SMM instantly had the feeling of community and over the years has become like a second home for my family. The teachers are true gems and you can tell they love what they do. They go above and beyond every day in all that they do, and the teachers work to get to know the whole child. Whether your child enjoys sports, music, drama, choir or Eco Club, there is something for everyone! Some of my favorite things are long standing traditions, especially: 8th grade and Kindergarten buddies, CommunityFest, the Saints parade, and May Crowning. Most importantly, I relish the fact that the students get the opportunity to attend Mass every week and have an opportunity to lead the Mass as a class.
We feel so blessed that our children have attended St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School for their elementary and middle school years. We are so grateful to each and every teacher and administrator for nurturing them in a faith-centered, caring, and loving environment. We appreciate all the hard work the teachers put in to make learning fun and innovative as they prepare our children for their future. We can't express enough how wonderful our experience has been for all three of our children in every way from the amazing staff, excelling academics, enriching spirituality, life long friendships to the very active and competitive sports programs. We often hear the phrase, "It takes a village to raise a child". We are so happy we have been fortunate to be part of this Christ-centered village.
We initially considered St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School because of a few recommendations we received from friends and neighbors and we could not have been happier with our choice. Meeting with the staff at SMM we were very impressed with their focus on customizing teaching methods to a variety of learning styles, identifying and offering support for children with special learning needs, a faith based education with emphasis on the community, understanding how we all impact each other. This is why we chose SMM and all of these reasons have remained true! Our girls are now in 4th and 2nd grade. We've had the privilege to work alongside incredible teachers and support staff through the years; from receiving additional resource/tutoring where needed to help enhance reading skills, to the utilization of the Gifted program they offer to enhance accelerated learning. We have been extremely pleased and have since recommended a few families to join our community. We would highly recommend anyone exploring options to seriously consider St. Mary Magdalen School.
There are so many things our family loves about St. Mary Magdalen Catholic school - from the intimate class size and individual attention to each student’s needs, to the community feeling you get when you are a part of the Mustang Family. What really stands out is the comprehensive approach to educating students. The focus extends through academic excellence, helping children navigate the different stages of social development, a strong athletics program, and most of all, intertwining faith and God in every day school life. Our family was considering a big move this past summer, and one of the biggest factors in our decision to stay in the Orlando area was St. Mary Magdalen school. The experience we’ve had is unparalleled and we couldn’t imagine our children attending school anywhere else.
I think SMM is a great school because it is basically my second home. I feel so safe here, I know everybody, and the staff and students are always kind to me.
At SMM, we do caring things for others. For example, we visit the elderly at the Adult Center and collect money for the poor.
John Paul F.
I think my parents chose SMM because I can have a relationship with God and go to church.
I love the programs here at SMM because they give you many opportunities to have fun and learn.
I think my parents chose SMM because they knew that it was a safe environment.
The teachers open up a narrow path into an entire universe of opportunities. They are incredible and prepare you for all the stages of your life.
I think my parents chose SMM because we have Mass every Wednesday, we pray, and we learn about Jesus and how to respect others.