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1170 Akron Road
Wooster, OH 44691

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(330) 264-5222
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May 19, 2014
What can I say - a great school. We had great experiences in the pre-school and kindergarten program and are looking forward to elementary. This school is one of the reasons we've stayed in Wooster.

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April 07, 2014
My parents are both Montessori teachers and I grew up with Maria Montessori"s philosophy . When in came time for my husband and I to choose a school for our first son, we saw Montessori School of Wooster as an exciting opportunity. Our son has attended kindergarten and first grade at Montessori School of Wooster and we couldn't be happier. He is a rather reserved young man but has really gained confidence in this environment. His independent and critical thinking skills have also developed enormously and he is often found working on little projects around our house, inspired by his time at school. We are quite pleased with his academic achievement but what really struck me is when I witnessed him take his two-year -old brother to a table here at home and work out an issue, saying " this can be the peace table, like at Montessori". Is there a more valuable lesson to teach our children today, than the importance of peace and working out differences in a civil manner? The staff and administration have been immensely personable and accommodating . We have enrolled both of our sons for the 2014-15 school year.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2014
This is a good school gone bad. At the end of the 2011-12 school year, the former headmistress retired. From there, the school went downhill fast. The new headmistress began strictly enforcing a new set of rules, all of which seemed to serve the purpose of minimizing her staff s responsibilities. For example, the staff began refusing to heat the lunches for the children in the aftercare program and would no longer assist pre-school aged children in cleaning up after they used the restroom. School was closed two days early for Christmas vacation with only 24 hours notice that year, supposedly due to teacher illnesses. We ultimately decided to enroll our daughter in a different Montessori School the following year. After enrolling our daughter in the new School, we realized how comparatively low the academic standards of Wooster Montessori had really become. In the new school, it is standard for children to be able to read on their own and perform simple multiplication by the end of their kindergarten year,. Individual attention is also much greater and the level of service is higher. The staff does everything it can to accommodate the students and their families.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2012
This is a great school. Our oldest daughter started as a three year-old and stayed all the way through elementary. She is now a very happy and successful high schooler at Wooster High School. What I like best about MSW is the way it fosters curiosity, independence, respect, and conflict resolution. The peace curriculum at the pre-K level is wonderful. The teachers are incredible: innovative, well-versed in Montessori principles, committed, and nurturing. And the leadership of the school has been strong.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
Perhaps the parent below doesn't truly understand the methods and goals of Montessori teaching. While things may look unstructured, things are setup in a way that encourage self direction and exploration of the materials provided on any given day. This lends itself to 'doing because I want to, not because I have to'. While there will be distractions on any given day with a room full of school aged children, the ability to stay on task and complete your 'work' is a skill that will endure a lifetime. I was absoutely thrilled to find out that most of the teachers are parents of children in the school, this brings a sense of community and caring to the building. Everyone there is striving to get the best out of each child and that is very important to me.

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May 24, 2009
The preschool is not a traditional Montessori (the school appears to be associated with, but not accredited by, the American Montessori Society) and was very child-centered and unstructured. We had some issues with the lack of structure and teacher control in the room--often, it felt like the kids were doing whatever they liked, and the classroom could get loud and out of control. I'm not sure how much our child actually learned in this environment. The elementary school seems much smaller than the preschool, but the teachers appear to come from a variety of backgrounds, as they are all the parents of children currently enrolled in the school. Overall, this has been a disappointing (and expensive) failed experiment, and we are looking forward to starting another school in the fall.

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October 28, 2008
A great school! We can't say enough about it. The school includes a pre-school and an elementary program. The pre-school is a wonderful, nurturing environment. It's a perfect balance of play, socialization, and learning. Just as impressive is the elementary program. It's divided into two classrooms, a 1st through 3rd classroom and a 4th through 6th. Montessori has great teachers and a wonderful, enriching, stimulating curriculum. I can't say enough about what they do. Our kids spent one year in the public schools and begged to go back to Montessori.

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Our programs offer individualized, child-centered education in small, multi-aged groups in an atmosphere of respect that fosters confidence and competence. We believe that children are natural learners who benefit from a varied and rich environment that supports curiosity and initiative. Our graduates tend to be thoughtful students who are eager learners, self-disciplined and respectful, and who perform well in other academic environments.

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Montessori School of Wooster Ohio
1170 Akron Road, Wooster, OH  44691
(330) 264-5222
Last modified Montessori School of Wooster Ohio is a Private school that serves grades PK-6
Montessori School of Wooster Ohio Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top