My tour with this school was so informative. I was shown the entire school and was able to see first hand everything they do - we even went into a classroom with children working. I learned why having your child in a no character school promotes more peaceful play. I feel like I have a good understanding of what Montessori education is and what it gives kids. Families arriving at the school with their children stopped to say hello and welcome me. I was representing a family moving from Europe for my company, but I found it to be the kind of school I wish my kids could have gone to when they were little. It is full of pets and plants and art. It's really a unique little school.
The school has a great orientation program. My little boy has attended since 2012. The staff gave me lots of information to apply at home and at every conference they have a portfolio where they store my son's art, observations and they show me how he is advancing in the different learning areas. The price is cheap and well-worth it if you take into consideration the other schools nearby do not have this many degreed teachers. The food served is organic and they teach children about nutrition. My son loves their carrots and hummus snack. They have a butterfly garden and I would often see caterpillars in each classroom to learn about their life cycle. They do have a lot of pets, my son likes to talk to and feed their guinea pigs. I couldn't dream of putting my son anywhere else. The staff love him and he often says he wishes he could go see them outside of school. :)
I am mother who is always wanting the best for my child. I searched for 6 months and decided to bring her into this school. Man was I wrong. She has been attending for a year and a half and I have found the following issues: dirty facility (roaches), unorganized you never know when events or closings are happening, and the quality of teachers is horrible. I got sat down by the director and 2 teachers and was lectured on how there was something mentally wrong with my child!!!! Needless to say, my child is fine and thriving in another school. This place is horrible and I wouldnt subject your kids to it. To have my child attend this school (and be paying 1k a month) just to have her teachers talk about her like she is special needs because she likes to play in the mud and is affectionate is beyond comprehension. Would not recommend, do not make the same mistake I did.
My daughter has been at this school for a year. I like that the cirriculum is more on discovery than a structured program. I like that it focuses on how to treat others and fundamentals that I think have been lost at academic based preschools. I feel the communication though lacks for working parents. They do not give enough notice for events. Also they want the parent to be involved with mid day activities, yet ask us to take our child home if we attend. As a working parent this school I think is more geared towards a stay at home parent, or a parent that has no set schedule to their career. I do not feel their morning and afternoon "after care" is worth it. This is basically daycare level of service but at a premium price. I love my daughter's teachers. They care very much for each child and are quite committed. They just seem to lack in communicating with each other so I have gotten different answers from different teachers or the information changes without notice. I think if they planned together as a team and then communicated things a bit earlier or thought about working parents, then it would be a much better school.
1) Beware of one year commitment 2) Summer Camp is not good 3) Teaching Curriculum is not upto the mark 4)i DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL AT ALL
I had my child attend this school for 2 years. We could clearly see the transition in the approach the management had during this period. Though they stated the focus is on the child, we could see the shift of orientation from the service towards money. Inspite of boasting to give a clear program (eg, Summer camp), we did not realize any benefit as they are all on paper and nothing effected as stated. Also during this period we saw that they keep the nannies to handle the kids than having qualified teachers which they claim to have. And also there is no transparency and the information shared, varied for every family. There are surprises (more of a shock) that is told, only when the wee hours arrive as they do not maintain clear communication with the concerned families. Also the change in policies, not communicated well in time are directed only to the benefit of the school. To mention - They charge for every minute you delay in picking the child from school in the evening. All of this put us and our child in a stiff situation and decide to leave the school for good. Many of our friends who had their child here also had the same feeling and had to leave school with sad feelings
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