This school is TERRIBLE. If you are not from this neighborhood, you are immediately made to feel like an outsider. The principal is rude. She may have every degree and certification she can get her hands on, but she lacks empathy and grace. The Kindergarten teacher LOST my child during the first fire drill of the year. Do not send your child here. Make another "Choice".
This is a great school! The teachers work hard and the kids all seem happy!
My son is in kindergarten and has had an absolutely wonderful experience. His teacher is aware of each child's strengths and improvement areas, and utilizes teaching methods that assist students as individuals, as well as a group. Communication with the staff and administration has been convenient and straight forward. The PTA is active and friendly, but not overwhelming. Community involvement is highly encouraged and my chance (random/unplanned) occasions of meeting staff outside of school have always been friendly and encouraging. The only area that is somewhat deficient is the after school program (and this is lacking only in comparison to the school day). While the after school staff knows and cares for each child, the attention to detail (such as CORRECTLY completing homework) is lacking. Overall I highly recommend this school and I look forward to many more years in this public Montessori.
My son will be starting kindergarten in the fall. I have two cousins currently attending and one that graduated from Como Montessori. This is school focuses on how important college is. The kids leave Como Montessori excited and wanting to attend college. The environment is great and they have a lot of opportunities that regular publics don t have.
My daughter goes to this school and she loves it I am very pleased with it
We love Como Montessori! Great teachers, wonderful students, and a positive learning environment. We've been with CMS for two years now, and are looking forward to many more. Definitely one of the best schools in Fort Worth ISD. While the constraints of the public school system do restrain the full realization of a Montessori learning environment, the teachers are very creative at integrating the Montessori philosophy with the State requirements.
My daughter is dyslexic, and has experienced a high level of success that wasn't possible at other Fort Worth ISD schools. Her older brother attends a F.W. ISD high school and is himself successful, but the teachers, staff, and atmosphere at Como are very conducive for the needs of students with special learning considerations. We love Como!
teachers are enthusiastic for children. most of all my child looks to really love his teacher and school..
Como Montessori was a great school prior to the current leadership. The turn over rate for teachers is very high with few teachers lasting more than two years. There are less than six teachers with more than five years of montessori exerience left at this school. Falling test scores are a sad fact.
Como Montessori has always been a place where my children have been stretched beyond what they thought that they could do. Even now, when my younger son has struggled - one of his teachers from the previous year immediatley offered him assistance. Our teachers are what make the difference in our school! They care about each of the students. The PTA is very strong and supportive of the teachers and doing things to help the students have an even richer education.
The School is going downhill. The teachers leave just about every year and the principal in my opinion is not quite as connected as she should be. my family has been going to that school since for 16 years. Until recently the atmosphere was very enthusiastic and the parents were involved. Unfortunatley the school hasn't gone back up to its 'great days', and all some of us can do is hope somewhere along the line leadership will step in and bring the school back up.
I worry about the dropping test scores and lack of active involvment of the PTA in what is actually happening in the classroom. I think several of the long term, true Montoessori teachers are doing a great job and if your child ends up in one of their classes it will be a great experience for everyone. While this may sound like a negative review there are many positives, including the art, PE and music programs.
My children have been in Como Montessori School for 6 years. During this time I have watched the academic excellence rise to a level far above the National average. Our music, art, physical education programs and high test scores bring families from the entire Fort Worth area to this school, which is located in one of the most economically depressed neighborhoods in the city. The support of the community, Parent Teacher Association, and a faculty of deeply committed educators has led to the abundant success of this Montessori Program. Student Mentoring, team teaching, and group responsibility are a part of the daily life, as is Parent involvement on every level. It is quite common to see parents in each classroom everyday, supporting the teachers and students alike. Como Montessori School is a family. We know each other. We care about each other. We count on each other. From Kindergarten through 8th Grade.
I think Como is a good school, but i think it could improve in several areas. i'm always amazed at how many kids get disqualified in the first round during the annual school spelling bee. i also see kids struggle when competing with other schools in Whiz Quiz; other schools seem to know much more about current events and general knowledge than Como kids.
This school was one of the best that I ever attended. I was forced to schedule my own time in order to complete all of my tasks that were required. It gave me alot of the time management skills that i desperately needed as a young adult entering high school. The academic programs prepare you very well for the next level in education. I went straight from there to a private school. The school has a great focus on music and the arts. Choir, Strings, and visual arts are great assets to this school. The PTA was a great force in the school. It helped with every major aspect of th school. The parents used to even have special clubs like the '6th Grade Club' when the school had only k-6.
this school is a great school when it comes to teaching all of the teachers i had held me in very good ways. when it comes to disipline, the disipline is good, but i have had a problem there alot of favortisim shown to some kids its just not the teachers but also the principal and some members of the PTA.
Como Montessori is a school where the teachers and administrative staff really care about each child's education. My kids have been there for a total of 8 years, and have progressed extremely well.
I am a parent of 3 children who attended cms k thru 5th, further if they had offered team sports. Montessori may not be for every parent but it is definitely for every child! i have seen first hand how this method of teaching and this school can develop knowledgeable, respectful, and confident young men and women. This school gave my children a love for learning! principal's come and go, what truly matters is the teaching staff and their commitment to education and children...I have never seen anything like it...Only at cms!!!! a tremendous school!
I attended Como Montessori from K-8th grade. I am now in college, and still think about all the wonderful times I had at Como. I would not be the same independent person I am today without Como in my past. I feel like I learned more from the years at Como Montessori than I have in my high school and even college years, it is just a different way of learning that I terribly miss.
I'm entering my senior year of high school after attending Como Montessori from K-8. To be honest, I have to say that I recieved a much better education there than I have from my first three years in high school. If you have kids attending school in the FWISD, send them here, believe me it's the best thing you can do for them.
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