I'm shocked at that last post/review. It is apparent to me at least that these negative posts are coming from one individual who obviously feels very paranoid about what they are doing. It s pretty bold to accuse someone posting their opinion that disagrees with your own of being too new to know better
... Read more or being an administrator. I think they are pointing a pretty big finger at their own intentions here. The wonderful thing about choosing a private school is that you "choose" to be there. If you're so unhappy, you should find somewhere else to be. As for my family, we'll stay at Park Maitland! I stand by my opinion as a "seasoned parent"! As a parent, I could not be more pleased with my children's experience at this school. It has been a blessing to have them in a place that is safe, loving, and still academically challenging. I know from experiences at our previous school that sadly this isn't always the case. To say that they have never had a bad day or difficult week would be silly, but I am so thankful that these experiences are happening in a school that wants to help me build their character and learn these life lessons in a caring, compassionate way. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/12/15
The most recent review looks to be written by a new parent or the current administration. Caring, compassionate and challenging are not words I would use to describe our past few years at PM. By fifth grade, you grow tired of WAY, WAY too much favoritism, lack of customer service, lack of discipline,
... Read more holes in the academics, and a repeated lack of response to parents' concerns. The current administration is very good at making parents feel isolated in their concerns, giving lip service, and marketing inflated statistics (3rd place in math competition? They fail to mention there were only three teams! The list goes on.) We will gladly pay even more money for sixth grade at another school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/04/15
The last 2 reviews are spot on. It's funny (or not) when parents speak after their kids have left park maitland. The things that a parent puts up with in the 4th and 5th grade really makes one look at the school in a different light. It is refreshing to see these reviews. My oldest 2 kids really blossomed
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Posted by a parent on 01/13/15
Wake up and smell the coffee people!!!! Once upon a time, PMS was a fantastic school. We all loved PMS in the younger grades. But at about 4th grade, your eyes are opened. It has nothing to do with being pessimistic. It is reality. The administration doesn't listen to parents' complaints. Ask yourself
... Read more why less than 1/2 of the 5th graders return for 6th grade!!!! It would so much easier to stay and not change schools!!! Why are we so willing to pay thousands of dollars more for another school!!!! WAKE UP!!! All of these parents can't be wrong. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/08/15
I have been a parent here for many years, and the school isn't as good as it was years ago. Academics have slipped in some areas, and discipline is lacking. Kids with bad behavior or academic performance are being allowed to stay. Socially - very cliquey especially for the girls. Pushy parents and their
... Read more kids get what they want. Previous posts are right - they will gladly continue to take your money. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/15/14
Good morning. I have 2 children at Park maitland. The younger one is having an OK school experience as it has been difficult for her socially. I do regret every day keeping my child at PMS for sixth grade. All of his buddies moved on and the majority (not all) of the boys that remain at PMS are just
... Read more plain mean. I keep my good face on for him but it really eats me up inside. I'm sure that he will be a much happier kid when he leaves Park maitland. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/24/14
I wrote a review of Park Maitland School in April 2012 after my daughter was asked to make other arrangements for her education by what is in our opinion a deplorable school. I won't go into great detail here, the April 2012 review is still available here if you wish to read it. I felt duty bound to
... Read more write this update because our daughter is now a virtual "Straight A" student working toward a musical scholarship in another private school that does more than pay lip service to accommodation and academic/social diversity.There is no earthly reason why educational professionals at PMS could not have achieved the same results were they not so obsessed with elitism and making their own lives easy. To be fair - and I always try to be so - if your child falls into the "Park Maitland Mold" then you'll be fine and probably write one of the 5 star reviews you see elsewhere on this page. If however your child is a free thinker, creative, going through an absent minded phase, an only child without older siblings to emulate, or any of the other normal developmental phases children experience, then I would advise you to think carefully before choosing this school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/17/14
This is my kids first year at Park Maitland and we love it! I have 3 older kids in public school, but things have really changed since they were in elementary so I knew I had to look elsewhere for my youngest two. Neither of my kids, including a 4th grade boy had any trouble making friends (and we're
... Read more not part of the "Winter Park Clique"), in fact the kids were welcoming and kind. What I love (compared to public school): no worksheet overload, caring and loving teachers who can teach for the child and not the test, leadership and social connections, they truly develop the whole child, they make it fun! My kids LOVE going to school, the atmosphere fosters success. The quality of my son's work has gone up dramatically because he is engaged in the lessons and the kids around him do well. I thought he would struggle coming from public school, but he is excelling. He is now the kid I knew he was supposed to be. And my daughter is easy, she loves Kindergarten like I knew she would - I love that they instill manners and have lots of active time. The campus is beautiful, the administration has been fantastic. A 9 year old boy that loves school again-that tells you everything! Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/03/14
We are a new family to Park Maitland and are very unhappy. The drop off and puck up is horrendous. My girls feel they are ridiculed by most of their classmates esp. the girls. Spend some time at the school if you are thinking of enrolling. We will hopefully make it through this year.
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Posted by a parent on 08/25/14
My daughter just graduated from Park Maitland on 5/29/14. After spending first grade in Lakemont elementary and having bad experiences with two teachers that treated quite disrespectfully, I decided to switch her over to Park Maitland. She has blossomed remarkably well. Within two weeks at Park Maitland
... Read more her vocabulary increased two times fold. Her manners and demeanor also became softer and since we were going through a divorce; I was amazed by the care and guidance the in school counselors provided. Their phone message is "Growing leaders every day.." -I couldn't agree more! The love and relationships she has developed with her classmates will last her a lifetime! Thank You Park Maitland!!! Read less
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