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PK-5
Public charter
Fort Worth, TX
Students enrolled: 376
 

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501 Oakland Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76103

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(817) 496-3003
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April 20, 2015
I attended this school k-5, and I cannot say that I'm not happy with my experiences. The teachers, not only acted as people who teach, but also as friends towards the students. I feel that the bond between the teachers and students is very tight and passionate! When I left the school to go to 6th, I was so far ahead, I got bored in class and dozed off. I did extremely well on all standardized tests (I even finished the 4th grade math in my head an received a perfect score). I brag about myself because I feel like I am bragging about the school, it is the foundation for all of my success! I couldn't be more happy with my experience! I highly recommend this school, hope this was helpful, thanks!

- submitted by a community member

August 29, 2014
As a former teacher I can say that the reason this school is suffering more and more academically is because of poor manegment, disorganization and under qualified administration. One of the administrators does not even have a bachelors degree or any teaching/principle/admin certifications and is responsible for making huge decisions about the curriculum that directly effect the children. Turn over rate is high, and if you don't have enough long term teachers the school suffers.

- submitted by a teacher

May 15, 2014
Poor leadership is what is killing this school and causing good teachers to leave. Teacher satisfaction is low as is morale. Children attending this school are being cheated. They deserve to have satisfied teachers who are not continually beat down by inexperienced leaders.

- submitted by a teacher

April 28, 2014
East Fort Worth Montessori Academy is the best school in FT Worth I have two older daughters that attented other schools and they did not get any of the attention that they needed to acheive their life long goals, the teachers always have time to teach each child and with the school being small each child is heard. I would not trade this school for the World. everyone here is so helpful and they all go above and the call of duty for the children.

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2014
I am a parent and I am grateful that this school is here. The teachers and staff do a great job. My daughter's teacher is Montessori certified and almost all of her work is Montessori. I love the gardens and the animals. No other school compares to this one!

- submitted by a parent

November 09, 2013
Teriible school not Montessori they are just stealing money from the government. They are not even Montessori the Montessori materials are just for show.

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2013
East Fort Worth Montessori Academy is a Montessori school which is great for my child being a Gifted Child. Sometimes he wants to do above and beyond and there are some days when they are bored of the same things and want to do others. Montessori gives him that flexibility. The teacher Student ratio is from 6-10 kids and my son absolutely loves the Outdoor Learning Environment. He's happy at school and loves to go every day. He's reading already starting Kindergarten. One thing, parent's involvement is essential so make time for your children education because it is a 50/50 effort. The only reason why I am not giving 5 stars is because the administration still needs improvement, but teachers and education and way above neighborhood schools. Discipline is seriously taken I can tell you!

- submitted by a parent

August 23, 2013
This school keeps losing teachers because of poor leadership and working conditions. Not to mention seriously low pay...

- submitted by a teacher

April 17, 2013
This school has serious issues with leadership, management, and administration. One of the principal's in the daughter of the owner and is truly unqualified. The new principal claims to be an advocate for teachers and that is simply not true. Witch hunts are a daily occurance in this environment. Parental support is nominal, and staff morale is extremely low. The few good teachers they had have left. Very sad.

- submitted by a teacher

January 28, 2013
My child's teacher has been with this school for over 10 years, and she takes extra strides to educated my child and her classamates. These teachers care about the children RETAINING the information taught. That's awesome in my book.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2013
I honestly feel as if administration members of EFWMA are writing these "wonderful" reviews. As a parent, I am far from satisfied by both the administration and the education that efwma serves. Its a JOKE. They keep bragging about how they are an exemplary school- look up the statistics. My daughter was a straight A student before she came to this school. Her grades have dropped drastically. She comes home complaining that she learns very little and the teacher doesn't take the time to explain the information when she asks. I have to reteach everything when she comes home. I use to very rarely do that because she never needed it. Aside from that, I have never in my life dealt with such rude, careless and disorganized administration.

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2012
My grandchildren attended EFWMA in ther Pk through 1st grade before they moved to Austin. They were accepted into an Austin charter school and teachers were amazed at how much they new. Immediately they began asking "what school did you attend"? Not only were they excelling in their acaddemics but also their knowledge of the environment and how to care, their manners, ettiquette, social skills and love for the arts. They both play a musical instrument, draw and create art that amazes their art teachers. They are now both attending a college prep middle school where their grades are excellent. I bought them a kindal because there was no more room on thier shelve for books. When they come into town, they always want to visit the school. Thank you EFWMA staff for preparing my grandkids and giving them a great start.

- submitted by a community member

October 16, 2012
The teachers go above and beyond for these students. This school isn't for every child. If your child is not self motivated this is not the place for them. The previous negative reviews are a joke. If a parent that is NOT INVOLVED in EVERY aspect of a child's education (homework, teacher/parent communication, pto meetings, school events.) How you expect them to achieve. Everyone is quick to complain. What are they doing to contribute and make things better?

