We just love this school. It has a great foundation of teachers and after school support staff that makes it great. Parent Involvement is a must at the school which makes it more like a family atmosphere and the kids stick around for several years - our son has known the same bunch of kids since he was 2 years old. We love the activities they have for the kids; gymnastics, soccer, cooking classes, ceramics and the retile man. Our son has turned out to be very compassionate, a quick learner and very social person and we believe that is thanks to the team work between school and parents.
This school has a fantastic middle school program. It has allowed my daughter to feel as though she has been part of a family of fellow students and teachers. The academics are challenging and are complemented by a curriculum that focuses on the whole. A very well rounded, balanced education in store if you are lucky enough to get into this program.
The school grounds are pretty big and the kids seem to love it. Parent involvement is mandatory, and the group can be somewhat cliquish. It is very different from a public school and not pure montessori.
The teachers and administration are very compassionate to the needs of their students and parents.
My god daughter goes here and it is a great school full of caring people.
Teachers are great, learning is made fun. Great student to teacher ratio. The outdoor environment is supposed to be an extension of the class room but is not overseen directly by the teachers. In some areas it has become and afterthought and neglected. The after school activities are expensive and there is not a sports program available. Art classes during school are run by parent volunteers and not funded. There is not alot of school unity because of the scattered campuses. Although we loved the teachers and beautiful campus we knew our kids would benefit from a sports program, library, computer lab, science lab, school auditorium, and lunch program. There is a heavy financial burden placed on the parents to fund the growing needs of the school. Highly recommend for preschool and early education not strong enough for most 4-8th grade students.
The teacher at this middle school are dedicated and very organized. The curriculum is strong and interesting. My child loves her school and her teachers.
Our child attended this school from prekindergarten through sixth grade.He received good to excellent academic attention and this was objectively seen through great Stanford 9 scores. However, accountability for student's behavior is poor.There was no attention given to playground bullying or general disrespect students showed each other. Also, they were continually asking for more money and parents were beginning to question appropriate use of funds.
What a great school! My two children are thriving and I couldn't be happier. The classrooms are enticing to a curious child, so much to do and see. Parents are encouraged to be involved and contribute to an overall sense of community. The school is clearly operating with the children's best interests at heart. There is a waiting list, but definitely worth the wait.
Villa is an exceptional school. Most if not all of the children are above their grade level on all of the subjects. Villa teaches excellent values and morals. All the children respect one another as well as their superiors and just get along wonderfully. We're very happy with our choice.
Great pre-school and kindergarten program. Does not have provisions for a gifted child or any child with learning disabilities. There has been a lot of teacher turn over in the past few years. School is responsive to problems and trys to correct situations as they occur, not proactive. A lot of fund raisers and letters asking for money to help update sites for various classrooms. Excellent for first grade and under but does not seem to keep up with the academic requirements that other elementary schools in the area require. Parent involvement is the backbone of the school.
Because of extensice growth, Villa has not been able to keep its quality.
Villa (primary and elementary) is a great school! It's not pure Montessori, but still offers a great education!
My child is in 2nd grade and reads and spells at 4th grade level. Villa is a top notch school that allows the child to grow to THEIR optimum, not the class. It also provides community, values, and promotes peace. The children are very self directed.
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