Prior to sending my daughter to The Family School I was unable to find any reviews about it. My husband and I were both questioning if we had made the right decision because of the lack of information/reviews there was about the school. Fast forward to a half a year later and my daughter has learned so much in the small amount of time she has been there. We are always impressed how much knowledge she is gaining in only 9hrs a week. Our friends who attend other top schools are even commenting. We got pretty lucky with the teachers my daughter has. I can say I have seen some other teachers who act cold and stern. From what I can tell the rooms are based on the type of children (active, academic, etc) so its possible the teachers are different for a reason. Parent involvement was a concern for us and still is a bit. We email the school a lot and ask questions and we receive immediate responses. I think there are some minor things that can be touched on but overall we are very happy with our decision.
I am student, I went to this school when I was 18 months old and I was treated fairly for the most part however since I have some learning challenges sometimes teachers would act a little hostile towards me. Also since I have seizures I had my first seizure when I was 2 yrs old at The Family School during nap time. From that point on the teachers were mean and cold as stone towards me. So I know the school has it's good points however it had more bad points than good for me. I hope that the school and teachers will learn from their mistakes, and in the process make it a better school experience for kids and their parents. Thank You to all who care.
Although this school do have its good points, I agree that if you are Asian or of other race, you are truly not treated fairly or nicely. You will feel that you are unwanted here. So be it...just find another very good school that makes you and your child feel wanted!!! Trust your instinct. I just don't think the adminstration or owner understand how or even aware of this.
The teachers and leaders of the Family School do an amazing job with our daughter. They are truly caring people and appear to really love working with children. One of the strong suits of the school is it's diversity. There are students and teachers of many ethnicities and nationalities, and the kids learn about each of these cultures. My daughter (whom is 4) can count to ten and say basic words in Japanese, Mandarin and French. The families of the school also make this a great place. The families are very involved and we've met some great friends through the school.
This is a top-notch montessori preschool. I sent both my kids here and the faciliteis, academic program, and international student body make this school like no other in the region. I cant recommend it enough.
This school has proven to be a great nurturer of our daughter's intellectual development; at age 3, it is amazing some of the knowledge she has already acquired in fields like geography and science. The school follows many of the Montessori principles, but they're not fanatics about it. This, for us, has been the right balance between too much discipline at this age and some schools that seem to be little more than supervised play. We plan to move our daughter to another K-12 school - the Family School does go beyond pre-K but is not noted for those programs. For pre-school though, we can't say enough. One note though...outside of parent-teacher conferences, the school is not big on parental involvement (except homework). This is probably part of the Montessori philosophy.
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