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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Sayre Montessori School
Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective

Posted May 14, 2016
- a parent
If you fit in their box, they'll be effective. If you fall outside their small box, they are extremely ineffective.

Sayre Montessori School
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted May 14, 2016
- a parent
If you don't treat students and teachers with honesty and fairness, then there is no way to develop that in students.


Sayre Montessori School 1

Posted May 14, 2016
- a parent
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.

Sayre Montessori School
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted May 13, 2016
- a parent
Miss and Ms. Ghrist, thank you for the education you provide for my child. It is an invaluable experience that I know will shape my child academically for the rest of her life.

Sayre Montessori School
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted May 13, 2016
- a parent
Miss Ghrist and Ms. Ghrist are amazing teachers who work well with all students. They are helpful, caring, warm, and very calming entities for sometimes rambunctious preschoolers.


Sayre Montessori School 5

Posted May 13, 2016
- a parent
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.

Sayre Montessori School
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted May 13, 2016
- a parent
To Miss, Ms., and Mrs. Ghrist, you are amazing. You help these children prosper through your caring personalities and helpfulness.

Sayre Montessori School
Develops grit: Strongly agree

Posted May 13, 2016
- a parent
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 Montessori School
Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted May 13, 2016
- a parent
I'm continually impressed with the independent and whole-group learning that takes place, especially when it comes to teaching how to interact with others.

Sayre Montessori School 5

Posted May 13, 2016
- a parent
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!

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Sayre Montessori School
1700 28th Street, West Des Moines, IA  50266
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. (515) 225-7378
Last modified Sayre Montessori School is a Private school that serves grades PK-2
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