I have 3 children enrolled in the ABC Montessori program and they all love school and enjoy the nurturing learning environment that this Montessori school provides. I have one child in the toddler program, one in the 3-6 year program and one in the lower elementary program and I have been very impressed with the teachers and quality of learning geared toward the child's individual needs. The principal is excellent with a passion and focus for keeping to a very strict Montessori philosophy in the classroom. We also love the diversity of the students and the focus on a world view that this school promotes. Each month a different culture/country is studied and families participate in a 'culture day' celebrating the differences learned that month and creating a sense of family/community within the school.
ABC Montessori is a growing school with wonderful, students, parents, teachers, and directors. The environment is loving and caring. The teachers always speak to the students with respect and require them to be responsible for their actions. Music and Dance Programs are growing. Children are challenged to create plays, compose music, learn spelling, and to ask why. Parents are considered the essential element to their child's success. Teachers have regular conferences with parents where they discuss not only the academic process of the child, but also that child's social, emotional, and physical progress. Next year the school will have a brand new building to fully organize and give the students the freedom to learn and grow in all areas. Go to a public school and your child might know the answers for the test, go to ABC Montessori, see your child soar in all areas of life!
My child has been at ABC for 4 years now and we as a family have had an excellent experience. My daughter has been ablr to grow and progress based on what she is capable of and not limited. The diversity of the school and a focus on world culture are invaluable to us. This is a young school and not without it's growing pains - but the journey and the quality of the education are remarkable. We have gotten nothing but support from the teachers, staff, PTO and PAC. We feel as if we are part of a large, diverse and committed extended family and wouldn't trade it for anything. Our goal as a family is to do what is necessary so that our daughter (and now our son)can graduate from ABC!
My child has been attending this school for 2 years. I am amazed at the tremendous growth of my child both academically and socially. The teachers and director are committed to the education of the whole child and not to teaching to a standardized test. It is through the hands-on activities and play at the child's own pace that the child begins to develop the foundation on which other skills are mastered. There is an active PTO that creates a real sense of family and activities are available for enrichment in the arts. A Montessori education is not for every child. It is not your traditional school with the teacher as the focus. The children truly guide their own education through their own interests and passions with the teacher as a guide through the process of self-discovery.
My children attended this school for two years and we were very disappointed. Although at the time the school was still very new and under unexperienced leadership. It is hard to track progress with Montessori unless the teachers diligently keep daily records of your child's accomplishments. This is a definitely hands on school lacking any curriculum but based on a philosophy. The children do have lots of time for art and music and hands on play. The owner/director is a visionary but lacks the organization and education to follow through.The school relies on parents greatly to accomplish its goals. Change over for teachers and students is great. There is potential but lots of problems. Until this school comes under new management I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
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