Some of our lovely reviews from parents about school and curriculum...
I hope this message finds you well and in good spirits. I'm reaching
out to express my deepest gratitude for the incredible impact you've
had on my daughter Celine's educational journey, as she navigates the
transition from Oak Park Montessori to her new adventure at Red Oak
Back in January 2023, when Celine took her first steps at Oak Park
Montessori, she was just beginning to explore the world of English.
Fast forward to today, and she's confidently engaging in
conversations, counting, dipping her toes into simple math, and even
experimenting with basic sign language and a growing Spanish
vocabulary. Your innovative teaching methods and the nurturing
environment you've cultivated have undoubtedly played a pivotal role
in her remarkable progress.
But your influence goes beyond academics – it's helped shape her
self-assurance, curiosity, and a genuine love for learning. The strong
foundation you've laid has allowed her to seamlessly transition to Red
Oak Elementary with eagerness and confidence.
To Ms. Mary, Ms. Dilini, Ms. Esmeralda, Ms. Ni, and Ms. Ruth – your
patient guidance, creative teaching approaches, and individualized
attention have been integral to Celine's development in language
skills, basic math concepts, sign language introduction, her budding
Spanish vocabulary, and overall growth. Your impact extends well
beyond the classroom, leaving a lasting impression on her young mind.
Your dedication, encouragement, and unwavering support have truly made
a significant difference.
As Celine steps into this new chapter at Red Oak Elementary, I am
completely confident that the solid foundation you've collectively
built will continue to shape her academic and personal achievements.
Your commitment has been remarkable, and I extend my heartfelt
gratitude for everything you've done.
Thank you, Ms. Mary, Ms. Dilini, Ms. Esmeralda, Ms. Ni, and Ms. Ruth,
for your passion, dedication, and unwavering commitment to Celine's
growth. The positive impact you've had on her life is immeasurable,
and our family is forever grateful for your contributions.
Thank you for being such an amazing teacher for Reyansh. We are so glad he got an opportunity to study here. He has learnt so much in the little time that he was here. He is surely going to miss you a lot.
I absolutely love this new Montessori preschool. My son started there 1/2 day in Mar when he was a little over two. The teacher sent me pictures of him every hour during the 1st few days to help ease my anxiety, they are so considerate! Many thanks to Miss Sapida, Miss Tammy and Miss Mary for the smooth transition. He quickly adapted to this new friendly place, we changed him to full day the 2nd month. All the teachers are so patient, caring, loving and fun with little kids. I also like the director Miss Mary she has the authentic montessori philosophy and make sure that's implemented at this school. My son has learned so much the past 8 months and the teachers also helped with his potty train! They teach Spanish, German and French at school! Since it's still a relatively newly opened school, the teacher to kids ratio is so good, each class has about 7-8 kids, and room 1 has 2 teachers there.
Highly recommend this school!
We love our little Montessori school! Mary who runs the program is exactly what we desired, lovingly direct and individualized in regards to engagement with the children and big on routine. She's actually taught us quite a bit as first time parents moving through the developmental stages with our daughter. Our daughter has truly excelled at Oak Park. Coming in at 28 months, she was not potty trained and upon their suggestion, we let them take the lead and she naturally became curious with other peers using the potty and within two months was fully potty trained! Her language skills continue to skyrocket. Full sentences. Everything from her ability to appropriately hold a pencil to knowing that one should clean up before they move onto the next task to knowing the planets in the solar system to being able to count to 50... We're continually amazed that our two-year-old has excelled so quickly!
I have 2 children who have gone here for about 1 year. My older child immediately noted liking it a lot more than his prior daycare. He would come home excitedly counting in German! They were incredibly flexible and generous to help accommodate my older son's virtual learning sessions for the public school we had thought he'd be starting. They also offered pick up service from the Oak Park elementary school for after school care once hybrid learning stared. My younger son can be a bit more stubborn sometimes...Miss Mary has given me updates on progress and I feel they are invested in helping him to learn cooperation and sharing. Very safe with COVID measures in place and masking. Special mention to Miss Sepideh, Miss Katie, and Miss Michelle who along with the other great teachers have taken special care of my boys and made me feel slightly less guilty about my long work hours knowing they are in good hands.
Our son has been attending oak park Montessori for the past 3 years and I can attest that there is no other environment that focuses on his individual needs and growth as much as this place! What makes the school unique is their willingness to partner with the parent and ensure your child's needs are met versus other places that feel like an institution. Ms Mary's kindness and love of education is felt everyday. Thank you so much for all that you do for our family!
A wonderful preschool just walking distance from home! We feel so fortunate to have found Oak Park Montessori. My daughter started a month ago but she has already learned so much.
The staff is caring and professional. The director Miss Mary truly puts each child's wellbeing as her number one priority. All teachers are patient, nurturing, yet encourage the children to be curious and strive to learn more. Many thanks to Miss Mary, Miss Sepida, Miss Helen and Miss Riki for helping my daughter with a smooth transition and providing a strong academic environment for learning!
When we started to look for childcare, we basically wanted a safe place where my children felt comfortable. Now that we have attended Oak Park Montessori for about a year, it has exceeded my expectations and we are very happy with the decision to attend this school. During this time, I have seen them flourish under the supervision of Ms. Mary and the OPM team. Their vocabulary has expanded, and their self-help skills have improved tremendously. Every day they are excited to go to school to see their friends and teachers. As a working parent with three toddlers, dropping them off at school knowing that they want to be there is such a nice feeling and the fact that OPM provides snacks and meals is a HUGE help. I would recommend this school to others.
Our baby boy has attended oak park Montessori from the beginning of this year and we're happy with the experiences overall. Our boy likes going to school and interact with Ms Mary and all his teachers. He is also progressing in his vocabularies and overall development.
We've been sending my (now) 3-year-old son here for about 8 months. When he started, he had a speech delay and hadn't been exposed to any type of formal class or classroom due to the pandemic. Within a month, he was naming all of his trucks and using words like, "delicious" and "excited." He comes home from school singing songs, counting, and pointing out letters and words. Within three months he had a best friend at school. Now, he consistently says "please" and "thank you" and other polite language. While we try to model this at home, I believe he's picked up a lot of this at OPM. He's gotten better at just about everything: speaking, listening, and even eating (he's a picky eater). Since he's a picky eater, I really like that the school provides snacks and meals. It exposes him to different foods and he gets to see his friends and classmates eat the foods as well.
I will say that communication with the school can be minimal and slow. We started there during Covid protocols, so I'm not sure what "normal" parental access would look like, but I do wish that parents had more accessibility to the teachers and other parents in the class. It would be nice to discuss progress/issues more regularly with the teachers and be able to speak to the parents of other children in the class. However, the convenience of location, our son's overall happiness, and the progress we've seen have been significant enough that we remain happy with the school.
Our son has learned community appreciation, how to make and serve food, develop a sense of self and giving to others, he reads and writes, has learned Spanish, German, and French, and is the happiest child I have ever seen! Did I mention he is only 3?! This school has been a blessing to us in so many ways and we can't imagine life without them! Thank you to all the amazing teachers! Our son loves all of you so much!Useful
This school has been so amazing!!! My 3yr old has learned more in 5 months then I ever thought possible. The teachers are great and all of the students are extremely friendly!! Best school we have been to and I wish this was here when my older one went to preschool.
We absolutely LOVE Oak Park Montessori! Such an amazing school and the staff are so nurturing. My son looks forward to going to school every day and is thriving in all aspects. Definitely worth try taking a tour!
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