I do not recommend....questionable staff hired, who do not have adequate teaching experience, and questionable past. Not worth the money and worry.
Both of my children have attend since the age of 3. We are extremely happy with the instruction, the Montessori method and the level of high quality learning. The school offers an excellent aftercare program and summer camps. Parents are very involved.
Excellent school. I had qualms about beginning my preschooler in this program, since it seemed so serious, so we started her in two. We quickly settled on this one. Couldn't have made a better choice. We feel so fortunate to have our child in this program. The teachers come to know the children so well, and keep the total child in mind. Every aspect of the child is considered -- social development, intellectual development, and so forth. It would have been easy, in another program, for my child to be considered good, or easy, but the teachers were concerned about aspects of her development that were cause for concern, and worked with us to develop strategies to gently lead her toward agreed-upon goals. She has bloomed in this environment. The curriculum is excellent, as are the principles of the program, but it's the staff that really make it outstanding.
My son is highly skewed...a very early reader able to grasp and address complex scientific concepts who is socially delayed. There is no other school in our town that could meet both his needs. The multi-aged classrooms are perfect for him. A Montessori education is not suited for every child. Your child must be self-directed and able to work in a busy environment. The academic program is unmatched in Bloomington...gifted-and-talented level work. Music, art, basic physical education and Spanish are included in the curriculum, but you would need to go elsewhere (the YMCA is next door) for public-school level extracurricular activities. BMS is a parent-run school, so parent involvement is also unmatched. Each family is required to work a minimum of 10 hours per year...many work more. The school is also very conscious of peaceful resolutions to conflict...beginning with 'using words' in preschool to class-wide discussions in 1-3 class.
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