My son is a student at BMCH and this is his 6th year in the school. This is THE best fit for my son. The program lets him learn at his pace and the teachers are very encouraging.. Academically he is way above the curve, but more importantly we as parents feel that he is getting a well rounded education. There are a lot of after school activities offered this year. There was some chaos a couple of years back when the administration changed but things have stabilized now. The staff and teachers are the absolute best.
I appreciate how BMCH meets the students where they are as individuals and enhances their learning from there. The teachers genuinely care about the students and it shows in my child's learning curve.
Enroll Today!!! I have been a parent at BMCH for three years now. I have two children attending BMCH. As a parent, I marvel at how they have grown in knowledge and in self confidence. My kids are so excited about learning and about BMCH that they often ask , "We're not going to be late for school...are we?" They love waking up in the morning to go to school. The teachers are incredible! My kids are advanced in math, have a passion for creative writing, and are curious about their environment. You can't put a price tag on that kind of education! In addition to the education, there's a variety of extracurricular activities offered to the students. The school offers, Yoga, Indian Dance, Drama, Music, Chess...and other activites after school. It is fully my intention to keep my children at BMCH until 8th grade. I have no doubt that this school will continue to exceed my expectations!
My daughter has been at BMCH since she was just 2 years old. She's five now, can read, write in block and cursive letters, knows where Tanzania is, does basic math, can identify different trees/wildflowers, and takes care of the rabbits and chickens they have on campus. What my daughter learns at this school is to be a good citizen, polite, kind hearted, caring, responsible, and frankly she's become a pretty awesome kid. I attribute much of her attitude and behaviors to the school and we are grateful for it. She runs circles around our friends children who attend regular 'daycare' and or public schools. You will be hard pressed to find a campus which is even half as beautiful or expansive as BMCH. Even though they have never had a problem with security, they have added a security guard to the staff, and I'm sure every parent can agree that provides a sense of relief. My daughter loves her teacher, and learns something new every day. We keep a notebook in her school bag where her teacher sends us notes. It's simple, but I know what is going on with my daughter. We plan to stay at BMCH through 8th grade!
BMCH Rocks! As the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Specialist, I have the opportunity to work with bright, inquisitive, and exceptional students. During the school day, Lower Elementary and Junior High students transform into aeronautic, rocket, civil, satellite-design, mechanical, and electrical engineers, scientist, geologist, and environmentalist. They are fully engaged and enjoy building models using the Engineering Design Process (EDP)! Not only do I work with the students, but with the wonderful staff and administration. The staff will be attending Professional Development seminars on campus that will include "The Next Generation Science Standards" and the latest, cutting-edge STEM lessons. I had the privilege of learning first hand what a great place BMCH was last summer while working as the STEM instructor at summer camp! We had a blast constructing and flying airplanes, designing, testing and launching rockets, building edible towers, and much, much more! The students, staff, and administration at BMCH are great and I am so glad to be a part of this community! STEM Specialist
I love BMCH and my children love attending BMCH. We have been a part of the BMCH community for nearly 17 years. Both of my children started at age 3 in the primary classroom. One has graduated from BMCH and the other still attends. We have seen an experienced first hand all the school has to offer, from an excellent quality Montessori education; to loving, caring teachers and staff. Any transition can prove to be difficult and the school experienced a great transition with the passing of its founder and headmistress. However, the new administration is making notable changes not only to the physical surroundings of the school but enhancements to the curriculum, extra curricular activities, safety and security. The Montessori education fosters an out of the box way of thinking, creates a desire for learning, and develops true leadership skills. I truly believe in the Montessori Method and in Bowie Montessori Children s House.
I attended at BMSH with great trouble the teachers were cold hearted and cruel not letting you have lunch unless you completed your "work list" and would keep you from eating until you finished. it some kids got hardly anything to eat. The school was rather expensive to. I left the school and give this review from the eyes of the student
I love this school! It is a perfect match for my family. The administrator is just wonderful. She is thoughtful, supportive, innovative and has high standards for the school. In the past 3 years I've seen her strategically upgrade the campus, which I believe she's not done with. It's thrilling to see how she uses the land to expand and improve outdoor education! Additionally, she's been able to retain highly educated teachers. In today's society it's important to have qualified teachers in the classroom. When I received the schools mailer, I noticed that all the teachers have their AMI qualification plus additional educational experience. I also have gained a greater understanding of the Montessori program. It truly focuses on the "whole child". His teacher is super-fantastic! She caring, gentle and kind to all the students. I've been telling all my friends about this school two of which have enrolled their children. The adminstration and the teachers at BMCH, should receive the national recognition of excellence!!!!! When you enroll your child, you'll see what I mean.
Love, Love, Love BMCH! My daughter graduated from BMCH and is doing exceptionally well in high school. She attended BMCH from the age of 3 until she graduated from the 8th grade. BMCH graduates not only do well in high school but in life. They are confident, articulate, and fully understand their place in this world. We also have another daughter in the 4th grade and she is such a bright awesome child that is getting exactly what she needs to be successful in all areas of her life. She will also be a graduate of BMCH!
