August 31, 2015
In 2007, we joined Patuxent Montessori School as parents of one child. What started out as a trial basis for our first child has now grown into having five children in attendance at Patuxent and our children have gone through Patuxent’s Infant, Toddler, Primary and Elementary Programs. Currently, as parents of five kids who are students there, we drive through three counties to bring our kids to Patuxent Montessori School every day. For us, Patuxent is worth the distance and troubles of traffic. The reason is simply that we know that Patuxent provides a nurturing and safe environment for our kids. In spite of all the challenges that parents face each day raising “good” kids, Patuxent provides a wholesome environment and a safe haven for fostering the innocence of childhood. In addition to the long hours the faculty spend to teach each child, they also hold classes to inform and educate parents so that the Montessori method is made practical in the home environment.
It is difficult to believe that in this day and age where kids are hooked on video games, internet and phones, the kids at Patuxent do simple childhood activities such as playing outside, reading a book or enjoying nature. At any other school, our kids would be coming home with more and more demands for electronic toys and gadgets, latest fashions and fads based on peer pressure and what they or others have watched on TV. But our kids come home, simply with the demands of wanting to cook together, wanting to play outside or wanting to go to the library to get books. Simply stated, Patuxent Montessori School allows us to spend more time as a family and enjoy seeing our kids grow up slowly, as kids should. We highly recommend Patuxent Montessori School and are confident that the society will be gaining five productive members, no matter the vocation, thanks to the basic foundations of Montessori education that our children were fortunate to receive.
- submitted by a parent