One World Montessori School

★★★☆☆
  • 2495 Cabrillo Ave

    Santa Clara, CA 95051

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  • 408-615-1254

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Our daughter has been learning rapidly (reading, numbers, etc) since enrolling at One World and has made lots of friends.
We love the atmosphere there and drive a long way out of our way so that she can go there.
The staff is very professional and friendly.
I'm not sure how anybody can have the negative views posted here, but maybe they need to look at themselves and/or their children to solve their problems.

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Our daughter has been learning rapidly (reading, numbers, etc) since enrolling at One World and has made lots of friends.
We love the atmosphere there and drive a long way out of our way so that she can go there.
The staff is very professional and friendly.
I'm not sure how anybody can have the negative views posted here, but maybe they need to look at themselves and/or their children to solve their problems.

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I saw some of the negative reviews on this board and couldn't believe my eyes. I had two of my kids go to this school up to Kindergarten. I know other parents who have been thrilled enough to enroll a second child. One World is a fantastic school. The teachers are very experienced and kids grow up learning academic and social skills very well. The school tends to have more holidays than other schools (creating occasional headaches for working parents) but this is a minor issue.

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★★★★★

I saw some of the negative reviews on this board and couldn't believe my eyes. I had two of my kids go to this school up to Kindergarten. I know other parents who have been thrilled enough to enroll a second child. One World is a fantastic school. The teachers are very experienced and kids grow up learning academic and social skills very well. The school tends to have more holidays than other schools (creating occasional headaches for working parents) but this is a minor issue.

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Wow! I agree, we can't be talking about the same school... I think One World was and still is a fantastic school. Either these families didn't have a clear understanding about the Montessori philosphy or their child didn't complete the program. Not only did the school prepare my children academically, they helped them develop skills to become self confident, independent people. They learned to think for themselves, resolve conflicts without violence, work together and help eachother. But mostly they learned to love learning! Academics were an on going process that evolved over a 3 year cycle. There was never a need to teach them the 3 R's at home. My kids are now in elementary school. They have taken a piece of One World with them and I'm so happy with their adjustment and success. I'm sorry their experince wasn't the same as mine, but I'm glad I found One World Montessori School.

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★★★★★

Wow! I agree, we can't be talking about the same school... I think One World was and still is a fantastic school. Either these families didn't have a clear understanding about the Montessori philosphy or their child didn't complete the program. Not only did the school prepare my children academically, they helped them develop skills to become self confident, independent people. They learned to think for themselves, resolve conflicts without violence, work together and help eachother. But mostly they learned to love learning! Academics were an on going process that evolved over a 3 year cycle. There was never a need to teach them the 3 R's at home. My kids are now in elementary school. They have taken a piece of One World with them and I'm so happy with their adjustment and success. I'm sorry their experince wasn't the same as mine, but I'm glad I found One World Montessori School.

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This is an extremely poor school! My daughter once studied in this school. She learned almost nothing. The teachers have no clear curriculum to teach the kids, so I ended up spending my own time teaching my daughter math and reading. The school fails to communicate with parents. The week-long parent conference was just too much - not effective for communication and wasting children time. The school properties are very old. Overall, this is the worst school I have ever seen in my life.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is an extremely poor school! My daughter once studied in this school. She learned almost nothing. The teachers have no clear curriculum to teach the kids, so I ended up spending my own time teaching my daughter math and reading. The school fails to communicate with parents. The week-long parent conference was just too much - not effective for communication and wasting children time. The school properties are very old. Overall, this is the worst school I have ever seen in my life.

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I am a frustrating parent with One World. The school required me to deposit $250 in the beginning of the year and promised to refund it when all mandatory voluntary work is done. The school mandates each parent to work voluntarily for 15 hours per year. I did all the work required (library work, car-pooling, event help, etc.). But at the end of the year, the school refused to refund any money back to me. I spoke with a lawyer who said that there was no written evidence showing my fulfillment of work requirements. I feel like I was robbed by the school.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am a frustrating parent with One World. The school required me to deposit $250 in the beginning of the year and promised to refund it when all mandatory voluntary work is done. The school mandates each parent to work voluntarily for 15 hours per year. I did all the work required (library work, car-pooling, event help, etc.). But at the end of the year, the school refused to refund any money back to me. I spoke with a lawyer who said that there was no written evidence showing my fulfillment of work requirements. I feel like I was robbed by the school.

