Teachers communicated very poorly and would not adapt to students' needs. They also treated parents like children and refused to work with them or try their ideas to facilitate students' individual needs.
This school is a fantastic educational experience for the whole child. We wanted the Montessori method for our child, and we toured two in West Des Moines. Our search stopped with Sayre, as it has small classroom learning environments, the traditional "multi-age" model, and amazing teachers. While the Montessori method might not be for everyone (as evidenced by a few reviews), if it fits your child as well as it fits mine, this is where your preschooler should be.
The materials at Montessori promote learning over time and adding on to what was previously learned. The teachers are facilitators who help students, but do not tell them what to do. This has definitely fostered persistence and determination in my child.
Sayre is a great school with teachers who truly care about the students. My child is in the Pre-K program (Primary), and is learning so much through the materials, but also the independent learning model. The previous reviewer who stated that the "environment is warm, calm, respectful and all the staff members treat the children with dignity" is absolutely spot on. Have a tour, you won't be disappointed!