Frisco >Frisco Montessori Academy
Wow, after reading previous reviews I
am baffled by what some parents have written about Frisco Montessori Academy. I, a mother of two currently enrolled students, have a very different opinion and know that FMA is a wonderful school.
Our family has experienced a wonderful outcome with Frisco Montessori Academy. My daughter has attended FMA since she was 2 years old. She has always had great teachers, who are Montessori accredited, working with her at her own academic pace. By age 3 she was reading and articulating the Pledge of Allegiance. She currently is enrolled in their elementary program, which is, by far, superior to any other elementary program within a 30 mile radius. She currently is proficient in basic math skills (+,-,x,/), fractions, chapter books, geography, science and much much more. She is very driven, outgoing and positive. This is what six years of great Montessori education have instilled in my daughter.
My son, who is currently 4 (as of two days ago), also commenced FMA when he was 2 yrs. old. He requires more attention and motivation. All of his teachers have been consistently issuing lots of love and patience while academically motivating and inspiring him to complete his daily works. His teachers aided us with his potty training and verbal skills. By the time he finished this past semester in May, he was reading small, one-syllable words, writing and understanding quantities, and communicating more fluently. He has developed an outgoing nature, he is respectful and very confident.
My husband and I would love to keep our children enrolled in FMA until fifth grade, if our plans allow. We are very impressed and feel pleased with what we have payed for. I noticed that high tuition costs were an issue that arose in previous comments. However, I am a firm believer, in that, you get what you pay for. And that is why I have two wonderful, fun, outgoing and energetic kids.
Thank you to the wonderful staff and faculty at Frisco Montessori Academy for loving, guiding and, above all, teaching my babies.
Cream of the Crop!.
Frisco Montessori Academy is certainly one of the best Montessori schools around Frisco.
I have been affiliated with the school since 2007 and have been nothing but delighted with the school of my choice.
My daughter started here 5 years ago, and is now an elementary student. The elementary program at the school is just outstanding!
My son has been here for the past two years, and I just cannot say enough good things about the school and the teachers here.
My son is in Ms. Sorensen's class and within the first year of being with her, he has not only made great advances academically, but has also matured an individual. The students in a Montessori setting are expected to finish a task at hand before moving on to the next, this in turn helps build their concentration and sense of accomplishment. I have seen how this has helped my son become an advanced learner, and not to mention the sense of pride he feels after finishing his works! For all of this to happen, Ms. Sorensen and her assistant have been very patient with my son. They have both worked with him in a very respectful and nurturing manner. We all know, discipline in a classroom is pertinent for any learning to take place. My son took his time, but now has learned the rules of the classroom and the school. He absolutely adores his two teachers and can talk about them till the cows come home! And I, as a parent, cannot thank the teachers enough for their hard-work and patience.
Needless to say, I strongly disagree with the previous comment. I would highly recommend this school and its teachers to anyone in a heart beat!
This is a school where the directors only care for money and the teachers only care for when they can finish their day without any concern on the students' real interests and learning. They are NOT real montessori school. They also put 25 students in one class!!
My girl was in the class with the lead teacher Ms Sorensen who claim to have many years of experience and good reputation in the school. Turn out she herself does not even know how to hold the pencil right and teach my daughter the wrong way of holding the pencil. She does not want you to ask any question. If you ever talks to her, she will keep reminding you she finish school at 3pm and will not talk to anyone after that. She refuses to give out any email or contact information as she never want any parent or student to contact her.
This school does NOT use the real montessori method. Ms Sorensen herself focus a lot on academy and if your kid does not finish her work, she will NOT be allowed to pick any other work she likes, but stuck with the work she does not want to work on. If she never finish her work today, they will give her the same work the next day, so as to FORCE her to do what they want her to do. My girl ended up never has chance to work on practical life or sensorial which she is most interested in. She once asked the teacher if she can do practical life work before she writes but was refused by the teacher!!
Ms Sorensen highly DISCOURAGE any parent to work with their kids at home. She keeps asking the parents NOT to work with the kids to avoid they do so much work that they dont want to work in school. Even my girl only goes half day school, she has a whole afternoon every day that the teacher keeps asking me NOT to do anything with her (except play).
Overall, this is a terrible school and does NOT deserve the high tuition. I would NOT recommend this school to anyone. It's more like they think they (both the school and Ms Sorensen) are "reputable" and they can do whatever they want without considering the real interests of the students. Shame on them!!
Very disappointed. My son attended briefly; he was in the primary program despite being bored with push-pin work and being ready to be challenged academically. He began getting into trouble and the inexperienced, yet sweet, teacher he had began to complain about him. The administrators all made small attempts to help, but in the end sided completely with the inexperienced teacher and refused to move him to a different class/level. We transferred him to Starwood Montessori where he went into the Elementary curriculum and blossomed immediately. Gone were the behavior issues. He then went into FISD where he went straight into the GT program and has gotten straight A's ever since. I fault this school for the lack of ability to better manage a gifted child's needs.
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