Based on 19 ratings
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my child attended PSA and another will be attending shortly. The staff are wonderful, caring and very experienced. There is an emphasis on good behavior, responsibility that comes home with the child. I had no need to worry about my child starting public school, the transition was seamless. She loved her teachers and friends and I made great friends too. Ms. Lisa's art classes were so amazing. It's o.k. to challenge kids in an age appropriate way. Do the tour and talk to other parents.
Both my son and daughter attend Park Street Academy and i couldn't be happier with the academic, social and emotional experience they both have had and continue to have each day at PSA. Each class of teachers is exceptional...they really get to know your child and sincerely want what is best for him and her... I really do believe that a child's first educational experience is very important and sets the stage for the upcoming years and at PSA...the kids are learning without realizing it... Their day is filled with so much fun and joy, that they don't realize how much they are learning...the thematic learning structure, the daily routine and the chemistry between the 4 teachers in each class is so well planned out...it's truly a success. Behind the success of the school is it's amazing director...dynamic, energetic and so full of compassion for the children and all the families...she really loves what she is doing and it shows! I wholeheartedly recommend this school to everyone and feel that all children deserve a Park Streeet Academy first time school experience!!
There is no other preschool in the Montclair area like Park Street Academy. Both of our boys attend this school and we have had great success. My five year old will be leaving this year after after having attended for 2 years. He is reading books, able to do basic math problems, playing soccer, has learned and exceled at tennis and made great friends. My boys are greeted every morning with smiles and warm, friendly teachers. They receive so much attention by all of the staff and the owner and director and are always available and responsive. Of all the preschools that we looked at, PSA by far offers the most structure and emphasis on academics and we couldn't be happier with our experiences at this school. Kelly C.
I have had at least one of my kids in Park Street during the last 5 1/2 years. I highly recommend this school for several reasons: (1) a fun, creative curriculum that the kids soak up (2) diversity of the families and the staff, (3) the warm and caring owner and staff, and (4) the extended hours that allow parents to have back up care (and peace of mind). There are positives and negatives to all preschools, but this school is special in all the ways that count.
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