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New World Montessori School

Private | K-6 | 73 students


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Posted June 18, 2014

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent the teachers the staff everything about this school is top notch. The PK and K teachers are just wonderful educators and people. You really can't go wrong with any grade level at New World Montessori.
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Posted April 2, 2014

Best Preschool with best teachers , high quality, I love this school and i am so happy and proud to say my son is going to this School... Love the overall attitude of the school. Teachers are so loving and respect kids as an individual and guide them, its a pleasure to see how they handle kids!!
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Posted March 6, 2014

My 3 1/2 year old has been at the school for about a year now, and we've been very pleased. After having a terrible time with a small, home Montessori school, this place was a delight. My son loves it, we've had no issues at drop-off (which we struggled with at his previous school). He's learned great social skills and self-discipline. Both of these are as important to future success as topical learning, which we have no complaints with that either there. When he wasn't wanting to sit at circle time at first, they were patient and loving with him. We appreciate the healthy, hot lunch option and the sugar-free environment. We and he also love the extra-curricular activities that are offered for kids who stay at afternoon care. We'd rather do other things on the weekends with him then cart him to soccer. After my previous experience, I thought child care and difficulty solving issues naturally went hand in hand, but at NWMS, my experience has been very different.
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Posted December 16, 2013

Maybe fine for ages 7 and under as a day-care and kindergarten. It is a safe environment for younger kids, but NOT a good school for 3rd grade and up for the money. You can find better. Principal is defensive and seems to only care abt money. The staff turnover is high. The upper elementary teacher hides from parents and they don't do a good job teaching math.
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Posted October 31, 2013

New World Montessori is an incredible school. Our daughter started in their infant class and is currently in the toddler class. NWMS is a wonderful environment for a young mind to grow. The teachers and staff are all very warm and open, and we couldn't be happier. Our daughter learns something new every day. We often get comments on how advanced she is when people hear her counting or her vocabulary, and we know a large part of that is because of NWMS. We are expecting a second child and it wasn't even a second thought that she'll also be attending this wonderful school.
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Posted October 30, 2013

As a professional I have spent over 20 years helping parents navigate the school system for the specific needs of their children. When it came time for me to do the same for my family, I feared that it was going to be a difficult journey. I am glad to say that NWM turned out to be the perfect fit for my child and I have since referred many families to the school, particularly families with gifted children whom were not allowed to work above their grade level at very highly rated elementary schools. The teachers are top notch and I cannot say enough about how much I appreciate the welcoming front line administrative team. Parent involvement is not mandatory however there is a very real presence of parents on-site. Many of the parents who work full-time tend to contribute with their vast intellectual knowledge (designers, doctors, researchers, grad students), and my child has benefitted from every second she has spent in this community. Thank you Ms. Yasmine for the incredible school you have created!
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Posted October 29, 2013

We have two children there - one started in the infant program and is now in the toddler program and we have another one that started in the toddler program and is now in Kindergarten at NWMS. We couldn't be happier with the what our kids have learned and how they have flourished. Most of our experience is in the infant - preschool where we found the teachers to be incredibly warm, caring and understanding. It is hard enough to leave your babies for an entire day but, knowing that the teachers we leave them with treat the kids with respect and love and give them their foundation in learning and being good people for a lifetime makes NWMS a great choice. Thank goodness for Ms. Yasmeen, her team of teachers and Ms. Romy! They have helped our family tremendously by operating such a wonderful school.
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Posted October 28, 2013

My daughter just started 7th grade in public school and due to the great education she received at New World Montessori School, she was accepted into LAUSD's magnet program. She is in the top 10 or 20 of her class at her new school and is a well-rounded confident young lady due to the life skills she learned at New World. Her upper elementary teacher was fantastic, a seasoned teacher who went out of her way to help her students. Overall, the school has been great (my daughter was there for around 8 years) and reasonably priced as well.
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Posted October 28, 2013

New World was the perfect beginning to my son's education! The teachers are warm and caring and the curriculum really encourages kids to have fun while they learn. He loved every day there, made a lot of friends, and came out more than ready for kindergarten!
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Posted October 28, 2013

