my daughter attended the 2014 school year we had a terrible experience where we felt completely disconnected, as parents from the school. At no time can you speak to anyone during school hours to discuss your child's progress or to answer any kind of questions for that matter . The headmaster miss Demarys makes a lot of excuses, as well as her staff to avoid meeting you. It can be up to two weeks before you can get in front of a teacher or the principal . There is no school office where you can ring the doorbell go inside and chat with staff about any kind of urgent issue . It can be weeks before you receive any email or get any kind of Progress report on your child . It is extremely hard when you cannot walk on the campus at any time to talk to a teacher. The teachers are in fear of the headmaster, you cannot email or call them directly at any time... Everything must go through the headmaster. I had a $15 late fee and my daughter was suspended without notice and I was locked out of the school grounds. There is no teacher/parent communication it is a scary feeling when you are supposed to be entrusting a school with your children. Ms damarys should let someone else run it better... I wish I had read all the negative reviews before I committed my child there. She's at a new school this year, what a difference!!!! I'm so happy and definitely realize le petite is not a good place
Our boys have been attending LPP for three years. They have learned and grown so much thanks to the style of learning. Our son has been reading now for over a year and a half and is in prek! The campus is gorgeous and the classrooms are so clean. It is an intimate school which helped our older son gain the confidence he needed. Our baby girl will attend the toddler program once she's old enough. We love LPP and our boys do too.
I would highly recommend Le Petit Papillon as I believe it is by far the best Toddler, Preschool and Elementary school Miami Beach has to offer. Ms. Zarling, the teachers and staff are professional, knowledgeable and kind. The classrooms are beautiful, clean, organized and packed with lessons that encourage the children to enjoy learning. The facilities and grounds are state of the art and breathtakingly beautiful. Le Petit Papillon gives it's students strong academic and social foundations. The enrichment programs are second to none. Holiday shows and parties are always a highlight for the parents and kids. The children learn to respect each other and responsibility. All of the children love taking care of their classroom pets, ranging from fish to the cutest pot belly pigs ever. Moreover, Le Petit Papillon has helped me in so many ways from potty training my kids to giving them the strongest academic foundation imaginable, preparing them for entrance and success at the best Preparatory schools in the area. My daughter came home from school one day and told me she loved school so much that her face hurt from smiling so much! My family loves Le Petit Papillon and yours will too!
Our family is extremely happy and grateful to Le Petit Papillion! My daughter has been thru 5 year plus here and we could not be happier!! I have other family members who send their children to e Petit and we are all very pleased with the education and staff. Thak you for so many great years and we continue to stay as long as we can.
The Best Montessori school in Miami Dade. Great management and great teachers and great campus = great School. The security is also unbelievable. All four of my children have gone to this school and I never worried as they were always in good hands.
This is a GREAT school. I am so grateful that there exists a sanctuary of learning and respect within our Miami Beach neighborhood. Every day when my husband and I drop off the children I know they will be safe and well cared for. Through the Montessori process and the thoughtful educators, my children learn respect and feel respected. They develop a great sense of accomplishment and self-worth through their lessons. Their scholastic advancement is immeasurable and never stops amazing me. As a physical space, Le Petit Papillon is an outstanding model for any school. There exists a positive energy by way of a natural setting that is inviting and warm. It elicits a happy feeling in anyone walking about. In that sense, I have always considered your talent to be nothing short of spectacular. The financial effort my husband and I make to send our children to LPP is in every way, worth it. I consider the education they are getting in these primary years - in the wonderful environment to be the best form of insurance for their future welfare and success.
Beautiful school with Poor management. This is run as a for profit corporation. Customers that ask questions, seek improvement are not welcome. Teacher rotation is non-stop. Our son had two assistants leave during the year which affected him. They did not even explain anything to the childeren.
I am pleased to announce that Le Petit Papillon Montessori School has been selected for the 2011 Best of Miami Beach Award in the Montessori Schools category by the US Commerce Association (USCA). This selection as a 2011 Award Winner is a reflection of the hard work of not only the Head of School, but of many people that have supported your business and contributed to the subsequent success of your organization. Congratulations on your selection to such an elite group of small businesses.
It is a beautiful school, the montessori materials are as they should be BUT the most important which is the teachers rotate a lot even during the school year. No one wants to stay year after year because the administration and head of the school are completely unprofessional. The montessori system is not respected as the classes are not multiage as they should be. The parent teacher relationship is close to none existent because it is controlled by the head of the school. Just beware that what you see does not reflect what really goes on inside the school.