CEDARS MONTESSORI SCHOOL

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9704 CIRCLE DR
AUSTIN, TX 78736
Phone: 512-288-1245
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 30:1
  • Students/Grade: 45
  • Number Students: 90
  • Number Teachers: 3
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Ms Jill Young
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
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  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (11 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (11 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-03-11
    "Friendly school community, incredible outdoor environment-- my son is thriving here! In addition to solving cube root problems & writing his own novel, my 5th grader really enjoys planning the garden, planting & harvesting the vegetables & trying new recipes. Every day is an adventure in learning."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-12-08
    "The grounds, the other families and children, and most of the teachers here are really wonderful, and for that the 1 star is merited. My child was happy here the first few years so the very serious systemic problems were originally masked by those things. There are mysterious staff disappearances (firings?) without warning or explanation (and after they get your deposit money). I never thought much of this until something very troubling happened to my child there. The reaction from the administrator was not with concern to my child at all, but rather blame, finger-pointing at me and my child, and accusations of lying (after years with no complaints or issues to or about the school). I believe it may be like another poster said, a product of a family business that is too insular to realize huge flaws in their approach."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-21
    "Hardly a Montessori environment. i agree with the previous review, it is more of a daycare, with a Lord of the Flies twist. The administration caters to a select group of 'in' parents; if you fall outside of that group expect your child to be treated unfairly and with little respect. Recess? Expect little supervision. Children are given few basic playground accessories to entertain themselves, so in the absence of having a ball to toss around, they choose to throw sticks and rocks. We made the mistake of trying to make things work, trying different classrooms and teachers, and it went from barely adequate to horrible the last year. No communication from the teacher - ZERO. No response to emails, no given phone number. No updates on progress. Our child did NOTHING for two months, and we were never notified, nor did the teacher address the issue. Every behavioral discussion, which were frequent given the horrible environment our child was subjected to, was handled at the director level. The one meeting that included the teacher resulted in said teacher walking out of the discussion. Apparently it's a privilege to pay tuition to this school. My only regret is not leaving sooner."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-06-04
    "This place can hardly be called a school. It is more of a daycare environment into the lower elementary grades. Most students will need to repeat a year of study to transfer into another school, public or private. My son went thru 3 years here including graduating Kindergarten without knowing the alphabet. When he took a reading test for a public school, he was classified pre-K. He is 6.5 years old. His teacher purposely misled us, and was quick to reassure us how hard he was working when we showed concern about his progress. The owners were not concerned. We invested a lot of money into this place, without any return at all. We are spending a fortune this summer to catch him up to where he needs to be. He is not alone. This seems to be very common at Cedars. My husband and I are very discouraged and upset that we were deceived. His final report blamed his slow progress on him! His teacher did not take any responsibility"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-28
    "We sent both our children here, and invested over $40,000 in the course of three years. When our children graduated from Kindergarten we learned that one of them would not qualify for 1st grade, but would have to repeat kindergarten. During the course of the year, when we checked with his teacher she would reassure us he was working very hard. When he was finished with kindergarten, she said he had not learned a single sight word. She blamed this on him! When I spoke to the director about it, her attitude was ambivalent. We feel we were purposely deceived in our children's progress so we would not remove them from the school. We also had difficulties with feeling our child was being bullied. The teacher repeatedly denied any awareness of our son being punched in the stomach, and tripped. When I spoke with the primary administrator about it. She again blamed our son, saying he needed to learn to stand up for himself. Since this has happened I have spoken with other parents who have had similar experiences. They do not seem to follow any standard guidelines, and there is not any quality control. I would not recommend this school."
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