Preschool | Nonsectarian | 21 students |
Based on 41 ratings
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I am a former teacher at CMS; my 3 1/2 years there were some of the most rewarding years I have experienced.I miss working with MS Janet and her staff, I will never forget those sweet little 2 1/2 year olds; meeting them for the first time and having them sit with me so that I could give them a lesson on a practical life work,some were shy and some were not however they were always very attentive and could not wait for their turn already showing self-control,just waiting to get their little hands on the fun work. It is truly amaizing how the little ones come in as babies and grow into independent,respectful children and always very helpful to the younger children.I always enjoyed the last Friday of each month when it was time to break down that month and put out the new month,new fun works new colors and new crafts,I wish I knew about Janets school when my kids were in school and if we were living in PHX I would certainly want my grandchildren in her school. MS Janet is very serious about teaching however she has the biggest tender heart and truly loves each of her kids at the CMS.
My son has truly blossomed during the past 3 years at Community Montessori School. Janet and her staff have helped him become a more independent person in both thought and action. His love of learning has grown exponentially and, as a result, he has learned a tremendous amount while at CMS. He progressed from recognizing phonics to chapter book reading in a very short period of time. He loves the math manipulative and he even asks for math problems at home. As I look at elementary schools now, I find that the teachers at other schools are impressed with his progress and conduct. That is a fine testimony to Janet's many years of experience and her wonderful teachers. However, they not only provide so much education but they also are attuned to each child. Whether it be someone's mood to needing more encouragement with decision/life making skills. They nourish the whole child. There are also many wonderful activities such as the International Festival and Mr. Sam's African drumming which allow the kids to explore different cultures and diversity. Parents have even given talks about his/her own country of origin. I highly recommend this school!
Our son attended this school for the past three years. I can't say enough good things about Community Montessori School. The group of women who teach here truly feed the intellect, nurture the spirit, and love the child! I am grateful for their service!
We currently have all three of our kids enrolled here and feel very lucky to have found such a great school that provides such a rich experience for them. We are consistently impressed with the things that they learn on a daily basis and are always anxious to attend the observation hours the school offers so we can see them in action. Our oldest is in his third year (pre-K) and our twins started this past fall when they were only 29 months old. They had to be potty-trained before they could attend, but they still had some accidents even after they started. Janet and her staff were so patient with both of them and never uttered a peep about having to help change clothes or offer assistance in the bathroom when necessary. Janet and her staff are very good at what they do. They provide a Montessori experience and we can see the benefits in our children on a daily basis. The teachers know all the children very well, including their strengths, weaknesses, tendencies, etc. This ensures that each child gets the direction and support that he/she needs in order to succeed. It's always a good sign when the kids get out of the car in the morning and run into school without looking back!
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