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    Question Tell me all about Montessori

    I would like my children to receive a Montessori education and i'm currently in the process of enrolling my son. I love the Montessori approach to education, I love the philosophy and I love the set-up of the classrooms. From what i've read, I love everything about it. But i'm eager to learn of *personal* experiences from parents of children receiving a Montessori education, and I have a few questions too.

    What do you like about Montessori? Do you believe your child is benefiting from a Montessori education?

    Does your child enjoy the learning approach? (obviously Montessori children may not be able to compare it, but are there particular aspects of it which they love?)

    Any negatives?

    What are the fees like? FOB is being a bit funny about paying fees for primary education. I'm a tad concerned as well, being a single Mum.

    Does your child have to do homework? I don't agree with homework, but i've heard some schools are funny about parents refusing it.

    Are Montessori schools independent of religious affiliation?

    Do they have sports/swimming carnivals? (I don't like these type of events...bad memories from my own childhood plus other reasons).

    Is there an opportunity for my son to learn a second language? We are learning Italian at home at the moment, will he be able to persist with this during 'school' hours if he wants?

    Is Montessori for all children? My son is of a very spirited nature, and I worry that he will disrupt other children who are trying to learn. I actually have this concern regarding any school, so i'm just throwing it out there.

    Is Montessori just for primary aged children? What happens when they get to high school?

    Anything else?

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    I'll be interested in the replies too as I would like to send my girls to a MS school.


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    bump I know there a few ladies on here who send there children to
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    Subscribing I'll come back tonight when kids are down, both my kids are Montessori and so was I

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    I looked into Montessori for my children but couldn't afford it. From memory there were term fees in the 1000s and 100s in levies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zombiekitty View Post
    I'll be interested in the replies too as I would like to send my girls to a MS school.


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    I'm not sure how old your girls are, but Ana Gram said that Montessori starts at age 3 and the waiting lists can be long. Just a heads up because I had no idea!

    My son is only 2 but I'm putting him on the waiting list already.

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    Witwicky which schools are you looking at? I believe we live around the same area and I have thought about looking for my kids as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    I'm not sure how old your girls are, but Ana Gram said that Montessori starts at age 3 and the waiting lists can be long. Just a heads up because I had no idea!

    My son is only 2 but I'm putting him on the waiting list already.
    I called enquiring about when I should enrol my nearly 3 year old in preschool and they said they don't have a wait list thankfully
    The one here goes to year 10 but to do years 11 and 12 you have to go to a main****** school.


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    I might be "jumping the gun" a little, but I'm interested and am hereby subscribing, too!

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    I remember working out that once both my kids are in school it would cost around 200 a week.


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