Anyone who sends their child to this school is doing them a huge disservice!! There's so many negative aspects to TSMS - no electives (except Turkish), no athletic programs, no extra curricular programs, no lunchroom choices, etc., etc. - but I'll focus on academics. Entering high school, my son was pretty far behind because of TSMS - particularly in math and science. However, it was in the less tangible areas where he truly suffered. It's in middle school that kids learn things like note taking skills, study habits, test taking skills, and managing assignments. With these, a student could catch up no matter how far behind. Without them, they will continuously struggle just to keep up. To put it simply, children at this school never learn how to attend a real school. So much of the instruction was homogeneous web material, and the same stuff day after day after day, with no need for thought. It wouldn't ever be fair to say that TSMS is virtual schooling with a few semi-competent babysitters.