My child has been at Village since she was 17 months old, she is now ten. We have received nothing but the best of education and care. They truly function as a family at Village. Their toddler program blew us away as we watched children no older then our daughter washing their hands, using utensils to cut fruit, painting and using the class materials respectfully. In Primary we had yet another amazing teacher for three years who really helped her develop a sense of community with her other students. In Lower Elementary, she flourished and became adept at higher math concepts, comprehension skills and social graces. In fact, she scored in the 94% range nationally on the only standardized test she has ever taken. We were apprehensive about moving her to Upper Elementary; they care for chickens, they have a woodworking section, and it would be her first male teacher-but she has loves it! Perhaps the best thing about Montessori in general and Village is that they do not tolerate becoming a breeding ground for gossip or maliciousness toward other students. These years can be a treacherous time for girls and I do not have to worry that her classmates will undermine her self esteem.