Can anybody give me feedback on Learning Tree Montessori at Adyar? I am considering admitting my son (turning 3 yrs old this April) into prekg. He has a li'l delayed speech problem and is undergoing speech therapy. Their website says its an inclusive school hence this interest...
pls help with all the feedback u've got.
thanx - RT
My son is studying in this school and its a good one. The teachers are dedicated and patient. I have seen children with special needs coming to the school.
Hi I am planning to put my kids in this school, however my only concern is that if I shift them to a regular school like BVM (i am still thinking, will they be able to cope up)
My question arises bcos, I believe in the Montessori method of education, however, it effects are seen over a period of time say atleast 2 - 3 yrs. For example, the child is made to write only at the age of 4. so my question is how will the child manage if I pull him out next year and try for admission in a regular school.
My kids are 2 now and in June, they will go to Learning Tree. So, by next yr this time, March 2013, I wil be trying for pre-kg admission in one of the regular schools, I may even shift to another city. The reason I am trying to shift to a regular school next year is bcos it is easy to secure admission at kg level as vaccancies are more.
Kindly advice based on your experience.
You are right. They start writing only after the age of 4. I had putforth a similar question to the principal. How will a child cope in a regular school ? But I was looking at I std admission. My son is going to be 4 now. She said by that age they will generally cope up. In your case, I don't think the kids will miss much going to a regular school in a year. The environment will surely be different but I guess they will get used to the new school sooner being younger in age. But as you have said, I guess the kids will have the advantage of the montessori system in the long run. May be by studying for a couple of years there.
Your kids are still very young. You dont have to worry about whether they would cope in bigger school or not, since you are going to shift them within a year. At younger classes the methods in all schools are similar. In montessori there will be lot of wooden toys and peers are encouraged to learn from each other more.. In regular schools the teachers are supposed to be the point of interest of kids and the kids learn from the teachers more. There anyway wont be academics in the lower classes to worry about. So you wont be losing anything if you put them for playschool in monterssori and change them to traditional schools for prekg.
Whether its an inclusive school or not. Its your efforts that will ultimately be helping your son, since at school they will be spending only about 2 hours at this age, hence they dont learn much from there. My son had delayed speech too. Yours will do fine. Continue to do lot of interventions at home.
Montesorri does not really mean only learning through play with wooden aids. it also consists of early writing and reading skills too !! At the age of 3 a child is ready to hold a pencil correctly and in Montesorri schools early writing skills should be practised. By the time they are in Sr. KG they should be able to read the newspaper. This is real Montesorri and how it is practised in UK. When the child is sent to a formal school for 1st standard he will be leading in class compared to his peers becos of the method of education he had received in his early childhood days. Dont put a 4 or 5 yr old in a formal school yet.
i have been looking for a good montessori school near velachery.
as we couldnt get through the closest, we are looking at learning tree.
can u give more details about the school and how they function.
how do you rate the school. im also not looking for formal school atleast until my daughter is in 1st std.
how are the teachers there.
your inputs will be really useful. thanks
At learning tree, do they have a play ground?
I heard there is a small playarea for KG kids. But, not sure about calsses 1 to 4.
Also, do they provide transport facility?
How about exposure to other extra curricular activities?
Read a lot of prox about learning tree. But, overall, please let me know if there are any cons?
i quite agree - montessori children are usually ahead of their peers in reading and writing. Have seen learning tree children (including my daughter) read newspapers when they we in M2 ( around 3 and a half years old)
Hello Sns11, the senor children at Learning Tree (classes 1 - 5) are taken to a ground twice a week for field sports. the instructors are from EduSports - they have a well-structured sports curriculum which is a very welcome plus over many other schools. the transport to the ground (in adyar) and back are arranged by the school and its beautiful, very safe and big play-ground that they have found.
Cons at learning tree - not that i can think of. (this is my daughter's 7th year there) I usually crib about the very few days of holidays that they get for durga puja, thats abt it :-)
Hello ramashree, is Learning Tree same as Tree house at adyar? Does it have classes till class 5? I am in amedabad and planning to relocate to adyar now. Wishing to put my 3.5 year old son at tree house.
@krupanand, both are different. Tree house has only till UKG. where as learning tree follows montessori method and has till 5th.
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