April 24, 2014
This is our daughter's second year in the Lower Elementary class; she will be going on to 4th grade here and Miss Suzy's Upper Elementary class in the Fall. Mr. Paul is a wonderful, warm Lower Elementary teacher (grades 1-3), and MKL is a place where you truly become part of the community, part of the fabric of the school. In this student-oriented environment, every child is seen, heard, and known, and given the opportunity to explore his passions and work at his individual level. Choosing Montessori education for your child in the elementary years may be considered a bold choice in today's prevailing educational environment, where constant "assessment" (testing), grades, competition, and homework are givens. If the research (or your own gut) has persuaded you that the pendulum has swung too far in that direction (and your child is not happy and thriving in that system), Montessori, and MKL, may be for you. The emphasis here is where it should be: on raising enthusiastic, engaged, lifelong learners, who will have not only the skills, but the confidence and qualities of character and resilience to meet the challenges of the future.
- submitted by a parent