I went to observe in the classrooms for both of my children, and WOW! It is amazing what the children are accomplishing, and more importantly, how they are learning. The atmosphere is very calming and the children work with a sense of purpose. The children teach each other, and the teachers and assistants know the cognitive level of the children. Not only were the children developing academic skills, they were working together and caring for each other. I am grateful that my children are not sitting in desks all day, completing worksheets that ask very little of them, and becoming factory drones.
I love the school my daughter is definitely benefiting from the Montessori method of teaching!
What a wonderful school. My daughter is excited about attending school, she enjoys learning and engaging in activities at her own pace. The classrooms are delightful, with student work around the rooms and an openness which I find inviting. It is nice to pull up to a school and not be greeted by signs stating Passing the CRCT equals AYP . The tuition is comparable to other private schools in the area; however the family atmosphere at ABC cannot be matched by other schools in the area.
My son has attended this school for 2 years now and I can tell you he has grown so much academically. The nurturing environment and teachers who are truly dedicated to the development of the whole child are the reasons that my son will continue at ABC Montessori. Every child should have the opportunity to have an education like this.
My daughter is blossoming here. She is excited about learning and has become inquisitive and enjoys sharing what she is learning. I love how her attitude about school has changed. She is a 3rd grader.
My daughter has been attending ABC for 3 years (since 2 1/2), and we absolutely love it! She has grown in self confidence so much. She is reading well to be only 5 yrs old. It's a top notch school with a top notch facility! Where else could you go at this price of tuition and get this one on one attention? I strongly recommend ABC. Regarding the Director, she is actually there every day teaching in the Upper Elementary classes now so she is right there in case anyone needs her. She is very involved.
I have 2 children who attend this school. The teachers are wonderful. The Director/Owner are never there and there is no organization. The parent's and the teacher's do most of the work. I think the school needs more experienced owners but on the other hand my children are happy there.
In just two weeks I saw a difference. He was now able to focus and really learn. The new facility is beautiful and they have equipment from all over the world for the children to work with. This is an amazing place for kids.
My two children are entering their second full year at ABC Montessori (Toddler and Early Elementary Programs). The teachers are truly dedicated to the growth and development of the individual child. The school has a true partnership with the parents. Unlike my experience with public school, the teachers often provide unsolicited feedback on my childrens progress with details about their development. Initially I was skeptical about Montessori, but you just have to come and see how well it works for yourself.
I believe this school needs more organization. The teachers and the parents are wonderful. The owners and the director needs to be there more often, to oversee what goes on. The parents and teachers do most of the work there.
I took my child out of this school because of the school's financial troubles as well as the lack of management and teacher experience. Enroll your child in this school at your own risk.
Upper grades have major behavior and teaching problems. School is so finacially in trouble, that they accept students who have been expelled from other schools and that have major behavior issues and then do little to address these issues in the class. Teachers appear unhappy with management and have little experience teaching. Student and teacher turnover is high. This school is based on a great philosophy however the implementation of this is very poor. Several of the teachers in the lower grades have children who could be in the upper elementary and middle school program at greatly reduced or free tuition choose to send their kids to public school. The sales pitch is great and it looks great but the daily practice and professionalism is not there. Most of the really good reviews are written by employees. If you send your kids here do so at your own risk.
I have two children at ABC Montessori and could not be happier with the school and the staff.
I feel this school is appropriate for K-4 and younger. Once a child gets into 1st grade and up they need more than just the montessori way of teaching.
I have three kids at this school. This is their second year at ABC. My oldest is seven. She started in Montessori at age 3 at an international Montessori school in Europe. We were concerned about moving to the area and not finding a well-rounded Montessori school with leadership passionate about Montessori as well as exposing chidren to other cultures/worldviews. We are happy with ABC in both regards. Their leadership has fought very hard to educate parents about the Montessori method and elevate the school to what it is today. Sure there have been kinks and will be in the future, but the leadership is deeply committed to improving the school as it moves forward.
There is plenty of love in this school but the montessori vision is lacking.
I withdrew my child from this school. I felt that the public school system was far more educated and qualified to teach my child once he entered elementary school age.
I like this school a lot. It is Very Fun and they help me to see things better. It is better then Public school. And I am a student. I am currently in my 2nd year of school. Now that we have moved into a new class room everything has improved even more then last year. This school has made a big difference to me.
We have brought our children from 11 years of public school to ABC this year. The difference was staggering. In less than 2 months our daughter went from having little self confidence and little focus to having friends and teachers alike let her know what a great person she is. Her ability to set goals and be motivated has been like night and day. Our son wanted to be told what to do but now he decides for himself and has even said that he loves school and his teacher. The staff is very aware of all that goes on. They work so hard to accommodate each individual s needs (even the parent s).We have watched our children go from the goose stepping mentality of public school to being creative and confident. I don t know why anybody would speak ill but I would take it with a grain of salt.
My child has attended ABC Montessori the past three years. Her passion for learning is delightful. She wants to attend school daily. The teachers are trained in the Montessori concept and understand the beliefs and values of Marie Montessori. The teachers and school staff are always accessible and willing to meet. The diversity of students along with bringing in cultural studies provides each child with a sense of compassion and understanding of others. This is not a school for parents who expect high stakes testing, competition, hours of homework, and desks in neat rows with a teacher in the front lecturing. It is a true Montessori school where children are learning in a community and from each other.
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