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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Northville Montessori Center 2

Posted April 18, 2016
- a parent
I had 2 children at the school for several years. The preschool/kindergarten program was excellent as was the teacher Mrs MaryBeth. Very hands on learning! However, once my children moved to the elementary rooms, things changed drastically. Teachers teach their own personal interests and not the common core standards. The lower elementary room was very unstructured and the teacher didn't do hardly any actual teaching. There were behavior issues with kids that were ignored and the instructors were not qualified or prepared to deal with any child that didn't fit the "model student" role. From what we witnessed they absolutely do not know what to do with any child who may have a special need... from speech, to attention, to learning disabilities. All kids were taught the exact same way. The upper elementary room had a strong focus on history and public speaking yet many basic skills in math were ignored or skipped over. Feedback on student work took FOREVER to get back and the teacher seemed very unorganized & frazzled even though he had just over a dozen students. Mixing 4th graders with middle school kids, especially the girls, wasn't working. Unfortunately several of the students that had questionable behavior issues were the teacher's own kids so it created a biased environment. We moved our kids to public school after 3 years and they both were missing huge parts of the Michigan standards from their education in the elementary rooms at this center. Very disappointed after a great preschool/K experience!

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Grateful to: Staff member

Posted April 18, 2016
- a parent
Mrs Mary Beth! My child learned a lot from her. She's organized, structured and knows what these kids should be learning and doing!


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Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective

Posted April 18, 2016
- a parent
Except for Mrs Mary Beth... She knew her stuff! I was surprised to find out the elementary teachers only need a few months of training and then an internship. They are not certified teachers and it shows.

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Amount of homework: Not enough

Posted April 18, 2016
- a parent
It wasn't that it was not enough... It just wasn't always what we felt was the right kind. Instead of analyzing a football game on tv, let's see some grade level appropriate math, etc!

Northville Montessori Center 5

Posted January 30, 2016
- a parent
Northville Montessori Center is the second Montessori school our family has been blessed to attend. The school leaders are very much in touch with the needs of each child on every level. We spent a few years in the public school system and had to return to Montessori as the environment, curriculum rigor and life skills development were severely lacking. The power of the Montessori Method to draw out a child's desire to learn is unmatched. The small school environment is also beneficial in our modern world. There is a community at NMC that supports each other and I attribute that to the way in which Ms. Lynn and Mr. Keith lead with heart. Our family recommends that you visit NMC and learn more about Montessori.


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Grateful to: Teacher

Posted January 30, 2016
- a parent
Thank you to Mr. Keith for your leadership and skill in the classroom. Thank you to Ms. Lynn for the vision to create this school so many years ago. Thank you for your persistence and the benefit to society you have both (along with all your staff) have provided and continue to develop.

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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted January 30, 2016
- a parent
The upper elementary teacher has been very effective at building and sustaining our child's interest in every subject-to me that is a difficult task.

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Amount of homework: Just right

Posted January 30, 2016
- a parent
NMC encourages families to spend time together so they limit the homework to not hinder this opportunity from taking place on a daily basis.


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Develops grit: Strongly agree

Posted January 30, 2016
- a parent
While "grit" has become a buzz word the need to develop life skills of persistence and a love of learning are critical to success.

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Develops respect: Strongly agree

Posted January 30, 2016
- a parent
Yes, Respect for self, others, staff, parents, school materials, the work, and the world are taught and reinforced.

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Northville Montessori Center
15709 North Haggerty Road, Plymouth, MI  48170
(734) 420-0924
Last modified Northville Montessori Center is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
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