My sons' Montessori school is one of the few public Montessori schools. The teachers and staff have implemented the learning approach with excellence. Using such materials as the golden beads and "stamp game" both sons are multiplying and dividing 3 to 4 digit numbers in the 1st and 3rd grades. And the independence and self sufficiency they display at home is a testament to the life skills they are learning at school. And the reading! - both are in chapter books and reading with gusto.
No school is perfect, but I love this one. I have twins that attend. One of their "guides" actually let me do an extra parent teacher conference when I was concerned for him. The other twin's "guide" has a blog and weekly newsletter. The staff is wonderful. The school is beautiful. All activities and drop off/pick up are well organized. It is really child focused and kids learn confidence, independence and courtesy. Children and their guides become well acquainted as they are together three years. Older children get a chance to help teach younger and younger kids have role models. You just have to see for yourself, it's really amazing.
Annie Fisher Montessori is such a wonderful community. We couldn't be happier with the education and experience our child is getting. This school is a true Montessori, with all of the appropriate materials, and guides that are very well trained and certified. Our child has learned so much in just a year, and, AFM is so much more than academics. The children are treated with respect and kindness, and in turn they learn how to treat others the same way.
My child has been here for 6 years. She has developed academically and socially into a beautiful young lady. AFM has supported her as a whole child, not just through academics. I am amazed at her ability to explore and discover. She is independent, confident, and happy.
AFM is an AMI Recognized which is really important when looking for a Montessori school. I love the dedication to Montessori, the diversity, and the hardwaork that everyone puts in here. My children are excited about learning and have done really well. Everyone is very welcoming here. Staff knows my children and greets them every morning. We are very happy with AFM.
Great school and curriculum. The only thing missing is the school administrators become family unfriendly. Years my children have been here, gets worst by the year. Feel unwelcome as parents. Hope this will change. It supposed to be teamwork between school-parents-community.
My daughter is a first year and she has already begun prereading skills such as sandpaper letters. I deeply value the methods and love for learning that the teachers and staff have instilled in her. She not only looks forward to going to school but she enjoys learning. The teachers take her inerests into account and help her to become an independent learner. At Annie Fisher everyone really is a part of a community.
This is a great school. My daughter is 3 years old she peels carrots, use apple slicer, loves to cook , do laundry all because the Montessori teaches everyday practical home skills, it is so amazing to watch my daughter so active and helpful at home...amazing.
The staff, parent and student community of this school are all committed to creating the best possible climate for learning and for all aspects of human development. It's hard to think of a better place for children of this age to be in the region, considering the high quality and availability of the education offered here.