I had the pleasure of working here during my internship. It was my first hands on experience with Montessori. I have spent many years working in traditional education. I learned more than I ever imagined at AMC. The first thing that struck me was how the school came to be. It is truly a beautiful story of how a passionate educator and dedicated parents were determined to create a place where children would be safe, loved, and be able grow. It was really shocking to see how advanced the children were compared to the average traditional student. Now, I realize that the standards in most schools are far too low. I read one of the posts that said that this place was great for playing, but not for learning. This is a clear misunderstanding of the Montessori Method. To the untrained eye Montessori materials look like toys, but that could not be further from the truth. Having studied many theories and methods, I have frequently been disappointed with the end results. That is not the case with Montessori Method at American Montessori Campus. I watched students reading and doing math three years before they will even be introduced to it in a traditional classroom. Students aren’t limited by the curriculum the way they are in many other methods. What I can say about AMC is that they have taken the time to invest in having appropriate materials and finding highly qualified teachers who not only do what they do well...they love what they do. You can really feel the difference. I have learned so much from my time at AMC. It has a feel that I hope I can bring into my traditional classroom. They have a space that welcomes in the curious mind and sets children on a path to love learning. That is a priceless gift to give a child. When trying to figure out where to send your child it can really be tough. There are many questions and concerns. Will your child be safe? Do the people there love children? Will they develop and be ready for school when they leave? AMC has one of the few programs that can answer yes.
- submitted by a teacher
March 30, 2015
American Montessori Campus is a true Montessori school. We researched other Montessori schools in the area and this one follows the philosophy. We have been very happy since placing my son in the Primary program. He comes home everyday telling us all he has learned. We love the stability of the teaching staff. We are so thrilled to have found AMC!!!
- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2010
This school has amazing teachers and a Director who truely puts the kids interest first and tries to work with you to enable your child to evolve into a strong minded, intelligent person. At one point I had 3 of my kids at this school and have been through almost all age levels and have been overwhelming impressed with the Pre Primary, Primary and infant mobile teachers. The classes are clean, the food is well balanced and everything is very organized and kid friendly.