My son attended MAS from the mid 2000s to the early 2010s. Our experience with the teachers there was first-rate. They were all very kind, attentive, encouraging people and we are still in contact with several of them. During this same time period, however, we had a HUGE problem with bullying. The teachers tried their best to do something about it, but the former principal was extremely blasé about the problem and didn't acknowledge or follow through on parents' concerns about it. The former principal was also a big believer of "everyone can be friends with EVERYONE" and therefore made it a policy for all kids to be forced to sit with their classmates at lunch, not their friends, so my son was literally forced to sit and eat with his tormentors on a daily basis. I will say that seeing a new principal at the school is a GREAT first step in capitalizing on the great teachers and parental involvement at the school.