Preschool | Nonsectarian | 32 students |
Three Oaks Montessori School, located in Palatine, Illinois, is a preschool that enrolls 32 students.
This preschool's average Community Rating, based on 5 reviews, is 1 out of 5 stars.
I found out from my daughters friend who is 6 years old that there is always less food for lunch and they most of the time don't get second serving. I have also heard from couple of older kids that the owner yells at them on top of her voice and scares kids.
WORST school. The owner will make u sign a contract and will use it against you. Tuition keeps on increasing.
I thought well of this school at first, but then they called to complain about things that should of been their responsibilty. Examples are, my son was cutting blinds with scissors, he bit a parents toe, and i was demanding to leave work immediatley to discipline my son! I was told by the woman that runs the place that i would be credited days or money once she recieved money from the state. Keep in mind though she has already been paid by me in full. It took weeks for her to submitt her paymeng request to the state and when she did get paid she lied to me at first. The fact that she still has not attempted to talk to me inperson on what she may owe me and the fact herself and staff could not handle my son i did not fill out the re enrollment package for the new year and gave her 2 weeks notice of his withdrawl. Its been since august and i have yet to hear from her, now im learning that she is charging me all these months because she has not filled my sons spot!
The preschool is now in a larger facility and has more students. The focus of the school is very much on doing individual "work" instead of playing and interacting with friends. My daughter complained that she could only interact with her friends during recess. The school was not very academic and there were children who clearly could not speak English. The classrooms were full to daycare capacity levels. Main teachers would be moved to fill in for other teachers. The school seemed to have very rigid rules and focus more on following the rules than challenging the students academically.
My daughter has attended Three Oaks for three years, and I would say that our experience has been good overall. I like the Montessori method of teaching, but dislike the rigidity that I sometimes find there. I also feel that the kindergarten program is somewhat aggressive, with spelling tests each week and several pages per day from a large binder of workbook pages. The children are encouraged to take the binder home on weekends, and are expected to study the spelling words at home during the week. The school has been accommodating about allowing me to cut out the spelling tests and excessive workbook pages for my daughter, so that has made it work for us. I like the extracurriculars -- yoga and Kindermusik this year; it varies every year. And I like most of the field trips they go on.
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