May 22, 2015
We have been at Montessori Peaks for 6 years now. By the time the youngest of our three kiddos graduates from 6th grade, we will have been there 15 years. It is a wonderful school, full of hard-working, competent and caring educators, administrators, and staff.
For those unfamiliar with Montessori, it is a tried-and-true method of guiding and facilitating meaningful education, which supports the way children (especially my children) naturally learn. It is also worth noting that not all Montessori schools are created equal. MPA is an exceptional one.
We appreciate that there truly is no limit to how far a student can progress in MPA’s well-run Montessori classrooms. When you consider that our teachers are managing an entire classroom of individualized education plans, it is absolutely staggering. But they do, thanks to a magical concoction of diligent training, appropriate staffing and support, top-notch leadership, and that especially-hard-to-find personality and heart that the teaching work requires. It is, in my opinion, sort of an impossible job. And yet, all of the teachers we have had at MPA have carried it off with grace, humility, and even a sense of fun.
When we have had rough patches in our time there, we have communicated with our teachers and, when necessary, our principal. In each case, we felt our concerns were heard and appropriately addressed – even when it took a few tries. The teachers and administration really care. I am amazed at how available they have been to us.
Our three children at MPA are getting an amazing education and (aside from the part where they have to get out of bed) really love going to school. These things do not happen by accident, but rather as a result of extreme care and hard work by the teachers and the entire staff.
I know this because of my own experience as an educator. I have taught on-staff or in contract situations in public schools, private schools, and charter schools. I know what’s out there. And that is why I’m so incredibly grateful for MPA, where our children can be who they are, learn how they learn, and get an education that I compare favorably to a full-time gifted private school.
Montessori Peaks Academy is a shining example of a long-standing, well-run Jefferson County Public Charter School. I feel proud and fortunate to have our children attending this school.
- submitted by a parent