BRUSH CREEK MONTESSORI SCHOOL

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1569 BRUSH CREEK RD
SANTA ROSA, CA 95404
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Phone: 707-539-7980
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  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Preschool - 7th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 6:1
  • Students/Grade: 8.9
  • Number Students: 80
  • Number Teachers: 6
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Susan Cohn
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School Ratings (13 ratings)
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    School Reviews (13 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-12-18
    "If you are looking for a school where your child will enhance their learning abilities in a highly customized and enriching environment where their spirit and aptitude will be celebrated on a daily basis then this is the school for you. We were looking for a school we could trust and we found it! It is a place where you can have full confidence in the study programs your child will receive. My child loves going to school everyday, the challenge and the staff. As a parent I can relax knowing she is being watched over carefully and 1:1 with her teachers daily. She has tested consistently above her grade level on STAR testing (standardized testing). She has been developed academically, socially, creatively, physically and received numerous awards in the community from assoc. for her leadership, conflict resolution, creativity, volunteer work, and responsible citizen. This is all a direct reflection of her role models who look out for her best interests at BCMS. Every parent who has left the school tells me it was a mistake and I notice the light in their child's eyes is not the same. There is simply no other school like this. We are very fortunate!"
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    Posted 2013-08-25
    "Montessori is an amazing teaching style. Our children have benefitted from it with their creativity and reading. Unfortunately, the school lacks the organizational structure for us to continue. While one of the teachers has wonderful teaching ability, the rest of the organization is unable to provide an acceptable learning environment. Supplemental teaching was required. My kids had to catch up. Testing scores are deceiving. While scores are high, students are not matched with equally involved parents. Communication with the teachers and administration is challenging at best."
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    Posted 2013-07-05
    "My two children went to this school for two years. If you are looking for academics, this is not the place. We now have to have our children tutored over the summer, just to be at the same level as public schools in our district. There is NO Science or PE. Free recess is not PE. The kids just play by themselves, with no adult supervision. If someone gets hurt, the teachers, who would sit on benches far away are available for emergency. They wouldn t be bothered for one and a half hours, unless someone cried or screamed. The tour is great, but the actual academics and educational leadership were HORRIBLE. Our child s teacher was there 4 days a week. Friday was considered fun day by the children. This goes on for 3 years. I would not sign up my kid for this school without talking to parents that have had kids in this school first."
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    Posted 2013-06-17
    "BCMS is an outstanding educational setting for your child. It is NOT owned by 3 teachers as stated, several teachers own the buildings and grounds(LLC), the school operations are nonprofit. Located in a pastoral setting with lots of green space, the school just celebrated 40 years, so it has educated generations of local families. This school is a certified Montessori training school, the ONLY one of its kind in the Bay Area. The Montessori philosophy is truly child-centered, so work is assigned at different levels, not by age/grade. Some 8 year olds can complete high school algebra and some 8 year olds still are struggling to read. ALL children are taught to their individual skills/abilities. There are many/diverse opportunities to volunteer for parent involvement. PE has improved over the years, but recess time is significant. Homework is given in the elementary classes, grade 2 and up. School highlights include Drama- for K - 8, Spanish-ages 3 - grade 8, Band- grade 4 and up, Art - ages 3 and up, Creative Writing - K and up. Our students are well prepared when they move on to high school. BCMS students are some of the most well behaved and calm children."
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    Posted 2013-06-11
    "I was a parent of 2 children at this school. They truly provided a terrible education. We spent a lot of money for very little return. There was no Physical Education there, and that is the way it is through 8th grade. Our son's work was hardly ever corrected or checked. We have kept his work to share with others. He was given tons of worksheets below his level to keep him busy. I know other children that leave there behind grade level. They are brought up to grade level in public schools. We did the research, and public schools spend more per child than this private school. When we tried to speak with the teacher, she would tell us what we wanted to hear. After they knew we were upset with the school, we were treated really poorly. We were stressed most of the year. This is a very honest review from a previous parent. This school is owned by 3 teachers, so it is very hard to disagree with anyone there. My friend just took her 2 children out, and will have to have them tutored all summer b/c they were 2 grades behind in math."
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