Fredericksburg, VA 22408
About This School
We offer many extracurricular activities such as weekly Spanish, Art, Yoga and Music instruction. Elementary students take many field trips and participate in Spring and Fall Drama and Running club.
Please visit our website to learn more www.odysseymontessori.net
In 2012, Odyssey Montessori had 8 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Virginia average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
Students Per Teacher (2012)
Odyssey Montessori Reviews
I have 2 very different children. One child is socially outgoing and quick to pick up concepts while the other child is socially anxious and difficult to engage. OM has been a perfect solution for both our children. Our advanced child is leaping ahead and tackling new subjects every day without feeling bored. Our anxious child gets the nurturing environment needed to boost his confidence and approach his schoolwork with enthusiasm rather than fear. Both our kids love the school and the staff has been a blessing for our family.
My child has attended Odyssey for three years now. She is excited to go to school every day. Now in the first grade, she is working on adding and subtracting 4-digit numbers, writes in cursive, and reads chapter books several years above her grade level. Her teachers work with each student one-on-one, every day. The head of school is passionate about education and the Montessori curriculum. She has her Ph.D. in Education and is in the classrooms- making sure that each student in the school is receiving the education they need and deserve. If you want your child to have their education tailor-fit to their individual needs; this is the place for them!
My daughter have attended the school for 3 years and we love the school. It is small, but she gets plenty of individual attention. I don't think she would do well in a traditional school because in some things she is well above grade level, but in others she needs a bit more time. Odyssey lets her work at her own pace and doesn't require her to compete with other students. She is allowed to excel at her own pace. The other thing I like is there is a lot of opportunity for parents to be involved in the school. It is a real community.
This is my family's 3rd year at Odyssey. We have two children here, one in the Elementary program and one in the EC or preschool program, both very different children and both receiving what they need! Teachers are caring and committed. They teach to the individual child, so there is no boredom or struggling to keep up with the group. Parent involvement is welcomed and encouraged. The teachers listen to your parental observations and concerns and work with you and your child. A good example of this, shortly after Christmas, my daughter was writing thank you notes and I noticed her handwriting was all over the place! I tried to work with her on it but she was resistant to my corrections! I emailed her teacher about this and the next day when I picked her up, her teacher asked me to come back to the class to see what the entire class had been working on. All of them had been practicing writing thank you notes in their journals and the spacing and crooked writing problem was solved! Just like that! It is a comfortable, family feeling between staff and all students. A place where everyone knows one another. It is a blessing to have such a school as this in our area!
I have two children at Odyssey and they are very happy there, excited to go to school each day. They are given freedom within boundaries, the whole child is educated ( social, emotional and academically ). It is not about memorization and regurgitation...no repetitive worksheets, minimal if any homework . My 8 year old is inspired and learning is fun. Lots of great extras - Mad Science, Engineering for Kids, and Drama for Elementary students, lots of field trips, art, Spanish and music! I wish I could have gone to school there as a child!