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Alexandria Montessori

Private | K-8 | 18 students

We are best known for individualized education.
 
 

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $146,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $780.

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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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12 reviews of this school


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Posted October 22, 2013

This is a very nice and friendly school. Small class sizes and a lot of one on one time. My kids love it here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

We are thrilled with the education our kids are receiving at AMS! The staff there goes above and beyond for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2013

Alexandria Montessori School is a genuine Montessori school dedicated to the principles of Dr. Montessori. It doesn't get any better than this. If you are looking for a true Montessori education, look no farther. Happy students, supportive parents, and a dedicated staff make for an excellent school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 26, 2012

We switched my two daughters from a different Montessori program to AMS last year and have seen an amazing change in both of them. I went from having 2 children who were behind in their studies to kids that are ahead of the curve-- and loving every minute of it. They could not be happier academically, emotionally and socially. Moving to AMS was the smartest thing we have done for our girls' educations! We highly recommend it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2011

My daughter started Alexandria as a 4th grader. Her math skills were below par and she didn't have confidence in her ability to progress. I was assured by her teacher that she had the capability to catch up. The timeline she set up for my daughter's progress was absolutely right on! She finished the school year far beyond my expectations. I am so impressed with the staff's ability to raise the bar for academic excellence in their students and guide them in a caring, intuitive manner. We are looking forward to another successful year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2011

AMS is a premier education facility with staff that care deeply about the proper development of our kids. Our daughter was struggling in the relative chaos and tolerance of mediocrity of two public schools we encountered in our recent military moves. Subsequently, after one year in AMS she is flourishing and actually loves school each day, in a word "remarkable." AMS is terrific for us because they "get it", we are truly blessed to have this school in Centerville, Ohio now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2011

We love Alexandria Montessori! Our daughter is crazy about her teachers, who are always supportive and encouraging. As parents, we appreciate how professional and experienced they are. Our daugher is adopted from China and it has been great to have her with educators and peers who understand the special challenges this can create. We also love the emphasis on individual learning that is built into the Montessori approach. This was definitely the right choice for our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2011

Julie Beall has managed Alexandria Montessori School for all of the time that my three children attended. All left AMS with a superlative education and were prepared for high school academically, emotionally, and socially. Once in high school, many teachers told me how very well-prepared my children were and how strong their drive for true learning and understanding was.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2011

This school was so good for my daughter. The public school was not able to individually focus on her needs. She progressed socially and academically. I felt the school was very concerned about her feelings just as much as her academic performance. Children develop at different rates and AMS is able to allow that. My daughter struggled w/ reading but was allowed to advance in other areas far beyond grade level. She wasn t held back because one subject was giving her trouble. This helped her self-esteem and confidence. Her father & I are divorced and AMS was able to give her the extra hand holding to reassure her that everything would be okay during these changing times. No public school could do that as they have strict guidelines the teachers must follow. My daughter felt she had extended family at AMS - people who called if she missed a day. They called to check on her - not just an attendance call. They care about the child within. She now enjoys reading & is a strong student across the board. Thanks AMS & staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2009

I've been a teacher at Alexandria for a number of years. Also, my 2 sons graduated from AMS. They received a strong educational foundation that has served them well in their endeavors. Kids learn to accept responsibility for their own work and they develop social skills while working with others. There is a special feeling in this school that I've not found any where else. It is an awesome place for kids!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 9, 2008

My child is a first-year (1st grader) at this school. We are so impressed with the curriculum! Even the first years are learning about all the countries in the world (drawing maps of every continent). Our child has always loved math, and we can't believe the math concepts the kids are being exposed to already! But, the best part about the school is that because it's montessori, the kids can learn at their own pace... whatever they're ready for. The teachers also develop the kids' independence and self-reliance/responsibility. Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2005

This is an excellent superb school. I am a former student from here, and let me tell you, when i went back into a public school, and i showed my teachers the work that i had been doing here, they told me that i would be able to use it all the way up through high school. The math is outstanding, as is the science program. If you want to get your child off to a good start, I insist you take them here.
—Submitted by a former student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 77%
Asian 9% N/A
Black 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Hispanic 0% 3%
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Music teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 3:00 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:15 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Julie T. Beall
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • www.alexandriamontessori.com
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Fax number
  • (937) 435-5397

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Montessori
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • yoga and fitness
Girls sports
  • yoga and fitness

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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What are your chances?


9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
19
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
22
Students typically come from these schools
Springboro
Centerville
kettering

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$6000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Their local public school
Other private school
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175 East Franklin Street
Centerville, OH 45459
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Phone: (937) 435-5392

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