on 11/24/09
I started UMS in 7th grade and am now going in to 9th grade. This is the best school for your child. The academics are challenging but they will help your child be able to be accepted into more colleges. They also offer college prep ,honor, and AP courses. I am in the band also. The arts are a great
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Posted by a student on 08/14/09
I attended UMS-Wright from K4-12th grade. It was the best experience of my entire life, and I wouldn't have changed it for the world. UMS-Wright taught me everything thing I needed to propel myself towards a very promising future. In addition to providing me with every available tool needed to excel
... Read more in academics, sports, and the arts, UMS-Wright introduced me to the friends I have kept for a lifetime. Read less
Posted by a student on 03/13/09
100% of graduates attend college. The curriculum is moderately challenging academically. More student recognition and resources are focused on athletics as compared to academic contests and the arts. Parents extremely involved. Students want to do well. A well disciplined student body. Lacks diversity
... Read more in ethnicity. Plenty of athletic extracurricular activities. Encourages community service. Greater focus could be placed on teacher quality. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/13/09
Excellent administration. I feel comfortable calling for any reason as small as a what time is show-and-tell in my son's class. I'm always treated with personal attention. Also, the students are so polite. Once my 2 year old was playing around older children and was accidentally knocked to the ground.
... Read more The child stopped, helped her up, looked around to find me, then walked over to appologize. Read less
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Mobile schools — Ums-wright Preparatory School is located at 65 Mobile St, Mobile AL 36607. 65 Mobile St is in the 36607 ZIP code in Mobile, AL Ums-wright Preparatory School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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