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PK-8
Private
Greensboro, NC
Students enrolled: 250
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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2856 Horse Pen Creek Road
Greensboro, NC 27410

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(336) 668-0119
(336) 665-9531
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October 19, 2014
I am a believer in the Montessori system. With commitment from home, there is no way, but, for your child to thrive and do well. Being competitive comes from the curiosity and logical thinking that is innate in children and only needs to be nurtured as they grow older. GMS, being a Montessori school follows the philosophy of Maria Montessori -"FOLLOW THE CHILD"; which only means giving each child her time, to excel in every new task presented. The teachers are competent and passionate about the system and the children. There is consistency once the child starts at the elementary level where teachers have spent a decade or more with the school. With a new head of school who has raised several Montessori schools, it is but a fresh and vibrant start for GMS. I would definitely recommend Greensboro Montessori School for families that believe in the capacity of their child/children and are committed to work alongside the teachers. Our 8th graders are mature, level-headed and responsible children (teenagers) that will surprise you with their clarity of thought on any given subject. We are here to stay!

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2014
The Greensboro Montessori School offers a developmental approach towards education. There are hands-on materials with which children can learn independently an at their own pace. By following their own interests children have accountability for their learning process. By the eighth grade children have strong oral and written communication skills, a working knowledge of Spanish, a global perspective and have the right foundation to enter the high school of their choice. GMS graduates are confident students who seek academic challenges and try new things.

- submitted by a teacher
September 29, 2014
We feel privileged to be a part of this community! The teachers and school leadership are focused on providing one-on-one, personalized education for our child and their communication with us is such that we feel as though we are a team focused on our child's education and development as an individual. The environment is completely set up to foster that development and within the curriculum much is focused on providing a holistic approach to raising, educating and developing future leaders by incorporating mentorship, diversity, environmental awareness, etc. The graduates of this school (goes through middle school) go on to some of the top programs and magnet schools for high school and college prep in the Triad.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2014
Our family has had a wonderful experience at The Greensboro Montessori School. I can't put it into words how meaningful it is for our 3 children to wake every morning and be happy to go to school. The teachers have offered our family tremendous support in making sure that our children are challenged academically and given extra support when they need it as well. We can see our children developing the intrinsic motivation, love of learning, and self-confidence that will serve them well as they enter into a world where they are not rewarded for participation.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2014
Greensboro Montessori is simply amazing. Every day, I take for granted the fantastic experiences and awesome things my kids are exposed to, but I was reminded of how truly fantastic the school was yesterday in two very important ways. Visiting the school for a community event that was open to the public, I was floored - once again - by the quality kids this school turns out. The Middle School students are poised, thoughtful young adults that are concerned about the world beyond themselves. Who doesn t want their children to be mindful, involved global citizens? While at the school, I also witnessed how kind, compassionate and caring the children of all ages are. Not expected to be, but just are. It is a bit of a change from the norm to put aside test scores and grades, but seeing these kids in action, I have no doubt that every graduate will be wildly successful.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2014
This is a great place for Pre K and K that I would highly recommend. Things start to fall apart in first grade and progressively get worse. There is only a handful of kids that end up graduating the 8th grade and those shrink every year in between. We were shocked that our kids kept getting further and further behind their peers that are in the public school system. You'll hear things like "we teach concepts and fundamentals not how to take tests" but beware. The methodology in the curriculum is lacking to say the least. There's a subculture of kids who secretly taking Huntington tutoring which is close. Ironically, our kids in the first grade were graded on being a "Global Citizen". I would have preferred them to focus on reading, writing, maybe a number line and multiplication tables. This program will not prepare to compete on a global scale. The Headmaster just doesn't get it. Thank goodness for some of the teachers there or it would have been a total waste. It's a business and headcount is key so either the Headmaster will start listening to the teachers and the parents, the board will take some action or this place will vaporize altogether

