The overviews and other parent study groups presented by the teachers are extremely informative and valuable. They have taught me an incredible amount about the Montessori method and child development in general, which has helped me to be a much better and confident parent.
The teachers and staff are truly dedicated to their work and help each child to be absolutely the best they can be.
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.
My son goes to Village Montessori since January ’14. The foundation of a Montessori education is priceless. So, I researched many schools but knew Village Montessori School was the one from the first day during observations. I found the staff and environment what I desired for my son’s introduction to the fun of learning. The Toddler teacher is peaceful and smooth along with her assistant’s. It made the separation from my son for those few hours a day as a new mom, bearable. Specifically, knowing he was in GREAT hands and learning using AMI principles. I would highly recommend the Village Montessori.
My wife and I feel very fortunate that we found Village Montessori Schools. Our daughter has been a student there for close to 8 years, since she was 18 months old. We have been most pleased with the independence, self-confidence, and creativity that Village Montessori Schools has helped to foster in her. The training in courtesy, grace, and interpersonal skills that she’s received there is also an aspect that is important to us. When our daughter was 6, in order to save money, we withdrew her from Village Montessori Schools and enrolled her in public school. Although she still excelled there and even qualified for the gifted program, we saw her passion for learning and creating, that once burned so brightly, start to dim. We withdrew her after 7 months and enrolled her back at Village Montessori Schools. Within two weeks, the fire was there again, and now, two years later, is still burning brightly. Village Montessori Schools easily gets 5 stars from us.
Village Montessori is so much more than just a school. It’s a second home, a community where children are respected, nurtured, and loved while receiving a top-notch education. Village fully embraces the AMI Montessori philosophy and employs expert teachers who uphold its rigorous standards. My oldest child is in the Elementary program and my youngest is a Primary student. I have every intention of remaining a part of the VMS family for many years to come.