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Temecula Montessori Academy

Private | K-2 | 36 students


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Posted January 26, 2014

I have many reasons that I happily continue to enroll my daughter at Temecula Montessori. My daughter has tons of reasons why she desires to go to school there during the week. Some of these reasons are the same and some are different. I feel content dropping her off in the mornings. I am confident that while she is getting a stellar education she is also being paid attention to and treated with kindness in a positive atmosphere. Every teacher there truly loves their job and it shows. Melinda, the director, she is real busy and yet she knows each child by name and makes time each day to go around the classes and chat with the kids.
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Posted July 25, 2013

My 2 children attend Temecula Montessori and I am very pleased with everything that they have learned. i love,love,love the staff there!! They are so caring and really show the children that they care for them. The school looks very inviting when you walk in , it is decorated beautifully and it really catches your eye. My children love to go school every day and I am so happy that they are having such a great experience at school
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Posted July 23, 2013

My child has attended Temecula Montessori since August of 2012. She just turned four and totally knows so much already. She can write her numbers from 1 to 100, she knows her sounds and can write them, she can also write her first and last name. She loves to go to school everyday and is always happy when I pick her up. The staff there is Wonderful!! The staff really cares for each and every child there. They really take the time to teach the children. I am very pleased with everything that she has learned and can't wait for what she will learn in the future!!
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Posted July 22, 2013

My daughter has been attending Temecula Montessori since she was a toddler, she is now getting ready to go into the Kindergarten program at Temecula Montessori. We could not be happier with how much she has learned and grown since she has been at this school. All the staff are very attentive and caring. The teachers are also great at allowing my daughter to learn on her own level and challenging her when she needs to be challenged. She will stay at Temecula Montessori as long as she can.
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Posted July 22, 2013

My son has been attending Temecula Montessori since he was 18 months old. He will turn 3 in October, he is excelling in all areas for his age. He knows most of his sounds, all colors, shapes, and numbers up to 20! The teachers are all wonderful. We couldn't be happier with our decision to place our child at Temecula Montessori.
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Posted February 15, 2013

My son has been in the infant program at Temecula Montessori for almost a year. We can say that we are very happy with the infant program. The caregivers are wonderful they give him the attention he needs as well as the tools to grow. We cannot be happier with the care that our 14th month old has at Temecula Montessori and we recommend the program to any parent.
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Posted March 17, 2012

Our son has been attending this school since he turned two. That was two and a half years ago and we could not be happier. The growth that we see everyday and the amazing connection we have with the staff is more than we could have hoped for. He loves to go to school every morning. Thank you Temecula Montessori.
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Posted January 8, 2012

This is a great school, my three children have gone to this school. My youngest child is now attending this school. All of the staff is great and Ms. Melinda is the director and she is great. I always highly recommend this school to everyone. If your looking for a academic school for your little one this is it. My daughter loves going to school everyday.
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Posted June 26, 2011

This is a great school, my family loves it. We are sad that we will be going to another school. My daughter is doing extremely well, I can't wait for my son to attend Temecula Montessori next year.
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Posted November 18, 2010

This is a great school. My son loves his school, he cries when he can't go. We love all of the staff and my son is learning so much.
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Posted September 21, 2009

I am very happy with TMA, this is a great school. My child's teacher is in Ms. Angeline's class and she is such a great teacher. My daughter loves going to school everyday and working hard on her homework. All the staff members are so nice and the director is very sweet. I'm always recommending this school to people I know.
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Posted August 25, 2008

Great school, i'd say....i love the daily reports on how my child did each day. My baby started school this summer and she loves it....she is part time but always asks about going to school on the days she is home!! The directress and teachers are very friendly and always look happy to see the kids and parents. I'd definately rate it a five.
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Posted January 27, 2008

I would like to say this is a great school. My two year loves going to school everyday she wakes up. Even on the weekends she will ask to go to school. This makes me feel great because I know my little girl is in good hands. The director is very friendly and always very helpful.
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Posted September 26, 2007

I feel that TMA is a great school, my children love going to school everyday. The teachers and the director are great. I give this school 5 stars.
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Posted April 24, 2006

We give the preschool program at Temecula Montessori mixed reviews. It receives an 'A+' for academic enrichment but a 'C' for hygiene and a 'D+' for safety. With Montessori's field trips, phonics, music, arts and crafts, and more, no other program in the Valley better prepares preschoolers for kindergarten. However, the alarmingly high student:teacher ratio (at least 12:1, even in the toddler room) tempts fate, especially considering the school's easy-open, unattended doors on the busy corner of Jefferson Ave. and Overland Drive. The children are sometimes left alone with under-trained and overwhelmed assistants; when this happens, basic safety (competent, constant supervision) and hygiene (hand-washing in particular) seem to fall by the wayside. Pros: Outstanding (!) academics. Cons: Understaffing. Overall Grade: B-.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 49% 26%
Black 17% 6%
Hispanic 17% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs. Melinda Sones
  • Coed
  • Nonsectarian
  • Other Montessori


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27635 Jefferson Avenue
Temecula, CA 92590
Phone: (951) 676-6464


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