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Sage Montessori Charter School

Private | K-8 | 320 students


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Posted July 29, 2014

My kids are returning to Sage, again, for the 3rd year in a row. The school gets better every year. I spoke with school staff over the summer. There will be trained Montessori teachers at every level. All classrooms will have a Montessori curriculum. The middle school is starting projects based learning and adding field trips tied to the academic program. Last spring, the middle school went "caving" in El Malpais (near Grants, NM), and I am assured there will be more incredible trips like that one this year. My daughter can't wait to start school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 29, 2014

SMCS continues its school wide improvement in response to parent and student feedback. In 2014-2015, our community moves forward with a new head administrator, credentialed Montessori teachers leading instruction at every level from Kindergarten through 8th grade, and authentic Montessori materials, pedagogy and philosophy implemented in every classroom. In addition, middle school students will enjoy projects based and experiential learning, while the online component is only used as a supplement to the Montessori curriculum.
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Posted July 25, 2014

We couldn't agree more with the last review (June 25, 2014). The school was absolutley wonderful the first six months they were open, 2012. Then the middle school abandoned the Montessori method all together and substituted good teachers with computers. Over 3 1/2 hours a day (on average) was spent alone on the computer---they called it "indapendent study". Completely the opposite to their original approach. The teachers in the Middle school had no Montessori training. When they were asked to go through the training they found it was very expensive and they had to pay for it out of their own pocket! The K-5th might be a different story but they shouldn't offer 6-8th.....We will not be back. Shame. It HAD great potential......
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Posted June 25, 2014

While there are one or two teachers who are adequate at this school, the majority are not trained, especially not in the Montessori method, as the school charter states (at least not the first two years it was in operation). There is constant animosity between members of the administration which can be felt throughout the school. Most of the teachers AND students are NOT returning next year due to this environment.
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Posted May 24, 2014

My son started kindergarten with no previous academic history (no pre-k, no daycare) and he's now reading, writing and loves math! We absolutely love Sage, the teachers are amazing. We look forward to coming back. It's a small school which is great because I can call in about my son and they know exactly who I'm talking about. Great school
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Posted April 7, 2014

The first three years that my oldest son attended school the only response my husband and I heard in response to "what did you learn today?" was the answer "nothing." Now, both of our sons come home excited to tell us what they learned; and the only struggle we have is getting the boys to take turns in telling us about what lessons they are working on. The teachers are amazing, and go above and beyond to challenge kiddos who are learning above their grade level as well as those struggling in certain academic areas. Yes, the school is small, but that works for us too as the administrators and teachers know our children as the kiddos that they are and not like a number to be processed through the system.
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Posted November 16, 2013

This school is young. That being said, we love it! My child is happy to go everyday, and is excited to tell about his day. The staff works hard with parents to make this school a success. We are excited for the schools future, and enjoy that we are a part of something special.
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Posted November 8, 2013

This school is small but has great potential to succeed! The staff is kind ms. Algene and ms.Peggy work very hard to make it a wonderful school! My son loves it!
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Posted October 21, 2013

The school has the potential to be amazing however the the mail teacher the one who help to start the school makes every one miserable! Ms Algien ?spelling? Is her name. She often speaks before thinking. Loves to tell parents how to parent and is constantly taking away the montissori materials from the students leaving them with nothing to do because they don't use it right but she won't teach them to use it! I know of staff members and students who have left directly because of her! She is rude and arrogant. It's so sad to me because this school could be such an opportunity and instead we are left with a decision on weather or not to take our child from this school:(
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5120 Masthead St., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
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