Tuskawilla Montessori School is located in Oviedo, FL. It is a private, montessori school that serves 128 students in grades PK,K-9. Tuskawilla Montessori School is coed (school has male and female students) and is nonsectarian in orientation. The school belongs to the American Montessori Society.
Not for gifted children, or children who have never been in school setting before! Recently had to pull my preschooler out of this school for several reasons. Not disgruntled, just very wary of having 25 preschool/kindergarteners and only a teacher and an aide. After having to pick him up at the office more than once, where I found him in tears, I had a professional come in to observe, and was told that she would not recommend this school to anyone. The 30 minute circle time is very hard for many children, especially those who are a little higher functioning and require constant engagement and stimulation. For children who are accustomed to a classroom setting, maybe this result would be different. Additionally, administration was not willing to accomodate a "shadow" for my child (even though it was only for 3 hours- the half-day program), until he was able to get the hang of things. I was told he had to do it "on his own." After further investigation, every other school I looked into, was more than happy to accomodate someone else in the room to help him transition. Finally got him into a great program at St. Peter's in Lake Mary, where helping children adapt and learn is priority numero uno. Also to look out for at Tuscawilla is some dangerous playground equipment! I don't know how many children I counted having hurt themselves on the iron merry-go-round. (They did away with those in most parks because they are so dangerous!) Anyway, just make sure you sit in on classes and get the feel for how your child would do, before sending them here...
by a Parent
on Sep 23, 2008
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