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“WE HAD decided to change our daughter’s care, from a local day care to The Montessori School about 1.5 years ago (she is now 4). At the time, we had felt that our child was not getting the best possible care. The day care seemed more like a babysitting institution that would simply try to pass the day with general activities that were applied across the board to all children. They even discouraged our bilingual daughter from speaking our native language at home, pressing us to only speak to her in English at all times. When our daughter started at the Montessori School, the difference was obvious and very noticeable. She started in the Children’s House classroom, and was gently and carefully introduced into the class. Personal attention was given to her during that time of transition, while her highly trained teacher quickly gained a sense of her most subtle qualities, those that even some of our family members didn’t know about her. Our daughter was introduced to the excellent Montessori lessons one after another in a very personalized way, based on her interests, strengths, and potential. We immediately noticed the attentiveness, personalization, and incredibly caring nature of each teacher and staff member at The Montessori School, devoted to the progress of our child. Two and a half years later, we continue to be amazed! Our daughter’s teacher continues to allow us to be involved with her development through emails and intermittent one-on-one meetings, with ideas to reinforce her lessons and education at home. Our daughter has loved going to this school and misses it so much during weekends and vacation days. She has impressively started to read full sentences and simple books at 4 years of age and loves doing simple addition. She has an appreciation for nature, art, play, and mindfulness. We enrolled our 2 year old son in the toddler class earlier this year. His toddler class teacher came for a home visit. Then, during an orientation day at the school, he was personally introduced to his classroom by her, and he has loved going to school since day 1.”
—Submitted by a parent

“MY CHILDREN started at The Montessori School at age 3. I am beyond pleased with the academic work and the wonderful relationships the teachers (guides) have with their students. Classes are grouped in 3 year cycles, so my kids have the same teacher for 3 years. They are able to get to know my child and form a relationship of respect. Academically both my kids are above their peers in every subject. My 2nd grader has no required homework but is expected to read something every night, and we are encouraged to help memorize multiplication tables. So different from the hours of homework friends in other schools have. Yet my child and the other 2nd graders at TMS, are ahead of them. I was so impressed that the 1st graders were doing research reports about an animal of their choice, including 3 references and an oral presentation. The teachers undergo a rigorous training program that is evident in the classroom. Each classroom is a community of students who are expected to respect and teach each other. The older children in the classes have responsibilities to teach and assist their younger classmates (3-K, grades 1-3, 4-6). They are creating leaders at TMS. And my kids LOVE TMS.”
—Submitted by a parent

“AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING! Our children are in the Lower Elementary program (grades 1-3) and we are constantly impressed by the quality of the work they do each day. The academics are far superior to what we have seen anywhere else – public or private. From math to science to creative writing to geography – the concepts are presented in an interesting, individualized/customized manner using the Montessori materials. Students are introduced to engineering concepts, public speaking, research papers, environmental studies…..you really need to stop in to see how challenging the work is – yet how much the students LOVE it and thrive in the classroom. Our children are truly learning life lessons here in a peaceful and caring environment. We cannot say enough about the staff – the teachers and the administrators are caring, approachable, and knowledgeable. The Montessori School is the best thing we have ever done for our children.”
—Submitted by a parent

“ABSOLUTELY ONE of the best decisions my husband and I ever made was choosing The Montessori School for our daughter s education! While the exterior of the school is not very exciting, the school more than makes up for it with their curriculum, staff and education experience. The TMS program operates true to Maria Montessori s principles and is delivered by one of the most dedicated faculty and administration staff. I am constantly amazed by the results this Montessori education has awarded my girls and all the graduates. It provides our children with a foundation of knowledge and skill sets that prepares them for higher level education. Our children learn to master research, collaboration, public speaking and time management all by the sixth grade! In addition to the curriculum, TMS teaches our children the importance of respect for others and peaceful behavior. In comparison to what other school s offer, the tuition is a bargain. I couldn t imagine my girls going to any other school. We are so happy to have found TMS!”
—Submitted by a parent

“OUR FAMILY feels fortunate to have found this hidden gem. Our son is a kindergartner and has attended The Montessori School for 3 years so far, and we are amazed at how and how much he is learning. For example, while we were on vacation last year, he was begging us to write out three and four digit addition and subtraction problems for him, which he quickly solved. This summer, he was adding in his head and singing “2+2 is 4, 4+4 is 8…” up through “4,096 + 4,096 is 8,192.” As much as I want to brag about my own child, it isn’t that. The environment and method used at TMS is the magic. Each child is able to investigate what they are interested in and ready for. Also, with the mixed age group (age 3 to 6) kids learn to help and be helped, and are both challenged by and respectful of the achievements of others. Incredibly, my son and his young peer group at TMS already have developed an ability to concentrate, and they know how to write, read books, know continents and countries, have a strong understanding of numbers operations and geometry, etc. I highly recommend TMS to any parent hoping for their child’s love of learning to be nurtured and to give their child a head start.”
—Submitted by a parent