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PK-8|Private
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My child is in Children's House (preschool) and has excellent teachers who are deeply committed to the Montessori method. The Montessori method teaches independence and has a unique path to learning which has taken some getting used to on my part. The teachers go out of their way to educate parents and are always available to talk and laser focused on my child's progress. My child shows marked change in his ability to figure things, work by himself, enthusiasm for counting and math, and hisnintellectual curiousity has greatly expanded. The teachers don't sit there and lecture to 3 and 4 year olds which doesn't work. The admissions process was easy and the admissions director extremely helpful through the process and welcoming. Some minuses. Gym teachers, Spanish teacher all great.-I wish the senior management had better communication with parents - it is not always clear to me their priorities for the school or roles. The admin office sometimes makes silly errors, school events are sometimes randomly cancelled, and the Director of the school favors personal antidote (not my favorite method for understanding education). There could be more music, and more of a sense of community- - but overall I think this is an exceptional school thanks to the incredible teachers and the methodology.



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My child joined in middle school, a time when most kids almost expect to be bullied. She came from a school where she was bullied and misunderstood for being different. At GMS she was embraced by the entire school community and so were we, her parents. The students here have character because they are taught grace and courtesy on a meaningful level. They are very inclusive. As for learning differences, they already view each student as an individual with their own way of learning so it has been a seamless transition. My child is happy, is learning a ton, her confidence is restored, and she feels like a valuable contributor in her school community, where she has made good friends.


Handles bullying effectively: Strongly disagree


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We have had no experience of bullying here, but whenever there has been any altercations or escalated disagreements, it has always been handled swiftly and proactively by the teacher in a way that always empowers the kids involved to learn something.

Supports LD students: Agree


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They have done everything possible to accommodate our child's learning challenges, and even have an educational specialist on staff who has met with us and advised us. Most importantly is that the teachers and the students consider every student to have their own style of learning, which means that even if at a traditional school your child is considered to have a "learning difference" - here they are just doing what everyone else does...learning according to their own individual way. So they do not feel labeled or weird.

Effective school leaders: Strongly disagree


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This school has a strong leader and a clear vision for its future. Everybody on staff seems to be on the same page.


Develops character: Strongly agree


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Last year in the adolescent community the teachers brought the kids on a field trip to the Arizona border so they could see the border for themselves. They met with people who crossed the border at a camp and also met with the border patrol to get all sides of the story and make up their own minds about a very real issue in our country. The students at this school have strong character because here character is as important as academics.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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We have one of the best teachers we have ever known for our middle-schooler. She is extremely skilled, dedicated to the Montessori philosophy, very well educated, but most importantly she is the kind of teacher who likes kids, and the kids know it (and they love her in return!)

Amount of homework: Strongly disagree


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Being a Montessori school they do not believe in "busy work" as homework but instead encourage children to go home and cook with their family, read every night, have time to go outside and garden or play or participate in sports. They have math facts work the older kids do online at home, as well as online typing club so they can have the skills they need. True to Montessori's philosophy of empowering the child, these students do most of their big work during the day in the classroom, without the well-intentioned "help" of their parents...which really builds their confidence, and their skills!


Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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My children have had 4 different teachers at Greenspring. Without exception each teacher was/is outstanding, not just in how they deal with our children, but how they communicate with us.

Develops character: Strongly agree


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One of Greenspring's cornerstones is grace and courtesy, community and inclusion. In my child's younger years at Greenspring the classroom had a "peace table" where conflicts were "safely" discussed and resolved in a positive and encouraging manner. Our child learned amazing lessons through this process. This is just one small example of the Greenspring magic.

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Last modified Greenspring Montessori School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
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