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Go Like The Wind Montessori School5
Posted September 09, 2014
- a parent
I was so impressed when I toured Go Like the Wind Montessori School. The environment is calm and not overstimulating, which fosters calmness in the children and a readiness to absorb the rich classroom experiences. I watched classes of children walk through the hallways, holding hands, smiling, and alert to their surroundings or instructions from their teachers. It was obvious to me after visiting the classrooms and learning about the Montessori teaching philosophy, that this school could significantly contribute to developing a child into a life learner, and an engaged/contributing member of society with the self confidence to lead or pioneer. After seven months, I continue to be impressed with the "maturity" of learning demonstrated by my granddaughter and the depth of problem solving skills she is developing at 3 years of age. I feel that my investment in making this opportunity available to my granddaughter will be one of my greatest contributions to my family.
My son started at Go Like the Wind Montessori school in 3rd grade. My husband & I were unhappy with the public school system in South Lyon. After visiting many private schools we decided that Go Like the Wind was the best choice for our family. Our son is entering the 5th grade and has developed a love of learning because of the fantastic teachers and staff at Go Like the Wind. I highly recommend this school!
I have been a teacher at this school for over 10 years and I wouldn't want to teach at any other school. This school is an authentic Montessori school and strives daily to provide the best Montessori education to it students, Infants all the way through Middle School. The staff here is exceptional and the administration could not be more supportive. The families are wonderful and there is a great sense of community here.
I am very pleased with this school. Acedemics are number one on my list and I feel that so far it has been a good fit for my son. I do find that the teacher of hos class is not very personable and I sometimes feel that I have to pry for information, but my son is doing fine so maybe that is why. I would like it more if the staff addressed me when I came in to pick up my son but at the same time I can tell that he is really learning a lot and is making great strives in his development.
This school has been fantastic for our son. He loves school and has not missed a single day. The teachers care and are extremely well trained in both content and method. We like the Christian philosophies. Parents are involved and are part of the global school culture. We give GLTW a two thumbs up! :)
I can not say enough good things about Go Like the Wind (GLTW). GLTW has a program for infants all the way through 8th grade. This is my fourth year with GLTW. I have a child in the toddler program and a child in the pre-primary program. What impresses me most is the focus on the development of the whole child. The environment encourages the children to love learning. It is about more than academics. The teachers create an environment that nurtures the child to think about grace and courtesy, music and arts, practical skills and physical activities. The child leads the way, with the teachers guiding them. As an example, my 5 year old expressed a sincere interest in Mother Theresa. Her teacher, recognizing this as a wonderful teaching opportunity, purchased the book Great Peacemakers to be used in the classroom curriculum. Go Like the Wind Montessori is my school of choice!
I would disagree with the previous opinion of the school's teachers. I have two children in the preschool, one with an experienced teacher and one with a relatively new teacher. Both of my children are receiving an excellent education. Both of their teachers are caring with the children, professional with the parents and dedicated to the Montessori philosophy. One of the things I am particularly pleased with is the consistancy of excellence between both of their classrooms. The two classrooms have differences of style but no difference in the quality of the education. I look forward to my children being at Go Like the Wind all the way through Middle School!
Facilities are very good. They have large class rooms. They have large indoor play area, indoor basketball court, Music class. They have been increasing cost regularly and seems little high. There teachers have large difference. Some have lot of experience and some have very few. Over all this preschool is good if you get an experienced teacher. If you get a new teachers you are better off find another school as cost is high and teachers have to maintain order in class room before teaching.