2nd Cohort of First Year Teachers Celebrate Completion of MSS New Teacher Academy

2nd Cohort of First Year Teachers Celebrate Completion of MSS New Teacher Academy

By Kady Preston and Brooke Tompkins Why did Meeting Street Schools Create New Teacher Academy? In Malcolm Gladwell’s 2011 book Outliers: The Story of Success he makes the claim that it takes 10,000 hours of intensive practice to achieve mastery of complex skills such as playing the violin or getting...

How MSA-Spartanburg Is Using Mental Health Awareness Month To Strengthen Scholars’ Mental Fitness

Mental health awareness month is a time to understand how mental health impacts families and to promote strong mental health in our scholars. At Meeting Street Academy Spartanburg, we are using morning meeting activities to address mental health to start conversations and find ways for students to get help if...

Founding Principal, Tamil Goodson, Guest Hosts on Kids First Radio Show: Shares Passion and Vision for Meeting Street – Jasper & Beaufort

Our Meeting Street - Jasper & Beaufort founding principal, Tamil Goodson, was invited to be a guest on the Kids First Radio Show hosted by SC Public Charter Schools. It was a great opportunity to share her passion and vision for Meeting Street - Jasper & Beaufort as a tuition-free...

Brentwood’s 8th Grade Bulldogs: “DC or Bust!”

Meeting Street - Brentwood 8th graders need your help raising $15K to help all 61 scholars end their middle school careers with a trip to our nation's capitol -- Washington, D.C.--in May 2023. After studying United States History as part of their standard 8th grade curriculum, our scholars will have...

The Turtle Way: Mr. Keane’s Reflections

I could not be more proud of our upper elementary school scholars here at Meeting Street @Burns. I could go on forever about their academic growth and development as young learners, but their growth and achievement percentiles speak for themselves. Instead, I wanted to focus on the commitments they made...

Supporting Mental Health in Middle School: Our Students Have What It Takes

I couldn’t have imagined the immense mental health obstacles our middle school students face daily. They navigate social media with its constant call to compare or bully. They’ve seen school shutdowns and some have known waves of grief. They face the typical challenges accompanying adolescence. The needs are great, yet...

Six Signs of Trauma & How to Respond

In the US, 70% of adults and 1 in 7 children have felt some form of serious physical or emotional harm, also known as trauma, at least once in their lifetime. Trauma is a response to anything that breaks our feeling of safety, like a serious injury, risk of death,...

Three Ways Meeting Street Schools Prioritizes Mental Health For All

One of the few good things about the COVID-19 pandemic is that it has highlighted how integral social and emotional support for students (and adults!) are to the school environment. Newspapers nationwide have been inundated with headlines screaming about the mental health crisis that we are facing in our country...

Reimagining Student Support

As a Black educator who has spent nearly my entire school-based career in turn-around schools, I’m all too familiar with the disparities that exist in education along racial and socioeconomic lines, which are very likely to influence education and life outcomes for students. Research supports, and my experiences have shown...

An Open Letter to MSS Students

Dear MSS Students, The past few weeks have been pretty weird. I spend most of my days on a computer with my dog by my side. Wearing a mask in public is no longer just for superheroes and overusing hand sanitizer is no longer just a third grade thing. A...

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News & NotesFounding Principal, Tamil Goodson, Guest Hosts on Kids First Radio Show: Shares Passion and Vision for Meeting Street – Jasper & Beaufort

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News & NotesCongratulations: MSA-C Class of 2016 Graduates From High School and Heads to College and Career

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MSA – Charleston

Pre-K3 To 6th

Downtown Charleston, SC

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Pre-K3 To 5th

Downtown Spartanburg, SC

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Pre-K3 To 8th

North Charleston, SC

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Pre-K3 To 6th

North Charleston, SC

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K To 1st

Jasper County, SC

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“MSA is a family. Once you’re in, you’re in. They said they would follow our kids from K-3 to college and they actually lived up to what they said they would do. Not only did MSA challenge my daughter academically but it also exposed her to new things that she probably wouldn’t have been exposed to at our previous neighborhood school. Our journey at MSA was exciting and rewarding. They actually walk the walk.”

— Tyeka GrantParent

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“Meeting Street Academy is my family. They taught me that I am valuable. I am an asset to the world…They asked me, ‘What is your dream?’ I had never been asked that before. The MSS community gives me the strength to pursue my dreams.”

— Kadelyn SteedStudent

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“We come into work everyday truly believing that our students are capable of achieving anything that is put in front of them. Here at MSS, students are provided the opportunity to achieve success through the facilitation of well-educated teachers, resources, and a responsive classroom school environment.”

— NikToshia GilesTeacher