Ahwatukee Foothills Montessori is a preschool located in Phoenix, Arizona.
This preschool has an average Community Rating of 5 out of 5 stars, based on reviews from 17 school community members.
The school's "formula" has remained unchanged for over 18 years and their success has been proven each and every year by its graduates. You can google Grand Canyon Essay and Art Contests and you will find that AFM students sweep the kindergarten categories every year. It has been a wonderful experience for our 2 children who had gone through their program, and a 3rd one currently enrolled.
Our younger daughter (3 years) just joined about a couple of months ago. We were a little unsure as to how she was going to integrate into the school having come from a different country. One day (about 10 days after she joined) after i picked her up, we were riding home and she said "I like this school".
My older daughter used to go to AFM and the younger one is currently enrolled. Our experience with the school has been great. The teachers and staff are very loving and are great with the children. They are academically very strong especially in math and reading and make learning fun for the kids.
Our daughter has been going to AFM since she was 2-and-a-half. She had no trouble adjusting to the loving teachers and staff there. The school is academically very strong, and most kids start reading by the time they turn three. Our daughter is 3-and-a-half and is reading Kindergarten level books almost on a regular basis. They're also very strong at teaching math skills and practical life. A true Montessori school that adheres to the methods laid out by maria Montessori. They have a really long waiting list, you have to sign up very early to get in!
My daughter graduated from AFM and currently my son is going there. We absolutely love this school. Teachers are so good and loving, they treat all kids as there own. Kids learn a lot here and faster then any other school but don't even realize they are studying as teachers make it more fun for them. I had trouble to find other school for my daughter when she finished AFM as no other school can match the expectation/standards that AFM sets.
My older son just graduated from AFM and my younger one is in Pre-K. I am constantly amazed by the quality of education and care they have received at AFM. I think a clear indicator of how much my kids like this school is their constant requests asking me to pick them up as late as possible in the evening so that they can spend some more time there. I visited a bunch of top public/charter schools' first grade classes in progress when evaluating schools for my son. Some of the work that my son (and his classmates) has been doing in K is way ahead of what the classrooms were doing and I have never once hear him complain that he feels he is being pushed in any way. I feel these formative years are way too important for kids to be not learning at their own pace which might be much faster than it seems. I believe AFM provides this flexibility better than any other school I have come across. Bottom line : You cannot go wrong with AFM for your kids preschool through K education.
Appeal to ALL, This may be good, But What I am hgearing from others and experienced ourself about this school. I will tell you these stafs are very rude and vey much rigid. They don't want to accomodate anything. In my case, before joing to school, they tested my son with Mrs Julia and they put in Ginny's class without knowing to us. I requsted to put back to Julia's class. They refused and told me very casually that you can withdraw your son. I done it. It's very bad exp on Money deposit. They did not give us back our deposit. Think twice before going there.
Stop and look no further! This is the school for you if you want a traditional Montessori education for your child. You don't become a number at this school, instead you truly become AFM family. I searched hard to find a quality Montessori when I first moved here to AZ. When I saw this one the classrooms were humming. The children where working independently there was peace, harmony, and organization throughout the classrooms. Many schools in this area claim to be Montessori (the name is not trade marked so anyone can use it without standards.) and they are not. This school closes on a Friday each year for a true teacher workday. The entire staff goes off for training updates. Other schools may only have one teacher that is certified. My child is truly ahead of the public schools and my challenge now is finding a school that can reach the standard of this one. I only wish they continued through higher grades. Al teachers are amazing! My child was in Mrs. Ginny and Mrs Arminder's class. If you want to volunteer you can do so many times throughout the year. This school opened to set new leaders and achievers out into the world and I believe they are succeeding.
My kids was in Mrs. Ginny's class. We are going to another school and We didn't sign contract for next year, the teacher didn't teacher my kids anymore. My friends's kids was in others teathers's class, they got the flash card when they knew beginning sound of 26 alphabet, but in Mrs. Ginny 's class, you must to know how to read 3 letter, then you can get the flash card(green bag), the means you are entering their education way. I think if my kids can read 3 letter word, why we don't need to your school for Education.
My kid attended AFM for 2 yrs, pre-K and K. AFM provides a well rounded education. There is a large focus on academics in addition to other activities. There is plenty of staff and they are all genuinely interested in doing their best for the kids. This is not like one of those private schools which are more interested in fundraising and making money rather than focusing on teaching. At AFM, they ensure that kids at the school excel in reading, writing and math and are way above public school level. Note that in order to get in this school, you have to register on their waiting list at least 2 years before your child starts in the school.
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