NWMS provides an amazing environment for children to learn and grow. The teachers are very engaging and they truly encourage children to be lifelong learners. They allow children to learn at their own pace, which keep the kids very engaged and I have never heard of my son being bored at school; if he masters something, they move him onto a more challenging lesson. Truly a terrific school!
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Posted October 28, 2013

New World Montessori School has been home to our two daughters for the past four years. I cannot say enough on how professional and loving the teachers and administration are towards our children. My wife and I are so happy on how our children are developing and love how NWMS offers so much enrichment in their daily lives. I would recommend NWMS to any parents looking for school/daycare for their children in the Culver City area.
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Posted October 28, 2013

New World Montessori School is really a great school. My daughter has been at this school for three years, from preschool to kindergarten. The teachers are fabulous. They are very patient, nice and they love the kids. My daughter has built up the foundations of not only on academics but also on character. The education my daughter got in New World Montessori will benefit her all her life. I would recommend New World Montessori to any parents looking for a school/daycare for their children.
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Posted February 5, 2013

We've had two kids in this school for the past two years and could not be happier with their educational development, from pre-K to 1st grade. The teachers are kind and supportive and the kids are thriving. We espeically like the student diversity. What it lacks in physical plant, it makes up in effort.
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Posted August 15, 2012

I must have been to seven or eight different schools for tour before deciding on NWMS. And after being to them, it really is true that not all the schools with "Montessori" in their title are really Montessori philosophy based. The director is a very passionate woman and the school really reflects that. As soon as you walk in, you can see it is such a happy environment, unlike the schools my child was previously in, which was also happy, but it was all play but no learning. After attending NWMS for three months now, my daughter is reading books at home. BOOKS! And in many other ways I have seen this school is helping develop her potentials. I can't describe how grateful I am in finding this school. If you want your child to be in a school full of love and learning, this is the school you want to look into.
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Posted August 2, 2012

Have you ever wondering what your child is learning at school? Have you ever wondering why the school is losing 1-2 teachers (the good ones) every 6 months? Have you ever asked the principal to show yourself the qualification of the "teachers and assistants"? Is your child having art? music? and all the enrichment programs that the school is offering to you? If you want to get "education" for your child you have to start interrogating. A parent like myself that did not interrogate... I got a cruel an too late answer.... My child was there from infant to preschool and believe me nothing - zero! was taught at NWMS. Please if you are a parent who care about "education" for your little ones, just call into a question.
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Posted July 27, 2012

the principal let me have a lunch menu after the deadline and does lots of fieldtrips with us

Posted February 7, 2012

My son started here as a 3 year old in the preschool program and is on his 2nd year! I went on a serious hunt for preschools before deciding on New World and knew right away this was the spot for my child. Most of all he adores his teacher and really responds to the Montessori philosophy. The program offers everything for a well-rounded child such as practical life ,play,academics,music,art,etc.There is a sense of community with warmth and respect for the child. After touring elementary schools I am hard pressed to find anything comparable for lower and upper elementary as well.My son is soaring academically and I don't want him to lose the zest for learning which is being fulfilled here. The school director is warm, approachable and open to suggestions. A real gem!
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Posted April 29, 2010

The school is a series of mismatched buildings with several play yards. My son and daughter have gone through the infant, toddler and pre-school programs and enjoyed every day. The teachers are very nice, and easy to contact if there are any concerns. So one can be involved with their child's development even while working full time as so many need to do these days. My son is in the elementary program now and he loves his teachers and is excited about each new think he is learning. The relationship a kid has with their teacher is so important to making learning an enjoyable experience and we are happy to have found the great teachers at New World Montessori. We hope to have both our children stay through elementary.
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Posted April 20, 2010

This is a great school. My son has been here for two years in preschool. The teachers are really warm and nice. The principle is strict about montessori method and cares about students. We feel lucky to find this school on our first year living in LA!
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Posted April 19, 2010

The teachers are wonderful and my child is blossoming. Although the physical structure could use a face lift, it is well maintained and the staff is wonderful. Plus, they are always fund raising to make it even better!
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Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 32% 52%
White 30% 26%
Asian or Pacific Islander 18% 11%
Black 12% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 9% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10520 Regent Street
Los Angeles, CA 90034
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