What Parents are Saying...
"We are thrilled with our son's instructors at MCDS, Ms. Orcutt and Ms. Shah. We've known these fantastic women for several years, and my family can attest to the passion, dedication, and enthusiasm that they pour into their teaching profession. Our daughter was instructed by Ms. Orcutt and Ms. Shah for two years preceding kindergarten, and every instructor we have encountered at the public school are amazed and complimentary at how well-prepared our daughter was in her pre-K program. We always sing praises about Ms. Orcutt and Ms. Shah, as it was their instruction and guidance that facilitated our daughter's academic progress and success. Through their keen experience in education, they knew what approaches would help our daughter, whose disposition was to be introverted, shy and highly perfectionistic, into a bold, confident risk-taker who can better handle a variety of circumstances."
- Dr. Sarah Gillen, PT, DPT
"We wanted to find an extraordinary preschool with values that matched or exceeded our own. It's a place that felt like home: cozy, warm, inviting, and calm, and where the staff felt like an extension of our family: loving, gentle, assertive, and passionate. But it was important that it offered something a little different than home, a place that, while comfortable, was distinctly different from our home, we certainly wanted a place that would challenge our son and help develop his individuality. We looked at several preschools, and I knew immediately that MCDS was the right place for us! MCDS has an exceptional staff, true Montessori standards, and a lot of heart."
- Lauri S.
"We visited a number of schools before choosing MCDS for our first son. We could not be more pleased with our decision. We liked the small class sizes and the teacher to student ratio. The family atmosphere helps keep the parents involved, while the curriculum challenges the children and teaches them to love the idea of learning. Each child is challenged to reach his or her potential while they experience the joys of learning. We have since enrolled our second son and now the growth both of our boys have shown during their time at MCDS has been tremendous and rewarding - and that is all you can ask for as a parent."
- Tracy K.
"Great school and wonderful teachers who truly care about their students. Parents are involved. It has been a great experience for my child. He has grown by leaps and bounds in this environment and has been reading on his own for several months now. He is four. There is plenty of room to play and learn, giving the kids a great balance to their school day. The school has fun activities to bring the whole school together and are so welcoming and friendly. I have put my three children in Montessori schools from 2 to 6 and this one truly feels like what I have imagined a caring, homegrown, authentic learning environment based on each individual child. "
"We have been at MCDS since summer of 2014 and have not looked back since. MCDS came highly recommended by two families and did not disappoint. I could not have found a better environment for my son to thrive in. The teachers and staff are knowledgeable, loving, and wonderful, and constantly challenge my son to learn and grow."
- Minu P.
"What a great school! My son began when he was 3, and was reading Bob books by 3.5! We love that preschool classes combine ages instead of grouping kids by age. The teachers and staff at MCDS are skilled, compassionate, and professional. The school also provides ways to be involved & connect with other parents, if you wish. MCDS is a great partner in education and I'm confident my son will be more than prepared for elementary school."
- Terri T
"Our daughter has attended several different preschools and different public schools, and this is by far the best school she has ever attended! For the first time, she is thriving academically. She can't put her books down at night and loves to read. Her teachers at MCDS have a learn for teaching and it has obviously instilled a love for learning in all the kids!"
- Seth S.
We pulled our daughter out of public school, where she was struggling academically. Since we have enrolled her in MCDS, she is thriving, loves learning, and looks forward to going to school everyday! One of the best decisions we have ever made!"
- Jenny S.