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Montessori School Of Rome

Private | PK-6


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Posted May 26, 2014

My children love the Montessori method and have learned so much! I love the way the teachers care about my children and know exactly what their progress is in each subject. I don't know of another school that knows so much about each child's accomplishments. The academics are excellent, but even more than that, the children are loved and get to explore their interests without being held back or without everyone having to do the same thing. I love that you can observe in the observation room at any time and see exactly what your children are doing. The teachers are certified and Montessori trained, and it shows. When I am around other children, I am surprised at how far ahead my children seem to be. I believe this method does a great job of teaching children how to read and have confidence to think outside of the box!
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Posted April 27, 2014

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this school. Our kids have been there for nine years and will be more than prepared for the next level. If you are looking for a school that embraces diversity, fosters global awareness and encourages students beyond their own expectations then this is the place. I love the fact that my kids have experienced other students from such diverse backgrounds at such an early age. Just a few of my favorite MSR events are Historical Timeline, International Day, Science Fair and the Holiday Program. We would make the same choice for both of them again!!
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Posted January 31, 2014

I wish Montessori School of Rome would go through high school! The teachers at Montessori are above reproach! They have very high (but realistic) expectations of the children they teach and their methods of teaching are creative and have proven (for my children) to be very effective. I will recommend Montessori School of Rome to anyone who is looking for a loving, creative and academically challenging atmosphere for his/her children!
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Posted November 28, 2013

Do NOT send your child to this school, unless for some strange reason you want him or her to experience humiliation on a daily basis. Their "teaching methods" are NOT Montessori (really, the opposite.) Most of the "teachers" there have no business being around children at all!

Posted December 4, 2012

Amazing school!! I have two students currently at Montessori and we would not think of sending them anywhere else. They have been pushed academically at their own pace and have been given an incredible appreciation for diversity because of curriculum.
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Posted August 28, 2008

I really like the school-the academics are top notch and the staff is truly amazing-they seem to love what they do and are excited about teaching! The only downside is the rigidness of the school. Sometimes I wish my child had more time to be a kid during the day.
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Posted July 31, 2007

Two of my children attended MSR. They have a high expectation for academics and proper behavior, which I too, share. As a teacher and a parent, I applaud the school's staff and leadership for upholding the Montessori method which includes grace and courtesy. My children enjoyed a plethora of field trips including Jekyll Island 4-H, plus plays and concerts. My son was in upper elementary and still says the teacher was his favorite of all time! A little known fact about RMA is that they have extremely high ITBS scores. They choose not to publish them because the emphasis is not on a test, but on the individual child. I will say, that if your child is a discipline problem, MSR will try to help you, but you have to be willing to try it the Montessori way. Overall, I give MSR two thumbs up!
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Posted May 14, 2007

We have experienced five Montessori schools in three different states. Of those, this is one of the top two schools we've enjoyed. Two of our children attend, and are flourishing. The teachers are well prepared and appropriately caring. I unconditionally recommend this Montessori school for most children. All parents to whom I've recommended the school in the few years we've lived here have been delighted.
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Posted February 24, 2007

I was disappointed in our experience at The Montessori School of Rome. Our child's teacher lacked the softness & affection a person needs to teach young children. My husband & I attended school functions & what we experienced was that the children were doing what they were told & there was absolutely no fun involved. The children looked like robots. Our child was never excited to show us or tell us about his work. We transferred him to a different school the next year and the difference is phenomenal! I've spoken to a couple of parents who transferred their children as well & they all say that the school has changed over the passed few years. Montessori Schools may all teach by the same method, but the people they employ to educate & care for your child(ren) are most important.
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Posted February 23, 2004

There is no better education for the younger child than the concrete, hands-on approach Montessori schools use to teach reading, writing, mathematices and the sciences.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 3%
Black 5% 37%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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165 Dodd Boulevard Southeast
Rome, GA 30161
Phone: (706) 232-7744


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