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".
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.
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!
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.