Peace Montessori

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2190 N Salem St, Apex, NC | Directions   27523

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5 months ago

Since joining Peace Montessori back in February 2011, we have seen constant and dramatic improvement in both our son’s social and academic skills. He is now five years old and missed the cut off for kindergarten due to his September birthday. We have a daughter that is in first grade and he loves to read her books and do her math homework. We can only attribute these great achievements due to the teachings and philosophy of Peace Montessori.

He's always so excited to come home and let us know what he has learned today in his learning plan. Whether it be a new continent and the countries that are in it to new math equations from greater than or less than and knowing the difference.

In addition to the daily curriculum, Peace Montessori also offers specialty classes as part of their curriculum like yoga and Spanish for example. We would highly recommend Peace Montessori to anyone who is considering any other preschool or daycare. We cannot be more proud of our son and how well he is doing!!

Sincerely,

The Horvath’s - Very Proud Parents

5 months ago

We toured the entire Triangle area looking for schools that were truly focused on the children as individuals and "got" the original Montessori approach. At the very end of our search, having not have much success, we stumbled across Peace Montessori in Cary/Apex, NC and couldn't believe what we found - the answer to our prayers. :) We took them up on their offer to tour the facility and meet with the teachers. Our child took to them quite quickly and also had great interactions with the other kids immediately. The environment is very loving, nurturing, and supportive of the learning needs and pace of the kids. In this world where some many schools want to force a learning agenda on all kids at the same time and same pace - whether they learn the material or not - it is nice to know that places like Peace Montessori exist that celebrate the uniqueness of each child and provide the space for them to develop as fully rounded and respected individuals. We absolutely refer Peace Montessori to our friends who are looking for a place for their kids to get a well rounded education.

5 months ago

Peace montessori is an amazing school. We were impressed with our first visit to the school when I saw the current students very polite and even though they were 3-4 years old, they came and took our 3 year old along with them to play/eat without being asked by the teacher. I always believe that we need to give space to our kids to learn by themselves what is right and good. Also we need to nurture their creativity by letting them follow their instincts. Peace montessori supports this very well and their way of teaching is unique and outstanding. Since my daughter started going to the peace montessori, we can see a huge improvement in her knowledge, nature, creativity and behavior. Within 2-3 days of school our daughter was looking forward to the next day of school even though she was very shy person! She is sad when she has a day off even though we try to spent a good amount of time with her at home. We are very thankful to Ms Susan and Ms Karen for their great effort on development of our daughter. As we are not that creative, we were worried about our daughters but the addition of art camp is like a gift, Louise is a very great teacher. Now our daughter knows a lot more about art and she is a lot more creative. Our second daughter who is 1 year old, will join her sister once she is old enough. I would recommend them to every parent.

5 months ago

Peace Montessori is simply an amazing school! We've been a part of the school for over 3 years and plan to stay as long as we can. This was our first preschool experience and the teachers were nothing but supportive and reassuring. Their patience is endless and their expertise in the Montessori method is exceptional. Our son has completely blossomed during his time there. Every staff member is kind and readily available to help out and answer questions. Each classroom has excellent quality materials for the children to learn everything from math, geography, science, language and so much more. Our son just loves his school and his teachers! The staff have created a very warm, welcoming environment for all of the students and families. We recommend Peace at every chance we get. My husband and I really cannot say enough good things about Peace Montessori!

10 months ago

What an amazing place full of nurturing teachers, administration and students. Our two children (ages 6 and 10) finished out their school year at Peace Montessori after moving here from Los Angeles in March. What could've been a tough transition was made heaps easier by the loving attention my children received (from everyone, even the students) from day one. My children absolutely love it here. They come home not only talking about their new friends, but about all of the wonderful things they are learning. The school provides an incredibly safe and academically challenging environment. When the children are not in the classroom, they are learning out in the field on amazing field trips. My children's personalities are so different from one another, and the teachers deftly handle both of them beautifully. Communication is excellent and parent involvement is good. The Montessori philosophy is fantastic, but so many schools get it wrong. I visited more than a few Montessori schools in the area, and I am so happy to have found this gem that stood out above all the rest. Highly recommend!

10 months ago

LOVE LOVE LOVE Peace! My brother and sister went there and they have continued to excel in higher grades! My 1st son just completed his first year as a two year old and he loves it! He is attending the 3-5 year old class in the fall and has already started talking about it. The two year old class teachers are amazing, patient, interactive, and I cannot wait for my youngest son to attend their class. My two year old's communication skills are infinitely better than when he started which cuts down on the temper tantrums. He sings, dances, uses his imagination, and most importantly has learned how to interact with others, respecting, playing, and treating people well. I believe the school curriculum and teachers are to thank for that. I highly recommend this school to anyone!

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11 months ago

Allow us to share our family's journey at Peace Montessori in Apex, NC ..... a journey worth every moment.

Peace Montessori was a discovery my wife made making phone calls looking for a suitable pre-school for our 2&1/2 year old son. We would like to congratulate ourselves as parents that our selection of Peace Montessori was a carefully thought out process. But it was actually a remarkably happy accident. Almost 9 years later and now graduating from the school's Upper Elementary class, he is heading to Durham Academy's 6th grade middle school class.

