May 11, 2011
My children have attended TMES and its previous private version since they were 2. Here is why I, my wife, and both of our kids (now 11 and 9) are huge fans of TMES: (1) The teachers and staff. Totally committed to the kids, the montessori principles, and the culture (including behaviors like respect, personal responsiility, and conflict resolution). (2) The curriculum, with both the classic "written" form of learning, and the tacticle and spatial experiences of montessori. (3) parent involvement. If you want to contribute, you are welcomed into the process - not pushed away as with other, larger schools. A word on the negative reviewer here... if you take one look at TMES and our montessori materials, art supplies, music program, and the educational assistants (EA's) etc., OF COURSE it costs a little more and the school needs to fundraise. It is not out of line wth what I see at other schools, and TMES offers such a better experience, that I think it's a bargain. Before being a charter school, it cost $8,000 per child so as a charter with no tuition, it's a great deal.
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