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!
- A Google User
We were not intimately familiar with Montessori education prior to starting our son with Montessori One at 18 months of age, but we have been fully converted into Montessori method enthusiasts. Our son and daughter have both attended Montessori ONE since they could walk and their development academically and socially has pleasantly shocked our entire family. Our kindergartner is working with fractions and division and reading at a second grade level. Our 4 year old is reading and practicing writing and working with different math "works". What is truly amazing to us is that they are not single, standout students; all of their peers in their classrooms are also excelling at this level. It truly shows the power of the Montessori way of educating young children. Even more important than the incredible academic success that they've had is that they truly love coming to school and they both feel like they are a part of a community in their classrooms and the school as a whole.
- A. Bower