All three of mine are at MSF. Small personal attention and the kids learn the way nature intended them to, not glued to a desk for six hours a day but interacting with their environments both inside and outside the classroom. Kids are taught respect for themselves and others, and parents are very involved in their childs' education. I would live In a trailer to keep my kids out of the clutches of government schools in these formidable years.
They are all certified in Montessori or are accumulating credits in preparation for Montessori accreditation. They all want to be there. Some have left for the promise of fat retirement pensions of the public system, but those promises can never be met anyway so why not stay where you love to teach?
My fourth grader is bringing home math homework which he loves. I check it each night so he can learn from his mistakes. Even the second graders and third graders have projects, although they are not expected to bring any work home with them.
My daughter is in preprimary (also attended the 2K program) at MSF. I have been very impressed with her progress academically and socially. I also value the extremely diverse school body. It is very unique for Florence.