All staff is wonderful my child was doing great but had to pull her out. However the administration has lost all my respect. They're rude to the parents. They're mean to children they don't like. Staff always quit and diverce people are always hired in their place. Not that there is anything wrong with
... Read more that but they can hardly speak English. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/20/13
A Montessori education gives the children the opportunity to learn at their own pace, choose their own work, and work independently, while ensuring that they get the critical academic, social and leadership skills necessary to succeed in the modern world. OSM excels at providing such an environment
... Read more for the children. OSM fosters a love of learning that encourages children to learn how to find their own path and passions. My own children have been blessed to have teachers who encourage their love of reading and math. My oldest son was working on multiplication and division when he was in kindergarten as well as attending first grade lessons for his reading. The teachers worked with him to ensure he enjoyed being a leader in kindergarten as well as doing the first grade work. My youngest son is entering kindergarten reading at a first grade level and learning addition and subtraction. The nurturing, guidance and encouragement they have received from their teachers help them get the confidence to continue to excel academically as well as develop as well rounded people, with growing leadership skills and respect for others. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/27/13
My daughter had been attending OSM since she was 15 months old (shes 2 1/2 now) and is growing into a very thoughtful, inquisitive and polite girl with their guidance. She is nurtured on every level by the teachers in her class and loves her friends there. I have been kept updated and included in all
... Read more aspects of her schooling. Anything that comes up is brought to my attention immediately with her health or learning or routine - I feel so comfortable with her being at OSM. Special needs for her diet/health recently were met with complete support and application by her teachers. I cannot say enough about how much I appreciate and trust the team here that helps this single Mom keep her girl safe, happy and her mind challenged daily!! Thank you, OSM!! Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/15/13
OSM goes above and beyond the education of the chldren. The staff is nurturing, professional and sees each child as an individual. Concerns or questions are addressed in a positive way and as a parent, I always felt part of the educational team. I have one child who completed 6th grade at OSM and
... Read more is flourishing in the public school. My other child is still at OSM and will stay there through sixth grade. This school is a gem! Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/01/12
Our family did not heed the warnings of some parents on this site, however we should have. We still like the Montessori philosophy of teaching but this particular school should be shut down. The "directoress" and the "administrator" have no clue as to how to relate to pre-school children nor do they
... Read more care to. They are cold, rude and frankly, lazy. They think highly of themselves, but the children...not so much. Run, don't walk away from this school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/20/12
This school embodies the worst interpretation of a Montessori education! As a parent of a young 3 year old, I was shocked at the cold clinical treatment his teacher gave him. I was informed of this during a parent teacher meeting! I cannot believe someone leave alone a teacher would treat such small
... Read more kids like that. My kid is now very happy in another Montessori school and we've never looked back! Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/16/11
As a parent of OSM kid in Kinder garden, I find that these guys are not flexible at all. They run their school at their own will...Parents have no say whether about frequent updates or any sort of requests are rejected on face. I have never seen such disrespectful asst directress. They apply the policy
... Read more of a good cop bad cop. the Primary Directress cannot or will not involve in any sort of serious discussions. It is the asst. that does the talking in a very rude and disrespectful manner. Once we join the kids there is a fee of two months tuition if we have to take them out of the program. I wonder if this school is in US or some wehre else Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/09/11
As an educator at a public school who is putting both my children through Montesorri education, I would highly recommend this type of education for your child. OSM taps into the child's independence, making them responsible human beings who grow up appreciating the act of learning. Their curiosity
... Read more is developed through integrative, thematic, and center work that allows the students to become accountable for their own learning. In terms of parental involvement, parents that take the time to participate are those who see the value of this type of education. I recommend this school to anyone who wants to see how a nurturing environment can foster independence and create responsible citizens in all areas of learning. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/30/11
Honestly I was shocked reading some of these odd reviews...normally I don't bother with writing my opinions on web sites however this time I had to...my child is currently sixth year in OSM and I dare to declare that there is no better school around this area. I do highly recommend this place to everyone
... Read more looking for Montessori type education for their child. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/15/11
Beware! My son came home one day and told me he had eaten meat. I was a little unsettled by this as we had filled out many forms indicating our dietary preference and that did not include meat. I had gone in to talk to the teacher about this and brought it up hoping she would say that she didn t know
... Read more that he had eaten it and would promise to take more care in the future. Instead, I was told that it was his free will as to what he ate followed by a lecture as to how he would benefit from the extra protein. I cannot imagine how the "free will" approach would work with a kid with peanut allergies who is about to reach for some from the snack table. I removed him from that class immediately and placed him in another as they would not refund the money for the rest of the year. The other teacher seemed nice. The office was quick to work on implementing this change and I was satisfied with that. He is now in another school where he is flourishing. Frankly there are much better schools and I would not recommend this school to anyone as you have no choice as to which teacher you want and they match up children with teachers with no knowledge of the child's nature. Read less
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Grayslake schools — Old School Montessori is located at 144 Commerce Dr, Grayslake IL 60030. 144 Commerce Dr is in the 60030 ZIP code in Grayslake, IL Old School Montessori is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 6.
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