When my daughter was two years old, she joined WFM. The beginning was quite unsettling as it was her first time away from us. She had wonderful toddler teachers. They were kind and calm. The staff was patient with my everyday call to know how my daughter was doing in the classroom. The Montessori philosophy seemed to work like magic as she started becoming more independent and proud of her accomplishments. I decided to take the training and was invited to become an intern in one of the primary classrooms. This is what I have seen in our school for the past seven years I've been working there:
WFM values each child's potential, allowing them to learn at her own pace. When you visit a classroom, you have the opportunity to witness the interaction between teacher and student. Adults talk to children in a friendly and respectful way as they value their choices and opinions. The constant assessment and the teachers' patience speak volumes. We have teachers who simply inspired my kids to love opera, journalism, art and math. In my daughter's upper elementary classroom, the teachers provide many opportunities for critical thinking and social development. They encourage her to strive in any topic she may find difficulties. The head of school's doors are always open to students. Whenever she has time, she doesn't mind having my son in her office to talk about his math and science projects. WFM teaches my children not only the basic curriculum but important skills for life.