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Kriterion A Montessori School



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Posted March 28, 2013

I've tried to contanct the school using the phone # but it has been disconnected. When I try to visit the website I get redirected. Has this school been closed?

Posted January 31, 2012

My children have come a long way on the first half of the school year thanks to this school. My daughter loves her class and classmates and I constantly watch her apply what she's learned in class to everyday play while at home. My son's attention span has improved immensely thanks to the wonderful and greatly qualified teachers at this school. I am glad I made the decision to enroll them here. We plan on keeping them there too.
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Posted October 20, 2009

My daughters have been at Kriterion for a few months now and I just love everything about the school. My girls come home and tell us that they'd attended a puppet show that explains a frogs life cycle or a play that had many instruments. We searched for the right place for months and I am grateful that we found it!
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Posted May 6, 2008

My daughter has been at Kriterion for two years now and next year our son will also attend. We love the school. The teachers are very encouraging and the environment is great. They really bring out the best in all their students and create in them a desire to learn and to really enjoy it.
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Posted November 9, 2007

We have had our daughter at Kriterion for five years.The environment is great and so are the teachers especiallly Jane Laven.She manages to teach the basics along with instructing every student in playing the recorder and music.
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Posted December 8, 2006

A few years ago, searched the entire city for the 'right' environment for my child.Upon visiting Kriterion and meeting the teachers and administrators,I knew I'd found something unique and special. My child has now been at Kriterion for about 3 years and we couldn't be more thrilled with his progress and love of learning. The classrooms (housed in majestic mansions with plenty of windows and beautiful woodwork), are designed for creating comfort and freedom in learning that traditional schools lack. Years later, and I know we made the right choice!
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Posted June 6, 2006

The curriculum and energy are balanced at Kriterion Montessori. There are enriching activities such as art, music, cultural and language opportunities as well as a strong emphasis on reading and writing. All of the teachers we had contact with were very warm and nurturing. The director is very responsive and proactive in the school with the students, faculty and parents. Students learn to respect who they are and each other; and to be clear in their meaning. My daughter learned how to learn and developed a love of learning. The most difficult part was for me to sit on my hands and let her find her way. Would have liked more field trips, but in retrospect...the students are highly encouraged to open their minds and investigate, not get on a bus and be dazzled.
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Posted January 6, 2005

The faculty at Kriterion are 100% dedicated to the students. They go above and beyond to insure that all students are learning without placing unnecessary pressure on a young child to learn. Not one student is considered to be inept and the staff will determine the best method for each child to find the 'fun' in learning that is lost in the public school system today.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 53% 31%
Hispanic 24% 51%
Asian or Pacific Islander 12% 4%
Two or more races 9% 2%
Black 3% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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611 West Ashby Place
San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: (210) 735-9778


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