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Mobile, AL
Students enrolled: 80
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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227 Hillcrest Road
Mobile, AL 36608

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(251) 344-8755
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November 05, 2013
My daughter has attended Weinacker's since she was 18 months, and she is now four. Everyday I am impressed by the information she retains. The staff and teachers are extremely kind and helpful. I recommend Weinacker's to all the parents who are looking for outstanding education for their children. You will not be disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2013
My children attend the new University location. I absolutely love this school and am amazed at how much my son has learned in the last year. The staff is incredible and the school is clean and organized. I would most definitely recommend Weinacker's Montessori to everyone!

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2013
I absolutely love this school. Our youngest started when he was 18 months old and our oldest attends the summer program. I am constantly amazed by what my son has learned and continues to learn on a daily basis. The lesson plans are so thorough and creative, the teachers and staff are exactly who you'd want your kids to be with if they can't be with you. We are a military family and we feel blessed to have found Weinackers!!!! Everything about it is fantastic.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2013
I am in the military and my sons both attend the Hillcrest location. It's great to have found a place that both cares for and encourages my children to be the best they can be. The school caters to the needs of each individual child in such a way that makes them feel not only special but independent as well. We are grateful to have found Weinackers. It is truly an excellent place to send your children!

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2013
My daughter has attended the Weinacker's Montessori School in Daphne since she was two and a half and I could not be happier. Her teachers are absolutely wonderful and not only educate my daughter, but love and nurture her. She has so much confidence and is so independent and I believe it's because of WMS. Her lead teacher is bilingual and now, at four years old, my daughter speaks English, some Spanish and some sign language. She knows all of her letter sounds, is adding numbers, and can read small words. It's truly amazing. There was a change in directorship fairly recently and I was a bit nervous but the new director is phenomenal. She is helpful, always available, answers all of my questions and addresses any concerns. I am 100% pleased with this school. I pay more to send my child here than I would somewhere else, but you get what you pay for. My daughter is receiving the best education I could have hoped for.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2013
My daughter is 6 & in "kindergarten" (by state standards), & this is her 2nd year at the Hillcrest Montessori. We ABSOLUTELY love this school. I would keep her here through college if I could! My very first impression was the incredibly sweet staff. I went in for an interview & was blown away at the organization & cleanliness of the whole school. There were tons of educational activities & "stations", very bright & colorful posters & materials on the walls, & even class pets! Everything was put in its place & the entire environment was just SO charming I never wanted to leave. My child is the "baby" & has a VERY willful temperament, but the teachers won us over almost instantly & proved to me that my daughter CAN be taught self-control and self-direction. Not only have they helped her develop important social & personal skills, but her learning there is astounding. I just found out this week that she is learning multiplication! At SIX years old! We all love her teacher(s), & I have VERY much enjoyed volunteering as much as I can with her class. The *only* problem I have had is that the tuition is very pricey, which I can't personally afford after this year. Breaks my heart!

