Family shares their Skinner experience

After attending Brown International Academy, Skinner was our first middle school choice for our son, Mason. What a relief it was to learn he was accepted last spring! Now Mason is halfway through his 6th grade year at Skinner and we could not be more thrilled because he is flourishing, both academically and socially.

For our family, the importance of Mason continuing on to our neighborhood school was important to us. We were at Brown from the beginning and moving on to Skinner was an opportunity to continue on the same path because neighborhood schools provide a strong foundation for our kids. We feel so fortunate to be part of such a vibrant community of active families all working towards a common goal – to provide and build a healthy middle school for ourselves, as well as for our friends and neighborhood families.

As parents we are continually amazed and so appreciative of the emphasis placed on the academics at Skinner.  The teachers are supportive and encouraging, they really know their students. This is so important!  I find the accountability that has been instilled and is expected daily is so molding for the students and parents alike.  There are many after school activities as well, something for everyone.  I especially like College 4 You – what a fantastic opportunity to start leading our children towards the goal of higher education through introduction to campus life and exciting hands on experiences.  Mason loves it!

We were relieved that our transition into middle school life was smooth and welcoming; I really attribute that to the above and beyond efforts of Principal Koyama and her amazing team of staff and teachers.

– Kathleen Ham, mom of 6th grader Mason


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