My daughter has been attending this school for a little over a year.
This school resonates with my child and nourishes her overall sense of independence. She wakes up excited to see her friends and do her "work" for the day. At Salado Montessori, they learn through physically getting involved in the activity at hand; (everyday fundamentals like washing hands, getting dressed, motor skills like opening and closing boxes and organizing blocks based on size, music (beat, tone, instruments), sounding out words, addition and subtraction, days of the week). Since starting this school, my daughter's confidence has grown drastically. She continues to develop her speech and has started the fundamentals of reading and writing.
This school is teaching her how to learn rather that what to learn.
Salado Montessori has created an amazing community, parents willingly volunteer their time. They periodically have volutuneer days, where the parents and children can be a part of bettering the school together (i.e.planting gardens, reorganizing the classroom). The teacher, Ms. Webb for lack of a better word, is AMAZING! She is patient, observes well and interacts without hindering the learning process. She is organized, happy and cares deeply for each individual child. She allows parents to observe the learning process throughout the school year and meets with us one on one to discuss the growth of our child. She gives ideas to me about how I can continue to foster growth throughout the home and how to speak to my daughter to further her own excitement about learning. I truly believe Ms. Webb helps my individual child grow in every aspect of her life, and is not just a teacher filling a time slot during the school day.
This school provides the flexibility of half days, full days, and before and after child care programs.
I can not say enough good things about this school.