This school does not prepare students for the real world. The children are coddled, given too many chances and too much flexibility. As a result, they do not know what it means to sit still, pay attention and be responsible for themselves. Students love the school because there is such a strong social (not academic) model. I loved this school too and didn't realize how laid back it was since it was the only school my child had ever attended. After going to a new school I was amazed at the productivity and the better quality education. The opportunities my child has at her new larger school is ten-fold and they are so far beyond TVM academically. She has learned to be productive, responsible for her own work, independent and is now learning the skills she will need to be successful in college. It was very difficult for her to get used to a new school at first after years at TVM, but now she understands what she was missing and tells me that TVM was a 'permanent recess.' I love how the school values health and making good choices and it definitely feels like a big family, but if you want your child to be successful in life-this school and the Keys are not the real world.
We went from a regular public montessori in another state, to TVM. My son loves his school, his teachers, his friends, and actually gets up everyday excited about going to school. Unlike so many other schools these days physical activity and outside time is daily, they teach the whole child not just math and reading. The art teacher, music teacher, librarian right down to the support staff are all wonderful. We are blessed to have TVM in our community.
TVM is continually changing to keep up with the highest standards. To have such a great education in such a wonderful setting is a blessing. I also love how they teach the "whole" student, about manners, respect, healthy eating, exercise and the environment. I couldn't be happier that my child is excelling and is loving it.
What a wonderful school. The teachers and staff are the most dedicated, caring, and all around fabulous people i have ever met and we feel very fortunate to be a part of such a fantastic school.
Our school feels like one big happy family. We all care about our children and we are blessed with wonderful programs the school offers.
I love TVM because my son loves it. The teachers and staff go above and beyond. We're very lucky to have such a great school.
It is the most amazing enviornment and the children love and enjoy going to school every day. The teachers and staff are always there and they treat the children as their own.
TVM SeaDragons are fun, friendly, highly educated, nurturing group that spend the school day in a castle seeped in Islamorada history.
Great people, small classes. Very much a family atmosphere. And it is a cool castle.
Treasure Village Montessori takes education one step further in the right direction. Your child is taken to their full potential by teachers who work with your child as an individual, cultivating strengths and overcoming weaknesses. Older children help teach younger, and in turn, learn themselves. All the education is not in the books. Our school setting is one of the most serene and beautiful schools you'll see anywhere. Everyone, from our wonderful Principal and Assistant Principal on down, love what they do and do it with passion and caring. We feel fortunate to have, not only a great education, but a great life experience going on with our child at Treasure Village Montessori- a true Treasure!
Some of the staff here is absolutely fantastic, but others are horrific. Principal is great; vice principal should be immediately fired. High rate of teacher turnover, especially in the early grades. Teachers do not seem to have the same ability to control their students as at the public schools nearby. Not sure if this is due to the Montessori philosophy or the teachers' own shortcomings. Library is tiny and insufficient. Some parents seem to think they 'control' this place and do not appreciate input from others. Atmosphere here is strange and uneasy. Given the high quality of the nearby non-charter public schools, this school just doesn't favorably compare. A lot of the kids here seem to be discipline problems-- those kids who couldn't follow the rules in the other public schools. Grades are ridiculously inflated, making everyone here feel 'smart', but they fall way behind other public schools' curricula.
The school is a relaxed yet challenging academic environement with the best of both a modern school and a traditional Montessori environment.
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