Nov. 1, 2012
Dear Grace and Lynne,
I wanted to express my gratitude to you. I have been so pleased with Annabelle’s experience at Sidewalk’s End Montessori School. She has progressed beautifully in your program, her independence and social skills have really blossomed. Her ability to recognize the alphabet sounds and beginning to read is exactly what I was hoping for by enrolling in a pre-school program. After having three older children attend the traditional pre-school route, I had no idea how wonderful Montessori instruction actually advances overall educational goals.
I am excited to see her progress with this program. I also wanted to thank you for your kindness and compassion to both Annabelle and myself. You both are such wonderful teachers, directors and mothers. I always feel welcome and my child feels adored. Best wishes for continued success!
“He loves going to school everyday and never wants to come home when it is time. You and Lynne are wonderful teachers and have so much love and patience for the kids. It was a relief knowing that his first experience with school was so comforting but also educational. Thank you so much for all that you have done.”
- C.H. - Mother of 3 year old
“I switched my daughter from a traditional preschool program mid year to Sidewalk's End Montessori. In a few short months, I have noticed such a change in her behavior and learning. I believe the unique style of Montessori has allowed her to grow at her own pace, which she needed. Thanks Lynne and Grace!”
- A.M. - Mother of 3 year old
“Our son had just turned 3 when we visited Sidewalk's End Montessori School in our search for a preschool that would meet his needs. He was pretty timid at the time, so we were looking for a school that wasn't too big or overwhelming. Sidewalk's End is just the right size, large enough to accommodate the large collection of Montessori materials, and yet not so big as to intimidate very young kids. Owners and teachers Lynne and Grace truly embrace the Montessori philosophy. Their love of teaching is reflected in everything they do, from their interactions with the kids to planning special celebrations, such as the annual Soup Feast. The children receive plenty of individual instruction and are exposed to concepts and materials when the timing is right for them. Our son has grown and flourished, both academically and socially during his time at Sidewalk's End and we feel very fortunate to have found such a caring and engaging environment for him to develop a love of learning.”
- Steve and Nancy Stepp