Recommendations for Montessori programs in San Jose area - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 03-24-2006, 07:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
musigny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hello,

I am new to this board and would like to start my son in a Montessori program in the fall, when he is 3. Does anyone have any recommendations for good preschool programs in the Los Gatos/Campbell/San Jose area? I have looked at several schools, specifically Mariposa Montessori, Casa di Mir, One World Montessori, Tomorrow Montessori, and Montesssori Academy, and was wondering if anyone has had any experience with any of them. Thanks in advance.
musigny is offline  
#2 of 4 Old 03-25-2006, 03:55 AM
Banned
 
CharlieBrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: garden variety
Posts: 5,087
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by musigny
Hello,

I am new to this board and would like to start my son in a Montessori program in the fall, when he is 3. Does anyone have any recommendations for good preschool programs in the Los Gatos/Campbell/San Jose area? I have looked at several schools, specifically Mariposa Montessori, Casa di Mir, One World Montessori, Tomorrow Montessori, and Montesssori Academy, and was wondering if anyone has had any experience with any of them. Thanks in advance.
I toured One World and Casa di Mir for first grade. I didn't like the outdoor play equipment at One World. Broken swings and I believe the slide was off code for being too high. I toured May 2003. My dd attended Casa di Mir for first grade but transferred due to time outs being implemented during recess time. I am not familiar with the other schools. If you want more information, please PM me. My children attended Montessori preschool in Mountain View.
CharlieBrown is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 03-28-2006, 01:10 AM
 
wawoof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 2,090
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My son attends Aguirre Family Montessori pre-school in Santa Clara, and we love it. We interviewed One-World Montessori, but it seemed too hardcore Montessori for our son, who was 2 when he started at Aguirre. Aguirre is a small school that uses what I consider a flexible Montessori approach. The kids do "jobs" and learn to do a lot of things on their own, but also have plenty of time for free, group, and fantasy play. The owner and head teacher, Jennifer, is really fantastic and both our son and we are constantly learning from her. She really cares about and understands how to best support each child's growth. The website is: http://aguirremontessori.org/
wawoof is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 04-18-2006, 04:15 PM
 
angie_n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: San Jose
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My sons attend Tomorrow Montessori. My oldest started when he was 2.5. I really love the education and foundations he has received at the school. Currently, he's in the Kindergarden classroom. There's not a lot of teacher turn over. As a matter of fact for the almost 3 years I've been there, the main teachers have all been the same. My favorite part of this school is the director is hands on with the kids. I think she really loves teaching and being with them. My youngest is 10 months and is in the infant room. Same experience...the staff don't really turn over, they seem to enjoy what they do, they're caring and loving. Hope this helps.
angie_n is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off