Midwood Montessori is a preschool located in Brooklyn, New York.
This preschool has an average Community Rating of 5 out of 5 stars, based on reviews from 16 school community members.
We are thrilled with the engaging learning environment our son is a part of Mrs. Safran and all the teachers have fostered a nurturing and king haven for our son during his first year in school. It is such a wonderful community to be a part of that we are thrilled to have found this school. Maria Montessori would be pleased with MM knowing that students are not being taught the way to complete a task but a way to complete a task. Thank you MM. You are a gift to our family. Also the school located in a old Tudor home is lovely.
My son graduated last year, my daughter is in the Pk3 program now. This school is a tremendous resource to the community. Ms. Safran teaches with such respect and delight for the children! She practices the very positive feedback approach of oo-ing and ahh-ing over each child's work, and fusses over every detail of their learning trajectory (!) such that they delight in learning and participating in her projects. And her projects? She stays till all hours of the night dreaming up fun multi-disciplinary themes, from a group painting of the wall of China with chinese calligraphy painting to a piece on Mexico with details on the aztec gods and frida cahlo (spelling?). My son entered a very competitive school after graduating and was at ease with all his subjects. My daughter is there now and is SO PROUD of everything she is learning. This school is such a gift. Thank you Ms. Safran for all you have done! I feel so enriched having found such a terrific school so nearby our home.
My daughter had a transformative experience at Midwood Montessori. Harriet Safran has a gift for seeing a child s spark and nurturing it while encouraging behavior respectful of community and self. Expectations and the daily routine were clear, making for a more relaxed, creative kid. My daughter had issues elsewhere but blossomed here, I think because the basis of interaction between grownups and kids, as well classmates, is mutual respect. Mrs. Safran has created a beautiful, well maintained, and orderly environment in which my daughter came to take pride in doing her part to take care of materials and the like. Most details are thought out so that even in a parent s interaction with the school at pick up and drop off, there were few miscommunications and situations when I felt my time had been wasted. Communications were focused on the most important things, with detailed observations of my daughter's progress or challenges in the classroom. I am not usually one to gush but feel incredibly lucky and grateful. My only regret is that elementary school is not offered. This school will be very hard to match.
My daughter has been at Midwood Montessori for 3 years and it has been the most amazing 3 years that have laid the foundation for her whole life. She wakes up in the morning, wanting to go to school early, she talks about everything that they are doing. The school fosters academic curiosity and makes sure little kids have all the social skills to succeed in the world out there: they learn to talk in front of other people, learn to work independently and in groups, learn how to mediate problems with words and help each other. All teachers are amazing, kind and very intelligent. Every year when I go for our annual observation my heart fills with joy!
After two years my son has graduated. I will never forget the gift deep thought that the teachers here inspire, model and ultimately pass on to their students. This is a MARVELOUS school.
Wonderful place that offers great instruction in the fundamantals without losing sight of the magic of childhood.
This is my daughter's final year at Midwood Montessori and it is so difficult for me to find a school to match the excellence that is Midwood montessori. The teachers are fantastic and really work well with my daughter. The school is clean, neat and well kept. there is an order that is maintained by the students and that carries over in the home environment. My daughter loves going to school everyday.
This is a good school for children who adapted quickly to school; unfortunately, if your child has a difficult time adjusting you'll be asked by Harriet Safran to pick up your child earlier. You make your judgments!!!
Amazing. Midwood Montessori, Harriet Safran and her staff are doing something beautiful with little ones in Brooklyn. I am so grateful we found this gem. It is the perfect environment for learning, relationship building and esteem building for my 4 year-old. We are beyond happy.
Maria Montessori was one of the quiet heroes of the 20th century; Harriet Safran is one of the great educators of the 21st. When you begin in beauty, you are most likely to end in beauty; that is exactly what has happened with my daughter, who started at MM and is now about to enter high school at LaGuardia. Nor is my daughter's experience unique: MM kids don't just learn; they develop, they grow, they flourish.
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