Simply the best school in McKinney as far as my two kids are concerned. Very talented teachers who genuinely care about children and are very passionate and knowledgeable in teaching Montessori! My husband and I looked at EVERY Montessori school in McKinney and trust me, you need look no further than Castle!
We have been at Castle Montessori for over two years now. It is a fantastic school! Of course every place you look are going to have a few hiccups. I have never once had and issue not be addressed. My son has thrived there. He is also ahead of other children his age. The teachers are loving and truly care about the children. Even after my son moved the the primary class, his toddler teacher stayed in touch with me. I have not seen much turn over with the lead teachers. I have witnessed a few staffing turn overs with the assistants or afterschool care. I think that is to be expected. Most of them are young college students and they find other opportunities. One thing is certain. There goal is solid. They are there to teach the children and I have witnessed this first hand - they exceed the standard. My son loves the school and loves the staff. I am proud to say my son attends Castle Montessori.
I have been a teacher at Castle for three years with two children who also attend. Since starting at Castle I have been given every opportunity prove myself and move up. I am now a lead teacher and truely love each and every child as my own. Castle management and owners are definitely in this business for the right reason (children and their education ). I hope to stay at Castle for many years; it is not just a place for a job rather a career.
We had two children attend Castle Montessori of McKinney in the Toddler and Pre-Primary classes. Unfortunately, we had to move out of town and just wanted everyone to know what we have discovered since leaving... Castle Montessori is the BEST!!! The school definitely fosters a love of learning and a pride in their work. Every day they would come home and tell us something wonderful and be so excited about it! From the Director to the teachers to the Assistants to the After Care teachers- everyone truly wants the best for every child and it shows! They are encouraging, yet provide appropriate boundaries. I HIGHLY recommend this school. I have observed many preschools and public elementary school due to my job and personally, as well as professionally, I think this school is the best in McKinney! Go visit, talk to everyone, observe the other students, and your decision will be easy to make. The management is also very attentive and prompt in addressing any/all concerns you may have. They are all about delivering the best educational experience for each child. WELL WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!!!!!!!!!! We LOVE Castle Montessori! Thank you to everyone there!
So disappointed in this school. My 4 year old attended for 2 years and my 2 year old for the past year. They both had amazing teachers and thrived under their guidance, BUT when those teachers were not in the classroom I truly worried about their well being and would not leave them there for the day under anyone else's supervision. The staff turnover is atrocious which is a key indicator of an unstable school. I hope they can pull it together by treating their staff with respect, truly listening to the parents concerns BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY doing right by the kids. I would not recommend them to anyone because they have shown time and time again that the best interest of the children is not top priority when decisions are made.
Super high turnover. The Director is a very good salesperson. The school has a great sales/marketing production and the facilities are emaculate. However, the teachers don 'rt seem happy and the communication to parents is poor.
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