October 31, 2011
Montessori Farm School in Hillsborough, NC, is FANTASTIC. Our son is in his 2nd year at MFS; we are continually delighted at the commitment and skill of the teachers and staff. It is truly a community school, where every student (and family) is treasured, respected, and supported. MFS teachers integrate music and art into daily life; small group lessons are excellent; and my son has his own individual work plan every week. MFS teachers have guided him in taking responsibility for his kindergarten education (time management!) as well as the school environment. Each child learns that s/he is a part of a peaceable community, learns how to make the school as eco-friendly as possible, takes responsibility for the school's animals, and helps clean / maintain the classrooms. Every part of life is part of MFS' education: practical life, reading, math, relationships, geography, science, art, spelling ... the whole package. And as my child matures, so does his work plan and responsibilities. He is respected for the person that he is, here and now, as well as the person he wants to become. He knows world geography and creates gorgeous maps all year. All that, and he's doing multiplication!
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