GARFIELD MONTESSORI SCHOOL

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300 MEADOW TERRACE PL
DECATUR, IL 62521
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Phone: 217-424-3244
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 7
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade
  • District: Decatur School District 61
  • Students/Teacher: 26:1
  • Students/Grade: 37.9
  • Number Students: 379
  • Number Teachers: 13
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4210
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Mary Anderson
  • 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 (7 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (6 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-09-18
    "Garfield Montessouri School has met and exceeded my expectations by far. The staff and principal are amazing and constantly working to keep the kids involved and motivated. Principal Anderson knows each child by name and their personalities, not just the troublemakers. I am VERY impressed with this school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2005-10-01
    "Garfield Montessori school has been great for my children. My son flourishes there because he is allowed to work on his assignments at his own pace to an extent and has choices that traditional schools do not allow. My daughter started there in 6th grade coming from a traditional school and she loves it. I love the freedom and the independence that it gives them and how it teaches them to make their own decisions. The principal, teachers and other staff are great and set great examples for my children."
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    Posted 2005-08-04
    "Garfield Montessori doesn't just teach math,science, history...they teach tolerance, peaceful conflict resolution, patience... I am so thankful every day that my children are in a learning environment where the learning style is based on the Montessori method. My daughters have blossomed in this environment and look forward to school every day. The principal and staff are wonderful, loving people who I totally trust with the education of my children. No school is perfect, but I can't really say anything negative about Garfield. Our family is really happy there."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2004-09-29
    "I just wanted to express my gratitude for the outstanding job that all the staff at Garfield Montessori does each and every day. I am so honored that you accepted my daughter into your program, she absolutely loves it. Her favorite person, one of which she calls her 'best' friend is Ms. Holeman-Shipp. That just shows the type of person she is, she makes each and every child feel as though they are special in their own particular way. And that is the way I like it. I must say, I am a very picky mother, you have to be these days. But overall, I have been very pleased with Garfield Montessori. If I ever have a problem, I feel so comfortable going to the principal and talking it over with her. Thank you to Ms. Holeman-Shipp and the entire staff at Garfield for making it a family oriented enviroment."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2004-04-26
    "This was my daughters first year of school and thanks to Garfield it has been a Great experience for her and I. The staff is incredible they make you feel like you are welcome and that you are at home. The principal always has a smile on her face, greets each child by name, and has great respect for them. I have two children in the public school system and not all of my experiences have been good or even o.k. Thank You Garfield Montessori Magnet for changing my outlook on the public school system. Chiquita Fowler"
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