Alsion is an amazing school. We've been a part of the Alsion Community for 4 years now and are extremely pleased with the education our children have received while attending this school. The teachers challenge each child to achieve their own potential, nurturing them every step of the way. The innovative techniques employed in the classroom amaze me. The teachers engage our children to learn, empowering them to take control of their own learning environment.
Alsion is the best thing that ever happened to our family, yes, our family. There is nothing that affects our daughter that does not affect us. Her happiness since joining Alsion has brought us all happiness. She feels the student body is a family and mixing grades 7-9 and early college gives her a chance to stretch when she is ready and stay at her own level when she needs to. Her writing skills have improved substantially and she is not afraid to join in on a debate or deliver a power point presentation once a week. Her confidence has grown in ways we did not know were possible. She is learning about fitness and making good food choices and applying it in her daily life without prompting. While she struggles with some subjects, she not dejected or defeated but instead has said she knows she will 'get it" with enough practice. She is proof that an Alsion education shapes a youth's character while learning the basics and then some. Parental involvement is a growing movement at Alsion and people are responding
There are no extracurricular activities apart from a small art class. Classes offered like geography don't have any use afterward. My child doesn't learn from most of the classes. With a poor environment I am not pleased with this school.
This school helps kids to develop the invaluable ability to learn how to learn. The teaching style is unique and effective. The teachers are patient, kind, and innovative top educators. They are very supportive and approachable. My son got some top notch education there. Tuition is very reasonable for such a high scale school. They also offer early college program after 9th grade. It is an ultimate gateway to a 4-year college.
This school has a lot of homework. We are getting a high school education at the age of 11. This school makes up ext6remely stressed. But the teachers are nice and understanding.
Alsion montessori is superior, in my opinion, to any other school. It's accelerated program allows the students to work from Seventh to Ninth grade, and then enter an early college program and work toward a much higher education. During their 3 years of high school, and 1 year of college, the students have credit for 2 of their years of college. Plus, the school community and environment is one where every student may comfortable work and focus.
It is a prestigious school that offers many opportunities for their students. Their teachers also provide plentiful help that allows the students to excel in every subject that they apply themselves to.
Alsion is a gem of a school. The teachers are competent and kind. They somehow manage to get the best out of every kid without engendering ruthless competition in pursuit of the highest grades. While the student body is as diverse as any of the public schools that surround it, there are no discernable cliques at Alsion. Everybody mixes well. My daughter and all of the Alsion students I ve ever met complain about the work load and rigor, but without exception they all seem to enjoy going to school here. While the Alsion middle school runs through 9th grade, one year more than others, Alsion students prove to be strong students at their next schools, even when they bypass high school altogether and start Ohlone College at age 15.
This is the best education any parent would dream of providing to their children. I wish I had the opportunity to learn in such an inviting, exciting, challenging and fun environment. Alsion Montessori is the 21st century education system fitting our society. My daughter just graduated from Alsion Montessori 9th grade and is attending college fulltime in order to finish her high school requirements. Her rock solid background from Alsion is enabling her to feel at ease and comfortable in a college environment. I like to thank the Alsion Montessori school teachers for preparing such a great curriculum and teaching my child so well.
Alsion's Early College Program is an exciting opportunity for our students. They participate is a 3 year plan that concludes with receiving their HS Diploma and an AA, with the option to enter the Cal or UC school system as a junior. The Director of this program builds a customized curriculum for each student individually to meet their needs and goals. He meets with them weekly as an advisor and communicates well with their parents on a regular basis. His background experience and knowledge are a vital asset to our program. I personally could not be more pleased.
The 10-12th grade program is innovative and forward thinking but is poorly managed and lacks direction. A new administrator for the Ohlone portion of the program would be helpful.
A very unique program that constantly keeps the students motivated. Progress is individual and this school system understands that. The early college experience is very rewarding for mature young adults.
Incredible environment for children to learn to be more internally driven, own and be responsible for their decisions and excel in any area they choose. This school has some brilliant students to the average child, but it is small enough and allows enough freedom that each child can meet their potential. Highly recommended.
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