MARIA MONTESSORI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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4544 POCAHONTAS AVE
SAN DIEGO, CA 92117
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Phone: 858-720-9350
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Preschool - 7th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 8:1
  • Students/Grade: 12.7
  • Number Students: 114
  • Number Teachers: 14
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Betty Bailey
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (28 ratings)
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    School Reviews (27 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-12-05
    "My wife and I have our three children (a first, fourth and seventh grader) attending Maria Montessori School and we have nothing but good things to say about it. It's our fourth year in this school and we've found that all of their teachers have been great. Kids of different age ranges socialize with one another, they learn about different cultures, they work independently. I love that all the children are taught to be independent. The school has various activities and also field trips to satisfy their curiosity about many things in life. One of the most important things is that we are so glad that Maria Montessori School has also middle school and we feel so blessed knowing that our oldest daughter is learning in a wonderful environment where she works with her peers and her terrific teachers during this delicate and sometimes difficult age she's facing. She has all the support that she needs without the difficult and dangerous situations. I believe that we made a wise choice in choosing this excellent school!!! I only wish there were a Montessori high school..."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-14
    "We love this elementary school. The teacher:student ratio is amazing (7:1 in my daughters kindergarten class) and the teaching model is fantastic. Our daughter is happy to go to school every day and enjoys learning. We hope to stay at this school all the way through 8th grade. I just wish they had a high-school!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-04-13
    "My children have been attending Maria Montessori School for the past 8 years, and we love this school! My children have a passion for learning, enjoy going to school, and have made great friends. The oldest will graduate from the 8th grade this year, and we couldn't be happier with the middle school experience! She has been admitted to a private high school and has been placed in honors classes, in addition to being self-confident and comfortable expressing her views. The middle school offers an individualized education, Spanish and Mandarin language, computer instruction, and speech and debate. Students are listened to and treated with respect at all levels, and are expected to treat others with respect. Homework is reasonable and purposeful, which leaves time for the after school activity of your child's choice! This is a GREAT school!!!!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-04-05
    "Thought the academics are true to Montessori principles and the classroom structure is rich and appropriate, this school is unsatisfactory. Communication between the school and families is poor, inconsistent and often confusing. The administration is unprofessional and unskilled beyond the purely academic realm of Montessori education, which is surprising given the longevity of this school. Their actions are not in keeping with their mission statement and they do not honor diversity and the whole child. I would highly recommend that parents think twice before choosing this school for their children"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-03-09
    "My children (preschool and second grade) love MMS and so do I. As a Montessori certified school and training center, you know you are getting the real deal. Students receive individuvalized attention and at the elementary level daily and weekly work plans that are individualized. To address the mixed age complaint of a previous post, it is correct that most of the classrooms do not have the true Montessori 3 year age span. Preschool classrooms are ages 3 - 4 or 4 - 6. The elementary rooms also cover two year ranges, K-1, 1-2, etc. Children have the opportunity to be both the young ones who learn from the older children and later an older mentor to younger children. Another complaint I read in a couple of reviews was that few parents thought individualization was lacking and there was an overabundance of worksheets. My only thought is that perhaps they did not realize that the other chidren were on completely different places in their phonics work books or that the worksheets/ workbooks are extenstions of Montessori lessons children receive. The written work reflects the hands-on work. My children are challenged yet confident because they are met at their developmental level."
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