"Both my kids are enrolled at Montessori School of Franklin. My 4 year old daughter is in Ms Bunmi's class, and she loves it! Ms Bunmi knows how to engage each child on their level, taking into account their personality, age and stage, natural curiosity. She fosters and helps develop a love of learning. The classroom is neat and beautiful, with child size shelves and quality materials that children are attracted to. My daughter has started reading short stories and loves counting and adding with the beads system.
My 3 year old son is a half day student in Ms Christy's room. It was hard for him at first to separate from me, but Ms Christy creates such a warm and inviting atmosphere in her room, that my boy feels right at home! He goes from one activity to the next without being directed, and especially loves preparing his own snack.
I cannot say enough good things about Montessori School of Franklin. From the friendly, knowledgeable staff and the school building as well as outdoors, to the Montessori philosophy that simply just works with children of all backgrounds, MSF is an all-round amazing school." -Keren
As a highly satisfied parent of a child attending the Montessori School of Franklin for the last four years, I can tell you that my child has thrived in Ms. Patti's room and in the elementary classroom. My child has grown in self confidence, academic knowledge and life skills far beyond friends in other schools. I can honestly say that no one's perfect, but any issue I have had has been addressed promptly and I have worked with the staff to make sure I am doing my part to give my child and the school my support to ensure both are successful. There is tremendous caring at MSF for every student at every level. Ms. Bunmi is fantastic and so is Ms. Patty and Ms. Ramona and all the other teachers. People often ask me "Is your child gifted? He is so smart." My answer, "He's wonderfully gifted to be part of MSF. MSF is enabling him to reach his full potential." Thank you MSF for all you do for all of the students and for the great information you share to help the parents support our children to reach their full potential as well. A special thanks to Ms. Patty who works tirelessly as the Executive Director to make MSF a great school. -Teresa
The Montessori School of Franklin has been a godsend for our family. We came to the school three years ago because we felt that our oldest daughter, whose birthday just misses the school cut-off, was not being challenged in her mother’s day out program due to the limits of a traditional group teaching approach applied to such a young and rapidly developing age group. The multi-age and individualized approach of the Montessori classroom has allowed our daughter to grow not only academically, but also socially. Her teachers continually encourage and challenge her according to her skills and interests—she is now reading at above a 2nd grade level in Kindergarten!—and we have observed her blossom socially as she grows in self-confidence and self-esteem as a result of the Montessori approach.
Our youngest daughter (2-years-old) started in Ms. Melanie’s Toddler class this Fall. In all of her previous child-care settings, she had suffered from extreme separation anxiety—dreading going to school and crying terribly when we left her. However, from her first day at Montessori, our daughter has not only stopped crying when we leave her at school, but has even begun anticipating school, asking to see Ms. Melanie and all of her friends when she isn’t there. She now walks confidently into her classroom, escorted by her older sister, hangs her lunch pail on her hook, and sets straight to work. This is just one example of the increase in independence and self-confidence that we have seen in our daughter since starting Montessori. She works hard at dressing and undressing herself, she has shown increased concentration, and continually expresses care for and concern about the feelings of others.
More important than any of this, however, I am grateful for the compassion and love for each child that all of the teachers exhibit. I know that when I leave my girls at the Montessori School of Franklin they will be loved, nurtured, and taught to be loving and nurturing themselves. I can think of no better foundation! -Amy