- submitted by a parent

October 05, 2012
EFWMA is a wonderfully nurturing environment for children to learn. My child is in his second year of Pre-K and is starting to read. He comes home every day with stories of what he learned that day not who he played with as he did prior to EFWMA. The teachers he comes in contact with dayly and/or weekly encourage him to do his best and he does. The Outdoor Living classes that bring math and science to life, he loves. Although, at times, the administration does seem a little unorganized, they truly have the best interest of the children at heart.

- submitted by a parent

October 04, 2012
I LOVE EAST FORT WORTH MONTESSORI SCHOOL!!! The Montessori enviroment is great for a child development, the quality of education this school provides has no price. The Director is a very commited person to her goal of bringing Montessori to every child regarless of their economic position and a type of education that is mostly reserved for wealthy people is available to all through this charter school, we really need more schools like EFWMA in our community. The children here are very happy and learn in a very stimulating classroom, they develope independence, responsability and discipline. The teachers receive a lot of training and we as parents are also involved in the proccess, they teach us about the Montessori method and how to use it at home. This is the best education you can get in this area, I am so fortunate that my child attends to EFWMA. He gets an excellent attention, has started to read even though he is in Pre-K, the outdoor learning and the materials they use in classroom is very stimulating for these little minds. This is the best school in the area :) Thank You Mrs. Brown for bringing this to our children, we hope you can expand the school through higher grades.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2012
As a former teacher at this school, I can honestly say that ratings are low because students are not being properly instructed in academics. Further, absolutely no accountability exists for students with behavior issues. And there are plenty of students with extreme behavior issues at this school. Administration is a joke and highly unorganized. Students learn from the adults around them. Unfortunately, the adults around these students are often undertrained, undereducated, or simply not experienced enough to run a school. Teachers are unhappy and looking for other jobs. It is sad that parents are being fooled into thinking their students are getting a great education--when it is mediocre at best. Hence the great schools rating of "4."

- submitted by a teacher

April 10, 2012
I could write a review based on my experiences, however my children's point of view would be much better! My daughters speak of their experiences daily! They are very eager to learn and make GOOD GRADES! The academics are rigorous and they keep them busy. They love to care for the many school animals and enjoy the their time in the outdoor learning environment. We could not have been afforded a better "free" education. I also had a son enrolled here and he is doing very well in 7th grade in a FWISD school. If he had his way he would still be at EFWMA! The teaching staff are Montessori Certified, as well as, State Certified. I have never had a problem or question left unresolved! The school Director has a vision and she is constantly working towards making the school better for the children enrolled. I'M A VERY PROUD EFWMA PARENT!

- submitted by a parent

April 09, 2012
This was the worst educational experience we've encountered. Unfortunately we gave them a second try and my son attended for 2 years. Half-way through the 1st year we learned his teacher was not Montessori certified. The 2nd year he was stabbed in the leg with a pencil, got a black eye and more...and being one of the few caucasians enrolled, he was constanly bullied. We asked the principal and staff for help to no avail. They gave minimal support and did not follow through with communication. The teachers are not organized and obviously are not controlling the students. When we enrolled in public school this year he scored low, although he was given high marks at EFWMA. If you want your child to grow and learn in a positive environment, do not send him to EFWMA.

- submitted by a parent

February 29, 2012
I think that this is a wonderful school and I know that the employees work very hard to make sure that my child is successful. My child's teacher has her state certification and her Montessori certification. I always feel welcome here.

- submitted by a parent

February 29, 2012
My wife and I just took a tour of this school and I am very impressed. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The school was recommended to me by my neighbors and they are very satisfied with the school.

- submitted by a community member

February 29, 2012
My child attends the PreK campus at the Stop Six Diddley Center. I love the staff. It's a great Montessori education.

- submitted by a parent

February 29, 2012
I cannot say enough good things about this school. As a parent, I certainly have a voice here. When you walk down the halls you hear happy children. The Montessori philosophy was new to me but the staff members know what they are doing and my four year old was reading the first semester. Truly amazing!

- submitted by a parent

February 29, 2012
After home schooling our son we looked long and hard for a school. Small class sizes. Tutors when needed. They even do Saturday school. I think the teachers go the extra mile to make sure my son succeeds. I wish they would add a middle school. I think that if more parents would participate in the PTO functions the school would offer more programs.

- submitted by a parent

February 18, 2012
This school is a complete mess. Administration is disorganized and my childs teachers seem stressed. We won't be back next year. Very sad.

- submitted by a parent

February 08, 2012
I am extremely unsatisfied with this school. The administration lacks communication and they are not truly a Montessori school. Most teachers don't have their Montessori certification so basically it's false advertisment. The PTO meetings are highly unorganized and lack significance.

