21 Parent Reviews for Island Village Monstessori Es - North
Teachers (and principal) think they're superior to everyone else, the communication is horrible.. in order to talk to your childs teacher they request you schedule an appointment or e-mail them first (and those are not promptly answered), It's rather ridiculous in my opinion to have to go through all
... Read more of that in order to talk to your childs teacher about your child. I am not satisfied with the "education" my child received while attending this school. It's mediocre and mickey mouse, to say the least. I am referring to the North Campus. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/13/12
As a person who just successfully graduated from high school, as an alumni of IVMS, as a student who attended opening day, I can guarantee that this school has much to offer and can help any student become successful. I can also say that any bad review I ve seen here seems really immature to me! However,
... Read more this school has a beautiful aspect on education. Encouraging independence, working on social and academic skills, strengthening the community, and having understanding for people, places, & things are things I have observed & learned in my many years here. I was always surrounded with educators & staff that were willing to answer my questions or open doors to new opportunities. If you re looking for a school that instills in your children independence, organization, healthy social skills, & of course academic excellence, I would seriously consider contacting this school. I know it s hard to trust a random person on a website, but I would consider myself a well-rounded, successful person & I would honestly contribute much of my success to Island Village Montessori School! Read less
Posted by a other on 07/31/12
As a parent of a Middle School student here I think this is one of the best. My child's educators have challenged her in a way that shows up in her work. My husband and I have been very pleased with her grades and FCAT scores. She was also given a choice of electives that were exciting and allowed social
... Read more time with friends. The learning environments are not over crowded because they put a cap on each one. As a past volunteer I have seen first hand that the ratio is about 1 to 14. Overall I say keep up the good work! Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/27/12
The IVMS middle school is absolutley horrible. I will never go there again the students think that it is ok to eat while your working . There is nothing you can do in private, the bathroom is built in the classrooms and they are not sound proof! They make you create an imaginary island with false beliefs
... Read more . There is more than thirty six kids in a class . I decided to not sing a song in chorus because it said "no religon and no God" in the song and they said I had to because i filled out a form. The teaching ways are horrible they are supposed to nurture you and bond with you well they don't you don't get an agenda to plan everything!!! you get little squares on a paper , and each square smushes every day in it !! Take it from a student if your child likes being pushed around and eating next to bird poop , and being told it is bad to be a social butterfly and to laugh and enjoy there selfs by all means send your child there!!!! Read less
Posted by a other on 07/23/12
I don't have experience with the upper grades as my child is in Kindergarten. So far I'm very pleased with the experience. Miss Kellie, is an awesome teacher. She has patience, kindness, and concern for each and every little one in her class. You can't go wrong with her as a kindergarten teacher!
... Read more She is in the kilpatrick early childhood building. They have pet bunnies outside for the children to take care of. They teach your child how to write, read, and learn about the universe. Love it. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/22/12
The administration at this school does not live up to the standards that Montessori envisioned for educators of true Montessori background and training. As an employee at this school I witnessed many issues being hidden from parents and other staff out of fear of public relations scandals. I have witnessed
... Read more teachers and administration being fired for expressing concern over administration's decisions that were not in the students best interest. Staff is hired and fired over personality clashes instead of ability and performance. One of the most hypocritical, condescending and self-serving administration staffs I have ever worked with. Read less
Posted by a teacher on 12/15/11
Island Village is a great school, with a strong Montessori foundation. As someone said below, all teachers are provided with the opportunity to take classes in Montessori teachings and methods for free, which helps keep all the educators on the same philosophical page. As a lifelong learner, I cherish
... Read more this opportunity to continue to grow and develop my craft. We work hard, but the fantastic results we see from our students make it all worthwhile. Our leaders are dynamic and positive; they encourage us to innovate and support us as we take on new directions. Our students are empowered in their learning, and their interests have led us to create the wide range of courses we currently offer. In what other public middle school will you find fifth graders discussing the Big Bang with authority or students begging for more time to write? I look forward to many years of working at Island Village with its dedicated staff and inspirational students. Read less
Posted by a teacher on 11/21/11
I love this school! My child just graduated 8th grade after being at IVMS since PreK and is now heading off to high school with incredible confidence and an enthusiasm for learning. The focus at the middle-level (5th-8th grade) is for students to become responsible, self-directed learners. The faculty
... Read more have high expectations and provide the necessary support for each learner to reach his or her fullest academic potential. I have no doubt that I will continue to hear wonderful things from the IVMS alumni and how their Montessori roots impacted their future learning! Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/04/11
To the "teacher" who posted below: I for one am grateful for all the extra work and dedication that the teachers at Island Village give to my daughter. The extra comments you complain about are VERY much appreciated by me and other parents. How pitiful that you are using this as a negative for working
... Read more at this school. I just want to commend all of the teachers currently at IVMS for their hard work in making my child's experience wonderful and let you know how thankful I am that you are there. I know the pay for teachers is never enough for what they do . . . but please know that there are many of us out here who are grateful that you do! Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/20/11
Teachers are overworked and underpaid. If you are thinking about working here, you need to know that you'll be paid less than at a regular public school. You will also be expected to write comments for your students 8 times a year! (Sarasota County public schools only need to do this 4 times). I feel
... Read more that there is a higher than average of special needs students here, and it seems that the ESE department only makes suggestions but provides no actual help. I have heard about over a dozen teachers let go, and I don't think any of them were ever observed. At the middle school level, teachers are expected to teach specials in addition to their core subject. No extra compensation and little planning time overall. I feel that the founder only cares about working miracles with the "problem" students, and does not appear to be concerned that this inordinate amount of time spent on one student detracts from the other students. New teachers are also expected to take online Montessori classes created by the founder. I spent one whole day every weekend working on this. I like the philosophy but I feel like I have no time to breathe. Read less
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Sarasota schools — Island Village Monstessori Es - North is located at 3975 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota FL 34232. 3975 Fruitville Rd is in the 34232 ZIP code in Sarasota, FL The school district for Island Village Monstessori Es - North is the Sarasota County School District. Island Village Monstessori Es - North is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 2.
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