What our Parents & Children are Saying…
“We found individual activity is the one factor that stimulates and produces development.”
“I just wanted to say thanks for having the Elementary camp out again this year. I know it is extra work for everyone during a busy back to school season, but the kids really enjoy themselves. And I am always amazed at how well behaved and cooperative they are – even when it is windy and cold!”
“Also want to let you know that Aidan is thoroughly enjoying school. Yesterday he told me how you “Demonstation’ed” some blocks. 🙂 I love the big words he is learning…it matches the BIG dinosaur names that he knows. Thanks for all you and the entire staff do each day to provide such a wonderful environment for the kids.
“Observing the class was truly a treasure. I was able to watch various ages in various stages of development as they worked, engrossed in the task at hand. What was truly wonderful was to witness the looks on their faces as they performed their work, extremely focused yet delighted in discovery. The dedication with which the children approached their work definitely demonstrated to me the love of learning that the Montessori method looks to foster. I would absolutely recommend this experience to other parents–it is one thing to read about the children’s day but another thing entirely to see it play out before your eyes.”
“This morning, I had a five dollar bill on the counter. Charlotte picked it up and announced, “That’s Abraham Lincoln. He’s also on the penny. He was shot a long time ago. He loved to read books.” I said, “Wow, you learned a lot at school,” and she said (matter of factly), “That’s the power of school.” How awesome is that? Thank you for helping her love learning.”
“Dear VMS Staff, It was a privilege to be with you all today to celebrate Grandparents Day. The discipline & control of the children with kindness & gentleness was lovely. I can see why they all make such great progress. Looking forward to many more!
Thank you all very much, warmest regards,
“Hi Toby, I wanted to let you know how much both my Dad and our son enjoyed Grandparents day. Our son had been looking forward to it for weeks and my Dad enjoyed the time with him and learning more about what a Montessori school is. I know it’s a lot of work for you and the rest of the teachers to have visitors, but I wanted to pass along my thanks. It was a big hit in our house.”
“Sam is having a great summer so far – he has learned to swim! I bring this up because the way he showed such confidence and followed direction was such a huge change from last summer when he wanted nothing to do with it and much preferred to just play on the side. I really feel the Montessori model contributed to the sort of calm and centered attitude he had toward learning to swim.”
“We went to Harris Teeter tonight and had dinner. Sam got chicken strips. He saw this one and said “this chicken looks like South America”. He wanted us to take a picture and send to you both!”