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2450 Northwest 5th Avenue
Boca Raton, FL 33431

(561) 394-7674
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June 04, 2014
Claremont Montessori provides a warm and nurturing environment for our son where he can learn and develop at an accelerated pace. The curriculum is well rounded and applied (art, music, Spanish, French, PE). Students work on several projects throughout the year. In his first year there (age 6-7) he wrote a report on bone marrow that included calculating the weight of his own bone marrow. This year he worked with another student detailing Louis Pasteur's background and discoveries. Students are exposed to multiple cultures, traditions and theories. The Montessori classroom emphasizes respect for the individual and stewardship. It's quite amazing to see a group of Montessori students together! Claremont offers affordable enrichment programs that include chess, chorus, Lego club and gardening. Their after care program is also affordable and (too much) fun for students. There is a genuine caring that exists for each student and family at Claremont. Having the same teachers for 3 years gives my son the type of individual and personal attention other traditional schools cannot provide. In fact, every teacher at Claremont knows my son, it has become a second family.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2014
Education and knowing the child. This school has my highest praise. Loved the teachers, loved the directors. My son got into UF, NYU-Tisch school for the arts, and wait list U Chicago. The principles are so right. Hard to convey my gratitude.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2013
response to post from May 26th. OMG Kids aren't being penalized for being late when they are all dropped off by their parents. Secondly, shouldn't parents have a role and be able to provide input to the school that is taken on a case by case basis? No two situations are the same and that is one of the things that I really appreciated about the school. Also, there is no homework because they teach your child everything while they are at school.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2013
I went to Claremont for middle school and left in 2004. We spent the day working at our computers. Each semester we were given a list of five to eight topics and we had to write a two page report on each of them. We set our own due dates, but if we didn't finish by the end of the year we'd get held back a grade. The teachers didn't lecture and spent most of their time editing people's reports. When we finished all the reports we took essay exams covering what we wrote about in the reports. The exams were graded on number of sentences, and you had three chances to retake the exams. If you got below a 75 you had to retake them, and if you got a 90 or above you would stop. This was not an academically rigorous school. For math classes we had to do all the problems in the (mediocre) textbook, then take a (non-essay) exam. The middle school was very small. This was cool because we went camping and took trips to Washington DC. We also had really cool PE selections, like ballroom dancing, field hockey, and bowling (but we had to write reports on the rules of the sport). The small size meant the teachers played favorites and gave some people more time on exams than others.

- submitted by a community member
January 11, 2013
I'm so pleased with this school for my child. The teachers are warm, very educated and attentive. The work is challenging without the pressure and stress of most schools. It fosters a love of learning that is reflected in my son every morning when he is excited to get to school!

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2012
All this school will tell you is that this is the montessori way. All they are interested in is your money and they never do follow through with the students to complete a grade. They will have your kid going to school forever.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2012
This school is a joke. It is run by parents who always get their way and when they do not, they throw a tantrum. There are no rules or leadership. The school is happy as long as the kids pretend to look like they are doing something. You can be late everyday and they do not care,. as long as your mother raises her voice about it and protects you. The "main parent boss" is leaving, what a relief, perhaps there is a future here. I clearly do not recommend this school. Many reviews will be written after this one to try to bury it and say the school is worth anything. Lets face it is is not worth a thing.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2012
I have two children who have each attended Claremont for over six years. In addition to nurturing and supporting students' innate desire to learn, there is a unique culture of mutual respect which I have found to be particular to this school. Seasoned educators offer an environment that helps children develop learning and work skills that will serve them well for the rest of their lives. My children have developed a deep self confident over the years, and I believe much of this is a direct result of attending Claremont.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 06, 2010
wonderful school, warm, caring witha homey feeling to it .with loving caring highly rated teachers, our daughter has been there for 7 years, wouldnt of had her anywhere else, so sorry we'll be leaving this year, but it time to move on to high school...OMG!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 27, 2010
We have been at Claremont for 6 years and feel very lucky. Montessori education is a gift and this school allows children to work hard and be themselves WITHOUT the fear of bullying or the contraints of standardized testing or rigorous homework assignments.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2010
My Children went to Claremont Montessori for 4 years and received the best education possible. The participated in Student Council, hand bells, recorder, National Geography Bee etc. etc. The teachers were very knowledgeable and caring. My kids still retain much of the knowledge they learned and have excelled in other learning environments because of it.

- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2009
I've gone to Claremont since 1st grade. I'm now in 8th, and every single year there has been amazing. I take both French and Latin, play the recorder, am in the handbell choir, am a member of Student Council, and am coeditor of the Yearbook, all without falling behind in my so-called 'regular' work. The staff is amazing, dedicated, and extremely smart. Bullying isn't tolerated, nor is teasing or cursing. There is no homework until 7th grade, and even then it is self-assigned. The only tests taken before 7th grade are the IOWA tests, which are similar to the FCAT's, but the grade is not important in the slightest. It is only to help the teachers know what each individual student may need help in. I highly recommend it for anybody who is unwilling to go to a traditional school with grades and homework.

- submitted by a student
September 21, 2009
i feel like sending my daughter to claremont is the best gift my husband and i care give her. students truely get an individualized educational plan there. nevermind, she gets a fantastic exposure to forgein languages and their music program is amazing. we are really excited for our daughter

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2009
I think that claremont is a abosoloutely wonderful school I cant even imagine what it would be like to go to a different school. I just moved up to the 12-15 class and I have to admit that at some points it gets a little difficult but then when I know I have Nancy there to push me and make sure that I get it done than I feel satisfied

- submitted by a student
May 09, 2009
We love this school! Claremont Montessori has provided my child with a safe and appropriately-paced learning environment for the past 6 years. My child is allowed to excel in areas where he is ready and is given the added time and attention in subjects where needed. I am amazed that my 5th grader can calculate the area of an irregular quadrilateral! Geometry is taught concurrently with other math subjects and children use real hands-on materials, such as a cash box, to reinforce practical math concepts. My child also loves the hand-bell ensemble which is directed by a Doctor of Music. This year we celebrate children who won ribbons at our county math and science fair as well as a student who placed at the SFL Regional Scripp's National Spelling Bee one who qualified for the state National Geographic Bee. Claremont nurtures the individual while teaching students to cooperate as a community.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2009
Claremont Montessori School offers a wonderful alternative to 'traditional' public-and private-school settings. Children move at their own pace, choosing what they wish to work on at most given moments. All types of children flourish in this setting, learning more than you could imagine. I am so thankful that my child attends Claremont. I have no worries about disliking school, rigorous homework , or FCAT prep. My child has a voice and feels good about school. Come visit and you will see some children working at tables and on the floor, some gardening, some cooking, some playing musical instruments, and some reading or researching in the library. I wish I had gone to Montessori school!

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2009
I went to Claremont for eight whole, long years. Personally, they go much into detail with mathematics, history and sciences. They do a great job teaching the English language, but I feel that they should teach the middle schoolers more about literature for Freshman Year. In the beginning of my own Freshman Year, I got a C in Literature class because I had no literary background. Other than that, the Foreign Language Department is OK. I took French (in detail) there for two years and I didn't understand a thing. I even had to cheat just to pass my exams from time to time. In high school, I decided to retake French I again. And now I'am relearning stuff that I already learned at Claremont from those two years of French. But other than that, everything is good from eight years of being a student and three Geography Bees won.

- submitted by a student
October 10, 2008
I went to Claremont for 9 year and my sister went for 12, the only reason I switched was because they closed down the high school before I was to graduate. I loved going to Claremont and learned more in a single lesson there than in 3 weeks work where I now go to school. Claremont helped me to excel in math and now I am the top student at my high school, got a 33 out of 36 on my ACT''s, and I thank Harvey, Nancy, and the rest of the staff for it all.