Words can not fully capture my satisfaction with BMCH. My son has been attending the school since he was 3 years old. Since then I've seen constant improvement with the grounds itself, administration and the school staff. Everyone knows your name and who you kids are. Administration has taken the time personally to talk with me, show me around the new facility and ask about my families well-being. This administration is second to none. She has gone above and beyond what any parent would expect. I am eternally grateful to her and will forever sing her praises. As for my sons teacher, she has been a remarkable individual. I am not sure what I will do next year when he goes to lower elementary. From the very beginning, she has taken a personal interest in my son. Noticing the little things about his personality tells me she's watching and cares. She encourages me to look at all his best qualities and focus on them. What teacher do you know today only sees the best in your child when he's giving her a hard time? Most teachers, like myself, are stressed out with testing and grades that we forget about the child. Not at BMCH. They teach the "whole" child with precision!
I'm very pleased with Bowie Montessori Children's House. I have a boy and girl at the school each in different primary classes. They are learning so much, not just about math and science, and reading, but about being a part of a community, and intellectual curiosity, and empathy, and our connection to each other and the world. I am grateful for this wonderful option and would highly recommend that parents give it a try. The only reason why I didn't give it 5 stars is because recently the parent association has become slightly less formal than I would like.
Our son started at Bowie Montessori Children's House at the age of four and continued through the junior high program. Looking back, it was the best choice we could have ever made for him. We believe in the Montessori method and made sure that we incoroporated it outside of his classroom environment, which is a very important part as a parent. With the help of his teachers and peers, he became a very strong, independent, and confident young man who shows compassion and respect for others and his environment. He is now an honors student in high school and is still flourishing! This school provided a solid foundation for learning, as well as the love of learning that he still carries with him today. If you wonder if Montessori is for your child, visit and see for yourself. You won't be disappointed!
My children and I love BMCH. The teachers and staff are GREAT!! This is our first year in a Montessori school. I was nervous about how the transition would be for my children. The teachers and staff made it a very smooth and comfortable transition for my kids. Thank you. Your hard work and dedication is much appreciated.
I have two children who have been at BMCH for three years. They are excited about learning and love coming to school. I highly recommend BMCH!
I am so excited that I found this school! As I was always told, don't believe everything you hear and ask your own questions. Well, I am glad I ventured beyond and visited BMCH when deciding what Montessori school to choose for our son. We had the privilege to talk to teachers, staff, and parents and take a tour of the beautiful campus. It was exactly the place for us. Now at 7 years old, our son is making tremendous progress academically and developing life skills that has put him way ahead of the kids of our peers attending other schools. As you decide now for the new school year where you want your child to go to school, as a parent, I not only recommend Montessori education, but I highly recommend BMCH for the school's ability to serve the WHOLE child.
A Montessori education was always going to be my first choice for my child's education and for the past 3 years at Bowie Montessori Children's House, our child gets stellar education in a culturally and ethnically diverse school population (very important for me). If you want a well-rounded child, this would be the school choice because the school believes a child's learning should be challenging for their level but lay the foundation for each new educational experience. That's what we are experiencing at Bowie Montessori Children's House. The teachers are excellent, from Pre-K up, school leadership is strong, and the environment is so conducive to learning.
As a parent of a school age child I am pleased to see all the new programs at the Bowie Montessori Children's house. New this year is our new sports shed, equipment and phys Ed program. Our newly equipped science lab is a definite plus. These new programs along with the staffs grounds work have made this school a more pleasant, safe and educationally sound place for our children to receive a priceless private education. My thanks to the teachers, management and staff for all these recognized efforts. I would reccomend this school for any parent looking for a quality education for there children A grateful parent
When you arrive at the Bowie Montessori Childrens House you will find a beautiful 22 acre campus with mature trees, nature paths, play grounds, and well maintained school buildings. The campus has a very inviting feel to it. It is clean, safe, structured and a peaceful environment conducive to learning. The staff are professional and caring. There is a great rapport between teachers, staff, administration, and parents. Excellent teachers, great programs, and a challenging curriculum are just some of the many reasons that I would recommend the Bowie Montessori Childrens House as the best school for your child. The administration demonstrates strong leadership and attention to detail which promotes the Montessori philosophy. They are always there to answer any of your questions or address any of you concerns. It is a wonderful opportunity for your child's future.
We are committed to the Montessori philosophy. We transferred our daughter to Bowie three years ago when our daughter's former Montessori school ended at 3rd grade. She is in 6th grade now. We travel from Montgomery County to go to Bowie and are impressed with Bowie. She has a late birthday and is always one of the youngest students in her class. At Bowie, she receives one on one reading and math intervention. Her teacher is very qualified and imaginative. She has phy ed, art, and drama. Bowie just added a science lab for the upper elementary class. Bowie does optional academic and speech assessments in the fall and regular standardized testing in the spring. The upper elementary school receives SAT prep. We plan to keep our daughter at Bowie through middle school. Bowie has great after school programs including a STEM club, drama lessons, and instrumental music lessons. There are opportunities for parent involvement ie., chaperoning field trips and parent seminars. Teachers and administrators are available for parent conferences. While there was some teacher turn over in the lower grades last year, my daughter has had the same teacher for the past three years.
I wish I had read the review dated Aug. 9, 2011, and not enrolled our child in Bowie Montessori. This has been a painful year in this school for our family and we should not have experienced it. As the other reviewer wrote, "NO ONE shoud have experienced it. "To be clear, I am not talking about the pain of losing a teacher mid year. Do not accept that cover story.
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