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Manhattan Middle School Of The Arts And Academics

8 reviews
290 Manhattan Drive
Boulder, CO 80303
(720) 561-6300

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I currently have an 8th grader attending this school. I would strongly advise against transferring your child into this school from another school/state. The administration doesn't care about bullying, and turns a blind eye to physical assaults. The teachers are solid for the most part, although there are more than a couple that are counting the days to retirement and do nothing to help the kids.All in all, a very disappointing experience for what is supposed to be a "good" school.
Posted by a parent on 3/2/2017
This school is OK. There are a handful of great teachers, some good teachers and more than a few that should find a new career. I'm sure this is the case in most schools. Unfortunately in the last 2 years they have lost a few of the great ones and have replaced them with mediocre ones. They've also moved teachers around into different subjects, which is OK if they are qualified and experienced, but is the social studies teacher really qualified to teach Theater Arts (no, not at all)? Manhattan is the most diverse of all middle schools, which I like, coming from a big city. If your child likes the Arts, it is likely a good fit.
Posted by a parent on 1/10/2016
My son, who is extremely motivated academically, and a TAG student, thrived at MMS. In fact, it was a life changing, for the positive, for him. We switched him half way through 7th grade, and he slid right in. He was well prepared for a rigorous high school with all IB classes, and is continuing to thrive in high school. He had some exceptional teachers. Though he feels he could have had better prep in Science he is still thriving in science in HS (IB course too). Yes, of course there is drama here and there, but there is enough diversity that you can be yourself and find friends who are great for you. I LOVE the principal. She is open minded and cares deeply for the kids and the school. It is a place where kids can thrive. I love the diversity. It's really hard to find that in our school district, as well as a place where middle school kids say more often than not, that they love their middle school - which is what I heard from the MMS kids I asked.
Posted by a parent on 1/19/2013
Wonderful school; very accepting of all types of diverse students. Principal is amazing and caring and staff is some of the best in Boulder. Our son has thrived in advanced math (has skipped 2 grade levels) and advanced Language Arts. He is thriving, happy, and loves school. One of the few middle schools in Boulder with National Junior Honor Society and TAG program.
Posted by a parent on 12/2/2012
amzingly kid friendly and has exelent art programs. students are kind there are never any fights and kids feel free
Posted by a community member on 3/19/2012

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Boulder schools - Manhattan Middle School Of The Arts And Academics is located at 290 Manhattan Drive, Boulder CO 80303. Manhattan Middle School Of The Arts And Academics is in the Boulder Valley Re 2 School District. Manhattan Middle School Of The Arts And Academics is a Public school that serves grade levels 6-8.

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