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PK-8|Private
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Our daughter has been very happy at Pines. She has attended for the past 5 years and absolutely loves her school. The faculty at Pines are dedicated and caring educators. We plan to have our daughter continue through middle school.



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My son loves to go to this school. Pines nurtures his love of learning.




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Primary school teachers are not caring and patient with children. They are hypocritical and only defend their own staff, even when they blantnly fail to live up to Montessori standards



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We have one child at Pines. It is a very good school. The Lower Elementary has had it's issues with instructors over the past few years, but is has been corrected and they are now fantastic. Upper Elementary has 2 of the BEST teachers I have seen. Just Excellent. Middle school is still developing. The only reason for 4 stars is the lack of independence between the school leadership and the board. For any school to flourish, these areas must be separated. At Pines, it is not. The tail wags the dog much of the time and has held back the school from becoming current in several needed areas. Many great students (and parents) have left because of this. That said, we love the education our child continues to receive from the Montessori teaching method. Based on education alone, it deserves 5 stars



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My child began at Pines 8 years ago -- for financial reason we had to withdraw for a couple of year but returned in 2012. The school is by far the best private school in Kingwood. They have an amazing staff, caring teachers and top notch educational materials. While the Montessori method of teaching might not be right for every child, it is an amazing way to teach for most students. Pines educates the whole child and nurtures the whole child. This is the reason we return to the school after being in the public schools.




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We love the Montessori philosophy and our children are leaps and bounds ahead of their public school peers. The kindness of the families who attend and the supportive environment make Pines a great private school choice. While there are personnel changes throughout the years, this is normal for any small business. There is some student turnover, which is normal and healthy also...as not all children can self direct and succeed in an environment that offers so much freedom. If a child has behavioral and/or attention problems, this environment will not do them justice and will disrupt others. Our children are gaining problem solving, time management and life skills that no public (and very few private) schools are capable of teaching. I'm confident that Pines is developing the future entrepreneurs and bosses of the world.



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If you seeking an amazing education for your kids and a true place of belonging for your child(ren) and family, then Pines is the place. Highly trained teachers, wonderful staff, and a great bunch of kids. Such a beautiful campus and playground too. I feel so lucky to have such a wonderful school right here in our neighborhood!



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Parents be ware and erroll you children elsewhere. We decided this summer not to re-enroll our child at Pines after 4 years of attending. We began seeing changes within the schools leadership and staff during the 2010-11 school year that we questioned and were told that these changes were in the best interest of the children. A few other parents that we are casual friends with advised us to seek other options for our child's education. I wish we had listened then and did not enroll our child for the then upcoming 2011-12 school year. Instead of filling this board with the MANY instances of questionable behaviour and decisoins made regarding the safety of the student body on the part some staff and the Dean of students, we would rather stick to facts and hard quantifiable data. Pines Montesorri has seen little to no ergonomic growth in the four years our daughter attended. Since the start of the 2010-11 we are personally aware of 14 students who's parents have chosen not to re-enroll their children because of the issues with the Pines staff. The 7th grade class at Pines for 2011-12 was 10 students with 1 of 10 being the child of staff. 2012-13, 4 of 10 will not return. STAY AWAY!




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This school is a gem in the heart of Kingwood! The teachers from Preschool through to Middle School are fabulous. They show such care and concern for each of the children, and show a hunger and excitement for their learning.



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We currently have 2 children in the school and in the past years, the school was quite educational and the teachers (certified) did an excellent job. This past year several changes have occurred which have resulted in excellent certified teachers being relieved of duty and teachers/subs with longevitiy with the school being let go. Changes are in the wind and they do not seem to be for the better.

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