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K-8
Private
Pasadena, CA
Students enrolled: 75
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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444 South Sierra Madre Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91107

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(626) 577-8007
(626) 577-4566
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March 19, 2014
What a wonderful school! I am so happy with the way things run there, my child is learning so much and has adapted there with such ease, learning fast and smoothly. The teachers are so nice and nurturing, and the administration shows true care and acknowledgment of the program, teachers, children and their parents, and facilities. I LOVE this "CHILD'S GARDEN OF LEARNING!

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2014
My daughter is in San Marino Montessori school (Preschool)from 2 months and really after these two months I can see how different she is now .now she can understand and speak more English ( as we are not USA citizen).she also start to write letters and know words for each letter. Her teacher miss Sandra is an amazing teacher and she knows how to give them the information in a very simple way. I highly recommend the San Marino school .

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
This is an excellent school. The staff and teachers are great with the kids and they get a leg up on the education system next to what the LA Unified School District can offer. I highly recoomend this school!

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2013
My school is great!!! I'm a grandparent here, and truly, for the great service and true care they dedicate to our children, they should higher their tuition a notch, though I'm pretty comfortable with what I'm paying now, given the current global economic situation we're all in. I recommend this school in a blink of an eye!

- submitted by a community member
May 02, 2013
Great School!!! If you're looking for the best program for your child, THIS IS IT! It is wise and to your benefit, to disregard negative ratings, it's obvious they were written by unhappy personnel, or anyone looking to get out of the contract, which is REALLY a reasonable one, compared to any other private and/or MONTESSORI schools, given their EXCELLENT program and personnel... All teachers in the school are state-of-the-art qualified and beyond, and the Management/Administration runs with such ease and control. The communication is always clear and Parents as well as Students are ALWAYS taken care of... Teachers too! The maintenance and cleanliness are impeccable I would have LOVED to be in their schools when I was a child :) Simply the best!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2012
I have two children at this school and couldn't be happier with the level of education and care my children are getting. I have one in Preschool and another in 1st grade. My oldest started out there at 3 years old and we decided to try a PUSD school for Kindergarten. That was a learning experience. We brought her back to this school for summer and 1st grade and her demeanor changed back to the bright, sweet girl she had always been. All the teachers know both my children by name and are genuinely invested and concerned with them and their education. Frankly, for the attention they are receiving and the level of learning, the price can't be beat. Those other reviews that talk about it being a business and nickel and diming us, I just don't agree. My only complaint is that unfortunately enrollment is down and I'm now trying to find another school beyond 1st grade. If there were enough students enrolled there through 8th grade I would keep my kids there all the way through. For parents who work full time, this school is fantastic. When she was at public school, I could not keep up with the demands for volunteering in the classroom, lunch room, playground, etc. SMM is great.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2012
This school functions as a business rather than as a school. The priority of the owners of this school is to make as much money as possible without getting closed down by licensing. They have numerous citations from state licensing and there are valid reasons for those complaints. I have personally spent time in all of the classrooms at this site and only, maybe, 20% of the teachers are competent and do their job appropriately. The reviews of this school from parents who are happy with the program are highly likely to be because the parents don't know any better; don't know about the field of child development and what a good school SHOULD be. Many of the teachers employed at this site, and at the other Victory Montessori Schools are NOT Montessori Certified. The absolute worst classroom at this school currently is the two year old classroom. The teachers in that class are VERY lazy, rude to the other staff, administration, and the children, and the diapering practices in that class are ATROCIOUS! I've been on the inside and seen the real happenings of this school and I would NEVER enroll my own children at this school, even if they were offered a full scholarship. It's awful!

