Chesterfield Montessori School is located in Chesterfield, MO. It is a private, montessori school that serves 150 students in grades PK, K-8. Chesterfield Montessori School is coed (school has male and female students) and is nonsectarian in orientation. The school belongs to the National Association of Independent Schools.
Chesterfield Montessori School
My son has gone to CMS for over 3 years. He started at 16 months in the toddler program. It's amazing the way the teachers at CMS set a calm tone and the children are able to focus on their work and feel a huge sense of accomplishment at a very early age.
Ms. Jana and Ms. Laura have given me such great advice on how to set up a learning environment at home and it has made all the difference.
Take away the stress that some traditional schools have with homework and deadlines and "listen to teacher now" mentality and what you get is a classroom full of students who feel in control of their environment, learning and behavior. The results are more than you can imagine.
6 year olds doing 3rd grade material well. Pythagorean theorem done like I've never seen before. Primary children that can list all the countries in Africa. And more...
We love Chesterfield Montessori School. It is everything a school should be: strong academics, caring environment, attentive instructors. The wonderful thing is you also get an amazing shared community. My children are exciting and happy to attend school each and every day. They want to learn and are excited to explore. To me, that is the most important thing.
There are many reasons I love this school, but I will try to limit it to a few.
First, the school environment is welcoming and orderly. On my oldest daughter's first visit to the school, she was welcomed with a handshake and met at eye level by the teacher. To my surprise, she left my side and engaged easily with the other children - she did not do this at the other schools we visited. The staff also is professional and compassionate about the children. This can be witnessed by the warm smiles that every staff person displays toward each child as well as how they refer to every child that attends the school by their name.
Second, academically the school is head and shoulders above many similarly-situated schools. My five year old daughter’s reading and comprehension level is well above many of her peers who also attend private schools. She writes many observations that seem mind boggling to me, but normal for her, in CURSIVE!
Third, as a parent I feel as if we are a part of a family. I simply could not ask for a better environment for my children to be in. I love the school and encourage parents who are looking for a different approach to learning that WORKS to visit the school to observe a warm and nurturing environment.
AMI schools are wonderful, and CMS is also accredited by the ISACS! This one, in particular, brings out the love of learning in the children while communicating nicely with the parents. We are excited they will be adding an adolescent program next year to expand the grade levels offered!
by a Parent
on Jan 7, 2011
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