Preschool | Nonsectarian | 324 students |

PHONE: (713) 520-0738

FAX: (713) 524-0569

HOURS: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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5117 LaBranch

Houston, TX 77004

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Posted November 12, 2012

We started off liking this school, but over time became unhappy with several things. The thing we are most unhappy with is that he broke his arm at school. We also noted a high teacher turnover. Some of the teachers are working toward their Montessori certification, so there is a finite point at which the teachers will trade age groups. We have now switched schools to a more structured program, and our child is thriving. At MCDS, I received very little art work, as the claim was that he was not interested in working with the materials, which I know to be very important for working with fine motor skills. Now that we have changed schools, I get some sort of art work every day! He is now writing his name and working with all kinds of materials. Montessori is not the right environment for everyone. It certainly wasn't for my child, and he now does quite well.
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Posted May 24, 2011

I would like to echo the comments from the previous post. My son who is 2 and a half has been going to the wichita campus since he turned 18months. He did not know one word of english before starting (we both speak to him in a different language at home) and he is now fluent. He also knows his colors, numbers and abcs in english. He has developed amazing social skills, is potty trained and has great maners. He is always happy to go to school and even tells us ok bye its time to leave now mom :) I would like to thank the teachers at the wichita campus, especially patiricia who is amazing with children. Good job! My only complaint is the high teacher turn around at the begining of the year but this seems to have calmed down. Teachers need to be given better incentives and encouragment from both parents and management, after all they are in charge of our most precious person, our child.
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Posted January 26, 2011

My 2 year old son has been at the Wichita Campus since July of this year. We love it! He has really blossomed- his language skills in particular. Patricia is always willing to talk with us about our son, and the other teachers can usually provide an anecdote about his day.
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Posted June 10, 2010

My 2 children attended MCDS. One is still a student , the other is in high school. The school creates parternerships with parents. This provides children with the consistency they desire throughout their day. The enviroment is pristine and the children take pride in their classrooms. We have been parents at this school for over 10 years. I know many of the teachers and most have been there for at least five years. The home like settings all have beautiful gardens. My children have always thought of it as their second home. Please go and see for yourself what this wonderful school has to offer. You will not be disappointed.
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