- submitted by a community member
April 09, 2012
I have all three of my boys in this school and do not have one complaint. The teachers and administration is great! They are always doing little extra around the school, which sets them apart from other schools. Last week they did an Easter egg hunt, and a few weeks before that they hosted a trike-a-thon event. In my opinion this is a best school and I plan on having my boys stay here through 8th grade.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2012
Horrible, They will nickel and dime you for everything. Please review you statements they make mistakes often. My daughter went here for one year of their pre school program. They automatically enrolled her for the following year without my consent, even though I was open and honest with them that we might not return, since we were moving. When I tried to dis-enroll her they tried to have me pay first and last months tuition plus material fees for the entire year even though my daughter wasn't going to attend which I told them before the school year started. Material fees alone were around $700. I asked the principal what exactly that covered her response was paper, pencils, and markers. What preschooler uses $700 worth or paper and pencils!?! Thats $700 per student...Dont bother there are several other montesorri school that are better!

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2012
I am so happy I found this school! I just enrolled my son in their twos class, and my older daughter who is in third grade. Their Upper elementary is not Montessori, but its still a wonderfully flexible school with a great curriculum. What sold me on this school was all of the extras they offer during the day, like computer and music, it just does not compare to other schools. The staff is caring, and the office is very helpful. So far, so good.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2012
This school is good only for preschool and kindergarten. Teachers are good but administrative is really bad. All they care about is money not your child's education. Again, teachers are good. The admins will do anything to cut corner and make money.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2011
I am glad I decided to write a review for the school considering the last one is not a good reflection of their elementary program. My son has gone to this school since he was 3 years old, he started off in their Montessori program, but since he is now in their elementary school, it is not Montessori. I have been very pleased with the class, the teachers and the curriculum, and my son is very happy here. it is true they do have different grades in one classroom, but it seems to work. They have two teachers that are very attentive to my son and his needs. The teachers do not seemed to be bothered with the mixed ages and grades in the classes. I have only had positive experiences with the administration, I find them to be very helpful and kind, and they seem to be very present with what is happening at the school. I am not sure about the parent volunteer since I have never asked to volunteer, but I would not see them having a problem with it, if i wanted to volunteer.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2011
I sent 2 children to this school. Pre-school through 1st grade is competitive and a good value, but after 1st grade the program just isn't up to par. Classes are combined due to dwindling enrollment (our last year there, they were 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in the same classroom). Tough on teachers, and a disservice to the children. The program's lack of attention and focus on building reading and writing skills put all students at a real disadvantage. Administration is not present, does not invest in school, does not welcome parent involvement. Would not recommend,

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2011
am very dissappointed with this school and how they handle their Pasadena Location. I was a parent who had 2 children attend at different times and this last time was thankful my child was ready to move on to elementary school. The teachers were very nice and really cared for the children, however the administration was horrible. The good teachers were pulled from the Pasadena school constantly and the substitute or new in training teachers were placed at that location. In addition social services visited the school a number of times. Now when parents went to talk to the administration about their concerns over the teachers being switched out almost every two months they were blown off. Lastly, the school held a contest to get teachers to come and make a positive comment about the school for their names to be placed into a contest for a paid early day off. There is not adequate security at that location and subpar to their main location in San Marino. I had the opportunity to get to know numerous parents and a large number changed schools or planned on changing. I loved the teachers, just felt they neglect this location, and the parents with it.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2011
This is such a great school, my 5 year old son goes to their kindergarten and my two year old daughter is in preschool. I find that the teachers know both of my kids in side and out, they know their development, both academically and socially and base their lessons off of that My son is doing so well, he knows how to do multiplication and division and my daughter has learned all of her letters and numbers. This is a wonderful school with caring staff.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2011
My daughter had been in SMM for 2.5 years before she went to 1st grade. We love the school. We were always surprised how much she learned at school. The teachers are very caring and patient. Although the student/teacher ratio is high, kids are always kept busy by learning. Compared to some expensive daycare, this school is definitely a better choice.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2011
This is an excellent school. The campus is very warm and inviting. The staff and teachers are very caring and act in a very professional manner. I especially like the Montessori model teaching approach with all of the individualized attention. The afterschool program is also an invaluable option for even more learning and growth opportunities. It is a great option. The fees are very reasonable for all that is provided.