Our son's path from initial developmental concerns to eventual academic excellence in all subjects, honed social interaction and peer friendships, and now acceptance into a widely respected middle school of his own choice is not only a testament to his own diligence and hard work, but undoubtedly is also due to the remarkable, caring faculty and staff at Peace Montessori. At Peace, we've had the good fortune to entrust his journey to superb teachers - skilled guides every step of the way ("They're gems" to quote another parent's recent comment, and she's spot on). Regular communication, honest and clear appraisal of progress and challenges, and caring, thoughtful visions of each student's potential is the daily recipe at this school.

There is no stifling 'teaching to a test' here - there is a wealth of discoveries driven by each child's initiative - often going beyond the classroom with field trips, physical education opportunities, and additional teachers for enhanced studies (spanish, yoga, music, you name it).

We had no idea how fruitful and rewarding our experience would be at this place when we started. We easily got more than our money's worth by paying the monthly tuition for our kid to go to this school. We now have a son who is well prepared for life's next steps and challenges in so many ways. The experience has been worth every penny and every moment .... and then some.

over a year ago

My youngest child has been at Peace Montessori for 6 years. We started there as my oldest child was struggling in public school and both of my children are dyslexic. Next to homeschooling, the International Dyslexic Association highly recommended Montessori as the next best thing. I started researching Montessori and how it is different from public school. I then searched out many Montessori schools in the area. What brought me to Peace is the smaller class size as well as the fact they I feel they are the most true to Montessori than the others.

I love that Montessori supports the child in all ways. Allows the child to be where they are and not forced into a group. If my 3rd grade child is reading at a 6th grade level, it’s supported. If my 4th grade child is doing math on a 6th grade level, it’s supported.

Due to the small class sizes, the teachers know where a child is in their development, what they are currently working on and what’s coming up next. Unlike public school where the child is evaluated on 1 day out of the quarter, the teacher can tell you on any given day what and how your child is doing. My children love Peace Montessori. It’s the only school that they get upset to be away on break. They love their friends and their teachers.

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over a year ago

Peace Montessori is an exceptional school! We have already put our older son through the 3-5-yr old program at Peace, he was there for 2 & ½ years, & he is flourishing in 1st grade now. When he entered Kindergarten last year, he was reading 2 grade levels above his peers, and his understanding of math & science concepts far surpassed his public school classmates. And not only did he start elementary school w/ a leg up in academics because of the fantastic start he got in preschool at Peace, he also displayed superior self-control & a consistent ability to follow directions & be a positive role model for others. Our younger son is currently in his 2nd year at Peace in the 3-5-yr old program, also having an absolutely wonderful experience! He is totally different in personality from our older son, which makes my recommendation of Peace Montessori's preschool environment even more powerful in my opinion. I say this because we enrolled 2 completely different children w/ varying strengths & weaknesses, & these talented teachers used their nurturing instincts, kind hearts, & deep understanding of Montessori education to help guide each child toward developing his own individual intrinsic motivation for learning, & have thus fostered w/in each child a real sense of personal responsibility & a confidence to be self-sufficient that we were absolutely amazed to watch evolve, particularly w/ our younger, more spirited child. It seems to us that the kind of child-centered education our boys have received at Peace has taught them how to be life-long learners, & more importantly, taught them the true joy of learning! Peace is a truly authentic Montessori school, not a typical play-based preschool program, or even a hybrid of the 2. It is multi-age, as a genuine Montessori program ought to be, w/ 3-6-year olds together in 1 class. The younger ones benefit from observing the older children, the older children act as mentors & leaders, & the kids can really develop at their own pace because the classroom has materials appropriate for 3-yr olds all the way up to 7-yr olds. There's a very deliberate selection of Montessori activities in our son's classroom; not the typical Legos-blocks-trucks toys we have at home, & it's clear the kids love to engage w/ them over & over again. By working w/ these materials, our boys have learned certain skills we can't imagine having found a way to explicitly teach them, at home or anywhere else - such as careful observation, hand strength, the ability to distinguish musical tones, the shapes of letters, counting, etc. All the materials build sequentially, enabling the children to progress from one to the next as their abilities evolve; & they're self-correcting, so the kids can work independently of the teachers & learn to problem-solve on their own. This has been a huge plus for our 2nd son specifically! He tends to get super frustrated very easily w/ even the simplest things, but the frequency & intensity of his impatient outbursts has decreased dramatically & incrementally over the last year & ½ that he's been at Peace. The angelic patience his teachers have shown him, along w/ the problem-solving skills he's picked up through his exploration during free work time, have undoubtedly given him the tools he needs to function more calmly & confidently throughout his daily life. All in all, putting both our children in Peace Montessori for preschool was the best decision we ever made!!

over a year ago

After touring several Montessori schools in the Durham and Raleigh areas, my husband and I enrolled our 20 month old daughter in the Toddler Room at Peace Montessori. From the first time we met Ms. D and Ms. A we knew this was the perfect fit for our daughter. Since she had never been in a day care setting or away from us for an extended period of time, I was afraid she would have a hard time transitioning to the environment; however because the teachers were so knowledgeable and caring, she was comfortable within the first week. The teachers were patient and encouraging not only to her, but to us as well. I couldn't believe the growth in her communication skills and the confidence she had in herself. She was excited to go to school everyday and was always proud to show us her works. We even enrolled her in the 4 weeks of camps that Peace offered during the summer. She loved going to these as well. While at Peace she was guided to learn in a peaceful and caring environment. We can't say enough about how happy we were to be able to give our daughter the opportunity to attend a school whose entire staff cares so passionately about the children and their well being.

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