Undercroft Montessori School
Tulsa, OK 74135
About This School
In 2010, Undercroft Montessori School had 6 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Oklahoma average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Undercroft Montessori School Reviews
Very disappointed with the school. The staff has horrible communication with the parents. Very narrow minded and unusual rules. Not able to walk your child to the classroom and must have permission to observe them in classrooms. I wish that we would have moved sooner to our current school. Big waste of time for my kids education.
In August 2012, we will be entering our 9th year at Undercroft. As of this coming school year, we will have experienced education in all the levels (primary through middle school) that Undercroft serves.
Undercroft families and students are extremely fortunate to have some of the most caring, compassionate, inspiring, dedicated, passionate teachers (we call them guides) anywhere. In turn, our students mirror those same qualities.
The Montessori Method follows the child and their individual interests and needs. I have a gifted child with ADHD, and a developmentally delayed child with ADHD, and OCD. Both child have thrived in the Montessori classroom. The commitment to all students and their needs is evident from the administration down. Staff are regularly given opportunities for staff development to better serve all students, including those with various needs.
The beauty of Montessori is that individualized learning allows all children to be successful regardless of the differences. The Montessori Method has been around for over 100 years, it continues to grow and evolve, all while maintaining the fundamental principles that make Montessori unique. In addition, established in 1964, Undercroft is one of the older traditional Montessori schools in the United States.
Enrolling our children in Undercroft Montessori School is one of the best decisions we have ever made for our children.
Undercroft is a wonderful school! I have had the opportunity to work in the classroom and feel as though the staff is very prepared to work with children that have ADHD, asperger, etc... Not only do they work endlessly figuring out ways to engage the children, they also do a great job teaching about differences and how to appreciate those for them! I'm sorry for those of you who had a bad experience! My husband and I are constantly getting updates from the guides, whether it is by email, classroom website, weekly agendas, weekly goal sheets with comments on behavior/academics, undercurrents, etc... Plenty of communication!
I have multiple children at Undercroft and I could not be happier. One of my children has had some difficulty with social skills and I have received wonderful support from the faculty. All of my children are happy, they love to learn and they are truly excited to go to school every day.
My children have had a wonderful experience at Undercroft. I have a 7-year old daughter and a 9-year old son that attend Undercroft and they both love it. The teachers are excellent, the environment and community at Undercroft is also excellent. This is wonderful Montessori school.
Undercroft is a remarkable school. My son attends and has grown tremendously during that time. He could read books before he even reached a kindergarten age level. His counting skills are equally impressive (at least to me!). The Montessori curriculum at Undercroft provides a framework in which children learn to be independent learners but still cover all of the material they need to cover. The administrators and guides (teachers) have provided thorough communication to me as a parent - both sending their own weekly emails about what is going on in the classroom and the school generally. Of course, any parent has to find the right fit at a school for their child. A Montessori curriculum is not the same as what I had in a more traditional school growing up. But for my kid, this school has been a perfect match. We're lucky they are in Tulsa.
Undercroft is a little known gem in the heart of midtown. It is an authentic montessori school, which provides children with individualized learning. We have had a great experience. Our child is in primary- (pre-K) he is already reading, writing, counting and understanding the concepts of addition, subtraction and multiplication. They guides don't just work with your child, they KNOW your child and truly appreciate their unique qualities.
The negative reviews are clearly written by parents whose children do not actually attend the school. Any legitimate Undercroft parent understands the obsurdity of some of the statements below. Alternative methods of education, customized curricula, and academic excellence are trademarks of Undercroft Montessori School.
We've been at Undercroft for seven years now, with three children. Undercroft has been a great school for our kids and a great community for our family. We will be here for the long haul.
Both parents have a point. I have had two kids attending Undercroft. One kid is a stellar student; far ahead of his age group; teachers love him. My other child struggles with ADHD and other learning issues. Undercroft has not been, nor are they prepared to handle kids with learning issues. Of course, they don't tell you that. The Montesorri method was developed what in the early 1900s. I wonder what Maria would change today. I know of two students that show characteristics of Asperger's. I would seriously consider Town and Country if I were their parents. Their method of piling on more homework isn't the solution for these kids. They just aren't trained to handle kids with issues such as Asperger's, ADHD, learning disabilities...and should recommend alternatives, customizing their curriculum to fit the child or offer alternatives. For my stellar student, Undercroft is a great school.
The staff does a poor job of communicating with parents. They demonstrated difficulty attempting to explain things and proving specific examples related to the classroom. I was unimpressed with the classroom guide that worked specifically with my child, and the school does not provide additional support or patience for students who may struggle a little bit with developmental readiness. I have visited other schools in the area, and am more impresses with their staff and understanding of children.
I must disagree with the parent above. I have had children at this school for over 15 years. My children have been wonderfully prepared both academically and as community members. I now have one in law school, one in college and another who is a high school senior National Merit finalist. Undercroft is a wonderful school.
This school does not prepare the children for academic success compared to their peers at other schools. This school is not a good school and not worth the private school tuition.