Montessori provides an excellent foundation that will provide the tools necessary to succeed in later on. My daughter went to a Montessori school prior to preschool and she was well-prepared for Kindergarten and first grade!
Great teachers who really care about providing an education based on hands on learning, rather than teaching out of a text book. A very involved PTO as well. This is a great school in a district that has some trouble.
My kids love going to school everyday! They have wonderful teachers.
Fernwood is playing an amazing part in teaching my kids how to be good members of society. I love the independence that Fernwood teaches my kids.
The teachers & staff are very supporting, as well as Fernwood parents. My child has excelled above & beyond in subjects where most children at that age are just average.
The teachers really care about the students and we have lots of parent involvement!
I love our greenhouse that teaches the kids about sustainability. I appreciate the fact that I can talk to the teachers whenever I want or need to...and they are happy to do so. Along with academics, Fernwood also puts an emphasis on physical health, art and personal enrichment. I feel that my children will leave this school as well rounded individuals who can move on to high school with a greater awareness of the world around them.
Our school takes pride in teaching our children to respect themselves, eachother and the earth.
Great school. Great teachers. Great kids. We are extremely lucky that this is our neighborhood school. Our son is a K4 and it has been so exciting to watch him grow and thrive in this environment.
The students, parents and teachers all work amazingly well to make it a wonderful school. The students show so much pride in their school and the work they complete.
My son loves school. He is able to make decisions about his learning and take responsibilty for it.
Fernwood Montessori School recognizes and respects the inherent worth, dignity and aptitude of each attending child. And the teachers all work together with parental support to nourish the children s inner selves while developing their love of learning and attaining a lifetime of skills. I LOVE this school.
My son is in K4 and attends Fernwood Montessori School in Bay View. He LOVES school. Fernwood is an excellent school in that it has compassionate teachers who care about each child in the Montessori way. My son has learned so much in the first two years he has attended Fernwood; we are so happy that it is our neighborhood school!!
Great School. One of the few success stories in MPS. I am amazed daily at what my 4 year old is learning.
My oldest is going into 5th grade and she has been attending Fernwood since K3. I am excited about my youngest daughter starting K3 this year. I absolutely love the Montessori program. My daughter has learned so much and I feel that once she moves on to high school and college she will due great thanks to the program. I have always been completed by my extended family on how brilliant she was and the things that she was learning. I truly believe in Montessori and those who do no feel this is a good program (and school) are those who do not understand and have no knowledge of Montessori.
A fine school all around. The parental involvement is strong. The teachers are dedicated.
I have four children at Fernwood, ranging from 5th grade to K3... my oldest child has been at Fernwood since she was in K5 when we moved to Bay View. I really love this school. My children are doing very well, and the teachers and staff are awesome. I would recommend to anyone.
A wonderful neighborhood school, with very involved parents and teachers, and nearby international Montessori Institute where training of teachers happens. For a public school in a system that is not doing well, this is a shining light of success.
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