About This School
In 2010, Apple Montessori Of Wayne had 10 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New Jersey average is 13 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
Students Per Teacher (2010)
Apple Montessori Of Wayne Reviews
Excellent on ALL Levels
My children began Apple before they were 2. By the time they graduated Kindergarten they were well above grade level in math and language. Since the other subjects, such as science and social studies are not even taught in traditional K programs, they had a well-rounded understanding of the world around them. Most importantly, they loved learning. Apple gave them the gift of inspiration and curiosity. It was so great that we placed them in the Apple Elementary School. Since then not only are they academically strong young people, they are learning life skills like organization, study skills, planning, presentation and public speaking. I can't say enough about Apple.
This school is not worth the money past preschool... check out the teachers unless your child is self motivated,they take little intrest . If your child is not the type to sit and read or learn on their own your money is lost.Little or no tech classes,same with gym, no subs so if the teacher is out they get an aide.get out now...they don't use the same test as other schools in N.J. and you never know how your kid is doing.Send your child to another school/Do your homework or you'll end up doing thier's
I enrolled my child and quickly pulled him out for several reasons. Firstly, there was one teacher to 25 children and 2 aides, only one of which was allowed to teach the children. My son was basically walking around on his own, and there was little one to one interaction. I was told that they demonstrate things once to him and that he should get it and some kids take longer than others- besides that he shoudl be in school full time or he wouldn't learn anything. In addition, there was, in my opinion, a general feeling that the children shoudl not interact with each other unless in the playground. Developmentally, this is damaging for a preschool age child. Let's not even mention the fact that the older kids were bullying my son and that he felt that they were mean- 800 dollars a month for this! what a waste! they are not implementing the montessori method the way it should be, but boy oy boy are they making money off you- watch out and send your chidl to a play based school- frustrated!
This school is a disappointment. The school has no library and does little with computers, no media center. While the curriculum seems advanced for pre-K through 1st grade, I was not impressed academically beyond that. I found a significant churn of students. Parents I've spoken to said they were quite happy with the public schools and saved a lot of money. I also saw a significant churn of teacher aides, which led to an inconsistent experience for my child. There are a lot of add-on fees beyond the basic tuition. My child and others brought home math homework that they said was not discussed in school, so I needed to teach it at home. In my experience, I found the school was not receptive to parental feedback. I can't recommend this school.