West Hills Montessori School Overview21 Sweet Hollow Road, Huntington, NY 11743 , Tel: +1 (631) 385-3342
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West Hills Montessori School Ratings & Reviews
My daughter is in her 5th year of attendance at West HIlls Montessori. She is currently in the 2nd grade but at at 3rd grade level in her academics. The teachers and staff are all fantastic and care about each and every student that attends. The amount of support my daughter receives both academically and emotionally is beyond anything i could have hoped for. She loves going to school and other than the occasional day of being too tired she never gives me hard time and looks forward to attending. The entire school is like an extended family. I cannot imagine her anywhere else.
My daughter started their preschool program about 2 months ago and to say that I am thrilled is an understatement. She is almost 2.5 years old yet and is a very intellegent little girl. When she started she could count and identify numbers up to 10, recognize about 5 letters, and had a good handle on shapes, colors, etc. She now can count to 30, identify numbers up to 15, and identify probably 20 of the 26 letters in the alphabet. The teachers in her class are fantastic and allow her to learn at the pace that is best for her (which is fairly quick). They have fantastic in-class and school wide activities and teach the students in a manner that fosters independence, kindness, and respect. They work as a team with my wife and I and truly have my daughters best interest in mind in everything they do. As an educator myself I am well aware of the variety of preschool and other Montessori programs in my area. When we were trying to find a placement for my daughter the combination of the obviously caring staff and beautiful grounds at West Hills Montessori sold on the program and I can say with 100% certainty I could not have found a better school. Thank You WHM for all you do!
We couldn't agree more with the last review about this school As we had a similar experience with our 2 children. We thought they were doing well, until we transferred them to another montessori school and realized that one of our children who should have been reading, was not able to. It seems they never even finished half of the necessary curriculum for that montessori class. It took our child few months in the new school who are more focused on academics to start reading and doing comprehension and math. We believe that academics are not emphasized in West Hills Montessori school , and they have other interests such as camps, fund raising , an other activities which in our opinion are important but second to academics. Fortunately , our children are doing much better, and they are exposed to much more varied academic content and they are advancing very well. Whoever gave the school five stars, I think was not based on academics at all..and it is very untrue. Would I recommend this school? NO...if you are serious about giving your children the best montessori education , we wouldn't recommend wasting anyone money and time attending this school..look somewhere else
Our two children have gone to WHM and loved it. The teachers & Staff are so caring. The grounds (West Hills Day Camp) are amazing. WHM offers Specials such as Gym, Art, Science, Spanish, & Music. They go on nature walks, eat lunch outside on nice days...There are many activies throughout the year as well. it is a wonderful, wonderful school. My children have grown and learned so much from being at WHM that I am certain they are where they are today both socially & academically because of WHM!
We thought the school would be an ideal place for our kid to learn, grow, and learn. We understand the fees they charge reflect how much effort they put in working towards achieving those goals. However we were shocked to learn that they had an outbreak of head lice among children in the school , it was so frustrating to know that they were so many cases of head lice in this school . We understand that head lice occurs in classrooms, this is the first time ever, we have to worry that our kid will get head lice at such a school. We thought we sent our kid to get education at West Hills Montessori school, not to get head lice !!
West Hills, NY Education Statistics
- No High School2%
- Some High School17%
- Some College20%
- Associate Degree8%
- Bachelor Degree30%
- Graduate Degree23%
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