My son and daughter love this school. They are excelling at reading and math. The children enjoy fantastic field trips, guest speakers and diverse cultures. They look forward to school everyday and get plenty of practical life experience. The teachers and staff really care and keep in touch with each child and parent. I feel supported and grateful to be here.
Montessori teachers will explain that they give the children appropriate amounts of homework per age level. However they are big on reading for the younger students and more projects as they get older. More homework is given approaching upper elementary.
They utilize the Montessori teaching method here and those that aren't familiar with it find that it brings a special passion for learning. I see a lifelong passion for learning in my kids that wasn't happening for them in the public school.
Absolutely. This school's passion is teaching, loving and I observe that they see each student brings a different strength to the class which makes them stronger as a whole. I've never seen a group of students from such diverse backgrounds play together so well. This is the way the world should be, in my opinion.
My children enjoy attending our Montessori school. They learned how to read at 3-4 years old. They look forward to school everyday and their teachers are not just friendly, but go above and beyond and have a strong bond with all the children in their classes. I know this because I volunteer a lot in the classrooms and see the teachers loving the children they teach. I don't have to drag them out of bed. I love that they eat and play outside and have a lot of recess. The Montessori materials have helped my children understand "why" especially in math. They even learn zoology and botany, along with chemistry. My older child has a project based learning environment. My kids will be staying at here. I only wish it went through high school instead one of stopping at 8th grade.
The teachers are highly trained. Due to the Montessori method, the students share some of the responsibility in learning. It is a good idea to put your child in Montessori school before they are turned off to education, otherwise there may be an adjustment period. If your child can work for reasonable periods independently, or with another student, then the teachers and the Montessori philosophy will be highly effective. If your child needs adult interaction from start to finish in every subject, the method may not be as effective for them.