I have a boy and a girl who have attended Daggett Montessori since kindergarten, and who are currently in the fourth and third grade, respectively. I am overall extremely satisfied with the education they have both received. Please allow me to elaborate. My son has ADHD and for the first three years he was in attendance, he was not medicated. The teachers and the vice principle (she handles the elementary school students) were extremely attentive to his needs, very involved with his academics, made accommodations for his attention and hyperactivity issues, and immediately addressed any issues related to bullying that he experienced. They never pressured me to medicate him, despite the fact that they knew he needed it (he is medicated now). The counselor also has an open door policy and is very involved with the students. My daughter has also received a lot of support from the teachers and staff. She has severe dyslexia; therefore, she has had a very difficult time academically. That being said, the teachers and the staff have been wonderful in assisting her with accommodations and with extra academic support. My kids love Daggett Montessori, and so do I!
In regards to middle school, it is true - the middle school is not Montessori. However, Daggett Montessori has had the highest or second highest Readistep (formerly PSAT) scores for the past 10? years (second to Women's Leadership Academy who can kick a kid out if they don't maintain a certain GPA). So regardless of Montessori or not, I think it's fair to say, they do a great job at preparing kids for high school. And actually, I think it serves a kid well that they are able to transition from Montessori to traditional on a campus that is sensitive to that method. Especially considering that likely 99% of the 8th graders attend traditional high schools.
Once you get to Middle School, forget about Montessori. That's just a title that looks good! PreK to 5th is fine and kids are happy.Not a bad school per say but the transition between 5th and 6th is non existent. It seems like teachers have decided to get those kids into a mold no matter how. Just a regular public school! Academics are OK but not impressive! Well, it may just not be the right school for us.
I love this school. I saw two parents posted that the principal would not help with bullies. I belive the school has changed principals since then and practice no tolerance. Actually I was worried that my child would be bullied at other schools but he had little to no problems here and any problems we did have we took them right to the principal where it was resolved. Now I have a second child that goes there as well who loves the school.
I love daggett monesstori I grew up there from kindergarden to seventh grade now I have family here everyone is so nice and caring if you need help about anything they will help you. Some people have their own oppinions about daggett monesstori but I have a fact that daggett monesstori is family to everyone. ^_^
We absolutely could not be happier with this school! The teachers, the students, the families, everything! One thing in particular that stands out to me every time I walk in the school, is the manner in which the older kids treat the younger kids. For example, every Halloween the kindergarteners put on a "Storybook Parade", as they do in most schools. They wear their costumes and march all around the school. I watched this parade for several years and every single year it's the same thing. The older kids are all lining the hallways (like there's not an empty space to be seen!) and offering high fives and sweet remarks to the little ones! It's just an awesome sight. I truly could go on and on about how much our family loves this place :)
My daughter had a horrible experience at this school. The principal and vice principal refused to do anything when my child went to them and told them she was being bullied. I also went to the vice principal several times with my concerns. After asking the vice principal for help with stopping my child from being bullied several times I was told the school is not the right place for us. They wanted my child to leave and would not help my child. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
DMS is a great school, that you can't find a second school like this... I love the school so much as a parent. I get to involve many activities with the kids and teacher..
This school is amazing! Because enrollment is based on a random lottery system it took us a while to get our kids enrolled. This gave us the opportunity to have something to compare to and Daggett Montessori far surpasses the other schools we have attended. The principal, vice principal, and the teachers see our kids as individuals and want nothing more than to see them engaged in learning and to create an environment that develops a love for learning. It is hard to find a public school like this when such an emphasis is put on standardized testing for the masses not the individuals. All of the teachers seems to truly love their jobs and it comes across to the kids who in turn seem to love learning. I can't say enough about this great school!
this school is a horrible experience for our child, the teacher always was had a violence psychological and always others kids were bulling to our child and the principal never do nothing to resolve the problem and always protect to this kind of teachers, please be careful because this is not the best school to children. never put them in this violence school.
I completely disagree with the previous review. Daggett Montessori is a fantastic school, with really a great principal and assistant principal! The teachers are great and work hard to make learning fun, interesting and personalized. Our son also had a problem with bullying, and they were on it immediately. They called conferences with the kids involved, and with teachers, my son and us. It was resolved. We can't say enough great things about this wonderful school. Great atmosphere and leaders who care a great deal about the students.
I grew up from kindergarten to eighth grade at Daggett Montessori. There isn't a second that I would take back. The montessori way is perfect for kids and made learning fun and interactive. Also, growing up surrounded by the same kids has given me life long friends.
Going to Daggett Montessori has been a wonderful experience for my children. The school has the community environment that i have previously found only in private schools. Parents, students, faculty, and staff work together to create a superior learning environment.
The school is the best in FWISD. The staff and facuilty is amazing the students love them so much. My child attended Daggett for middle school and I wish I would have enrolled him from Kindergarten. He worked with the Kindergarteners for his 8th grade year and had an oustanding time with them he loved it so much now everyday he tells me that he misses it. 'm just proud of that school
My 7-year-old who goes to Daggett Montessori sat down with his 4-year-old brother yesterday and wrote out a multiplication problem (1982 x 3) and completed it successfully. Then, he taught his brother, who is not even yet in pre-k, how to add on paper. This 7-year-old is in a 1/2/3 class at Daggett Montessori, and this one example illustrates the Montessori ways of students being able to learn up and having opportunities to practice teaching down. I am so proud that my 7-year-old not only is working way ahead in math but that he cares about teaching others and is gaining invaluable practice in articulating what he is learning with helping someone else in mind. Kudos to Daggett Montessori from a two-year-at-DMS parent.
As a proud Parent of a middle school student that will be promoting into the ninth grade, I must say we have been with Daggett since Kaitlin was in kindergarten we will miss the daggett family tremendously. this is a wonderful school with parent involvement. the staff truly cares about your childs future. If you are considering Daggett Montessori, you are looking in the right direction, you will be pleased...
My daughter attends dms and she is doing great. The teachers really care about the students and always make time for us over concerned parents.
Daggett is a wonderful school with alot to offer.Not only do we have nurturing teachers, we also have a kind and respectful students.Even though im going to a private school in 8th grade is was nice to be in an enviroment like the one at Daggett Montessori.If I could stay at this school I would.
I'm a former student (now a senior at WHHS!) and even though there's a lack of enforcement for the no bullying policy (I went through that myself) and not a lot of extracurricular activities, it's still a pretty good school. The middle school teachers are especially wonderful, especially Mrs. Barker! I still keep in touch with her. I recommend DMS to my older friends with kids about to start school.
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