Both of my sons have attended Emmaus over the past four years and my youngest is now entering his last year of pre-K. We feel so blessed to have found this school based on a recommendation from a neighbor. When my oldest son was born, I literally toured a dozen preschools (including almost all of the Montessori schools in the city) trying to find the perfect fit for our family. When I toured Emmaus, I had that instant feeling that this was THE ONE. The teachers are all very warm and welcoming, the students and families are diverse, and the curriculum has everything from the traditional Montessori curriculum to PE, to art, to Spanish, and field trips. As an educator, I know how important such experiences are in the developing brain of a preschooler. We feel like we are part of the Emmaus family and I know it will be hard to leave at the end of this next year.
I am so glad that my dauther attends this school. She is so independent, and she is only four years old. She can read and write now. If you are looking for a great school, you can rest now and apply to AMMAUS.
My daughter has been in this school since she was 2.5 years old and loves this place. She just turned 4 and she can even read and write a little bit. I remember when my daughter was almost 3 years old she came back from school and she named all the planets in solar system in the right order from sun and described a little each of the planets. She wasn't even 3 yet!!! I couldn't believe it. She amazed me a lot of time by how much things they learned. I can even make my daughter to go to sleep earlier if I promise her that we will come to school earlier because she wants to see her friends and her teacher. She says that she loves all of school's teachers.
I looked at several preschools before selecting this one for my daughter. They have provided such an encouraging environment for the children, the change after just 8 months has been amazing. She is more helpful at home, has learned skills to be independent and confident, and is interested in learning about all things. Seeing her blossom here has been a wonderful thing to experience. We moved away shortly after enrolling and have been commuting 45 minutes to keep her here!
The classes are the perfect size, activities and material are excellent. Teachers/administrators/and assistants are all caring, kind and extremely enthusiastic about education. This school has done wonders for my child's confidence and development.
This is a wonderful school with a very internationaly diverse staff. The school is founded by Catholic Sisters of Charity but is non-denominational. The education is Montessori and has put our daughter basicaly at a kindergarden level, in pre-school.