The Merit School Of Stafford
At Merit School Of Stafford, Our half-day Preschool and Jr.
Kindergarten programs are designed to develop the young child’s awareness of stories, words, rhymes, letters, listening and beginning handwriting skills, as well as confidence, independence and inquisitiveness about learning.
Our full-day kindergarten program strives to develop each child into a reader and writer, confident in these skills, as well as beginning math, social studies, and science concepts.
Kindergarten students are evaluated using the PALS screening in the fall, winter and spring.
- Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
- Students: 64 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
Merit is pretty good. I was only there for the summer camp, but it was pretty fun. There are nice children except for a few, we did a lot of arts and crafts but one of the downsides were the teachers yelled a lot and were very harsh and discriminated against children who weren't their favorites. We go on numerous field trips and have amazing food and the summer camp has a cooking club if you're into that. And there is a pool with a water slide. I'd recommend it. Food: 4/5 Staff: 2/5 activities: 4/5
I have a son that has been at the Parkway Blvd. location for kindergarten and 1st grade. We are over the moon with the education he is receiving here. I am certain that the quality of the education he is getting far surpasses any Stafford County Elementary School. I come from a back ground in K-5 education, and the curriculum here is impressive and the teachers are loving what they do. K-5 is a must here with before and after care available. Students go on numerous field trips and have opportunities for learning beyond what you can imagine.
We love the Merit School of Stafford on Pkwy Blvd. We have a private school kindergartener and 1st grader mid-way through the year already and couldn't be happier. Well worth the tuition to get small class sizes (only 9 kids in 1st grade class, and 17 in kindergarten), and an amazing facility with top of the line support from the director and staff. Teachers are great and kids are doing well. They test using PALS which is same as public school, so we are confident our kids are getting same or better than what the nearby public schools offer. Highly recommend to anyone considering this great school.
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