Each child is precious and FMA has shown the patience and understanding needed for any child that may have a challenge they have to work with. I commend the love the teachers show for each individual child at FMA
The teachers at FMA are all certified, and educated with the knowledge for not only teaching the Montessori curriculum but preparing the perfect environment for each child's journey to experience for himself what the world is about, who he is as a person, and how to give back to society.
Not sure why all of the reviews are so old, but I figured I would provide another data point. Our family loves this school. We have two daughters enrolled, one is more mature and generally a good listener and the other likes to play and is strong-willed. They are both THRIVING at this school. Not going to brag about our kids, but what they are doing at FMA blows away what we see/hear about kids doing at other schools.
To the review below (granted it's from 2013, but I figured I throw it out there anyway), the Association Montessori International (AMI) standards state that the ideal size for a primary (ages 3-6) class is 24 - 35 children, so FMA was on the low end of the guidelines for student to teacher ratio. Part of the point of the education is for the child to be left alone to explore whatever it is they want to explore. I personally think that FMA gives the right balance of that freedom with enough structure to make sure kids are moving along with their lessons.
In short, we are big fans of the school and will be keeping our girls there for the foreseeable future.
My son has been attending FMA for about a year now and I can not say enough good things about this school. All 4 owners new his name within the first couple of weeks that he was there which was amazing considering all the children that attend their school. He is 3 now and by no means is he being neglected! In fact, he's been a bit of a handful and his teacher has taken the time figure out what works best for him. We love Ms. Cortez and are very happy that he is in her class.
I would like to clarify some of the comments that were said in the previous review. Yes, we are four owners who were Montessori teachers previously and wanted to make a difference in the lives of children. With this in mind, we opened Frisco Montessori Academy sixteen years ago. The children were then, and are still now, our primary focus. Most of our teachers have been at FMA for ten years or more. We are a family together with our teachers, parents and children. The PTO meeting mentioned was, in fact, a Parent Orientation in which our teachers presented works to our parents. We always encourage our parents to request a conference with their child's teacher to discuss any issues or concerns. We firmly believe in communication between our staff and our families. The Parent Orientation was not, in fact, the best platform for a parent to discuss his/her child's individual needs. We have tried to make FMA the best school and environment for our children. We have wonderful, caring teachers, fantastic parents, and happy children. We are proud of our school and our staff and will continue to make it the best it can be for our children. Jody Rosen, Director