- submitted by a community member
August 05, 2010
My son has attended SMM for a year now and every day w/in this past year, I never fail to be pleasantly surprised by what he's learned. His particular room teachers had an effective approach to teaching where they were firm, yet caring. This completely reinforced my teachings at home. I am more than confident that he will be prepared for kinder & will excel.

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May 10, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 29, 2010
Too bad a preschool! My daughter stayed there for 4 weeks and cried all the time after she came back home. The teachers are not kind at all. Always left my daughter there alone, even for the first several days! I wanted to withdraw my daughter from the school, I had to pay 1 month full tuition plus 30% of all the remaining academic year!!! Watch out the contract!

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2010
I can t believe how great of a dancer my little ballerina has become since we started letting her do ballet conservatory here at the Montessori. As soon as she shows other interest, we ll put her in the yoga program as well. She has such a passion for dancing and we are very thankful you offer it!

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2010
We ve heard all the latest raves about Montessori schools and decided to give it a go with San Marino Montessori School for their kindergarten program. So far we re very happy with the choice everythings been really good.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2010
This is one of the best schools around. I give the Montessori School 5 stars for their curriculum, different approach to teaching, and the amazing staff! Both of my children have excelled here and couldn t imagine going to a public school. We ve been telling all of our friends what an awesome place this is and hopefully word spreads like wild fire!

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2010
They re able to communicate with parents and let them know when they see a problem. We have a nontraditional family and work a lot, so we need all of the help we can get and this school actually gives it to us without making us feel as if it is our fault.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2010
Elementary is great very good teachers, kids are having fun. Don t know much about the preschool.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2010
My little troublemakers love it here. They re high-energy kids, but they re doing great. I think most of their stuff had to do with the poor education system at their old school! That s not the case here at the Montessori School.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2010
My son has been going to San Marino for the past year now. At first I didn t expect much because of this site in particular. Sure they have a nice looking campus, but looks aren t everything. There are plenty of other schools in the area with nice campuses. But you know its been amazing. The other schools around don t offer half the things San Marino has included with regular tuition. To be honest, I really don t understand how they are able to do everything for the tuition they charge. Nice after-school programs too. I don t really enjoy driving all over the place in the evenings so I m very grateful.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2010
Teachers here seem to be able to give a lot of one-on-one attention. Had I chosen a public school, I know I wouldn t have these kinds of results this fast or this great.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2010
I can t believe the changes I have seen in my twins in the short time since they ve been attending San Marino Montessori! As two children who seemed a little behind just a few months ago, my kids are now excelling. I like the individualized learning idea. It seems to make a big difference.

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July 21, 2009
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February 06, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 24, 2009
Unfortunately, the quality of this school has taken a downturn. The campus is not as well maintained as prior years, homework has dropped off significantly, and there is literally no communication between admin/teachers and parents about the program generally or about individual student performance. I worry about how my child will test this year. Office staff are generally unwelcoming and appear annoyed by parent inquiries. Afterschool classes are overpriced & very inconsistent with regard to quality. Instructors change frequently for some of the after school classes without notice to parents.

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January 21, 2009
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July 20, 2008
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July 15, 2008
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no rating June 17, 2008
Both of my children went to San Marino Montessori for Pre-K and Kindergarten. My daughter, now in public school is at the TOP of her class. My son is about to enter public school and he too is showing signs of being at the TOP of his class. I will be forever grateful to SMM. If you want your kids to play in a sandbox all day this is not the school for you, but if you want their minds to be sharp, alert, responsive and capable of anything..... send them here. Thank you SMM. Sorry for the grief I gave you over minor things. What you did for my kids will serve them well their entire lives.

