I have had my child at Northshore Montessori for 3 years and have had nothing but a great experience. His teachers are caring, loving and love to teach. I have referred freinds and family and they tell me they are very happy they are at Northshore Montessori. I highly recommend this center.
Posted: 1/12/2012 • Link to this review
I took my son to this school from about 1 1/2 till 2 years. I was 18 and poor, I had no choice, this was the cheapest daycare I could find. At first I was excited, they talk about how great the program is and how much they learn. Then he started coming home still wearing the diaper I put on him before he went in (8 or more hours with out 1 diaper change!). He'd come home with poop crusted and stuck on his bottom, completely red and even bleeding. This happened more than once. When I would talk to them about it, they would say "oh no, that cant be, I changed him myself an hour before he went home." No, you didnt, he wore winnie the pooh diapers at home, and lightning mcqueen at school, so if he comes home in winnie the pooh I know he hasnt been changed!!! When he was almost 2 he started having tantrums (like any other 2 year old!) and they started treating him like he was a terrible boy they didnt want to have around. He started coming home with unexplained bruises and rug burns. The director said another child had done it, another child could not make a 4 inch rug burn on his back! When I asked to see the camera footage they insisted that it "automatically deletes after 24 hours". The biggest regret of my life is letting my son go to this school. DONT LET THESE PEOPLE ABUSE YOUR CHILD LIKE THEY ABUSED MINE
Posted: 10/14/2010 • Link to this review
I had my son (now 28 months) in this school for about two years from an infant until now. We loved a few select individuals that directly cared for my son but as he got older their involvement decreased, and some of the other help was not very involved in any child growth. I can't speak for the older kids classes, but my childs learning ended after a few hours in the morning with some of the core (good teachers), and then left with whatever rotating staff (big turnover), was working to basically kid watch and change diapers. Continually found issues with teacher to student ratios. The straw that broke the camels back was my wife witnessing a child being swatted on the butt for something. The school says it has strict policy against this, but when confronted, told my wife they spoke to the teacher that claimed she didn't do it. I was amazed at this. No call to that childs parents to tell them of the claim, nothing happened to the teacher. Needless to say that after watching this establishment change directors too many times and things not improving but getting worse, we immediately pulled our child from this place. I'm appalled at the lack of concern from the management regarding this situation and our concerns for our child and others over the years. The children for the most part aren't actively engage in learning. This place should not be using the Montessori name; it's an insult to legitimate Montessoris around this country. The price is good but at your childs expense...
Posted: 2/26/2008 • Last edited: 4/14/2010 • Link to this review