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I encourage any parents that are unhappy with anything at Go like the Wind to contact our Head of School, Jim Basel. It is our goal to offer an authentic Montessori education in a positive, caring environment. Jim Basel jbasel@golikethewind.com 734-747-7422
March 10, 2015

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Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


- a parent
Happy students, happy teachers, happy parents. The teachers have been absolutely wonderful in guiding the students to reach their goals and overcome any obsticles.

Amount of homework: Agree


- a parent
Homework is based on grade level and the individual student. Teachers are always there to talk before and after school should there be any concerns.


Develops character: Strongly agree


- a parent
Children are taught grace and courtesy from infant through middle school. Being a Christian based Montessori, those values are not just taught, but implemented.



- a parent
Authentic Montessori allowing the child to work at his own pace while reaching goals towards a successful academic and social future inside and outside of the classroom. My children's spirit has been given the opportunity to flourish within a safe community.



- a parent
My family's experience at Go Like The Wind Montessori has been tremendous. Our son was attending a local Ann Arbor charter school where the teachers were very nice and caring but the performance levels were suspect. We moved him to Go Like The Wind for 5th grade and he has remained through middle school with outstanding results. In 3 years at Go Like The Wind his test performance increased by 45 percentile in math and 50 percentile in reading. Go Like The Wind offers an authentic Montessori education individualized for each students skill level and has teacher student ratios of 1:8. In addition to improved academic performance, the school has helped our son develop his leadership and team player skills through giving him in-class responsibilities, holding him accountable and having multi-age class rooms. The head of school and teachers are amazing! They get to know each student as an individual, they genuinely care about the children and they are experienced/effective professionals.


Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


- a parent
My child's experience in the 4-6th grade upper elementary and 7-8th grade middle school has been tremendous. The teachers in both classes are energetic, clearly love to teach and really get to know each student's as an individual. They spent the time and effort to understand my son's personality and how he learns best.

Amount of homework: Agree


- a parent
The teachers are very sensitive to work-life balance. Current research has shown that 10 minutes for every grade level (ie, 4th grader does 40 minutes of homework nightly) is most effective, Go Like The Wind's teachers adhere to this practice.

Develops character: Strongly agree


- a parent
Go Like The Wind Montessori develops each student as an individual, addressing their individual skills and needs. Students are given responsibility and required to work with students who are older, younger and the same age. They learn patience and empathy for their classmates while learning team work. Students at all levels are given responsibility and taught accountability. For example, last year the middle school students, a group of ten 7th-8th graders, ran the school hot lunch program with profits going towards an end of year trip. They also planned, scripted, set up and ran the school's talent show on their own.




- a parent
I have two children who attend Go Like the Wind. The teachers are very caring and I know my children receive individualized attention every day. The curriculum is challenging and I love the multi-age classrooms which allows children to be leaders and learners. The after-school program is also very flexible and allows for children to attend on an as-needed basis which is extremely helpful for working families.

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SCHOOL LEADER
I encourage any parents that are unhappy with anything at Go like the Wind to contact our Head of School, Jim Basel. It is our goal to offer an authentic Montessori education in a positive, caring environment. Jim Basel jbasel@golikethewind.com 734-747-7422
Posted March 10, 2015

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