- submitted by a parent

January 01, 2012
My wife teachers at this school and she enjoys the low teacher/student ratios it affords. Teachers are highly trained and class size is small. This K-5 school is considering adding another grade. I think that would be great!

- submitted by a community member

May 06, 2011
My son is currently in PK. I love the way the teachers care for the children and I feel at ease when I drive away. I understand Montessori is not for everyone, but my child has made great progress.

- submitted by a parent

July 07, 2010
My daughter struggled in this school atmosphere for two years. She went to tutoring every day after school and even on Saturdays and still could not pass her TAKS testing. Since I removed her from the school this past year and gave her a new start, she now excells in all of her subjects and even received commended scores on her TAKS testing. Taking my children from this school was the best thing I could have done for them. I do not recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 03, 2009
The place, the people ,the garden ,dancing, the cirriculum Vision in action.

- submitted by a community member

July 16, 2009
The school is great, but i feel the could be better leadership and organization skills with in the management dept. I would like more input on what my child is learning as far as certain teachers go. You know who you are???

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 17, 2009
My child was behind at his former school and the teachers and staff got him up to grade level in two months. I love this school.

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2009
My children have grown in more than one aspect since they started attending school there. I feel comfortable leaving my children there because the teachers feel like family. And I feel like my children get the attention they need to succeed in every subject.

- submitted by a parent

February 16, 2009
My son attends the Bethlehem Center off Rosedale which is a extension of the main campus(off Oakland). And he is learning so much and the teachers are doing a wonderful job with the children. I hope they continue this program so my daughter can attend also.

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2008
The Outdoor Learning Environment at this school is phenomenal! A pond, community garden, labyrinth, individual class gardens, butterfly garden, container gardening, and a state of the art science lab! Science abounds in this place. The children have a wealth of opportunities to learn how to be good stewards of this place we call home. more to come....

- submitted by a community member

September 16, 2008
My children began attending EFWMA this year, and so far, we are very pleased and excited about the direction that the school is going. If you are looking for a pretentious school for your children, you might want to look elsewhere. This school is no nonsense, warm-hearted, and progressive. They have started new extra curricular activities such as theater, drumming, art, etc., which I know had been complained about from the lack thereof in the past. The teachers, to me, are very dedicated, well educated, and care for the children. My son is dyslexic, and to my amazement there are several teachers here that are specifically educated to work with dyslexic children. I am very excited to be a part of this school and look forward to working with the teachers, parents, and students.

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2008
This school has done more for my child than any other school I have taken him to. My son has been in the school from Kindergarten through 5th grade. This school is trying to bring the montessori experience to the people who needed it most. The director Mrs. Brown cares for the children and does her best to give them a quality education. I have seen several students leave the school and have read some of the complaints, but to be honest I think it's a bunch of whining to me. If your son or daughter had to leave it was probably because they were unruly, my son was a mess but Mrs. Brown and the rest of the staff worked with him every step of the way and now he's doing fine and looking forward to going to school everyday.

- submitted by a parent

October 18, 2006
This is my child's second year at this school, and her first year went really well, she had a great teacher, but this year right after class started, they switched her to a teacher I have a problem with. I am very disappointed. I think the goals of this school are geared toward a particular audience that my child is not a part of.

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2006
My daughter has just began this program in august. She has already learned new ideas, concepts, and skills. I love this school and feel that each and every child should attend a montessori school.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2006
My daughters attended last school year. Although I have my issues with the school, especially in terms of discipline, they did learn to read and add. Granted, they are still struggling readers, but as I thought about moving them to anohter school, I have to admit that the weakest part of attending this school is discipline and lack of programs. There are no programs (plays, talent scows, etc.) This is a real disappointment to me, especially them not having an awards assembly.

- submitted by a parent

August 03, 2006
I feel that the school could improve on it organization. Whenever I have attended any program at the school for my daughter who is going to kindergarden, you can't even hear what's going on because there is such poor reception. My daughter has learned a lot from her teacher Ms. Tabb and I truly appreciate her. There is not enough parking in the parking lot so some parents tend to be very ugly when they are dropping off or picking up their child from school. I think the school could use a lot of cosmetic improvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 25, 2006
I admire what they are trying to accomplish. It is not an easy to task to bring to all children what is currently reserved for only the children of the wealthy.

- submitted by a parent

November 01, 2005
This school has been a big disappointment. I have a first grader that is being pressured to do well, but has somehow missed out on basic learning skills. He has been at the school since PK3. It seems to us that he has just been pushe through the system without getting the basic learning skills. My daughter who is a 4th grader at another school attended this school from PK3 to 3rd grade. Now she is struggling with math and reading, due to not getting the basic skills while attending this school. I just saddens me that this is being allowed to go on.

- submitted by a parent

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East Fort Worth Montessori Academy
501 Oakland Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX  76103
(817) 496-3003
Last modified East Fort Worth Montessori Academy is a Charter school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
East Fort Worth Montessori Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top