We have had a wonderful experience this year at GMA. I'm so glad we found this school!
We chose this school because we did a lot of research on the Montessori Method and felt that it was a good fit for our child. This school was not the answer for us. There was a 100% turnover in staff from when we had toured, so we were a little anxious to see how this would work. The children that had been in the old school were separated into different classes from the children that were in their first year of Montessori. The parents are highly involved and I feel that the teachers and administrative staff take that for granted. The head of the school does not return a phone call or email unless it was an emergency, which was the last straw for us. When we tried to get a textbook rental refund because we took our child out, messages, emails, and in person visits did not work. Finally, after a lot of phone calls and emails, we received a textbook rental refund in the mail a month later. I would only recommend this school if you were able to volunteer every day and if your child has been in Montessori in the past.
My children have attended Geist Montessori Academy for several years. I am so pleased with how my children have progressed, academically and socially. They love their school and their teachers. I am so grateful that we have a free public Montessori option for my family.
So impressed with the school! Great teachers, students, and parents!
My granddaughter is attending Geist Montessori in 1st grade. This is her first year there and she loves her teacher. Every day she is eager to go to school and comes home excited. Having retired from teaching after 38 years, I know how much it means to have the children love their school and their teacher.
My daughter went to a Montessori pre-school and a Montessori Kindergarten. We have now been blessed to find Geist Montessori Academy to see her through 1st - 8th grade and we're SO thrilled!!! :O) Great head of school, great staff.
We are so excited about the grand re-opening of our "new" school. The new Head of School, Trisha Armstrong, is an incredible asset to the school with energy, a love for learning and a passion for building a true school community. We have a great group of returning teachers as well as an outstanding new group of teachers and assistants that make this school better than ever! We can wait for the first day!
This school is top notch! The teachers are fantastic. When I have gone in for parent teacher conferences the teachers have been so thorough. They know my kids so well! GMA (Geist Montessori Academy) is a 4-star school, which is the highest rating given by the DOE. We now have a new head of school who is proactive and involved and has the necessary credentials to keep this charter school among the best! I encourage interested parents to contact the school for a tour.
dedicated teachers, 2 instructors per classroom, individualized learning; it's a great learning environment!
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