October 29, 2013
My child goes to Waterfront Montessori, and, as other parents, I have good and bad things to say about it. ** Good: Most of the lead teachers are good, in fact, some of them are exceptional (caring, knowledgeable, involved, motivated, dedicated individuals). The students (in higher grades) are getting great results and tests scores. ** Bad: There are too many changes in the faculty, which impacts negatively to the kids. Some of the teachers are not up to part (long faces, lack of engagement and proactivity, poor communication skills, non-fluent in English). The teacher aids are definitely not up to part. There's a major difference among the teachers. The installations, especially for grades 1 and up are below part as they are (not much green area, old building, many stairs....). The school has to move next year as the lease is up, and the parents haven't been notified about the new location yet. The principal's involvement is low in the toddler and primary programs. Her demeanor to parents (and staff) is condescending to say the least. Communication with parents is a major issue, it's always late, non-existent, lacking, or incomplete. There's no parents association at all.
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