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Our Montessori School

Preschool

We are best known for Authentic Montessori program.

 
 

Living in Albuquerque

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $154,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $700.

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Posted March 12, 2014

Our Montessori is a wonderful school! I highly recommend it. The staff is highly qualified and will go above and beyond for families. My child has learned so much in a short time since he started.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2014

I am a former student who attended OMS a few years ago and I now come and volunteer. I was a reader by the age of 4. I could write my really long name at age 3. The teachers were nice and caring and taught me a lot. It was and continues to be my "safe" place. A place where I feel at home. The transition from Montessori to public school was an easy one. I am ahead of my classmates at APS and I have OMS to thank! It has also helped me become a confident, independent young woman.


Posted March 12, 2014

This is and excellent program if you are looking for a "true" Montessori environment for your child. There is very low staff turnover as I have enrolled all three of my children here over the span of ten years. All three of my children have tested into gifted programs with Albuquerque Public Schools which I believe is a result the quality early education that they received at OMS. I highly recommend this school if you want your children to love learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2014

I have done my research in choosing a quality Montessori program for my child. This school exceeds expectations! The staff are nurturing and accommodating to everyone (children & families). I am so happy that I chose this school for my child. Within in a week of enrolling my child I have seen vast improvement with how my child interacts and learns. I would highly recommend this program! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2011

I write as a parent, a professional, and an educator. Our Montessori School is truly Montessori . I have had the experience of enrolling my children in different schools bragging the name Montessori only to discover that they were not. This school is the epitome of Montessori Schools for early education. More than a day care, Our Montessori School is education and the foundations that your child, or children, will glean from this school will make you wish you could travel back in time and enroll yourself. I whole-heartedly recommend this school for anyone who wants the best education for their children. The faculty and staff are extremely professional, experienced, and caring. You will truly love this school. Thank you Our Montessori School!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2011

As a public educator (for APS) and a parent, I would highly encourage you to choose this school for your child/children. My son has been at OMS for 2 1/2 years. Over this period of time, he has grown into a bright and caring pre-schooler. OMS provides mixed aged groupings, which in my son's case, has allowed him to work academically above other students his age. He will enter kindergarten reading and understanding basic concepts in math such as: adding, subtracting, grouping, ect. The OMS staff is fabulous! They are caring, attentive, and very in tune with their students needs. Thanks OMS for all of your support and for taking care of my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2011

I began teaching at Our Montessori School in October of 1997. I still teach music there since my retirement in 2008. I have observed many Montessori schools since 1994 and I feel that Our Montessori School is the best Montessori school in Albuquerque. All of the teachers are Montessori certified and I am involved with their continuing education teacher training. This school offers a quality academic Montessori program and the staff are loving and respectful of the children. The administrator is experienced and has been there since the school was started. Her people skills make her a wonderful person to work for and with. The focus of all the staff at Our Montessori is to meet the needs of every child in the school and to make school a joyful place for learning.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 20, 2011

I have two daughters so unfortunetly that meant going through allot of daycares that did not met my requirements(which were very high i will admit), but the search ended when i found Our Montessori school, and I loved it! My daughters were a few years apart,so they did not attend at the same time but the staff and adminstrator have always been amazing. The staff and adminstrator are very well qualified, and i love the fact that it is a school, at a daycare price (affordable). My daughters have integrated into public school very well and have always been ahead of there class because of the Montessori background delivered so adequatly at this school. I post this review for parents that are looking for an honest opinion, an honest review about a safe and secure, nurturing school for your child, belive me I understand and have been there, Hope I have been helpfull.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2011

My son has attended OMS for over a year and I have nothing but good things to say about this school. The school has a high level of eduaction The teachers are all Montessori qualified; they always do their best to meet every child needs There is not point of comparison my son's knowlodge to my nephew who goes to a daycare The principal of OMS has always been very warm, dedicated and helpful. If you are looking for a quality, safe and warm enviroment school Our Montessori School is the best choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2011

