“We chose Montessori because it is more than play and more than a school. It is a nurturing environment where our daughter is gaining independence, understanding, responsibility as well as interaction. Our daughter’s experience at Montessori Children’s House was outstanding. She attended from when she was a toddler until she graduated Montessori Children’s House Kindergarten program. As parents we are confident that she was fully challenged academically and socially in a safe and caring environment. This experience has given our daughter skills that will last a life time. My friends are still impressed how much she knows and how respectful she always is.”
–Jo-Anne and Richard
“My wife and I have been so pleased with the staff, facilities, and programs at MCH. We were initially a bit uncertain about a Montessori education for our daughter, as we knew only a little about the Montessori philosophy and methods. As we learned more and met with Nona and the teachers at MCH, and especially after visiting a few classes in progress, we became convinced that the atmosphere at MCH was the best choice for our daughter. How to describe that atmosphere? One that fosters independence and respect (for others and self), curiosity, and a love of learning. Also, one that is nurturing, vibrant, and multi-cultural. Our daughter has since graduated, with many wonderful memories, and we are excited that our son is now enrolled at MCH. He loves going to school and interacting with his teachers and friends. At MCH, we truly feel like we are part of an extended family and community!”
–Christian and Shelly Szautner
“Our daughter, Kaia, is finishing her third year at Horsham Montessori. The program was highly recommended, by a few families over the years, and their children are thriving in high school now. We believe this school has laid down an excellent foundation for our daughter to grow. It has been a wonderful experience getting to know the staff and watching our little girl grow in such a positive environment. Kaia has always felt very much at home here and we are nervous about our transition to the “big kid” school! We are very sad to say goodbye!
–Alastair and Christina
Montessori Children’s House has been the greatest experience for my family and my children (Kaitlyn-5, Rebekah-18months). I started Kaitlyn here at 18 months and from the time she started to where she is now, she’s has grown so much in her social and cognitive skills. It’s been so amazing to see her grow. Her vocabulary is amazing and we are often surprised at how much she’s learned over time. Two things we love the most at this school is the principal and the teachers. Ms. Nona is always on top of things by sending out emails on up and coming events and just giving a reminder when we are there as well. She is also very accommodating, especially since we had to enroll Rebekah this year at short notice. She is very nurturing with the children and it’s great to see Kaitlyn interact with her every day by stopping by her office every morning to say hello. Ms. Nona has never turned Kaitlyn away even when she is very busy. Each of the teachers at this school is exceptional as well. They are always so friendly and very caring for their students. Even if the student is not in their classroom, they know them by name. Our favorite is when we get little notes from their teacher saying how great our child is doing in her classroom. Recently I got a note from Ms. Stacy (Kaitlyn’s teacher) saying “FYI, Kaitlyn is doing great with her three letter words, so I’m going to start her on books.” This made my day, because we would practice three letter words with her at home and she was having a rough time, but when we saw this note, we were so excited not to mention how excited she was to know she’s going to start reading books. I don’t know what Ms. Stacy did, but she did a great job. Now Kaitlyn reads beyond three letter words and is always reading signs on bulletin boards and street signs and it always puts a smile on our faces. I love to see Rebekah run to Ms. Donna every morning for breakfast. Rebekah is my shy one, but Ms. Donna has a special touch with her. When I come to pick them up from school, I love to peek in and see what they are doing, especially Rebekah, since she is new and are always having a good time. We love this school and would recommend it to anyone that is looking for a school for their child. The atmosphere, the structure, the confidence that they put into the children is amazing.
–Blessy and Fred
We often have a sense of guilt for being unable to spend enough time with our children, but seeing Daniel and Ethan thriving and enjoying so much at school. Not enough words can describe how wonderful the group of teachers and staff we have here, they care for the kids as much as their own, and they appreciate each child’s unique strengths and weaknesses, always has the magic wisdom to get the best out of them. It comforts us knowing our Ethan is staying with his “school mom” while we’re working, it surprises us that Daniel enjoys reading so much that he completed 7 books in The Magic Tree House series half way through summer break and still wants more. MCH children are smart, funny, well-mannered, and most importantly, happy! Thank you, MCH .”
–Lilly and Ding
Tristan was in MCH for three and half years, starting from the toddler class to graduating from kindergarten. He’d learned a lot in the toddler and primary classes on both academics and daily life routines. Before he started kindergarten, he was able to read some phonics books and do simple addition. He was also able to dress himself up, make his own bed and pour his own milk. I decided to enroll Tristan to MCH’s kindergarten program because he told me that “kindergarteners know everything.” when he just started the primary class at 3. Being one of the “most knowledgeable” kindergarteners, Tristan got a lot of confidence on what he could do and gained leadership experience teaching some lessons to the younger kids. This is some of the best experience we got from Montessori’s mixed age classes. They also spent months practicing their stage performance of kindergarten graduation. We were totally blown away by their 40 minutes amazing performance at the ceremony. I could not believe how Tristan transitioned from a shy three year old who froze on the stage to the confident speaker performing Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech. Tristan’s in second grade now and continue loving taking the challenges. I contribute a lot of these to the three and half years experience in MCH. When I consulted his opinion on where his younger brother should go for kindergarten, he told me without second thinking that “definitely Montessori. Because I got to learn even more than I did in the first grade!” Thanks MCH for providing such a wonderful program that brings the most potential out of our young kids!
–Fei and Peng