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Old 08-19-2007, 06:58 AM
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Default Montessori for Middle School Years?

I am curious to know whether or not you all think Montessori school is a wise choice for middle school years? Has anyone here been a part of or know anyone who has attended Montessori or Montessori type schools for middle school and then gone onto a traditonal high school?

Mainly, I am curious as to whether the more relaxed, child centered environment helps them through these years or is it best to jump in the big, structured pond in middle school and then move on to high school?

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Old 08-23-2007, 06:37 AM
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It's expensive. The plus is the teachers are trained. It's worth it especially if the child has Dyslexia. Public School is OK provided the parents work with their child at home after school and monitor homework, test prep, and also do some skill building, extracurricular activities, sports, music, and some extra education like online schools so the children are better prepared during college time. Even when parents send their children to Montessoir middle school, I would advice them to do all the above mentioned things and also keep constant touch with the teacher checking on the childs progress and participation in class. Children are pathetic when it comes to grammar and basic math by the time they are ready to enroll for college. It is the parents responsibility to guide the child and prepare them better to face the world with confidence. If not, children loose their self esteem and feel helpless and even stupid when they get poor grades and red remarks all over their papers by lecturers.
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