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PK-5|Private
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There are 34 reviews about all of the school topics.

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly agree


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Teachers, as well as the leadership works on that everybody is inclusive. The children learn to help one another, with schoolwork or play.

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Very good and effective leadership. They guide their staff and are helpful.


Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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The teachers are professionals and manage to focus on every child's individual needs as well as to give them the help and challenges that the child need.



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This is a great school!! We moved from Europe with our two kids. They didn't speak any English at all, but it only took them 2 months to understand and speak. The teachers are really professional and use Montessori pedagogy in the best way possible. Me and my husband had much help from the administration. They helped us find a doctor, and with a lot of paperwork as well. But the most we are grateful for is how they invited us to the school and the community.



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The head of school is wishy washy and can't make decisions very well. She plays solitaire on her computer while meeting with prospective parents and students.




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This is a lovely, friendly, bright school that focuses on the individual needs and talents of each child. The teachers are wonderful, engaged and very good at bringing out the best in each child. We brought our boys to this school and have been amazed by how quickly they are learning, picking up new ideas and becoming more independent & creative as a result. I would give it 5 stars except for the patchy communication with parents & weak admin processes. Don't be daunted by the sloppy admin & mishaps at the front desk. Once your child is in the classroom with the lovely teachers & his/her diverse classmates, he or she will thrive.



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We moved to the Palisades last year and started our 8 year old daughter in this school. This was our daughter's second Montessori school and although she misses her old friends, her progress has been excellent and we enjoy both the staff and the teachers. Pick up/drop off can be a bit difficult, but otherwise we can see why this school has such an excellent reputation in the area.



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This school is a prime example of the best that Montessori education has to offer, which both my husband and I strongly believe in. Many of the most innovative people in the world were Montessori children, including, but not limited to the founders of Amazon and Google. We love this school and everything it has done for our son and we can't recommend it enough to prospective parents. The Principal is one of the most well respected teacher trainers in the field and really knows her stuff. Regardless of what school you pick in the area, pick a Montessori school!




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Excellent teachers and staff. This is truly a community school, all the parents are actively involved and engaged. I cannot say enough about the amazing group of teachers at SMMS, my son loves going to school, learning and is eager to show me all that he was worked on during the day when I pick him up. We moved my son from this school to a language immersion school last year and he was not happy, he kept coming home telling me that they did not do any "work" and they were told "zip" their mouths and listen for long periods of time. I love that at SMMS they are allowed expression of thoughts, allowed to question things and are thought to think not just do. Great place for young kids to explore, learn and develop their inner leaders.



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The montessori method is great for letting children learn different subjects at different speeds, and this is by far the best montessori school we've ever had our son at. What has really set this school apart from our other experiences is that we feel that they really care about his individual progress. The parent teacher conferences have been very eye opening on how he is learning and developing.

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