Preschool | Nonsectarian | 40 students |
Over the Rainbow Montessori School, located in San Jose, California, is a preschool that enrolls 40 students.
This preschool's average Community Rating, based on 6 reviews, is 5 out of 5 stars.
My daughter has been attending Over the Rainbow Montessori for over 2 1/2 years (age 2 1/2 through 5 years old.) We chose Over the Rainbow as our eldest daughter attended years before and graduated Kindergarden reading! My husband and I feel that it was very important we send our children to a facility that would teach them not only about their ABC's and 123's; but about how to be a respectful individual. Over the Rainbow has really met our expectations and in certain areas exceeded them. From the time she was 2 1/2, they worked on their manners for ex. pushing in your chair, hanging up your jacket, saying please and thank you. This facility has shown they care about the child as a whole, academically, socially, and emotionally. The teaching staff goes above and beyond to give individual attention to each student and even customizing homework to work at my child's pace while still challenging them. While we couldn't be happier to see my daughter doing double digit math problems and starting to read, at the end of the day it is more important to me to see the smile she has on her face from the relationships she has built here. I would highly recommend Over the Rainbow Montessori.
My son is doing his preK program at this school. I am glad we put him here and we strongly think that this the best around here. My son is with this school for the past 3 years he has shown a marked improvement in his language, communication and language. The teachers are excellent. They are like family away from home. We are so happy and relieved we found the best school to put our son.
My daughter is currently enrolled in the PreK program at their Bose Lane location. I toured several schools for two months last summer and this was the only school that asked if it was ok for them to give my daughter something different to meet her needs. I was not expecting a lot academically since my daughter could already read, write, add and subtract. This is her first year in school/daycare. All I wanted is exposure to other kids and have better social skills. Over the Rainbow has given her more in less than a year. All of her academic skills improved and she's growing up to be a polite and overall wonderful kid. I highly recommend this school. It has 4 caring teachers and a great group of students whose parents want the best for their kids in a non-toxic way.
I am so very glad that I toured OTRM when looking for a pre-school for my 4 year old son. My tour began with the owner and director asking me to tell them about my son - of the many schools I toured, this was the only one that asked me about my son, what he needed, what I was looking for etc. It was clear to me immediately that this school was all about the kids and how to help them thrive. The classrooms are clean and bright , the teachers are wonderful, and the atmosphere is warm and caring. Children are encouraged to try but are allowed to do so at their own pace and comfort level. The positive feedback abounds - even mistakes are addressed in a positive manner, thereby ensuring that the child learns but is not afraid to try in fear of being "wrong." The curriculum is solid. After only 6 months, not only is my son writing words (and spelling some of them himself!), beginning to read, and doing simple math - but he has also learned a lot of science, geography and more. The growth I have seen in my son's social skills, self- confidence and academic abilities is amazing. And he continues to be challenged in a loving environment. I couldn't ask for anything more.
Within a month of starting here, my 3 yr old son was writing his entire name. Within two months, he could say the alphabet. A year later I've lost track of everything he's learned (planets, continents, simple math). The first time I saw the outside campus, I wasn't impressed; it's an old elementary school. Thank goodness my husband insisted we go into the OTRM classrooms, which are clean and bright. The teachers are warm & caring, and offer a good balance of heart and academics. When I asked the director about bullying (seen at our last preschool), she said, "there's no time for that if children are busy and engaged." No wonder several families have more than one child at OTRM. It's a hidden gem.
the school environment is good. I like the size of the classes and the brightness of them. I think the size of the students is good. Not too many not too little. My son loved the 2 year old class since he wasn't fluently talking English. The 3 year old class, I think, was a little too boring for him. But it seems like he likes the 4 year old class becuase there is a lot of activity. I like all the teachers. It has a friendly environment and I am comfortable there. My son seems to like it and he is learning stuff too.
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