We are so grateful for the dedication of the teachers and staff at this school. If you're a parent that wants to provide the best possible education and opportunity for your child(ren) to excel not just mentally, but emotionally and physically you should take the time to consider a Montessori education. However, this is not a school that you can expect to raise your children for you or eliminate any possible hardship. This is not a private school for the sake of private school. As a parent enrolling your child(ren) there is a clear expectation that you are willing to participate in their education, their development, and their emotional growth. The school goes above and beyond in providing opportunities for parents to learn about the Montessori method and even provides parent education courses on positive discipline; educating parents on how to best handle their child's planes of development. It is a non-profit school and therefore they make consistent effort to raise funds for the financial aid program, school improvements and continuing education for their staff. That effort also helps to keep tuition costs down. The children work within their classrooms to raise funds for special projects and trips. This work also builds their character and provides financial education; budgeting, costs/expenses of materials, net vs. gross profit etc. We initially enrolled our child in the primary program and at that time, decided we would reevaluate our decision prior to committing to the lower elementary program. We attended the positive discipline for primary parents education course, taught by the head of the school. We attended the Montessori Education workshop and participated in as many school events as possible. Then we attended Journey & Discovery - that sealed the deal! Interacting with the materials and witnessing the math and science lessons essentially blew my husband's mind. We both walked away from that experience confident that a Montessori education, and especially one from Mountain View Montessori, would be the very best option for our child. The countless hours that the administration, staff and faculty spend helping the students and their families is awe inspiring. Maria Montessori believed that a child is an individual, who must not be shaped but who must shape himself. Such a basic idea but also truly revolutionary.