"The facility is amazing. The teachers are amazing." | The Montessori School at North Dallas Review
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The facility is amazing. The teachers are amazing. The curriculum is amazing. Our children are receiving the most well-rounded, comprehensive, astounding education I can even imagine. Our 5 yr old is doing carry-over math. (27+36) He's FIVE. Our 7 yr old is doing DIVISION. (SEVEN!!?) When people ask me about Montessori, I say this: They do not limit a child. At all. In any way. Ever. My sons are free to learn and explore everything they are interested in (and some things they're not!) , at their own pace; they are encouraged and enabled at every stage, but allowed to grow and learn as their abiliities, maturity and temperaments allow. We have a teenage daughter that has excelled in publicschool, but even she complains she was never given the opportunities her brothers have at Star Creek. She is old enough to articulate it this way : "In every class, in every subject, I have to wait for the slowest student to understand before we can start the next concept, principle or skillset. It is incredibly frustrating." (okay, she used a little more slang-y word than 'frustrating'.) She envies her 5 yr old brother who can say "hello, thank you, goodbye" and sing songs and count in French, Spanish and even some Hindi. We have to ask him to translate the words for us and he is so proud to 'teach' us his skills. To those who dislike the uniform I will say it is expensive, but it is so much easier and less stressful in the mornings to dress them in uniforms. And for those who dislike having to pack lunches, (as the sole lunch maker in the family) - I totally understand. BUT. I always know what my kids are (or are not) eating, how healthy it is, how fresh it is, how balanced the nutrition. The staff is wonderful - even the cleaning staff know us parents and our boys - she helps direct me after-school to one of 2 gyms on site, or one of several playgrounds, or one of several included specialty rooms (art, science, cooking, gardening, computer lab, etc). If you are looking for true Montessori trained staff, following a true Montessori curriculum, both Star Creek and West Plano Montessori are the real deal. As alumnus of both, our family appreciates and is thankful for both schools, their wonderful staffs, the true Montessori environment and the exceptional care and education our children have received these past several years.