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PK-8|Private
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Best experience for Pre-K and K but it would be best to explore better options in the upper grades.

Supports LD students: Disagree


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No dedicated child psychiatrist or dedicated special ed person. Therapists come in thru the DOE for kids with IEPs.


Teacher effectiveness: Disagree


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While waiting to pick up my child on the first floor, I was kind of shocked to hear yelling on separate occasions from a classroom on a different floor and the after school room. Also, my in-law said during one visit, a teacher "spanked" my child's hand when my child acted out. My child wasn't hurt so it was a quick, light touch but still I wouldn't stand for it. I pulled her out a few weeks later-the environment didn't work out for us. A rare "slip", maybe, but for a school, teaching the peaceful Montessori philosophy, it's unacceptable. I expected better.

Amount of homework: Disagree


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A lot to the point of being excessive

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly agree


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In fact, there is no bullying at this school


Supports LD students: Strongly agree


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There is a very Individualized approach to every child.

Develops character: Strongly agree


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There is a very strong focus on this at the school, developing the whole compassionate child.



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Amazing school - warm family atmosphere, teachers who love what they do, and great academic results without any "teaching to the test".




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We are so lucky to have found such a nurturing environment for our son! Our 3 year old started a few weeks ago in the Stepping Stones class (the classroom for the youngest students). His teachers and everyone at the school make each child feel special and respected. The classes are small and enable the teachers to cater to each child’s needs. The teachers are so incredibly warm and caring, they truly act as though our child’s well-being is their number one priority – and they manage to do that for every single child at the school. They are always happy to work with parents on whatever issue parents want addressed. Everyone from the teachers to the director (Ms. Liza) to Mr. Arnald to all the teachers (music, extended-day, etc) treat each child like loyalty. It’s so heart-warming to know that my child spends his day where he is respected and loved. Two additional points I would like to elaborate on. Our 3 year old attended a day are for the first part of the year and switched to Windmill in January. He did not speak at the daycare after 4 months there, even though he has been talking up a storm at home for years. After the warmth he encountered from his teachers at Windmill, he was talking with the teachers within a few days and with other children within a week. He asked to go to school on a weekend – after only two weeks at Windmill! Another one of our children had the pleasure of attending Windmill for Pre-K. He had an amazing year there, and I was incredibly sad not to have discovered the school earlier. His teachers showed the love and devotion rarely seen, and besides forming many lasting friendships and developing the love for learning, he really excelled academically. The teachers saw and appreciated all his special qualities and quirks. What a gem of a school!



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My son is in first grade, and has attended since PreK3. We love the small, homey environment, the loving teachers, the kind and respectful environment. It doesn't have a lot of fancy bells and whistles and does't need them. My son is challenged and respected and loves going to school.

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Last modified Windmill Montessori School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
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