Testimonials from Parents of LMP Graduates
We have had three children at Leitrim Montessori Preschool — our oldest graduating last year — so we’ve had the opportunity to see Jack transition to Grade 1. That experience helped us make the decision to keep our girls, Amelia and Madeline, at LMP for a third year. Jack’s transition to Grade 1 was incredibly smooth. He quickly made new friends and is loving school. It was extremely rewarding when he told us after two weeks in Grade 1, “Mom, Grade 1 is easier than graduating class at Montessori!”
In core areas, such as reading and mathematics, we believe Jack received an enormous head start at LMP and that has enabled him to excel in school this year. I firmly believe that his confidence in his academic abilities is the root of his enjoyment of school.
Our experience with Jack has made it very clear that we must give Amelia and Madeline that same advantage that he has had. They will be returning to complete their third year at LMP as well. If you have any questions about Jack’s experience transitioning into Grade 1 we will be happy to speak with you.
Sean & Dyan Conrad
Both of my daughters, now ages 10 and 8 attended Leitrim Montessori Preschool beginning at 3 years of age. I feel that this was a great way to start their years of education and socialization. This school provided them with a loving environment that was essential for their first experience being separated from mommy. We were continually updated and aware of their challenges and achievements. The school was amazing in their communication with us. We were never left in the dark about our child’s interactions. The teachers are very gentle and loving… When we left Leitrim Montessori to enter a private school at Grade One, both girls were well-equipped and prepared. Their teachers commented on their good manners and attention span. They also noted that they both were very strong in their reading. This is where I have seen the greatest benefit. A strong foundation in reading and comprehension has allowed them to advance in every area of their grade level. This also helped to build their confidence in their new environment. As far as a school community goes, there is no better one out there. The staff are just amazing. They are gentle with the children and so attentive. They provide a safe environment to allow children to discover learning and to find their own interests. They are encouraging as well as equipped to spot any early indications of learning disabilities or concerns. We have and still continue to recommend Leitrim Montessori Preschool to our friends.
-Stewart and Tammy Hum
We are so pleased to have had our daughter attend Leitrim Montessori Preschool. She attended the program for three years from age3 to 6. Her personal development during that time was exponential and remarkable to us, her parents. We believe wholeheartedly that so much of her growth is due to the loving, stimulating, safe and engaging environment at Leitrim Montessori. The teachers were supportive and connected. They treated each child as a special individual while facilitating both collective and self-initiated learning. My daughter’s continued capacity to integrate new material effectively, stems directly from the skills she was taught at Leitrim Montessori. The benefits of starting off in that environment and leaving with a solid base, we believe, will keep her in good stead in her academic endeavours in the years to come. We definitely look forward to providing our infant son with the same opportunity in a couple of years.
Dan and I would like to take a moment to thank everyone at Leitrim Montessori Preschool for everything that was done for our daughter Rhys. In the 3 years that Rhys spent at Leitrim Montessori, she learned many things, but most importantly made good friends with everyone; even though it has now been 3 years since Rhys graduated, she still talks about her ‘first school’ and all the fun that she had while she was there. We believe that this was the ideal way to start off Rhys’ education and the beauty of it all was that she learned to love school so much. The teachers in Grade 1 at Rhys’ elementary school all commented on how well she behaved in class and reached out to help others when they didn’t understand the lessons; such was the self-confidence that started with Leitrim Montessori.
-Dan and Candace Haug
Naya graduated from Leitrim Montessori Preschool to Ottawa Montessori School and the transition went very smoothly. The confidence, social skills and thirst for knowledge that was so carefully nurtured at Leitrim Montessori allowed her to fit right in and excel from day one at OMS. We are both so glad Naya was able to attend Leitrim Montessori Preschool.