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June 13, 2008
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June 13, 2008
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June 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 10, 2008
My job doesn t have a home-base and I get transferred to a new place every 2-3 years. I am never very sure about choosing a school, because I never know much about my new city. I met with the office for a tour and I knew this was the place for us. My daughter s attended this school for the last 6 months and is really happy here. She has made so many new friends. Compared to her earlier school, her test scores are much higher now. San Marino has a strong program and has so many extra activities for the students from in-house to their after school activities to field trips.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2008
This is great. I was really worried about the negative reviews. I don t really believe everything online, but it can get to you after a while. It s nice to see that the school is having its parents post about their experiences. We ve enjoyed our time here too. We re leaving for Arizona in a few weeks, but we ve loved our time here.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2008
From what I have seen since I have been working here, the children seem especially happy at san marino. They seem to form friendships and develop distinct personalities in a surprisingly mature fashion for children of such young ages. There are rarely serious issues, and certainly never in the classroom itself during the time I have taught. As far as the quality of education goes, I suppose I cannot speak for myself as a teacher, but I do find that I am held to a high standard of excellence by the students themselves, who arrive at my computer class so clever that I find myself unable at times to think of them with anything less than the utmost respect. I can only credit the other teachers at this school with fostering such cleverness in the children here.

- submitted by a teacher
May 20, 2008
Our kids currently attend this school. We are very happy with the situation. The teachers are excellent and we recently had a minor dispute, which the administration handled admirably. We hope to keep both of them in this school until junior high.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2008
A friend recommend this school to me and its just been fantastic. It s sad to see all the negative stuff on here, but we haven t run into any of it. We have one more on the way, and we re already talking to the school about saving a spot for him/her (we don t know yet!) Our son who is attending loves the teachers, and cries when we try to take him home! We re so happy we ve had such a wonderful experience with a school. We were so scared at first to put him in a center. We talked about me staying home with him for a few more years, but this was the best decision we could have made.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2008
My son attends this school at the elementary level. I have seen much improvement in all areas, particularly the language. He receives extra help from the aide in his classroom, who is a credentialed teacher. I am surprised at the comments from people who say they are so unhappy. I have been very pleased with San Marino Montessori.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2008
Parents reading postings on this web-site should be aware that one of these negative posters has been repeating the same post for many months, leading me to believe the poster could be an unscrupulous competitor. The charges are absolutely preposterous. To say that children are not taught to respect others is just laughable. It really is a lie, and anyone visiting this blog should realise this. If parents would just visit our school and see for themselves, they will know what I mean. And if this person is real, please, let them call us and tell us. We are completely accessible as administrators in the school. Otherwise, I take it for granted that they are not authentic, and so should everyone else. The unfortunate thing about internet blogs etc., is that there is just no oversight as to the authenticity of these things. This is a wonderful, well-run school.

- submitted by a community member
May 09, 2008
My daughter has been going to SMM for years and is now enter junior high. She has enjoyed growing up with her classmates. And it is nice to see the montessori pricinples being used daily.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2008
My daughter currently attends San Marino Montessori School. She loves going to school everyday and very happy with her teachers and playmates. she has improved her language skills and social skills. We are excited for kindergarten next year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 10, 2008
it is true that there is less communication between teachers, adminstration and parents, but on the other hand there are few teacher in san marino montessori who are real good. those teacher give quality education. parents need to come together and talk to adminstration about their problems, rather then complaining. let the office know what you all go through. don't complain about teacher, it seems they are also under pressure.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2008
I do not understand all of the negative press this school is getting. Our son has been going to pre-school at SMM for over 2 years and he is doing great. The only issue I agree with is the somewhat high turnover of teachers but that seems to have settled recently as I think the administration was made very well aware of that concern. I have always felt the administration was quite helpful when I brought issues of concern to their attention. I think a lot has to do with the approach the parents take. Our current teachers are wonderful and all of the daycare teachers know our son as well and are very kind and warm. The school is very clean and I have not encountered an overcrowding issue. Most importantly, our son is learning, thriving and most often doesn't want to leave at the end of the day.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2008
Not Bad, when my son switched schools to a different private, catholic school he was ahead in math and Spanish. Good as a lower grade school but a little iffy on the upper side. Admin us distant but friendly if you can get a hold of them.

