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Rollings Middle School Of The Arts10

Summerville, SC | Dorchester County

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January 4, 2015


My daughter loves Rollings! She loves her vocal core and is working hard to get good grades. The teachers are amazing. They really love what they do and the students they work with. It really makes a difference when the teacher wants to be there. Middle school has been such and easy transition from elementary school for her.

Submitted by a parent

December 9, 2013


I attended Rollings from 2002-2005 and despite basic middle school drama (cliques, bullying, etc.), I loved it. My core was Creative Writing (back when it was still a core!), but the teachers always encouraged us to explore all areas of the arts. Because of this school, I have breezed through writing all of my papers in high school and college, I have had several pieces published, I have cultivated a love for dance, and I am a professional actress. I would say my experience is unique, but my friends who attended here (many of whom I am still friends with!) have had professional success in what were their core areas--some are journalists, some are professional artists, and some are teachers. I now attend the University of South Carolina and STILL spot people wearing Rollings t-shirts around campus every now and then--that's always a conversation starter! Attending Rollings gives people a permanent bond because it is such a unique experience. I would not have traded it for anything. Do whatever you can to get your child into this school, because it will literally change the course of their life.

November 17, 2013


My cousin and I are joining rolling and auditions are in January so give us luck!!!

June 4, 2013


I was a student at Rollings Middle School about 8 years ago in the Theatre Arts program. I remember hearing horror stories about middle school and being so worried about what was in store for me. All i have to say is thank god I was accepted and went to Rollings for my three years of middle school because all those worries were immediately washed away. I'm currently in my 20's and can say that my three years at Rollings are still the best years of my life. I made my best friends there who have stayed by my side up to this point in my college life.. Going to a school that encouraged free thinking, open mindedness, and creativity has been the best thing for my future. Rollings student's are the kids out in the world today making great grades at distinguishable universities in rigorous majors. If you're a parent with a child in a Dorchester District 2 elementary school it would be in your best interest to do everything in your power to ensure your child attends Rollings Middle School of the Arts assuming you're worried about their future. It's an eight hour investment now that will more than likely pay off eight fold in the future not to mention they're bound to love every minute

May 10, 2012


My son is finishing his first year there, we live this school. To the parent who wrote they hate this school because of a locker, really you need to grow up. A locker, is the reason you hate something you need to really need to see what the school is about because it's clear you don't. A locker, really, get a life.

Submitted by a parent

July 9, 2011


I have a rising eigth grader and a rising sixth grader attending RMSA. It's not a perfect school, but my children are proud of attending their school. For the older child, attending RMSA has been a life-changing experience. There are wonderful, talented and committed teachers but also average or slightly below average teachers too. The atmosphere of the school is exciting and focused on academics and arts. Very positive place overall!

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April 12, 2010


I hate this school it's very annoying my son was so unhappy about not having lockers thatwas the only thing he wasexcited for and he didn't get to do it we are very unhappy.

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August 14, 2009


I just graduated from Rollings, and am headed on to high school. I have to say, this is an awesome school. The teachers are all very helpful, and so is the rest of the staff. Since it a a relatively smaller school, they really get to know all of the students. The students are great too. There were absolutely NO fights or anything major to go one in the years I went there. Sure, the kids will act the same; you will have your cliques and so on and so forth, but there aren't any major problems. The sports teams are getting better and better, and the coaches are great! I was on a lot of the sports teams, so I would know :) Anyways, this school has a great atmosphere and I encourage everybody to try out!

Submitted by a student

July 22, 2009


this school is a really fun school, and most of the teachers are awsome. since its an art school you can miss a few classes every now an then to watch a play or dance performance, which i'm sure every student would like. there is never any fights in this school, but there are lots of cliques.more than half the girls at the school are mean, and will make fun of you because of what you look like or, what you wear,or who you hang out with.

Submitted by a student

June 13, 2008


Rollings is by far a great experience for any middler schooler. I have had 2 children at the school. The pricipals, teachers, and students are like a family. The curriculm is quite challenging especially the GATE classes, but the students gain so much from them. If there is a problem teachers are easily reached and the conferences reach resolution quickly. Student are there because they want to be there. They work hard and it pays off. It has been a wonderful experience.

Submitted by a parent

February 25, 2008


I am currently a 7th grader at this school and my experience has been extraordinary. You really feel welcome when you walk through the doors. Academics aren't the only things that excell at rollings, the sports are great too. i encourage anyone to try out.

Submitted by a student

January 28, 2008


RMSA has such a unique learning environment. When I walked in the front door today, the vocal class was singing beautifully. And kids were visible on the stage of the auditorium receiving instruction from their teacher. Classical music is often playing throughout the school. It puts me in mind of the school Hillary Duff's character attended in the movie 'Raise your Voice.' My daughter is a Visual Arts student and she loves her experience at Rollings. They are top notch and a recipient of Palmetto's Finest last year!

Submitted by a parent

October 4, 2007


Rollings is without a doubt the best school in the state. The teachers are absolutely top-notch, and they create a 'family' atmosphere where kids are challenged, encouraged and respected. Parents are welcomed, and kept informed. My 6th grader is excited about learning and wants to go to school every day. She feels confident and accepted. While the district continues to sacrifice quality in Dorchester II schools for growth and place emphasis on athletics vs, arts and academics, Rollings remains a safe, supportive, nurturing, fun environment for those students who are fortunate enough to attend. Do whatever it takes to get your child to the audition!

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July 30, 2007


I have two children at this school. I feel fortunate to live in a school district that places such a high value on arts education in addition to academic excellence. This school has to be one of the best in the country.

Submitted by a parent

April 28, 2007


This is a great school. I feel safe and blessed to be sending my child here. There is not a better school in Summerville.

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