About This School
In 2010, Jonathan Montessori School had 6 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Minnesota average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Jonathan Montessori School Reviews
An amazing experience and environment
Between my two kids, we have tried no fewer than 4 preschools in the Chaska area and JMS stands head and shoulders above the rest. We pay a small fortune for our daughter to attend JMS and it is worth.every.penny. My daughter has attended JMS for 2 years and is now in the kindergarten program. She is happy to go to school every day and frequently expresses her love of the challenging work she does. The individualized instruction at JMS and the emphasis on personal responsibility, as well as the expectation of caring for others, has helped mold her into a truly enjoyable, kind, self-confident child. The genuine Montessori instruction (not Montessori-Lite like other Chaska preschools we have tried) creates a peaceful, cooperative learning environment. The physical facility of the school is also top-notch (especially when the remodel is complete!), the teachers are all amazingly educated and qualified, and the school is well-run from a financial and administrative standpoint.
Simply the Best!
Before finding Jonathan Montessori, we had used a traditional preschool at our church, which was a much better alternative to the "corporate daycare" centers around; however, something was missing. We had heard about the Montessori teaching method and were impressed by the testimonials of friends and neighbors, so we checked several Montessori schools in the SW Metro, but found that they did not teach Dr. Montessori's methods fully, or they did not connect personally with us. We then found Jonathan Montessori School and we instantly connected! The school and staff made us feel at home, in fact, the school truly feels like an extension of our home! The staff is brilliant! They are very caring, friendly, competent and helpful. All staff is open and communicative; they take the time to individually and personally share about each of our daughters school days and their progress! We are excited to enroll our toddler in their new toddler program, as our preschooler and Kindergartener have excelled and flourished at the school. They are reading, writing in cursive and using basic addition and subtraction! Also, the classrooms are bright, warm friendly and inspiring. The outdoor play areas are open, natural play environments that double as outside teaching environments. The school runs programs from 16 months (Toddler Program) through Kindergarten. I encourage everyone to visit and see if it fits for their family... a great school.
This is our daughter's 2nd year at JMS and we couldn't be happier. We have seen her confidence grow as she learns new skills and takes pride in helping younger children this year as a Kindergartener.The teachers and staff at JMS genuinely care about the development if each unique child as a whole person. Wish I could start over again and send my older daughter there too!
I love this school so much. The staff and the community of families are unparalleled, in my experience (and, we've attended two other schools). My son's teacher couldn't be a better model of a Montessori teacher. He is exploring subjects and is learning more than I had hoped for. It's an exceptional school.
We love this school! Our daughter has been attending since she was 3.5 yrs old. She's now almost 5 yrs old and has grown leaps and bounds in terms of her confidence, independence and she's even reading. She has two more years (the final year being Kindergarten).