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Far Horizons Montessori School

Private | K-8 | 96 students

 

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Posted October 2, 2013

Both my children have attended this school since preschool. The teacher to child ratio is wonderful! We feel both of our children have learned so much academically as well as learning social skills and becoming well rounded human beings. Far Horizons Montessori has built an incredible foundation for both our children. The academic standards are high but the individualized teaching helped my children work at their level and build up. I would highly recommend this school.
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Posted September 30, 2013

My kindergartner was rejected after a week because he didn't always follow all the directions, - in Kindergarden! He is far ahead in math and is very sweet hearted. I am very disappointed that a school would expect such young children to have perfect etiquette, I thought the point was to learn social skills as well as academics in preschool. They admitted how bright and loving he is; therefor I find it very sad that they will only accept little robots - All my children are colorful, outgoing and exceptional in the arts and academics, their ignorance is doing children an injustice. We will be much better off elsewhere.
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Posted July 28, 2013

Dear Sir, Madam My name is Houman Yekta from Iran. I and my family coming soon to Orange County CA, 345 N - Batavia St. 92868 to live the date 15 DEC 2013. My daughter is 7 year old ( Date of birth: 1-31-2007 ) and she has passed kindergarten and preschool in Iran. so i peruse your school website and, your school is appropriate for my asked and my children. Please tell me about your tuition and fees and how to pay and more, however after his admission. (coast is important for me) i am waiting for your answer as soon as possible. Truly Yours Houman Yekta
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Posted July 8, 2013

I almost don't want to write a review, because I feel like Far Horizons is one of Orange's best kept secrets and I love how much individualized attention my son gets at school. My son is in pre- school and has just completed his first year. I am so excited and amazed by how much he has learned and grown, both academically and socially. We love this school!
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Posted March 26, 2013

Fun, affordable and quality academics. Family oriented activities, GREAT LOW cost and high academic standards. Love, love, love this school!
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Posted February 12, 2013

I attended this school from the age of 5 through 13. It truly enabled me to succeed in high school and college, as I have recently graduated from USC with a degree in Physical Therapy. I owe much of my success to the foundations Far Horizons provided me with and I highly recommend it to anyone.


Posted October 1, 2011

After visiting over 11 schools and doing a spreadsheet I chose Far Horizons Montessori. I wish I would of sent my daughter here sooner. I love that there is a Spanish, Art, Music, Dance and Art class that are included. There is also morning and afternoon daycare and the price is very, very reasonable. I love the teachers who are all excellent instructors and very caring. The principal is very knowledgeable and is on top of things. She has been very supportive with my daughter. I love that the school is small, cute and intimate. The parent involvement is growing and there are a lot more activities being planned. My daughter learned so much in the first year in pre-k. She was reading in no time. I compared the curriculum in 11 other private schools and I was the most impressed with what the students were learning and doing on their own at Far Horizons. I highly recommend this school. My daughter also loves it. It's great that it goes up to 8th grade as well - so nice that there is a safe and supportive place for children to grow, learn and be themselves.
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Posted August 10, 2011

We love this school. It is a small, intimite school with two teachers per class room, which gives each student the attention they deserve. No one gets lost in the shuffle. The teachers actually correct and follow through on the work the students do. The school also provides weekly classes in dance, music and Spanish to all students. I feel my children are getting the best academic education from the most caring teachers.
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Posted May 17, 2011

This is a small school with an abundance of teachers and directors who care about the children's learning. My child needs a lot of one on one attention and I was afraid that she would not receive this in a public school due to the budget constraints. In this school, she is blossoming without any problems. In her K class there are 27 children and 2 teachers, allowing the teachers to focus in the children's individual needs and achievements. This school does not advertise, as previous students return with their own children. The very reasonable tuition includes music, dance and Spanish.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 59% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 23% 11%
Hispanic 12% 52%
Black 6% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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264 North Main Street
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: (714) 997-8333

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