- submitted by a student
September 11, 2008
Our kids did not have a good year at Claremont. The personal attention that was promised never materialized, and some issues regarding their education were never addressed. Some Montessori principles were overlooked as they were understaffed.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2008
The Claremont staff and mentors have opened my sons eye and mind to a world traditional public schoold could/would not offer. The caring staff is experianced and firm but gentle with the children. Our 8 year has been complimented on his thought process when speaking and questioning adults. I could not say enough about how happy I am with the academics. Claremont offers the personalization of home schooling with years of experiance. The school is a tight knit community that while it encourages parent envolvment, never makes a mom feel bad if she can't volunteer due to other children or career. While their observation days are limited to 1 per semester, there are plenty of working opurtunities which allow for time in the classroom. As for extracurricular activities, there are clubs which range from karate to music. We highly suggest a visit.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2007
True Montessori Principal: Highly educated, well-published, truly adores the pursuit of knowledge and admires others (regardless of how young), that too, share his eagerness to learn and to share knowledge. He is an amazing individual, and although may seem 'stuck,' in his ways, he actually is quite open-minded when stimulated appropriately and has a refreshing sense of humor. Extracurricular activities: If you know anything about montessori education, then you are already aware that many items that would be considered 'extracurriculat,' are already incorporated into the flow of the ever-changing classroom. Parent involvement is also encouraged, and 'special art,' is a common occurance. After-school and In-school Clubs are at no additional cost and are of the diverse, delightful, and distinctive variety: Chess Club, Chimes, Bell Choir, Animal Saviours, Creative Movement, Artistic Expression and Design, Latin Club (which is popular and enjoyable!)

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2007
I wish I were a child again and could attend Claremont Montessori. My daughter loves going to school and enjoys the respect and freedom she has in choosing her studies with the Montessori Method of teaching.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2007
My child has been going to Claremont Montessori since she entered 2nd grade, she will be entering the 7th grade in the fall, she has skipped 2 semesters at different grade levels and is doing excellent! Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name. This school has a wonderful teacher student ratio, and there is no pressure on the children to 'study' for the FCATs, every year my child take the IOWAs (a national test) to see how she is progressing and what areas she needs to improve in. My child says 'the IOWAs are fun Mom' and she hates it when the school year is over, while looking forward to when it starts again.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2007
My children were able to learn in a warm environment in Claremont. There were all sorts of challenges moving here from up north and the teachers in the school were are always there when my kids needed them. Academically, my 7th grader arrived in fifth grade behind in most subjects and today loves math and has picked up her grades in almost every subject! The teachers allowed her to learn in the way she needed to learn. I love this school and would recommend it to anyone looking for a child centered nurturing environment

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2007
Absolutely wonderful school! I couldn't think of sending my child anywhere else. Children love to learn here and the staff is very professional and highly trained. This is a true Montessori school with the proper accreditations. Don't be fooled by other schools who claim to be Montessori - there is a difference! If you love Montessori, you must consider Claremont - come and speak with the director... you won't want to look any further!

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June 03, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2007
Both of my children attend this school. The environment fosters such high internal motivation in the children that many are achieving at levels 2 years beyond their peers who attend traditional schools. They are learning French, Spanish, and Latin. Scientific and Mathematic concepts are taught in a concrete and tangible way incorporating the humanity and history behind discoveries in these areas. Literature and History are explored at a high level of understanding as well. The director follows all of the latest pedagogical research. This school fosters brilliance, free-thinking, and integrity. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking an alternative to traditional education.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2004
A wonderful nurturing environment. I love bringing my child here evrymoring. The environment is extremely condusive to learning (Removing the fear of being teased, which is not tolerated)encouraging children to think on their ownand actively particcipate in the direction of their learning.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2004
Good location with great teacher. Family run and operated. Relatively new program, but not new teacher to Montessori, she just opened her own school. Teaches Spanish and English. My 3 year old learned both very easily.

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Claremont Montessori School
2450 Northwest 5th Avenue, Boca Raton, FL  33431
(561) 394-7674
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