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February 13, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2008
As a parent I thought I should share my experiences so that others can benefit. My son has been attending San Marino Montessori from the age of three. Now he has been in school for almost 3 years. The teachers have given him love and care and he's so socially and emotionally stable. The atmosphere has given him amazing progress academically. His reading level is high and now he even tries to read the newspaper. I write these few line in appreciation of the good work done by San Marino school. Keep it up. Cheers!

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January 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2008
My children attended San Marino Montessori School for two years. My sons are now ages 12 and 13. They went to SMM for preschool through first grade. The amazing thing is that at 12 and 13 they are still asking me if they could go back. There are several things that they talk about when they recall their experience. The first and most striking is that they felt as though their time spent in the classroom was actually fun and not work. When ever we drive past the school they still beg me to go inside and visit their old teachers. Sometimes we pop by and I let them play on the playground after school hours. I believe that San Marino Montessori creates a safe, nurturing, dynamic atmosphere for children in which they can rise to their fullest potential.

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December 05, 2007
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November 18, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2007
Both my children attend San Marino and it is fine. They have tested well - and have had quite a bit of homework every year. As for materials fees, etc... the equipment and supplies used by the school are in good shape and/or new. The teachers are caring and the 'extras' offered (yoga, art, chinese, magic) quite good.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2007
Although the price is OK, what parents are getting out of the school is not. You pay this enormous 'supply' fee but never did my child come home with homework. While the teachers were 'OK,' the Administration made our lives miserable. Beware and don't send your kids to this school.....

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2007
My son has attended this school for 4 years, we are happy with the schoolas are most of the parents that we talk. I was therefore pretty shocked to read some of the negative comments posted. The cost for the quality of education is actually quite reasonable at $600/ month including daycare before & after school. Some of my friends pay more for academic education that is far less vigorous than provided by this school. The classrooms are not overcrowded. There are one teacher and one assistant teacher for maximum 28 children, a reasonable ratio. The class size get much smaller in the grade level. It's true that there was a high level of teacher turn over in the past year which has been resolved. However, the administration did not handle its relationship with parents well when parents voiced concern about the turnover rate, which would explain the negative comments.

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October 22, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2007
I work in the administration of this organization. Each parent who has ever come to me with an issue has had my undevided attention. If there was a workable solution we found it together.

- submitted by a teacher
October 20, 2007
Anyone can go visit the school and see that their classrooms are over crowded. The teachers seem tired and overworked. The administration staff and how the director runs the school is quiet unpleasant.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2007
This school has been here for over 30 years, and year after year students go out and do extremely well in their continuing education. Please check the school out for yourself!

- submitted by a community member
October 18, 2007
You know, I just read some of these reviews. There can be quite a few children as long as they are in ratio. I've never seen this 'overcrowding' situation in the classrooms my kids are in. If you want a good private school education for your kids, it does cost. Small private schools do so much for the children.

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September 29, 2007
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September 28, 2007
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September 28, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
September 26, 2007
My son went to this school for 4 years from age 2-6. The preschool education was of very high quality. The teachers were dedicated, and most children began reading at age 4 and were well-prepared by the time they enter 1st grade or kindergarten. The education above 1st grade was more uneven and very teacher-dependent. The school and teachers allow gifted children to work at their own appropriate level so they can remain challenged. This is a big plus since most schools are quite rigid in this regard. Music and Spanish are regular part of kindergarten curriculum, and Fench was added in 1st grade. The teachers are very caring and receptive to suggestions.

