We had a lot of hope going into this school and tried it for multiple years but we have decided to pull our child and go to another (way less expensive) Montessori school. The price of the school wasn’t what turned us away, it was the product we received for the price we were paying. You expect greatness when paying over 15k for a Kindergarten education. The teachers seemed constantly out of the loop, they were being switched around between classes a lot, and we were told the classes were a small ratio when they decided to up the amount of kids in the kindergarten/pre-k classrooms. The teachers seem stretched too thin for the amount of kids in the classroom. It seems like Discovery knows they usually only have kids through Kindergarten and then the child leaves for a better school so they are trying to take in as many of that age as possible to make the most money. The school seems centered around money, between the constant emails begging for donations and the ongoing fundraisers. Our child also was constantly getting injuries and no teacher ever seemed to see what happened. I understand things can happen but it seemed like it became a constant stress. Almost weekly our child came home with bumps on her head or giant scrapes and no one in the school having any idea where they came from. The other thing we found annoying was the constant field trips planned last minute. We’d get 4 days notice or sometimes day before notice for another field trip that parents cannot go on and our therapist couldn’t go on. Sometimes they’d forget permission forms until I asked day before so then day of the teachers are asking parents while we are dropping off kids for the day to sign the permission forms. I understand maybe 1 field trip for Kindergarten year but 4-5?? And every one was an early release day on top of the monthly teacher planning early release days. It’s near impossible to have both parents working while having a child at this school. Most parents hire a nanny to help out but we just don’t have that kind of money. We wanted this to be s good review and wanted to enjoy our child’s first Montessori school but the school seems to be moving away from Montessori and being it’s own for profit business.