Our son attended the upper school for three years. His standardized test grades steadily declined while at MSA. We were promised a great education and almost guaranteed college acceptance. As it turned out the promise of individualized teaching is only there for you to sign up. The teachers are not very good let alone being trained to deal with learning disabilities. Most of the teachers seem to be disorganized and not at all sympathetic to the children's needs. My son is bright and had good grades in middle school, but is forgetful and has trouble with writing. I could never get any of the teachers to write down his assignments or give handouts. He was constantly punished for forgetting to turn in assignments that he had done. We were very frustrated with this school and the constant demand for more money. Constant fund raising. The other frustration was the number of days your kid has no school and you need to stay home. This is very hard on a working parent. On semester finals kids are let out at 10:30 am, and you need to be there the entire week to pick up your kid at school. They don't even offer to bus your kid to the pick up place. We gave MSA every opportunity to deliver a good education for our son and they failed miserably. He is back in public school and needs to make up a year because of poor teaching in Mill Springs.