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September 11, 2007
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June 20, 2007
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June 07, 2007
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June 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2007
Horrible experience! Over crowed classes. I pay for art classes for my son and he hardly gets picked up for the class. Administration makes poor decisions.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2007
During my daughter's 1.5 years there in 2 pre-school classes, the impression I got about the teachers was that they were over-worked and under-paid. They let their frustration out on the poor little 2-3 year-olds. I frequently heard them raising their voices at the more active ones when I dropped off my child late. The facility is not that great neither. I pulled my child as soon as there was opening at her current school for which she had been on waiting list.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 06, 2007
Absolutely terrible school. Inadequate student-teacher ratio, little instruction, poor supervision. They care only about money. You can do much better for your child.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2007
Please don't waste your tuition money. Ask the parents at the school or ask the ratio of returning students. Seems like this school is in it for the money not education from K-5 experience. School owner is very detached with respect to working with parents. They don't want parents to communicate or get involved.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2007
My daughter attended the SMMS preschool program for 4 months and our experience with them was horrible. She had attended another school before we moved to Pasadena so we had valid comparisons. They were too busy paying attention to the 'problem' kids. They have a great website and good tour but do not deliver.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2006
I moved my child from a highly rated public school to SMMS. At first I was happy but 4 months into the program I feel I have been gravely mislead. I belive in Montessori teaching and like the teachers but the school needs some serious help and the Admin. is unhelpful.

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October 05, 2006
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September 29, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2006
My 3 children attended Montessori. We are very happy with the results. They have been very well prepared. We have recently joined a high ranking public school district and my children are ahead and above the rest. Montessori believes in helping children academically go as far as he/she can. There are no boundaries to keep them from moving onto the next grade or book. Instructors work closely with their students and really try to get to know and understand them. They teach discipline and tolerance. The preschool and elementary levels are excellent value for the price! However, the 2-year old class is crowded and needs to be split with another lead instuctor. Afterschool activities are wonderful and convenient for working parents. The Christmas and Spring shows are beautifully done. Core subjects are taught, but the curriculum also includes Spanish, French, computer, dance, piano/music at every level. We recommend this school highly.

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June 08, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2005
I love the school. People here are loving and wonderful. It is a very culturally diversed school that I feel that my child can learn more not only academically but also culturally

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2005
I looked long and hard before selecting this school for my daughter. Its not perfect but for the price range ($5,500 a year) I thought it was by far the best option--there are better schools out there but their tuition is two or three times more. We have had great luck with her teachers--and she has done really well. I particularly like the enrichment activities that are offered both during and afterschool--for a small school, I think they have done an excellent job expanding the curriculum. That said, there is no parental involvement--and I usually get the feeling that the school would really rather that we didn't exist--just drop your kids and your tuition at the door. This can be very difficult when problems arise.

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August 28, 2005
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August 14, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2005
The San Marino School has a lot of programs available for children such as Chinese, French, Yoga, Dance, Painting. Children in the daycare program are very well taken care of. My kid enjoys going to school everyday. In addition, the summer program presents kids with diverse activities that are designed to educate and entertain. I am very happy with this school and with the possibilities of education, without the stress, that it offers my kid.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2005
Our son attended school here and we are pulling him out because of trust, cleanliness, and quality of the teachers and aids. The class was disorganized. It was more of a nursery (fun environment for our son to play) more than a school. It was definitely not an organized and clean classroom. It was very dissapointing.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2004
This school is great for preschool and early elementary for montessori manipulatives, languages and well-rounded education. Anything beyond first grade is iffy at best with high turnaround teaching staff and no hands on teaching tools. Administration is difficult.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2004
Wonderful school, great curriculum. Avoid at all costs having to interact with the head director. She always seems to be in the middle of a meeting, so take a number and wait a few days until its finished.

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The young child internalizes concepts through movement, repetition, the use of senses and the manipulation of concrete objects. We provide a rich environment of well-structured tasks in a broad and far reaching curriculum. Children are permitted freedom of choice within a stimulating environment with clearly defined limits. Working individually or in groups, they become absorbed by their chosen tasks and experience a deep, inner satisfaction, creating positive attitude and excellent foundation

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San Marino Montessori School
444 South Sierra Madre Boulevard, Pasadena, CA  91107
(626) 577-8007
Last modified San Marino Montessori School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
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