Montessori is a great educational philosophy. This school implements it well in the primary grades. However, the middle school and high school leave much to be desired. There is not a well-thought out, stable plan for the high school. Communication is at best poor between the director and parents. Before you consider this school for a child beyond third grade, talk to a parent of a middle or high school student.
My daughter attended this school for the 2005-06 school year. With the exception of a couple of teachers, I was disappointed with the staff and attention my daughter received. The Principal set the tone for limited communication with school staff and parents. As long as the current administration in place, I would not recommend this school.
My child is very happy at this school. The teachers are caring and very qualified. Classes are small and children are given individualized assignments. The school now goes through 12th grade not 9th. The school may not have all the bells and whistles found at other Westside schools, but it has what truly counts dedicated staff, happy children.
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