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Small World Montessori School

Preschool | 35 students


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Posted May 29, 2013

My son has attended Small World Montessori for the past year and a half. It is absolutely amazing. I am so happy to have found such a gem that fosters his growth and development in every area of his life. The community atmosphere always encourages family involvement within the school which I love! My son has flourished academically, socially, and emotionally. He has always been an independent learner and SWM has given him tools to do so for life. His teachers are amazing! I cannot say enough about them. They love what they do and they love the children. The Montessori philosophy was definitely the best fit for my son and SWM took it to the next level. I am so thankful for finding Small World Montessori for my son to attend... it is amazing!
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Posted May 24, 2013

Our daughter just finished her first year at SWMS, and I can honestly say it's changed our family! She has grown and changed enormously in the 6 months that she's been there. The teachers are so caring, understanding, and loving; they really go out of their way to figure each individual child out and tailor an education path for each one. The atmosphere at Small World is perfect for us, too. We love how cozy and homey it feels. We love how involved the parents are. We love the social skills it is developing in our daughter, and the way it's teaching her to relate to children of differing ages. She is learning skills that will last her lifetime! Also, I feel like we have learned as much from the teachers/staff at SWMS as our daughter has. They have taught us how to understand and appreciate our daughter's unique characteristics more fully. We are better parents, and have a happier family as a result! Thank you, Small World. We're looking forward to many more wonderful years!
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Posted February 4, 2013

My daughter is in her 3rd year at Small World and we love it. The teachers provide a rich and stimulating curriculum and are positive and affirming in all their interactions with the children. There is a strong sense of community that includes appreciation of differences. She also enjoys the after school programming provided by the dedicated after-school staff.
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Posted September 27, 2010

Our son just started his second year at Small World and we are nothing but happy with the school and its teachers.
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Posted August 5, 2008

My son has attended SWMS for 3 years and he will be attending there for his Kindgarten year - we are so thrilled with the positive environment and cirriculum offered to him each and every day. We could not ask for more - thank you most to the SWMS staff and your supportive parent group!
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Posted June 27, 2008

My son has attended small world montessori for the past 2 years, and I love it! At 4 years old he knows all the continents, planets, and the list goes on and on. The teachers and the environment promote learning and the eagerness to learn more.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 100% 74%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Asian N/A 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 0% 10%
Hispanic 0% 10%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Jeanne Dernehl
  • Coed
  • Nonsectarian


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1008 High Street
Racine, WI 53402
Phone: (262) 632-6797



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