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Grace Montessori is a wonderful learning community. Sending our daughter - now in first grade - to GMS has been one of the best decisions we have ever made. She has thrived and become an engaged, enthusiastic and accomplished student, definitely ahead of her peers in conventional (public and private) schools. The school is 100% Montessori, therefore, if you deeply believe in the power of hands-on, self-paced, constructive learning , this is the best place for your child.



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Bad school with disrespectful teachers. We had a very bad experience with this school. Our child was traumatized from being continuously bullied.


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As parents we never knew what our kids did at school. The classroom teachers refused to communicate. Only the secretary just sent the same common report once per month for all the students



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Terrific school. Caring, thoughtful, child-focused environment. Both of our children have been attending for the last four years and we could not be happier with the positive experiences our children have on a daily basis.



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Teachers were nice, but my didn't learn a lot of the usual skills, except for songs.




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At GMS your child will learn confidence through independence. They will be encouraged to do everything for themselves and their peers; from peeling and slicing fruits and vegetables, to tying their shoes, making flower arrangements, and helping their friends zip up their jackets. The multi-aged classrooms encourage cooperation, compassion, and friendships that cross the boundaries of grade level. Academically, if your child is ready, she ll get to read chapter books and learn multiplication and cursive handwriting (in Kindergarten!) After a few years in GMS elementary your child may come home with a strong understanding of evolution, Scrabble, algebra, and knitting. My oldest child has transitioned beautifully to a more transitional school as a 4th grader, and finds herself revisiting material (especially science). The Montessori philosophy is follow the child, so whatever your child s talent; reading, math, crochet (?!) the GMS teachers will challenge and nurture them. Definitely go for a visit and ask for a tour!



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We've had three children at GMS through the years. The quality of education is excellent. When our kids transitioned from GMS to the public school system, they were far ahead of their peers. Both of our girls have been placed in the gifted programs. Our preschooler is learning more and more each day. He loves the classroom environment. It's a place where teachers show kids how to love to learn! We have had several of the same teachers for all three kids, and we are continually impressed with their caring and committed attitudes. We highly recommend Grace Montessori School! -Jason and Andrea Langkamer-Smith



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My son attended Grace for his final year of preschool as a 4 year old. He had previously attended First Presbyterian in Bethlehem, which was great as a play program and intro to school environment. But Grace really helped him shine and gave him so many essential skills before heading into kindergarten. I especially love the way they teach kids to interact with each other and adults in a respectful way. Their curriculum is totally differentiated, and he was really challenged; as a preK student, he read a chapter book because he was ready for it. I am now thinking of returning him as a 2nd grader to the elementary school so he can receive the same individualized approach. Outstanding curriculum, great teachers, very positive environment. There was some upheaval in the leadership (director) while we were there (2010-2011) but I'm not sure where that stands now. I can''t rave enough about this school and its caring, experienced, outstanding teachers!




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I love this school for my preschool children. The teach independence, kindness, healthful eating, and an appreciation for diversity. I feel if you preschooler has those skills, they will excel not only in school but in life. At this stage, it's not about who's reading and who's doing math, it's about being a well adjusted individual who is comfortable taking on new challenges and can work well with others and handle themselves. This is what Grace helps children with. They are encouraged to think for themselves -- a lifetime lesson.



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We recently moved to the Allentown area and found an opening in this school. Our child actually regressed while at Grace and we were told it was because of the move - don't waste your time here - it was because of the teachers. We are currently in the process of finding another school.

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