Testimonials

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What Parents Are Saying About Us

“I could never say enough about how wonderful Montessori School of Syracuse (MSS) has been for our boys. We actually tried our oldest in the public kindergarten at the beginning of this past school year and switched him back to Montessori School of Syracuse after a week. Both our boys are confident, kind self-directed learners and for that we give so much credit to MSS and the amazing people who dedicate so much of themselves to our children.”
~ LIZ E. – MSS PARENT

“All three of our children have attended the Montessori School Syracuse (MSS) since they were 3 years old. Our oldest graduated from 6th grade last year, our middle child is now in 5th grade and our youngest in 1st. We never intended to keep them there past kindergarten, but the more we learned about Montessori education and MSS in particular, the more we loved it. MSS graduates are far ahead of their classmates from other schools academically when they enter 7th grade, but it is the non-academic stuff we love most about MSS. The multi-age classrooms and open environment (no desks, no front of the classroom) provide lots of opportunities for the kids to learn to work together, to think independently and to lead. The music program is phenomenal. The community is great.”
~ MSS PARENT

“My daughter has become a solid public speaker, and advocate for herself in her new classroom (she graduated from MSS last year). We attribute these skills to her experience with the staff, curriculum, and extracurricular activities over her three years with MSS. Her ability to be a strong advocate for her own needs has been remarked on by her teachers, as she’s comfortable approaching them for help, works well on group assignments, and adds to classroom discussions regularly.”
~ MSS PARENT

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What Schools Are Saying About Us

“We are always impressed with the students from the Montessori School of Syracuse.  The incoming 7th graders from MSS come to CBA highly motivated with a strong academic foundation, an inquisitive spirit and a love of learning.”
~ KATHLEEN H. – CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY DIRECTOR

“MPH students who came to us from the Montessori School of Syracuse have well developed social skills that directly contribute to leadership. One example is their training in conflict resolution. I have observed these skills in action on multiple occasions and marveled at its use by a middle schooler!”
~LIZA M. – MANLIUS PEBBLE HILL LIBRARIAN

“MPH seamlessly builds on the powerful foundations built by the Montessori School of Syracuse. the comfort and desire MSS students hold around open-ended enquiry, deep dives into subject matter and comprehensive reflection dovetail with the expectations of the successful MPH student.
~ SUE F. – MANLIUS PEBBLE HILL SCIENCE DEPT. CHAIR

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What Alumni Are Saying About Us

“I went to MSS until I graduated in 6th grade. MSS does more than teach the material required by NY State, it instills a love of learning in children. I loved going to school, and begged my mom to take me there earlier. I loved doing work in the morning and all of my specialty classes, like Music and French, in the afternoon. I loved my teachers, I loved the faculty, and I loved my classmates. Some parents are worried about MSS because there’s a lack of tests and reports cards, but I went on to graduate high honors from CBA and I am now a dual major in Newhouse and Whitman at SU and  am on the Deans List of both schools. I am not an exception. I went to their annual Gala two years ago and found out that 100% of the graduating sixth levels that year went on to be on the honor roll at their next school. MSS is a great school with a great community. I feel lucky that my mom valued my education enough to send me to MSS and I would recommend it to any parents.

~CARLY G., MSS ALUMNI

“In many ways, the first school you attend is the most important because it forms your attitude toward work and education in general. My years at Montessori were essential in letting me see learning as an entertaining and essential part of life rather than just something needed to pass a test. It was precisely this form of independent motivation that allowed me to complete the International Baccalaureate program at Corcoran High School and pursue independent research through the honors program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. At Montessori they aren’t just teaching you how to succeed academically, but how to be an inquisitive and resourceful person in all parts of your life.”

~MAX E., MSS ALUMNI

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