” Miss Debbie,
We wanted to take the time to thank you for the amazing education our children received at Laguna Niguel Montessori Center over the last six years. We wholeheartedly recommend your school and wanted to write this letter for you to provide to any parent sitting on the fence about LNMC.
Our older daughter attended your school for three years through pre-kindergarten and our younger daughter attended three years through first grade. The relaxed and thoughtful environment gave both of our girls the foundational skills to be lifelong learners. The teachers were always gentle but strict, respectful and kind. It as a safe, clean, beautiful school. Our daughters enjoyed the music, art and field trips. They excelled in reading and math through the Montessori methods. They always looked forward to seeing their other friends at school and doing the Montessori work.
While tuition can be a struggle compared to other less expensive options, our family believes that the six years of private tuition at your school was well worth the expense as it put our daughters on an excellent path for learning. I will tell you that my older daughter and the other LNMC graduates were the children at public school who were most prepared for school. By the start of first grade, my older daughter was reading at a fourth grade level and doing advanced math. Based upon what I have seen, my younger daughter will likely follow suit.
Our other concern was that our children might not transition well to public school. The concern was wholly unwarranted. LNMC gives its students the ability to work independently. Interestingly, when our public school needed to pull together younger children to join a combination class, they unknowingly selected primarily LNMC children, as those children were pegged by their teachers as “independent learners.”
We have nothing but fond thoughts of LNMC. Thanks so much for running a fabulous school!
Thank you! ”