My child began attending Bryant this year as a Pre-K. She shares a class with Kindergartners and absolutely loves it. This school follows the Montessori method, which isn't for every child, but Bryant provides info sessions and plenty of opportunities for parents to make the best decision. I'm most excited about my 4 year old getting to experience a normal school setting over a daycare/pre-school one. Plus this school goes all the way to 8th grade, so many of the classmates she has now will be with her through Middle School. Overall we are very satisfied with Bryant.
My daughter has been at Bryant for three years. We absolutely love Bryant! She is able to express herself in a free thinking environment. I love the muti-grade classrooms as I feel it gives the children a leg up in their education. I love how they are taught about peace and respecting themselves, each other and their school. I love how they have gardens for the children to work in. Bryant Montessori is an excellent school, I would recommend to anyone! I truly feel blessed my daughter will be attending Bryant until she enters high school. I can't express enough how thankful I am for Bryant. I only wish there were more Montessori schools in Tacoma for parents to choose from.
I visited Bryant elementary some years ago. I was very excited to see such an innovative program with children from preschool to middle school who shared an enriched environment that led them on a path of self discovery and understanding about themselves and their place in the world. I was especially impressed with the teachers and their principal who opened the way for a whole Montessori model to unfold in a public school. It felt great to be in a place where each teacher understood the needs of children on each plane of development. Has anyone written a story about this amazing school? It should be a model for our state.
My son is doing more difficult algebra in the fourth grade than I did in the 7th grade. I am amazed at the creativity he has shown in the the 4 1/4 years he has been there. He's also reading 30 minutes to 2 hours a day because he loves it. They taught him how to write book reports and he said it didn't feel like work to him. Does this sound like a kid who is not getting a fabulous education?
Bryant is the only public Montessori in Tacoma, and it is truly a wonderful school.
Great School, great Stats, wonderful Staff, great curriculum and the kids can stay from PK thru grade 8.
Bryant Montessori is an outstanding school that provides the gift of a Montessori Education,without the cost of private school tuition. The teachers at Bryant are truly the backbone of the school,giving each child one on one time and encouraging their interest.
My children have been going to this school for the past 2 years and it's been wonderful. They were transfer students and to my surprise was very welcomed from the begining. The teachers have a way of connecting to each student and it has made a difference in their grades. I wouldn't have my children in any other school.
I have two kids that attend Bryant. My daughter who has been there K-7th grade, loves this school. Her academics has been at a 4.00 from the beginning. The teacher are wonderful and always seem to go the extra mile to help. I love the Montessori way of teaching.
This school is responsive to the district's requirements while managing to create an environment where kids actually learn. The montessori model is phenomenal and a great gift to the public school system. The principal is fantastic. This model should be duplicated in more urban schools. The program deserves a new facility, but should stay in its wonderful diverse neighborhood.
Byrant Middle School is an excellant program. I have 2 daughters that attend this year. They are doing great. This is the 2nd year of being in the Montessori envoriment. I think it is great that they get so much one on one attention in a Midle school which has greatly increased thier grades. My 7th Grader got a 3.9 last year and I can't want to see the improvements of my 6th grader.
Bryant is a wonderful school with lots of great teachers and activities. The emphasis on blending Montessori ideals with public school requirements such as WASL testing is very strong. The staff strives to incorporate Montessori into every aspect of learning. The facilities leave something to be desired, the library especially is very small, located in an unused classroom. The building is very old and bathrooms are often located far away from early elementary classrooms, leaving room for 'accidents' for young students.
My daughter is a first grader, and she was in the pre-k/k class last year. The teachers and staff are very dedicated to providing an enriching learning environment. Montessori is such an amazing way for children to learn.
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