When our family moved to Utah in 2014, we were looking for the right school to send our children to. We really loved the mission of MCS. The individual attention given to each child’s learning and development was important to us. Montessori Community School felt like home for our children and there was a nice connection with our values. We believe that this was a good fit for our daughters. One of our children had gone to a Montessori school when she was younger and our family was looking to continue fostering the education that she had received.
MCS has been a really good fit for our kids. They have thrived in this environment. The way materials are presented and the way they get to work independently with support from their teachers has fostered a love for learning. One of our children has remarked that they feel school days are not long enough! This method has worked well for our daughters and our family. Each day, they want to come to school and learn more.
Our daughter who graduated from the school last year was prepared socially, academically and emotionally for her transition. Her teachers have observed that she goes above and beyond with her creativity and is able to flex her intellectual muscles.
The sense of community is very strong. The school nurtures opportunities for families to be engaged during the school day, as well as outside of it. We are grateful to have long-lasting family friends that we met through the school.
When we were looking for a school to send our child to close friends of ours recommended Montessori Community School. They described the positive experiences they had as a family and it planted the seed. We then looked into the Montessori method, and what appealed to us was not the content being taught but how it was being taught. We felt that the teachers would meet the needs of our child and allow them to be self-driven and inspired. The idea of smaller classrooms, and supporting our child in building functional life skills, not just academics. We feel like the place we were at before simply “watched” our child; MCS fostered his intellectual curiosity. Very interested in the Dual Language program as well.
The teachers have loved my children and have shown constant caring about their education, well being, and overall environment. I had no idea how much I would value this type of education, but I can tell you now that having all four of my kids at MCS was one of my greatest decisions I’ve made as a father.
Our daughters’ have made very close friends and have remained close over the years. From the perspective of a parent, the teacher community is very tight knit, and there has not been much turnover in the past.
MCS has been a central part of our family for over 13 years. What started out as a solution for daycare has turned into a beautiful community that has helped me raise four children with the assistance of Montessori methodology. The school has been a rock for us through difficult family times and throughout turns in the economy and the pandemic. They have made an effort to know my family and our specific needs and truly be a partner in providing whatever they can for our situation.