There are many reasons why I chose to send my children at Waterfront Montessori but let me start by describing how it started.
I believe this journey started in kindergarten. I had enrolled, my daughter, Sydney in a full day public school program close to home and was amused, but not surprised, when I picked her up one day as she was bursting out of the doors of her school. She exclaimed that she was free, she was free to be me or in her case, herself. I thought long and hard about that statement, amused as I was, and concluded it was time to search for a school that nurtured and allowed her the freedom to be her best self.
Our search led us to Waterfront Montessori which just opened a year ago. The school’s founder and philosophy resonated with us and I remember after a few months of being there, her Montessori school principal said how Sydney is her own woman. She was about 6 years old at that time. I chuckled deep down inside remembering Sydney’s words from a few months back. Although my husband and I committed to one year because of the costs, that first year became a turning point for Sydney. She came home happy, eager to come back the next day (even though she had to wake up earlier to beat traffic), and motivated beyond our expectations to take on any work in the classroom. Never did she once complain of the work she had to do in school or being there in extended hours. What we thought was one year turned out to be 8 years of Waterfront Montessori and coupled with the IB Middle School program. The same experiences happened with my son, Jacob, who started attending preschool and is currently in the IB Middle School program. Both Sydney and Jacob benefited from the the Montessori way of education. They are both happy, inquisitive, engaged and confident learners. As fate would have it, along the way, I also joined the staff at Waterfront with the firm belief that this is the best school for my children.