This school is based on Maria Montessori's principles. Maria Montessori was far ahead of her time in academic achievement of children and the best learning environment. Students are encouraged to work out problems on their own. Teachers intervene when needed.
My children are quite spread out in age so I have had children at Sunrise Montessori for over 20 years. Both the North and South campuses are excellent schools. Children learn at their own pace so if you have a special needs child or a gifted one, all academic, social, and emotional needs are met. The staff is caring and loving, and children and parents alike are treated with respect.
My child has attended Sunrise for 4+ years (starting in their toddler program at 18 mos). The teaching & support staff are top-notch. This school offers phys. ed and spanish to even the 3 year old pre-schoolers - and Art, cooking and field trips (about 10 per year, plus classroom visitors! - can't touch that in a public school!) are added in Kindergarten. So totally worth the tuition! I can't wait for my child to move up to Elementary (under 50 kids total in 1st-6th grade! -- talk about some serious one on one teaching time!)