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2012
A great school with lots of staff to look after the kids. Some of the staffers are actually students but they're really hard working college girls and they really want to be Montessori teachers someday. Montessori costs more than other preschools in the area, but it is by far worth every penny. The school is close to everything and it's such an adorable cluster of little buildings. The classrooms are so clean and well organized, they're like pictures out of a magazine. Everyone is wearing a smile. The school is truly a gem. In this awful economy, they're doing well since they're an excellent school and only the best private schools survive in times of severe recession. All the bad daycare centers seem to be going out of business these days. Weinacker's is a great school so they're going to be around for a long, long time. Way to go Weinacker's Montessori School!!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2012
I have been pretty happy with Midtown Montessori until this week. The tuition increase, and the fact that the teacher's change quite often has really affected my daughter. The teachers seemed great, but with new ones quite often, it confuses her. Also, paying 200+ a week is not something that I can afford any longer. My daughter is not learning anything new and it concerns me.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2012
Montessori just raised the tuition for our age child by 34%, over $130 increase. It is ridiculous. Otherwise, we love the director at Tillman's Corner and the longtime teachers there. They seem like they have had a high teacher turnover rate but hopefully is getting better with the addition of the new preschool teacher who seems super nice. However, we are still looking for a new school because of the unreasonable rate increase and hope to be able to speak to the person who made that decision soon.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2012
The Lake Forest location was decent when it opened but so far it has went on a downhill spiral. I have witnessed teachers yelling at children and they claim that is "not" the Montessori way. Most of the teachers seem to be lazy and put out to have to do their job. There are a "few" good ones. Upper management seems to be completely disconnected to what really goes on in day to day operations. The director comes off as more of a friend to the employees rather than enfocing them to do their job. It has turned more or less into a souped up daycare. The cost ($$) of sending your child here is definitely not worth it since you are not getting the quality they promise. There should be a way parents can email or contact upper management beside the director but there is not. So I will warn those who are looking for a school instead. I wouldn't send my child here.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2012
I'm researching Montessori schools in the Mobile area & am finding it increasingly difficult to do so with regards to the plosives/negative comments. The positive comments state the location of the school & give rave reviews. The negative comments refer to the entire group of schools, not naming the particular location of the problem school. How are parents like myself able to make a decision about their child's future without a sense of direction? The only conclusion I feel I can make is that the positive reviews will be the ones I can turn to because they offer more precise details. If there is a problem with a particular school, then that school needs to be named so that its principal & staff can be reviewed more closely, and the problem can be resolved.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2011
My children have attended this school since 2009. I am constantly amazed at everything they are learning. We could not be happier. The teachers are caring and very well educated.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2011
I have had such a wonderful experience with Weinacker's in Midtown! Everyone is so nice and helpful. My children seem to be a lot more cognitively advanced than most children their age. l highly recommend Weinacker's - midtown to anyone i know looking for a school for their early childhood children!

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2011
WE LOVE IT! My child attends Weinacker's Hillcrest. We could not be happier with the school. There is a high percentage of teachers who are AMS certified. They are enthusiastic and well educated. The director is very easy to approach. We have enjoyed our experience with the school. My daughter loves it, and we are amazed at what she is learning.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2011
My son and I love Weinacker's Montessori School on Hillcrest! The only reason it does not get 5 stars is because the teachers are horribly underpaid (I know this because I viewed a job announcement for a different Weinacker's school). Still, they are upbeat, loving, smart, and genuinely concerned about each child. They have structured activities throughout the day such as song & movement, art, and outside play, even for the younger toddlers.The school is very clean and well-maintained, with security precautions at each door. It is a little pricier than other nursery schools in the area, but it is well worth it (I just wish the extra cost was being passed on to the amazing staff!) When I drop my son off at Weinacker's I know he will have fun, learn, and be well-cared for, and I can't ask for much more than that.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2010
My four year old daughter frequently came home from school with bruises and cuts that none of the staff seemed to even know about. They told me measures would be taken to provide more safety for the children but the problem continued. My child was very happy and regardless of their reassurance I trusted the emotions of my child to be enough to transfer her elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2009
My child was in enrolled in Weinacker's in 2006 and she had learned so much there that she will be attending again this year. i think this is the best school/daycare there is in mobile.

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October 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2007
My three children attend Weinacker's at Hillcrest and we love this school. We hold dear to our hearts the concepts, ideas, philosophies, teachings, and thoughts of the Montessori 'way of life'. Weinacker's Montessori is a network of a five school system. Before enrolling with the school I read several works by Maria Montessori and on Montessori teaching and feel that Mr. Weinacker and his staff truly believe in these philosophies and teachings and strive to share the benefits of this enlightened way of learning with families, students, and staff.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2006
My child was enrolled at this Montessori school and I was unsatisfied with quality of education, the quality of staff and the overall experience. My child constantly had new teachers that were inexperienced and rude. Any day, I might would arrive and a new teacher would be there- the old one would just never show back up after their experience. My child was bit all the time and came home with clothes that wasn't her. I tried to speak with the director and she was helpful. But she couldn't fix all my problems. I tried to go to the administrator over the school and she was awful. Do not send your child here!

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2006
Very high teacher turnover rate; high teacher/child ratio; frequent rate increases; poor staff salary; indifferent upper management. I do not recommend whatsoever.

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Weinacker's Montessori School
227 Hillcrest Road, Mobile, AL  36608
(251) 344-8755
Last modified Weinacker's Montessori School is a Private school that serves grade PK
Weinacker's Montessori School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top