I'm a Toledo mother and I just had to share my love for my daughter's school (The Maritime Academy of Toledo 5-12 grade).My daughter has been going here for 3 years. While I've always liked this school... this year they've made some huge changes (2015-2016 year). The new principle, Mr. Lusk, is amazing with children! He has a strong background in special education and is also a marine. A lot of teachers are new this year and I have no complaints about the staff. This school allows parents to be as active in their child's education as possible. They allow parents to "shadow" the kids in their classrooms as often as you like... in fact, they encourage it! I have never found a school that allows this. The Maritime Academy has nothing to hide and welcomes students and their parents as a part of their family! I also love that most of the staff has very strong military background and the school has an amazing lockdown security system... these days, protecting our kids is a real issue and I feel the safest place for my child to get her education is with this school. I've personally been there during a false-alarm lockdown, and I am blown away at the protective instincts the entire staff has for the children. Again, it helps that most of them are Navy, Marines, etc. The vision that the principal has for this school will truly inspire you. It is a great school, and with this principal and staff, I have no doubt that this is the best school in the Toledo area.One of the best parts of this school is you will get so many classes you'd never get anywhere else in Ohio! This is a maritime school. On top of your basic education... My daughter has learned how to scuba dive (in their own heated indoor pool) during gym. She has had lunch on their school's ship. She has been learning how to operate large ships, subs, etc. Learning to read sonar, weather patterns, etc. They have an 'on deck simulator room' which makes you feel and think that you're on a large vessel. It reminds me of Cedar point simulator rides. They teach Nautical science, nautical traditions, etc. Their classes are large with 10-15 in a room. They have intervention specialists to help students. A five star chef that makes real and healthy lunches. They teach self defense after school as well as swimming, arts, drama, culinary, sports and extra tutoring for free.And incredibly they also have a classroom with online classes! Does your child want to learn Chinese? They will customize classes to fit your interests!All of this and more wrapped up into one amazing school. We're so lucky to have found this hidden jewel in Toledo!!-very happy parent #bestschoolinohio #nextleveleducation #timetostepuptps #raisingthebarinschool #wlsisntonourlevel
4112 Jackman RdToledo, OH 43612
Soon to be the ONLY International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program authorized world school in Toledo. Globally minded, academic excellence with a focus on character education. We educate the whole child.
This was the worst experience I've had with customer service in a long time. I took my car in for a simple cylinder misfire. The work took two full business days to complete, after I was told it would only take half of one day. The cost was $150 (which was fine). The problem was when I drove away the check engine light came on and the car began to shake severely while idling. I called Paul Kruthaup and told him the problem. He told me to call back the following Monday and he would get my car in again. In the mean time the car began to run even worse. I called and left a message on Monday and got no response. Tuesday Mr. Kruthaup finally answered and told me I would need another part that cost $100. I was willing to bring it back but told him (very casually) that I found the part for cheaper. That is when he became extremely rude. He said "if you think you know so much why don't you take it somewhere else". So that's what I did. I lost $150 plus the cost of taking it to a real shop. I'm writing this review in hopes that you won't make the same mistake I did.