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My children have attended One World Montessori for 5 years and after reading the negative reviews of the school left on this board, I question whether these parents had children enrolled in the same school! I am very familiar with the daily schedule in the primary classroom and know that most of the day is spent indoors doing work, either in small groups or independently, or participating in other group activities or special events -- not outside riding a tricycle. There are times of the day where the children are outside playing (before school starts, after lunch, and after nap), but it is not certainly most of the time, as claimed by another parent. Classroom work is child-directed, which encourages independence and fosters self-esteem. The peace curriculum is a unique component to the school, and teaches the children to resolve conflicts peacefully and cooperatively. The teachers are all Montessori trained and use Montessori materials and teaching methods, and are very skilled, caring, and nurturing. I truly believe that the education my children have received at One World have helped shape them into more compassionate, understanding, and tolerant members of society.

Yes, it is true that there is a mandatory donation to the school, but you can also fulfill this donation by purchasing tickets to their annual wine and cheese tasting fundraiser and auction. It??s a wonderful event and gives the parents a chance to socialize with one another away from the school. The donation and other fees are clearly indicated in the parent handbook, which every family must read before enrolling their children, so shame on any parent who enrolls their children and then complains how unreasonable these charges are. If these disgruntled parents were not happy with this ??unreasonable? donation or any of the other fees, they should have enrolled their children elsewhere. They certainly knew about these charges before enrolling their children ?? there are no hidden fees at this school.

Overall, we are very pleased with the education our children have received at One World and will continue to keep them at the school.

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★★★★★

My children have attended One World Montessori for 5 years and after reading the negative reviews of the school left on this board, I question whether these parents had children enrolled in the same school! I am very familiar with the daily schedule in the primary classroom and know that most of the day is spent indoors doing work, either in small groups or independently, or participating in other group activities or special events -- not outside riding a tricycle. There are times of the day where the children are outside playing (before school starts, after lunch, and after nap), but it is not certainly most of the time, as claimed by another parent. Classroom work is child-directed, which encourages independence and fosters self-esteem. The peace curriculum is a unique component to the school, and teaches the children to resolve conflicts peacefully and cooperatively. The teachers are all Montessori trained and use Montessori materials and teaching methods, and are very skilled, caring, and nurturing. I truly believe that the education my children have received at One World have helped shape them into more compassionate, understanding, and tolerant members of society.

Yes, it is true that there is a mandatory donation to the school, but you can also fulfill this donation by purchasing tickets to their annual wine and cheese tasting fundraiser and auction. It??s a wonderful event and gives the parents a chance to socialize with one another away from the school. The donation and other fees are clearly indicated in the parent handbook, which every family must read before enrolling their children, so shame on any parent who enrolls their children and then complains how unreasonable these charges are. If these disgruntled parents were not happy with this ??unreasonable? donation or any of the other fees, they should have enrolled their children elsewhere. They certainly knew about these charges before enrolling their children ?? there are no hidden fees at this school.

Overall, we are very pleased with the education our children have received at One World and will continue to keep them at the school.

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My son is healthy, active, but does not fit into a traditional teaching mode. Instead of motivating him to engage in classroom learning, the teachers arranged him to ride tricycle outside most of the time every day. So he was often left out from his peers and was just remotely overseen by the teaching assistant David. My son has learned nothing from the school at all. I just feel not justified for paying so many fees and expensive tuitions to have my kid just riding tricycle on the playground. I spoke to the teachers but they still insist their own way.

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★☆☆☆☆

My son is healthy, active, but does not fit into a traditional teaching mode. Instead of motivating him to engage in classroom learning, the teachers arranged him to ride tricycle outside most of the time every day. So he was often left out from his peers and was just remotely overseen by the teaching assistant David. My son has learned nothing from the school at all. I just feel not justified for paying so many fees and expensive tuitions to have my kid just riding tricycle on the playground. I spoke to the teachers but they still insist their own way.

