My three kids went to this school for two years each, and by the time they were enrolled in Kindergarten at public school, they already had surpassed the curriculum. One of my 6 year olds is getting ready to start first grade and was evaluated as reading at the 3rd grade level while he was in kindergarten. This school provides a lovely, warm, personal environment, with engaging traditional Montessori work activities. The school is in a small house, conveniently located off of North Oak Trafficway in Gladstone. There is a large, fenced back yard that gets plenty of use, rain or shine, with a good sized play structure. The director is a wonderful, highly qualified, caring person in whom we trust without question. We will always have a very warm place in our hearts for Helping Hands. Highly recommended.