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: 5:1
  • 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
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (9 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (9 Reviews)
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    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."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-02-21
    "Our children deserve the best. There are many educational alternatives, systems, methods, programs out there, but we want the very best experience for our children. How can we as parents decide? I've been a Cedars father for some time, and my wife has a Masters in Montessori Education, so we know a quality Montessori organization when we experience one. Having enrolled our son in several different schools in Chicago and here in Austin, I can say with certainty that Cedars is truly special. The staff is sincere and accommodating, and they create the most nurturing environment and education in Austin. My son has come a long way in reading, writing, and math, while having fun! He s also grown by leaps and bounds socially and emotionally, thanks to his guide Roxy. She s helped him to begin to learn to not be so hard on himself and to be more accepting of his mistakes. I drop my son off every morning confident in the fact that he s receiving the most developmentally appropriate and individually catered education, and in the most nurturing and compassionate environment possible. It s worth your time to schedule a visit and see for yourself."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-06-21
    "We have been at Cedars 3 years now, with one child about to enter second grade and another in the last year of Primary. We couldn't be happier. It is a very sweet environment and my children are both way above their age/grade level in academic performance, due to the Montessori system of being able to move at your own pace (my Kindergartener is doing multiplication after 3 years in the Montessori program). If you have a child who is bored in traditional school (I always was), Montessori is a fabulous alternative. The price at Cedars is fair for private school and the teachers are amazing. I hate to have to pay for private school, but this one is really worth it- the campus, teachers, admins, system. Highly recommend."
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