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Wyoming Valley Montessori School

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Posted May 16, 2013

Wyoming Valley Montessori School is a wonderful place for children to learn. My 2 children are thrilled to go to school everyday. They are learning so much in depth information on every topic imaginable. Their teachers are wonderful. The school environment teaches the children to be very respectful of their teachers and one another.
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Posted April 24, 2011

I am considering sending my two boys, three and one, to this school. One will be in the primary classroom and the other will be in the toddler classroom. Can you please give some suggestion as far as which classrooms should I consider for my kids? Thank you.
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Posted May 7, 2010

I agree with the recent comments regarding the Wyoming Valley Montessori School. Currently, it leaves much to be desired. There is a lot of gossip that goes on among staff, and you feel as though your child is being 'talked about.' There is little consistency, and some of the teachers are not great. If your child requires help with anything, then please don't send them here. There are certain teachers that are aggravated by the 'extra work.' Fundraising is constantly going on, and that is about the only communication I get from the school. Frankly, for the price of the education here, I would expect a much higher quality of education and much more communication between teachers and parents. You would do much better elsewhere and carefully consider which teacher you choose if you do decide to enroll in this school.
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Posted April 27, 2010

I have two children in this school, one in primary and one in upper el. I agree with another parent on management of the school, it has much to be desired. I am very active in the school and don't recommend being a volunteer, as I was blissfully ignorant of all the shenanigans that occur here. Your childs education depends upon the teacher they are assigned, all teachers are not great. I would have a hard time recommending the school to anyone. I feel bad because there are a few excellent teachers. But as a whole there's no consistency and a lot of unnecessary drama.
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Posted January 28, 2010

We have been at the Wyoming Valley Montessori School. A few of the teachers are great and if enough of the leadership does change this year, the school has much potential to be a top-notch Montessori provider. However, until that change happens we can only say 'average'. Generally, the Montessori philosophy and method is superior, but the leadership must absolutely understand, model, and support all aspects of it in order for it to reap its benefits. Otherwise, all sorts of challenges find their way in through the doors, and the classrooms and community as a whole suffer. However, if you just drop off and pick up with no interaction with the school, you don't know a whole lot of details of the Montessori method, and your child seems contented enough, it may be okay for your family.
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Posted March 9, 2009

I have children in both Lower Elementary (grades 1,2,3) and Upper Elementary (grades 4,5,6). They are creative thinkers, problem solvers, trained peer mediators. They have experienced academic successes; they have truly gained leadership skills and greater respect for the earth and all creatures on it; and they are constantly stretched toward achieving their potentials as wonderful, caring human beings.
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Posted March 11, 2008

My daughter is in one of the primary classes and we are so pleased with the way this school has introduced education to our child. She begs to go to school and comes home with something new each day she attends. She is so proud of what she learns and creates. I must also say that the staff at this school goes above and beyond.
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Posted September 6, 2006

In a nutshell, my child, who began Montessori in pre-school and is now in 3rd grade, has blossomed into a boy I never imagined could learn and grow so much. His academic strengths even shock me - but even more outstanding are the human values he has learned - to be a caring, curious, thoughful boy. Montessori is more!
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 74%
Black 6% 16%
Asian 3% N/A
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 2% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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