Great school, coming from a public school. My child has ADD issues and is a challenge, but the teachers are very caring and supportive. I highly recommend this institution for their patience, the strength of the education and the sense of community the school fosters.
I have been associated with Oak Meadow as both a parent and teacher for several years and have nothing but praise for the quality of students, parents, faculty, administration, and staff. All schools go through administrative, faculty, and family changes. Over the years Oak Meadow has only grown stronger. Oak Meadow is academically strong but just as important is the social and emotion development of the students. Oak Meadow is a caring, nurturing community. It has been a like a second family. The best gift the school gave my son was the ability to be comfortable in his own skin. My recommendation to anyone interested in Oak Meadow is to come visit and see for yourself,
Oak Meadow has really fallen flat. What was once a great school is losing students in droves. Many of the fabulous teachers have left as well as the wonderful Head and Asst Head of school. We have spoken to many families and lamented that this school is not what it once was. The pay scale for the teachers is very much on the lower end and that is contributing to the declining quality of the education.
Oak Meadow in a nutshell: * Tremendous, motivated teachers with strong Montessori ethos * Dynamic, supportive administration * Diverse, well-educated, involved parental community. In sum, look no further for a wonderful opportunity for your child to grow in deeply resourced environs.
This is our second year at Oak Meadow; we have two children in kindergarten. We have been thrilled with our experience at every level. We are grateful for the caring, talented teachers; involved and communicative administration; and a warm, welcoming, active community of parents and students. Our boys are doing academic work far beyond anything I ever expected at this level (multiplication, for example) and love it. Equally as important, they are benefiting enormously from the caring, generous, peaceful culture of their classroom and the school as a whole. I'm thrilled with their social and emotional development and I can see a direct relationship to Oak Meadow, and the values it inculcates. I highly recommend this school.
Oak Meadow is as vibrant as ever, all the way through middle school. My children have all attended and now attend different schools as the next step in their development. There were no issues in transitioning from a Montessori environment, and our children are very self motivated and self directed due to the responsibility they were given at a very young age. No wonder those creative Google founders are of Montessori origin! We are grateful to have had this educational choice.
Middle schools spanish- superb. Middle school Math- superb. Middle school science- great. However...my student has learned waaay more about Marx than Washington. They sing peace songs instead of get grades. Was told North Korea was a wonderful place. During a parent teacher conference i was lectured about white guilt and told to donate money to american indians. Often closed on Fridays for ambiguous reasons. None of these are fabrications.
I have two children that have moved up through the Oak Meadow academic structure. The curriculum becomes better at each level and I have never been disappointed with the academic rigor of the program. My children are gaining the hands-on experiential learning experiences that are vital for success in the STEM disciplines. I am thrilled with the quality and breadth of the education they receive at Oak Meadow.
I wouldn't enroll my child anywhere else! Oak Meadow's program has been fabulous for her growing needs. Not yet 5 years old, she loves counting and learning more complex mat concepts. She can always be found writing in her journal and sounding out lists of words and phrases. More than that, she is developing social skills and grace and courtesy lessons that are so important when relating to others. Thank you Oak Meadow!
Our twins are in preschool at Oak Meadow. We could not be more thrilled with the school. The teachers are highly experienced, loving, compassionate, patient, and excellent at parent communication as well. The entire school community has been incredibly warm and welcoming; it's an extremely diverse, friendly, down-to-earth place. We are highly impressed with the quality of education our kids are receiving, and we're really excited by what we see the older kids doing. Though we never intended to keep our kids in private school, we are so in love with Oak Meadow that we are considering it. No stars for principal leadership, as we are in transition at the moment and it seems inappropriate. However, I've been impressed with how the school has handled the transition. The interim head is a strong and dynamic leader, the search process has been transparent and open, and I have confidence that we'll wind up with an excellent new head of school. The parent community seems committed and involved to me.
I've been a parent at Oak Meadow for 8 years and the school has been through a lot of challenges and changes. It is better than ever with a strong head of school who has directed a very successful capital campaign to build an amazing addition to the school (plus extensive renovations). There's a great sense of community and the academics are top notch. It's a very diverse school considering it's in the suburbs of Boston. Many teachers have been there for years and know and love the school and the children really well.
Excellent teachers, best school head and an amazing environment! i wish it becomes a high school!!
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