MCS students span the ages of 18 months through 14 years. Students remain in the same classroom for three years in primary and elementary and two years in the adolescent program.
In all our classrooms, the rich interdisciplinary curriculum offers extensions into advanced work for students who are ready to explore beyond “grade level”. The three-year cycle gives children the opportunity to revisit favorite lessons, materials, or topics.
Students do not receive traditional letter grades at MCS. Progress is monitored by teachers through close observation of students and their ability to internalize and master skills presented. Teachers and parents meet several times a year for conferences. Parents are welcome to observe in the classroom, ask questions, and learn more about their child’s progress.
At all program levels, parents receive comprehensive progress reports twice a year before conference time. All students in primary and elementary invite their parents into the classroom during the year to demonstrate the work and research they have done. All students, 3rd through 8th grade, take an annual standardized test to further assess their progress.
Students who leave MCS transition exceptionally well to other public and independent schools.