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Riverstone Montessori Academy

Posted on: 2/1/2011

Moved from Public Schools to RMA

The difference is truly amazing. At RMA, our children are mastering concepts and subject matter while building a foundation for life-long learning. The joy our 8 year old feels when he understands something like "cubing" cannot be compared with getting a gold star on any third grade worksheet. Our son is learning Algebra through the Montessori curriculum and materials. We were sick and tired of the stress public and even other traditional private schools put on our family to learn state requirements. RMA does not teach to any "test" and our kids still take the IOWA ITBS annually and, like their RMA classmates, have consistently placed above grade level in all subjects. As parents, we have benefited from RMA as well...but that's because we get involved in school activities... we volunteer and get to know the RMA community. Like real life, we have seen successes and what may be seen by some people as failures. Failure is part of the learning process whether it is learning to walk, perform science experiments, run a school or govern a country. There is no doubt in my mind that many of the children we have seen graduate from Middle School at RMA will become great innovators and business/community leaders.

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