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Evergreen Montessori School

Private | 1-3 & ungraded | 80 students

 

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Posted February 25, 2014

We thought our 3 year old son was in one of the best school before we moved to the area and enrolled him in that school. He came home with his face glowing with excitement. The school is a true nurturing place with so much on their agenda such as academic,art,music and physical activities. The Principal is one great passionate loving person. You can read his honesty and genuine love to his job which is critical to make change for this kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2011

Our son thrives at Evergreen, and we are very happy with the personal attention he receives. I love hearing about all the new things he learned at school that day, and I am excited to watch him grow more and more confident. Evergreen is more than a school; it is also a community. In the negative column, I believe the tuition is on the high side, and there is a bit too much time off. I am confident that the school s new leader will guide Evergreen and its community in a positive direction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2011

Evergreen is a strong and vibrant community of student families, teachers and staff. My son is in his 3rd year at the school and I am amazed not only at his progress but in the active community of caring people that we have become a part of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2011

I love, love, love Evergreen. My two sons went there -- one through lower elementary (third grade) and one through primary (kindergarten). They were well taught and well cared for by both the teachers and the parent community. The teachers were so dedicated to the kids and to the integrity of the Montessori method. They parents are concerned and involved without being pushy or neurotic about achievement. We left the area and we are now in public school. Both boys are good students, feel confident about themselves as learners, and know that it's up to them to actively learn -- not to passively be taught. It was a wonderful experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2011

Congratulations to Evergreen School and their Rain Garden for winning the Environmental award from the Keep Montgomery Beautiful Contest in October 2011.
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Posted October 19, 2011

Primary is good. Avoid elementary - unprofessional. As a parent, the Rain Garden is a hazard for young children and should not be there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2011

My child has been going to Evergreen for four years and really loves it there. He looks forward to going to school and has learned much and developed socially. He loves the new rain garden/ playground with it's bridge and big stones to hop on, and loves the garden boxes where they grew vegetables this spring. I enjoyed being a part of creating the rain garden / playground. I am committed to the school's program all of the way through elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2011

For the tuition that they charge, you're definitely not getting your money's worth!!! Take a tour, sit in the classroom on more than one occasion, and insist on speaking with current and especially former parents. Don't forget to take a look at the pitiful playground and the filthy restrooms as well. Compare your findings with other Montessori Schools and you'll quickly notice that there are much better options to choose from.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2011

We love Evergreen and are committed to seeing our child attend through Elementary. All of the teachers are excellent and caring and work hard to meet the indivdual needs of all of the children.
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Posted April 13, 2011

My child has attended Evergreen for the past 2 years in the Elementary program. While he did not attend a Montessori preschool, we hoped to find a progressive, and warm environment to engage his active style of learning at Evergreen. This wonderful school is everything we were looking for. My son is thriving there and we love the individualized attention he receives from his caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2010

Evergreen is great. My son was part of their summer camp. He learned tremendously. Additionally, the counselors are very caring.
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Posted May 13, 2010

Having read many good things about Evergreen we decided to try it out for our child. Unfortunately what you see is not necessarily what you get. Upon having spent time in the lower elementary class we found the teachers to be inattentive to the children's needs and in fact were somewhat neglectful. We were led to believe that the school focused on children's strengths. This was definitely untrue as the teachers in the lower elementary grades seemed to buy into a deficit model of learning. Even worse, they talked openly about children's 'deficits' in front of the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

Evergreen offers the small class sizes and a focus on learning to learn that we felt was a good fit for our child and the right way to begin an education. His pace of learning has been excellent and the freedom he gets to structure his day's lessons instills, we think, the idea that he is at school to explore and learn what it is that grips his interest. There is plenty of attention to the necessary basic skills - it's just that here those skills are taught as a means to an end rather than as the endpoint by themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2009

My daughter loves Evergreen and so do I. She is currently in the Primary program and has had an amazing amount of growth. Her development is being nurtured and in a way that works for her. Evergreen does an excellent job in following the Montessori Philosophy and has great parent involvement and a highly dedicated staff. I wouldn't have her any where else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

We wanted a Montessori education for our daughters, and had spent a year in two other area schools before finding Evergreen. The difference was amazing. Evergreen is an incredibly caring place and the academic program is strong in both the primary and the elementary classes. Within the first year, we saw a dramatic improvement in our younger daughter, academically and socially. The after school program has improved greatly over the last year and now includes activities like yoga, field trips, and science projects. The teachers really care about the students, and it shows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

We switched our 3 year old son here mid-year after starting him at a traditional nursery school, which was a disaster. Evergreen has an open, friendly, relaxed, flexible atmosphere -- it is not rule-bound. There is no bureaucracy. The teachers are experienced Montessori teachers and incredible people -- they appreciate each child's strengths and encourage students to understand one another's strengths. My son's learning and imagination is growing by leaps and bounds and it is delightful to watch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2009

Our daughter has been in Evergreen for four years and both she and our family have thrived as a result. We looked at many schools and this was the one with the environment that appeared to be the most nurturing.
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Posted August 13, 2007

My four-and-a-half year old daughter has been at evergreen since she turned 3 (in their 'primary' program) -- she has thrived there with respect to language, socialization, and maturity. I think they are working a little on their art-related programs, but it is a very cozy, caring community with a keen eye on intellectual and academic growth. We would like to see a stronger language program and the after school program is good, but doesn't have as much emphasis on activity as it might (they are very creative). Overall, we have been very pleased with the school, have 100% confidence in their ability to keep our child safe and to know what our child is doing. Because it is a smaller school, the parent liaison really knows our kids well and we are able to keep in close contact with her. The school also offers some scholarships, which is rare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2006

My oldest daughter has been going to Evergreen for three years and my youngest just started and they both love it! The teacher/student ratio is about 1:7, the teachers geniunely care about the students and helping them achieve their academic potential, and I have never seen a happier bunch of students in my life! Parents and administrators are so involved that we are like one big family. The school also offers extracurricular activies like karate, basketball, and music, and they also offer a day camp in the summer. Before and after school care is also available. I highly recommend this wonderful, diverse, challenging school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2004

My son started at this school at age 3. It was an excellent nurturing environment for his to learn. By the time he was age 5, he was reading and telling me about constellations. The teachers and students and community is a wonderful learning experience!
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 53% 45%
Black 33% 40%
Asian 8% N/A
Hispanic 8% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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