19 Parent Reviews for St. Alcuin Montessori School
We had our son attend from toddler through Primary and though traditional academics are not as strong as traditional private schools, he learned much more than he would have learned elsewhere. When he was 4 years old he knew all the capitals and flags of South America, even 6th graders don't know that!
... Read more Geography and Math asides from practical life and culture are their fortes, but now our son who goes to another school has very high standardized test scores, is an incredible human being, extremely well behaved and respectful, everywehre he goes people compliment that about it, and we owe it all to the character development education he received here. At least let the kids finish Primary. There was an article on Dallas Child magazine a few years back that most national leaders (CEO level positions) had Montessori training in their earlier years. What does that tell you? Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/10/10
We have been at St. Alcuin for 13 years and have had an outstanding experience at every level from toddler through middle school. It is extremely important for parents to learn about and understand the Montessori philosophy in order to fully appreciate their child's education at St. Alcuin. The Montessori
... Read more philosophy can make you a better parent if you make the effort to absorb it. Montessori can benefit every child, but it's not for every parent. If you want your child to develop into a self-confident, compassionate, independent, self-reliant, creative thinker who is ready to take on any challenge, this is the school for you. If you're looking for an academic pressure cooker that will teach your child to perform well on tests without thinking for him/herself, then you should look elsewhere. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/18/10
My children had excellent education here it was highly focused on individual learning and development as a traditional montessori learning environments are. My children can read and write in essay format at age six. They were able to do basic algebra and were ahead of most of their peers including
... Read more ones in Highland Park. My daughter got right into Hockaday School for girls after the first testing process. Her teacher at St. Alcuin gets plenty of credit for her development. I was pleased with the primary years especially at this school. I decided to keep my son longer and he has recently been accepted to St. Marks. If you want your children to succeed and be ahead of other kids this is the place to start and go up to 8th if you wish. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/11/10
St. Alcuin is an amazing and unique learning environment. It offers a Montessori-based education which nurtures the whole child. I have 2 children there- one in primary and the other in toddler. In our 4 years there, I have only positive things to say! Our teachers have been caring, responsive, fully
... Read more engaged and aware of my children's progress level. As a former educator, I know my children are receiving the ultimate education. My oldest child is working years ahead of her age range and the independence that my son shows from his time in toddler is astounding! Before applying to this school, it would be best to research the Montessori philosophies. Families that are knowledgeable on this type of education have the best experience here. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/26/10
the Toddler program is truly unique and the young children's curiosity is fostered. The campus is lovely and each classroom has its own garden. The parent community is energized and contributes greatly. Primary on up, the student numbers increase dramatically -- 25+ children to a class with only
... Read more one teacher and an assistant who is mostly a playground monitor and doesnt teach the children lessons. In one Elementary class there were 28 kids! It's not humanly possible for one teacher to monitor closely, nuture and assess that many students who make up three different age levels. As a result, the parent/teacher conferences lack specific information on how the child is doing and the teacher is vague and defensive. If the child is having any kind of behavorial issues and the school can't resolve it, they'll freely diagnosis your child with some kind of 'problem' and suggest having them evaluated. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/21/09
My child studied in this school for just one year in the lower elementary. More than 22 students in that class and one teacher. I do not think that my child has learned anything from this school. Done an ERB test, in the report, school average is below national average. There is no regular feedback about
... Read more the student, two conferences that is it. Even when the neighborhood schools have classes this school doesnot have class. This is a money milking unit. As a montessori school there is no activity that makes him/ her independent. These kids are taking home sheets of paper for money collection from parents rather than their school work. Computerised conference reports hardly give any feedback about kids. After the second conference in March 2nd week there are no new lessons to these kids who goes to upper elementary. I will not recommend this school to anybody. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/15/09
St. Alcuin is an incredible place to be. It is the school I wish I could have attended as a child. The students are very happy and they love learning. When they graduate in 8th grade, they are able to attend the high school of their choice.
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Posted by a other on 10/22/08
St. Alcuin is an outstanding school! The Montessori environment allows students to be introduced to very complex concepts at a young age. My five year old is doing division and my three year is spelling words phonetically. The teachers are knowledgeable, conscientious and kind. It is a great place.
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Posted by a parent on 07/26/08
I attended Saint Alcuin for my whole life and i enjoyed and found helpful the primary/toddler years. Every grade past that was filled with under qualified teachers, and was extremely lacking structure and discipline. I am 14 years of age and just graduated from this school. My middle school years were
... Read more spent under the care of teachers so under qualified that one sudent was forced to re study 'Algebra 1' because the teacher was not able to teach him 'Algebra 2'. I would never refer this school to anyone i know. Read less
Posted by a student on 06/08/08
Communication with the teachers is non existent. Not a friendly environment for a child. Classes are way to big for any one on one time. My son had 33 kids in his class age 2.5 (his age) to 6. I placed him in another school and he's excelled. He's writing and learning to read at age 3! St. Alcuin
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Dallas schools — St. Alcuin Montessori School is located at 6144 Churchill Way, Dallas TX 75230. 6144 Churchill Way is in the 75230 ZIP code in Dallas, TX St. Alcuin Montessori School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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