By Caroline Abkar | October 2016
San Diego Unified’s School Choice Enrollment for the 2017-18 school year is currently in progress and there is much to be excited about these days when it comes to Clairemont’s Schools. The neighborhood already boasts stellar elementary schools and now principal Jon Gollias is on a mission to turn Marston Middle School into a high performing, safe school where students will thrive and reach their full potential. With more and more local families choosing Marston, the school is on its way to becoming a neighborhood school again.
Principal Gollias has a track record of elevating the academic programs in schools he has managed in the past and decrease infractions significantly (by over 50%). He strongly believes in choice and positive reinforcement, and schoolwide participation in safety and positive behavioral programs.
Marston Middle school has been awarded $22M in government funding and the excitement is palpable with plans to remodel all bathrooms on campus, improvements to the gymnasium and addition of athletic facilities, new PA system, new fence, new windows, new HVAC system, and new veneer. The planning and design kick off in January 2017, so stay tuned and most of all, go tour the school and see for yourself what is brewing in the air. Tours are currently offered the first Friday of every month – see the school’s calendar for details on the school’s website:
Be sure to download the full article too, for all the exciting details including Principal Gollias’ philosophy, background, and what makes Marston Middle School unique and potentially a great fit for your child. And if you do tour, ask where almuni end up – you may be quite surprised!
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