I observed here when I attended high school... loved the school then. My little brother attended and I knew that when I had children that they would attend here. I have been a parent as well as a staff member and would not bring my children anywhere else. The administration and staff are like a family and are wonderful to work with as well as very competent and have more than adequate certification and training. The only negative experiences I've had has been with parents who are no longer enrolled due to non payment of tuition in spite of a very flexible Board of Directors and Administration Staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2011

I have worked at OMS since 2004. I enjoy working with all the children and all the staff members. All the teachers are Montessori qualified and are great with the children. The Administrators are great and are always helpful with whatever you need. Once my child is old enough to attend OMS I will not hesitate to bring them here. OMS is very structured and is not by any means a DAY CARE! I have always seen the children develope into brighter kids every year. I Highly reccomend OMS for anyone who really wants their child to succeed.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 18, 2011

Both of my grandaughters have and do attend this school. The staff is very caring and has the students best interest in the forefront. I was amazed by what my grandaughters learned at this school. By 3 my oldest grandaughter knew her plants and continents. Things I would really have to think about. This is education based and not a day care center. It is a fantastic enviorment to introduce your child to education and to being around other children in a structered enviroment. My grandaughters having been able to attend this school is a true blessing.


Posted December 13, 2010

This is a good place to take your child if you're looking for a daycare. They say they're a school but by no means is this place run like a school. The staff do not have and no means to obtain proper training as adequate teachers or teacher's assistants. Also, if you do not mind the lack of discipline for your child. Respect for anyone is not taught there. There aresome safety issues that the administration refuse to concern themselves with. They are for profit only and if you disenroll your children, they become very spiteful about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2010

My daughter has been to 2 different day cares one where they would not change her, they were constantly yelling, and the other was just as worse. I was terrified even THINKING about putting her back in an day care. I called OMS for a tour, and was instantly feeling good about their SCHOOL not day care. She has been going nearly one year, and my daughter has learned SOOOOO much!! At this center my daughter actually wants to go. She loves ALL staff members. If your looking for center where not only your child will be happy, safe, clean, and comfortable, but you as a parent as well, this is the center for you and your child!!!!! Your child/children will learn so much at this school!!!! They also do different activities thats fun for the children, and parents are always welcome to visit!! I am so happy with this center!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2010

We love this school. My son has some special needs and we had a difficult time at some other preschools. THe teachers at our montessori were so good with my son. They were also very accomidating about working with the child find OT. My daughter now attends there. She loves it. We would recomend the school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2010

If you plan to continue Montessori School for the rest of your child's academic career then this is a good school, but if you plan to put your child in a competitive academic environment, this is not the appropriate place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2009

This is a good daycare center. Children maybe ok transitioning to a public school in New Mexico but if you move to another state where the academic standards are higher the transition maybe difficult.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2009

I have nothintg but good thoughts about Our Montessori School. My daughter is well prepared for first grade thanks to the teaching staff and the environment. The negative reviews must be from parents that owed money because their thoughts and opinions are not justified.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

If you want a daycare center that will take good care of your children I recommend this school. As far as academics this is not a place that will prepare your child for regular private and public schools. Learning about continents and planets is fine but if children lack basic knowledge of the alphabet and sounds of the alphabet when they get to K this is a problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2005

This daycare program is more suited for ages 5 years and up. The staff presents the knowledge of knowing Montessori philosophy but lacks training or skills in child development and child psychology. This presents a problem if you have a 2, 3, or 4 year old behaving normally that may conflict with how staff wants the day to flow. The administrator has a great plan on how she would like to run the program but the lack of well trained staff is a problem. The Montessori philosophy is fine but the staff I have encountered are clueless as to what is considered normal behavior specific to an age group because they are only focused on the philosphy. Unfortunately due to budget constraints this progam can't afford degreed early childhood educators.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 75% 59%
White 25% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • NCME Training Site (2007)

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  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

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  • Coed
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  • Extended/longer school day
  • Part-time study
  • Year-round
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  • Yes
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  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • NAEYC

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Independent Study
  • Montessori
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  • Library
  • Playground
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Visual arts
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Performing arts
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  • Gardening
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  • All Lead Teachers are Montessori Trained and Certified. Very low staff turnover. Excellent teacher/student ratios. Family oriented environment.
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1111 Eubank Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Phone: (505) 275-6111

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