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2013
Our children have thrived at GMS! I can't imagine a more nurturing and creative learning environment for them. The teachers and administrators go out of their way to support and celebrate the unique needs and talents of both of my children, who are very different from one another. The head of school is approachable and always eager to help. Most days he greets us in the car pool line and gives my daughter a hug as she steps out of the car with her lunch box. My parent conferences with the teachers are always positive and constructive. But more than anything else, I really appreciate that the school as a whole encourages my kids to be kind and compassionate, to embrace diversity, to stand up for themselves and negotiate respectfully, to express their personal opinions confidently, and to think "outside the box!" Choosing GMS is the best decision that we have ever made for our children and our family! I only wish I had grown up in a school community like this one.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
I had high hopes for this school. The tuition is expensive and they take lots of days off. Not a friendly school for a home with working parents since you have to find alternate care when they are on a break or staff retreat. The interaction with the children was great. However, they love to tell you how to feed your child and parent.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2013
School has gone down hill. Lots of turnover (admin & faculty). Lacks accountability & leadership. Parent concerns often ignored. Poor communication. They are looking for a new head of school this year but it will take some time for a new head of school to figure out what needs to be changed and clean house.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2012
I just graduated from this school, and thanks to its ability to rise and meet the needs of an individual student, I was accepted into a vigorous New England boarding school. The teachers at all levels are very understanding and I have lifelong bonds with several of them. I couldn't have asked for a better school.

- submitted by a community member
May 20, 2011
This school is amazing! I highly recommend this school! This year every 8th grader who applied got into the highly competitive high school, Weaver Academy. This year, we also had several students accepted to ECG (Early College Guilford) and the Grimsley IB program! All of the teachers are great especially the Performance, Production and Music teacher. He is a great teacher and really prepares the students for high school. This school also has a great sports program for middle school. This includes soccer, flag football, volleyball, basketball, and cross country. The sports program is completely co-ed and everyone gets an equal amount of playing time no matter how skilled they are at the sport. I highly recommend this school! If you want your kid to learn a lot and have fun in the process send him/her here!

- submitted by a community member
July 08, 2010
This school has a complete lack of leadership and it shows in the way that situations are handled in the classroom, be it academic or personal behavior. The school as inconsistent in its delivery of instruction and in ensuring that individual student needs are met. Most troublesome is the complete lack of professionalism exhibited by the school directors and the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2009
My two daughters have attended GMS since their Elementary years and are now in Middle School. This is an excellent school. The children become independent learners, are self-reliant. If you want your child to become an independent thinker, this is the place to go.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2008
My two sons have been enrolled at this school for approximately 10 years. My oldest is now in the middle school and my youngest in 4th grade. We love that our children love being there. We feel that our children love to learn because of the methods used for teaching. We also love that the philosophy of the school is very global - with a deep respect of the world, the land and each other. Unlike one of the other reviewers on this site, we have been impressed with how conflict is dealt with at this school. It has been our experience that conflict between children is dealt with head on. We have incorporated tools such as the 'peace table' in our own home. Our children are not afraid to ask the teachers questions and are expected to be teachers and leaders themselves as they grow. We love GMS

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2008
I am a student at this school currently in 7th grade and spending my last year there in 8th grade. This school is amazing. I love the programs that we do. There is a certain program called 'The Land' which is an outdoor camping expierence and getting to know the outside world. I feel I have learned much more about my classmates and teachers at The Land and feel more opened and free in the outside enviroment that we stay at. This school is also wonderful because it teaches pratical life skills. I like this because I have a trouble with presenting. The teachers focus on that and help give you suggestions on how to improve. I will never feel the same way about a school like this because I've attended here since I was 2 years old and Iove my friends and teachers.

- submitted by a student
May 16, 2007
This school has a no bully policy, but teachers won't listen to the kids if there is a problem. They're no help to the kids at all. Discipline is almost non-existent. Teachers turn a blind eye to bullying & teasing. So parents have to get involved for things to be taken seriously. If you have a special needs child, don't come here. Their philosophy is great, but not so great once you actually get in it. I wouldn't recomend this school to any of my friends.'

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2006
Outstanding school where the parents have many opportunities to be involved. Very relax and friendly atmosphere. The teachers and the whole staff makes you feel like you are family. My 3 year-old daughter has improved her social skills as well as independence and self-esteem already in the first couple of months! Each classroom has two teachers with the 2e teacher speaking a second language,(Japanese, Spanish, French) which is great. Their program also offers 2e language classes, music, art,gardening, field trips and many more and also a before/after school program with enrichment program. We like it so much that we are now enrolling our 2e daughter there as well.

- submitted by a parent
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From 18 months through the 8th grade GMS provides children with the right foundation for a changing world. We nurture children to be creative, eager learners as they discover their full potential and become responsible global citizens.

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Greensboro Montessori School
2856 Horse Pen Creek Road, Greensboro, NC  27410
(336) 668-0119
Last modified Greensboro Montessori School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Greensboro Montessori School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top