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Tas Montessori School5
Posted April 02, 2014
- a parent
We're thoroughly impressed by the tremendous progress our son's made in the short year he's attended here. He (now 3.5 years) is consistently writing his name correctly, is working on writing more than half the alphabet, knows numbers and has a concept of basic math (adding/subtracting), and is learning quite a bit with social studies (knows his continents!), science and music. Ms. Tas does an excellent job of training and monitoring her staff. The teachers genuinely care about all the students. It's a true Montessori program. We came here with high expectations, but those have certainly been surpassed. I know the level of education he's receiving is far beyond that of what many other programs in the area offer. I do agree with the previous post about the limited outdoor play facilities; however, the children seem to get plenty of outdoor time on nice days in my opinion and my son always talks about having fun outside. They do use TV some, but it is limited (poor weather, transition to lunch, etc.) and programming is always educational (such as Alphabet Factory). I'd recommend this school to anyone! We're just torn on what to do moving into elementary from this great experience!
We love the head teacher/principal. It's clear she loves the children and proud of her school. She maintains the quality of the whole school high and she is very hands on and holds tight reign on every aspect of her school. The kids love her too. She always encourage parents to tell her about any concerns that arise. This is a Montessori school. I love that the school has a bunch of props to help teach the kids different parts of the curriculum. My kid loves to go to school, and the kids are very well behaved in general. This school is highly recommended by a bunch of pediatricians around here, and I agree with the assessment.
Our daughter loves this school and is learining a great deal. She is only three, but is pointing out continets and US states on the map (not always correct, but she's getting there). The teachers are very patient and good with the kids. The only drawbacks are that they sometimes use TV later in the afternoon (after 3)... which is still better than most places, they say they provide healthy snacks but the snacks are often sheese puffs or animal crackers, and they don't have as much outside play time as I would like. That said, I would still highly reccomend this school to anyone.