I have been a parent for 8 years straight at The Montessori House Day School, with two children at either the Hanley or Ehrlich campus at different times. My children started the Montessori curriculum at 1 1/2 years old and are growing into amazing people due in large part to the Montessori method of teaching and the loving faculty influence of this school. It is the only accredited Montessori school within 25 miles of either campus (others are not really Montessori). Montessori children are generally more independent, observant, smart, and love to learn. I highly recommend this school over all others out there (I have reviewed other options recently, just to make sure). It's best for the children. Check out their website and go on a tour.
my kids have been in this school for 3 years and we all love it so much. we wish we dont have to move just for the school. a very friendly and family oriented environment. the kids are learning alot depending on each ones abilities.
This school is excellent. The teachers and principal are caring, involved, and expert. The school is just the right size; every teacher there knows my child, her pesonality, and her needs -- and all seem more than happy to help her be her best while under their supervision. MHDS cultivates a sound learning environment that is individualized and challenging, and teachers work closely with each child to help him or her master concepts. My daughter just started at the school this year, and I honestly think you can not beat the package MHDS -- a perfect combination of learning, love, high expectations, and fun for children. A rare and wonderful school. The only thing I'd change is the cost.
This school is best for 'pre' years. They do not foster individuality and uniqueness. Alot of pressure is placed on the children to excel academically. They use Montessori 'tools', but the spirit is of your typical prep school. For the money paid you can do better. I was very dissapointed.
The Montessori House Day School offers the best start to education you could want for your child. Dedicated staff, enthusiastic and well-trained teachers, and a family-friendly community make it a nurturing environment for your child to discover a love of learning that will benefit them their whole life. The curriculum is stronger and more well-rounded than the public schools, and this school turns out students who are avid readers out of proportion with what you might expect. If you don't know quite what 'Montessori' education is, go for a visit, you will be hooked.