I want to give LMS five stars, but I hope the facility, parking lot and playground will soon be improved. This requires financial support, as one parent complained. To me, academics and environment, especially how well the teachers know my child as an individual, are worth the tuition, the fundraising and then some! LMS could raise tuition like the bigger Montessori schools, but it would be out of reach of the many charming families who are grateful for it -- like us! I love the "student first" instruction; students are brought here by their families for the Montessori foundation. The personal responsibility that is fostered by the established daily rhythm (first grade and up) better prepares a child for real life than having a teacher do everything for him/her. This is our first year at LMS, and I don't expect it to be our last. In my view, LMS seems to be paying close attention to the most important things, to the benefit of my student and his classmates.