"Montessori is not for everyone. But if you are looking for an exceptional education for your child Montessori ONE is the place to be. The staff is held to high standards, with great educational backgrounds, and the director, Tina Patel, works hard at covering every aspect of running a school. The school is based upon work, but during the summers the school offers cultural experiences that most children this age are not exposed to. It is an AMAZING school if you are looking for an academic environment for your child and to prepare them for their many years in school. Research says that this age is the most significant for children, and that they are like sponges at this young of an age."
"Montessori ONE is a fantastic place for children to grow. My wife and I had no idea of the intricacies of the Montessori Method and have been absolutely thrilled by the progress that our children have made under the care of Tina Patel, Director, and her staff. My children have learned everything from life skills, such as cleaning and preparing food to the fundamentals of the sciences and arts. I have recommended this establishment to a number of my friends and colleagues as I am confident that when my children graduate, they will be prepared for the challenges that lie ahead."
A Google User
"Hands down, the best Preschool in the Q! All 3 of my daughters attend Montessori ONE. One of my daughter's has a developmental delay, which the wonderful staff at Montessori ONE helped us identify. They worked to help compliment the Child Find public school program she was enrolled in, but more importantly, truly worked to understand how to help her excel. Mrs. Sarita truly changed our daughter's life with her nurturing and caring approach. Our twins will graduate kindergarten this year knowing multiplication, division, fractions, cursive handwriting, all their continents, I could go on and on! But it's not all about academics at Montessori ONE - the difference in this school is they teach kindness and respect in a nurturing environment. And the kids have FUN while learning. You really need to take a tour and see for yourself – you’ll be amazed at what you see the kiddo’s doing."
"First you are captivated by the brand new, bright, state-of-the-art facility itself. Then you are captivated by the director, Tina Patel, and her obvious passion for children, for education, and for using design and environment to enhance the "Prepared Environment" which is a cornerstone of the Montessori approach to education. If you happen to come by for a tour at the right time, you may even catch a glimpse of the preschool yoga class!"
"I could not be happier with the professionalism, nurturing atmosphere and flexibility of both the staff and the director of this school. I also completely disagree with another reviewer who states that children are pushed academically at this school. I have two older children and anyone who knows about child development can tell you that children are naturally curious and can grasp many concepts (such as division) a lot earlier than most traditional schools will have you believe. In conclusion, I feel very comfortable with this school and appreciate the information I was given."
"My son transitioned to Montessori ONE from an in-home day care environment at 18 months, and despite severe separation, his transition was relatively smooth. At nearly 3 years old now, he is thriving and I continue to feel that the staff are open in communicating his daily routine and helping us with extending aspects of Montessori theory into our home. IF YOU ARE SEARCHING FOR JUST A DAY CARE or someone that is going to care for your child more than 40 hours/week, this is probably not the place for your child...this is truly an educational facility that offers child care beyond school hours."
A Google Review
"My child currently attends the school and is scheduled to graduate this year. The academic levels are extremely high and I have to say that my child has progressed very well. Whilst I am sure all teachers offer the same level of education and teachings, I have to limit my comments to Ms. Sarita. She is perhaps the finest teacher I have ever met, and the students in her class reflect that. My child has been in her class for over 3 years and I have to say that "amazing" as a word does not do justice to how great she is."
A Google Reviewer
"A question most parents struggle with early on is the question of child care. When my husband and I were faced with this decision as our daughter approached her first birthday and I needed to return to work, the process of finding a preschool felt daunting and overwhelming. We wanted the time our daughter spent away from us to be spent in an environment that was supportive, affirming and challenging. We didn’t want a daycare; we wanted a school. We visited many programs in Albuquerque, and I left each one feeling disappointed and wondering if I should just quit my job and stay home with my daughter. Then we discovered Montessori ONE Preschool Academy. When you observe a classroom at Montessori One, you observe a unique child-centered environment. You see a collaborative partnership between the expertise of the child and the guidance of the teacher, passionate educators who have an understanding of every child’s individual development and who have done so much to foster our girls’ growing independence and potential. Knowing that our children are in this stimulating environment during the day and seeing the incredible social and educational growth resulting from the time spent at Montessori ONE fills me with overwhelming gratitude."
"We have had our daughter there about a year. We have been very happy with her teachers and Tina. It's everything we hoped for in a school and we look forward to our son starting this summer. Thank you to all at Montessori ONE!"
"Adam and I are so pleased with how well Luke has done this year. The work you have done with him to build his trust and self-confidence, his ability to make friends and interact with his peers is extraordinary. We commend your tireless effort! Our family feels so lucky to have you [Mr. Farren] as Luke's teacher. We think that you have demonstrated a deep knowledge of the Montessori Method and you have really helped us to see its benefits. I have never seen Luke hug any of his teachers before! The other day when you sat down next to him at his cubby and he leaned over and hugged you was monumental to me. Thank you for teaching our son and giving him the freedom of choice and independence!"
"Montessori ONE is a rare AUTHENTIC Montessori program, and its director, Tina Patel, runs it like a business, where the parents and the kids are the customers! Love that! She has a passion for instilling a love of learning in the kids. Visit and you will see what a special place it is."
"Thank you for making our son's days fun, educational, and meaningful. We are comforted knowing he is in an environment that he enjoys and with people who care. Here is a small gift of appreciation for the daily gifts of knowledge you give him."
"Thank you so very much for your love and support over the years. What you do for the kids in your school is truly amazing. I am so appreciative of the patience and understanding you've shown to us and I know that what Nori has gained here will help her throughout her life. Thank you!"
"What a privilege it is for my twin boys to attend Montessori ONE. I'm consistently and deeply impressed with the degree of steadfast, loving, and encouraging guidance my boys receive here. The classrooms are uncluttered, full of natural light, plants and flowers, and natural wood, and the children move through the space with purpose, focus, and smiles. The teachers are helpful and kind, and I never feel judged, even when I've forgotten the boys' lunches! Hey, it happens with twins!"
"Our family cannot say enough wonderful things about Montessori ONE Academy. Our daughters are enthusiastic about life and learning. They are growing into responsible, independent, thoughtful, intelligent people. The instruction is top-notch. The administration is open and responsive to feedback and questions. The facility is world-class. We highly recommend Montessori ONE Academy to families considering private education and interested in an alternative to the traditional classroom dynamic."
The Weed Family