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Preschool | Nonsectarian |

PHONE: (408) 238-8445

3520 San Felipe Road

San Jose, CA 95135

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Posted August 16, 2012

Pioneer Montessori is the second pre school my son has been in in the last 3 years. So, I have ample experience in two pre schools to compare and rate, Pioneer Montessori is a fantastic school. I'm quite shocked at some of the bad reviews it has received. But, looking carefully these are from parents who have taken a tour and do not have their kids enrolled in the school. Clearly its a case of judging the book by it's cover. The teachers are very experienced, caring and follow all safety guidelines. They have a perfect balance of group lessons and individual attention! Art and music is part of the curriculum unlike in the previous school. There are regular parent teacher meetings and they are very receptive to parent input regarding the child. I see professional cleaners everyday cleaning the facility when I pick up my son in the evening. The sleeping arrangements are very clean and tidy, yes, there is no shade in the playground! Honestly its a non issue. The school adheres to the Montessori method of teaching and my son is doing very well here. This school was recommended by parents of kids who graduated and are now in public schools, and I highly recommend this school as well.
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Posted February 25, 2012

This is one of the schools my husband and I went to see for our then 3 year old. Not sure about the academic program but what really gave us a really bad first impression was how bad the carpet looked and then we were told that the kids sleep on the floor with a very thin mat. The first thing that came to mind is all the little crawlers we don't see with our nake eye. Secondly the unsafe playground. This school needs major updates.
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Posted September 21, 2011

My daughter started Pioneer Montessori this June and it has been a wonderful learning environment so far. The teachers seem very caring. They provide guidance and structure to the kids. Kids can learn at their own pace and are allowed to do tons and tons of arts & crafts everyday. I have to agree that the school is not "physically" attractive or appealing and can use many updates; however, if you care about your child's learning then this school tops most schools in the area around Evergreen.
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Posted June 11, 2011

Not sure what happened to this school. It seems to have gone really downhill. A friend said it was great a few years ago. We had a strange experience while visiting. We were asked to stay and watch the class for while. At first, the teacher acted like we were not even there. When my daughter went to look at some of the activities the teacher ran over and as if we were intruding and we were not supposed to touch anything. She was very off- putting and we were glad to get out of there. I found out another friend recently pulled her child because he was really unhappy there. There were very few kids for what appears to be a large facility. It seems they having a hard time keeping kids there. Education is important but children need a warm, loving environment as well.
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