At the beginning of the year, a friend of mine (no names mentioned – RENEE!!) offered to go to the preparatory school to find out more about putting our kids names on the waiting list for 2010. The particular preparatory school is a very good school and the kids will go there for two years before they start big school.
My friend (RENEE!) came back and said that there is no waiting list, we need not worry. Unfortunately my friend (RENEE!) went to the WRONG school. The school we want to get into has a long waiting list which I have only just put the kids name on.
I am thinking about breaking up with my friend (RENEE!).
I am now busy exploring various options (bribing my way in / offering to buy playground equipment / crying and making a scene in the office) and one of the options that has come up is an alternative school which looks really nice.
It is a Montessori school and I know very little about how they operate. I have no idea whether this type of school would suit my kids. Montessori seems quite granola, and I am the least granola person around. We add MSG to our fruit to make it taste better here. Cheese chips are considered a food group and ketchup is the only vegetable serving for the day. Will we fit in? Will a Montessori school suit a sensitive child like Adam and a bossy child like Kate?
I would appreciate any insights or opinions on Montessori schooling. Share!
Edited to add - this is the school I am talking about - they seem really nice.