My girls started The Montessori School at Starcreek in the primary class in 2010. They are now in lower and upper elementary and we could not be happier with our decision. We were looking for a school that included kindergarten and all of the schools that we toured had a daycare feel. When we toured TMS we were so impressed because it actually looked like a school AND it went up to 6th grade. We enrolled them for the upcoming school year and never regretted our decision. They've had fabulous teachers who truly care about them and push them to succeed. The director, office staff and teachers know them by name and greet them and say goodbye everyday. Their academic performance is beyond anything we could've hoped for. They work at their ability, not at what some generic chart says, and they don't move on from a topic until they've mastered it. This approach fosters a love of learning and encourages them to be inquisitive self learners. Both of my girls are reading and completing math above their grade level and it's because of their teachers and the Montessori philosophy.
We've watched the school grow over the last 5 years and we've seen people come and go. Having been a public school teacher for six years turn over is expected especially with a young staff. Women decide to continue their education, get married, have children, relocate, life happens and people leave but someone just as wonderful fills their position.
We have been very pleased with how our daughters are excelling and flourishing academically and socially at TMS. We wish the school went beyond 6th grade because keeping them there would be a no brainier.