Montessori School of Ojai

 

Peter Soracco

“Alice and I picked the Montessori School of Ojai after interviewing and spending time at both Mira Monte and Monica Ros. (We do not think the Ojai Valley School started children as young as our boys were when they started Montessori.) We were extremely impressed at how the Montessori program fits the child and not the reverse. They challenge each child according to ability. We were also impressed that they encourage children to help each other. It was interesting to watch, because we saw kids learn by reaching out and teaching others who maybe needed a little extra help. An interested parent was always welcome in the classroom.

The school had very active parents who were involved in helping take kids on field trips and in just lending a hand wherever needed. Some parents may worry that the appearance of a “loose structure” at Montessori may hinder their children when they move to a different school. We can attest that was not the case with our two sons. Montessori in the early 90’s ended at 6th grade, and both of our boys graduated from the Ojai Valley School, lower campus, as outstanding students and then from The Thacher School. Carlo graduated from Cornell University in EE and UCLA with an MBA and Guido with a BS from Franklin & Marshall. Now they are in a telecom business together in Los Angeles and so far doing very well.

Peter Soracco

Peter Soracco
Alice and I picked the Montessori School of Ojai after interviewing and spending time at both Mira Monte and Monica Ros. (We do not think the Ojai Valley School started children as young as our boys were when they started Montessori.) We were extremely impressed at how the Montessori program fits the child and not the reverse. They challenge each child according to ability. We were also impressed that they encourage children to help each other. It was interesting to watch, because we saw kids learn by reaching out and teaching others who maybe needed a little extra help. An interested parent was always welcome in the classroom.

The school had very active parents who were involved in helping take kids on field trips and in just lending a hand wherever needed. Some parents may worry that the appearance of a “loose structure” at Montessori may hinder their children when they move to a different school. We can attest that was not the case with our two sons. Montessori in the early 90’s ended at 6th grade, and both of our boys graduated from the Ojai Valley School, lower campus, as outstanding students and then from The Thacher School. Carlo graduated from Cornell University in EE and UCLA with an MBA and Guido with a BS from Franklin & Marshall. Now they are in a telecom business together in Los Angeles and so far doing very well.”