Maria's Montessori Inc

Maria's Montessori Inc serves 44 students in grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten. The student:teacher of Maria's Montessori Inc is 6:1.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 44 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
44 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Maria's Montessori Inc Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Maria's Montessori Inc often compared to?
Maria's Montessori Incis often viewed alongside schools like Clovis Nazarene School, Clovis Christian Schools by visitors of our site.
When is the application deadline for Maria's Montessori Inc?
The application deadline for Maria's Montessori Inc is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

First of all, none of the information is accurate as of now: only three teachers at Maria's. Do not enroll here if you intend to ask any questions about what is happening inside the building. Inquiry is taken as an immediate attack on the establishment. Read further for the experience. For the first two weeks of school at Maria`s Montessori, pick-ups and drop-offs were alarmingly abrupt. The door is opened long enough for kids to enter, then closed again. So with no view into the school, these were the things I did witness: full lunches returned every day (except one day when his homemade empanadas went missing, even though he said he`d only taken one bite. I will let the reader consider what happened there). My son would say he drank no water, no "work" done (Montessori language), movies, marshmallows for a snack, crying and describing kids punching each other, no books read, teachers hitting kids on the head. Any concern I had about academics went out the window in comparison to my son`s physical well-being. My son had never had issues before this school. But, understanding that every story has two sides, I gave some benefit of the doubt and reminded my son and the door contact each day that he needed to eat and drink water. Thursday and Friday of that first week, stomach pain started. My husband and I decided that without any way to see into the school or avenue to ask questions, it was time to follow her procedure for communication and schedule a conference to see if Maria (owner) could shed light on our son`s reports. We could also offer them some Montessori-based solutions that his prior school and I used to get him to eat and drink, plus seek some system of transparency. We emailed Monday of the second week requesting a conference with a suggested time - no details about our specific concerns. After a follow-up email to Maria Wednesday evening asking if I could expect a call at the suggested time, the response I got at6 am Thursday was alarming. Maria stated that I was expecting immediate results in my son`s academics, that I should choose another preschool, and that I could come to collect my son`s things that day. Review: I had not spoken with Maria about any of my concerns, seeing as her handbook clearly states that issues require a scheduled conference. In my attempt to follow policy, her response was to kick my son out. My husband said we needed to go see her immediately. When we pulled up to the school Thursday morning, I tried to establish a shared purpose (we both want a contract), explain my intentions for a solution, and ask if the email she sent was a formal cancellation of the contract. However, she immediately launched into how her history as a businesswoman, and that I was not going to question her establishment. Not once did she seek to hear what my son was struggling with, her concerns were in no way child-centered, and always included how much she is having to work. When my husband came up and tried to mention that it was physical nutrition, she LAUGHED! and said they don`t "force-feed children". Maria kept repeating that our relationship was not going to work. On the third time, I realized she was right. In seeking a partnership around how to best serve a child to understand how my child is being treated within the school, we were told that we had no place there. She also accused me of not bringing up the issue at pickup and dropoff, when I was trying to respect HER clear guidelines. My son is now in a different daycare, and the transparency there is like night and day from Maria's. We met his teacher, we get to meet classmates, we get a letter each day with concrete evidence of what our son worked on. Maria`s Montessori is not a safe environment for children if those children are not allowed to voice how they are being harmed. If anything, the incredible defense in response to any attempt at questioning Maria should serve as an immediate warning to any parent considering the school - a tell-tale sign that transparency is her enemy.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 44 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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