Park View Montessori School was a very reputable school at one time. In fact, there was a time when getting in was difficult due to a long waiting list. Not the case now. Its reputation has declined in recent years (in my opinion) due to unstable staffing (very high turnover), lack of consistent supervision, and less than professional staff members. Our child, who will be going to kindergarten at a neighboring public school next year (and who is already reading), benefitted intellectually and socially from the learning environment there. The lead and assistant administrators do a great job with smoothing things over with parents. If it weren't for them, the school would have closed a long time ago. The school's owner is rude, difficult to talk to, and condescending to parents, which is so unfortunate. Enroll your child here only if you are interested in the intellectual growth of your child and are not concerned with other facets of the school.
The Montessori curriculum is one of the best choices you can make for your child. Park View is very well-run, safe, and professional. Parental involvement is very high. I have never seen a school meet so many criteria for excellence on so many levels.
I had my daughter there for less than a month before I pulled her out. I have had 2 other friends pull there kids out as well. Don't be fooled by all the covers on the Townelaker Magazine as I have learned you pay for the cover. Would def look elsewhere
I had my son here for about a year. I had mixed feeling about the school, some of the staff were very friendly and some were not. After a few months my son hated going- and his teachers were quite rude to me. He started screaming every day when I dropped him off and the teachers would not come get him so I would just have to kind of push him off of me and run. I felt this was quite inconsiderate- I was paying them to create a space he enjoyed. I tried waiting it out but it just kept getting worse so I eventually withdrew him. Now I have him in another school and he loves it. In the end I felt that the school was a bit snobby and I didn't fit in for some reason. I'm sure it works well for some families- but not mine
This is our first year at PVMS and we could not be happier. Our 4 year old daughter often comes home singing songs in Spanish and is learning so much every day she is at school. The teachers are all so loving and great with all the kids. It is worth every penny to send your child to this establishment! I wish we had found it sooner!
My children (2 & 5) are beginning their second year at PVMS, My 2 y/o has developed an excellent vocabulary and an amazing level of independence. My 5 y/o is so proud when he completes "challenging work" and has asked why he did not receive "lessons" or learn as much at his old school. The activities are thoughtful, fun, and develop reasoning skills that generalize to other areas, there is no meaningless busywork. The teachers are Montessori certified and professional. The administrators are always helpful.
My daughter just started her second year at Park View and we couldn't be more happy. The teachers and all the staff are wonderful. A very caring and nurturing learning environment.
Excellent staff. Wonderful environment that encourages children to learn and teach younger children. Wonderful Montessori school.
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