Courthouse Montessori is an amazing school. I recently moved from Hampton and while interviewing schools throughout the Virginia Beach area, none of them came close to what Montessori offered. The director, Carmen Milligan, personally took us on a tour of the school and addressed all of our questions and concerns. My son loves to go to school everyday and doesn't want to leave until 6pm. I am always surprised at the new knowledge he comes home with. The staff and the teachers are great and I wouldn't want him any other place!!
My son attended Courthouse Montessori School for 4 years. Ms. Stefanie in the Pre Primary class was very loving and caring. When she left he had Ms. Nina, Ms. Nina was nurturing and caring. He learned to read by the age of 4. Ms. Carmen and Ms. Diana always had open arms and love for my son. Courthouse Montessori School is not just a school but it is a family.
I have been a parent at CMS for over 8 years. I can say that I am very pleased with the care and education that my children have and still are receiving. I never would have thought that at the age of 2 my child would know all of her letters and letter sounds, or all of the planets. Thank you to Ms. Tieshia and her team for teaching my child all she knows. I am grateful. When leaving my child in the mornings, I am comfortable with leaving because I know she is well taken care of. CMS is a very welcoming school, all of the staff are very pleasant and are always so happy when children enter their classrooms. My older child never liked to read, but now I can't keep a book out of her hands and for that I thank Ms. W. CMS is a wonderful school. I recommend this school to anyone who needs care for their children. CMS is not just your "daycare" it is a school, the children learn on a day to day basis. Thank you to the teachers and staff at CMS.
This is a great school the teachers are very professional and so loving to each and every child would definitely recommend this school to all!
We do not recommend the Courthouse Montessori School, VA Beach. We witnessed a child with food allergy being exposed to all the children in the class, as well as the food products. The teacher in our son's class did not want to be there. Examples of her behavior, include her wearing white pants to the class and us witnessing her demand that children come up one at at time after lunch to wipe their hand to avoid getting her pants dirty. When a 2nd child got up, she sternly told them to sit down. My wife saw our son eating a food item we did not want him to have and asked the teacher "what happened," the teacher yelled at our son, grabbed his face, and forced him to spit out the food. We noticed a teacher reprimanding a 2-yr old boy (potty training) who urinated on the toilet seat. We heard a teacher tell a 2 yr old, "stop whining" when the child asked for something to drink during lunch time. Overall, the staffed lacked enthusiasm and appeared to not want to be there. It seemed the manner in which the "teachers" used to control the children was by directing them, "i.e. sit down, stand up, do this, do that". We did not think this manner of direction was very Montessori method like.
My child has been attended this scholl for a year now. She is Pre-K. She will be attending kindergarten. The education is outstanding. The teachers are so professional. They not only know their students, they know the students from other classes. My child has developped intellectually since attending the school. The teachers challenge her at her own pace. They teach them to be polite, courteous with other students. The staff and leadership are so wonderful.
My daughter has been there since she was 3.5y, now she is in Kindergarten and it's amazing. She has learned things that rival what her 2nd-3rd grade friends are learning. There is such a positive environment for the kids, every one on staff takes each child's learning and happiness to heart. Ms. Cavitta, her current teacher, inspires my girl each day. She has remained challenged and engaged throughout her entire time at Courthouse Montessori! This is the best possible foundation we could find for her.
My son is started in pre-primary and is now in first grade. This school is excellent and supports him mentally, socially, physically as well as academically. He is exposed to so much and has learned so much. His teachers from Ms Richert, to Ms Cavitta, to now Ms W were nuturing, caring, and genuinely interested in his success. Ms Carmen, the principal, is also genuinely interested in the children's success and is involved and intuned. I highly recommend Courthouse Montesorri!
My children do not like to LEAVE this school, I have to coax them into the car to go home!! My kids are happy, well cared for and getting a fantastic education.
My daughter attended from 17 mos. old to three and a half y.o.. I strongly believe that it was her foundation here at CMS that helped facilitate her success today. She has an eighth grade reading level and entered third grade a year early, now entering the gifted program. She just earned her gold pin with the national piano guild on her first level. Things she learned at CMS at 3 y.o., her peers are just being exposed to. She can tell me where she learned some things from her teachers at CMS. We will always be grateful for such great beginnings. Thanks to all of the wonderful teachers and administration!
I have a toddler and a kindergartener in this school. I have been very pleased and happy with the school. My son reads at 2nd grade level and receives personal attention. We moved to this area last year and glad we found this school. Hope my review helps some parents who are looking for quality education for their kids.
This is one of the best schools I have seen for chilren. I have one toddler enrolled full time and a public school age son who attends during the summer break. Their availablity of activities is fantastic! They worked with both of them individually and listened and attended to my concerns. I feel great about leaving then there during the day and that is worth a fortune!
My three children attended this school for one year, and even though we arrived after the school year had started, they were welcomed warmly and transitioned smoothly. The teachers were great, the after school program was great, the lunch program was great. Both academically and emotionally, I felt that my children thrived here. My one complaint was that no one ever seemed to be in charge.
This school is one of the best kept secrets in Virginia Beach. My child has attended CMS for almost 2 years. CMS offers music, Spanish, piano, dance, and is the first private school in this area to have a PTA. I definitely recommend this school to others!!!
Exceptional teaching staff. Strong music, Spanish, and physical education instructors as well. Parents are very active in this school. Administrators go out of their way to make you feel a part of the school. Both of my children have excelled in this institution. It is far superior to previous schools that we've attended.
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