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My wife and I regret sending our children to OneWorld. The policy of OneWorld is so rigid that they require every family to donate to the school a fixed amount of $200 per year or risk expelling. The teachers seldom talk with us about our children's progress. My children do craft often but there is little academic work taught by the teachers. And when they do occasionally, they have no systematic strategy to teach the children. They start with teaching multiplication before teaching addition. My son is active (but never hurt any one nor damage any property) but they forced us to change him from a full-day schedule to a half-day schedule (which screwed up our whole family's plan). We had no choice but put him on a half-day schedule, but then OneWorld refused to refund the difference between the more expensive full-day tuition deposit and half-day tuition. You will find that they have many more girls than boys, because they systematically force boys' parents to drop out of school. The accountant (Liz Jarome) and school directress (Rebecca Keith) are rude and reluctant to communicate with parents. You can read their contract document and handbook and then you will find that they are full of unreasonable and restrictive terms. We strongly feel that our rights are deprived!! Please read these documents before deciding on it!! ... They will also verbally force you to commit to their entire K-6 years in addition to just signing a one-year contract. The secretary, Pascale, is an extremely rigid person. Also, the facilities are extremely old and poor for children. My recommendation: DON'T SEND YOUR KIDS TO ONEWORLD BECAUSE IT IS NOT A TRUE MONTESSORI SCHOOL!! THE UNNECESSARILY RIGID PHILOSOPHY OF THE SCHOOL DIRECTRESS AND STAFF REFLECTS A SERIOUS DEVIATION FROM MARIA MONTESSORI'S ORIGINAL PHILOSOPHY. Both my wife and I have high education training (MA and PhD) and agree that OneWorld is the most terrible school we have ever encountered.

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I regret sending our children to OneWorld. The policy of OneWorld is so rigid that they require every family to donate to the school a fixed amount of $200 per year or risk expelling. The teachers seldom talk with us about our children's progress. My children do craft often but there is little academic work taught by the teachers. And when they do occasionally, they have no systematic strategy to teach the children. They start with teaching multiplication before teaching addition. My son is active (but never hurt any one nor damage any property) but they forced us to change him from a full-day schedule to a half-day schedule (which screwed up our whole family's plan). We had no choice but put him on a half-day schedule, but then OneWorld refused to refund the difference between the more expensive full-day tuition deposit and half-day tuition. You will find that they have many more girls than boys, because they systematically force boys' parents to drop out of school. The accountant (Liz Jarome) and school directress (Rebecca Keith) are rude and reluctant to communicate with parents. You can read their contract document and handbook and then you will find that they are full of unreasonable and restrictive terms. We strongly feel that our rights are deprived!! Please read these documents before deciding on it!! ... They will also verbally force you to commit to their entire K-6 years in addition to just signing a one-year contract. The secretary, Pascale, is an extremely rigid person. Also, the facilities are extremely old and poor for children. My recommendation: DON'T SEND YOUR KIDS TO ONEWORLD BECAUSE IT IS NOT A TRUE MONTESSORI SCHOOL!! THE UNNECESSARILY RIGID PHILOSOPHY OF THE SCHOOL DIRECTRESS AND STAFF REFLECTS A SERIOUS DEVIATION FROM MARIA MONTESSORI'S ORIGINAL PHILOSOPHY. Both my wife and I have high education training (MA and PhD) and agree that OneWorld is the most terrible school we have ever encountered.

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Don??t waist your precious time with this preschool?I was only for the tour and was horrible.
Pascal spoke for hours without any sense?she didn??t finish making the tour with us?
This preschool wants long commitment and also volunteers for 15 hours during the school year although the tuition is high, 500 USD a non refundable enrollment fee and many, many holidays.
And after hours of tour Pascal told us that wouldn??t be any opening for this year...so it is a waiting list for next year.
So, too many rules, very expensive for what it offers and volunteering?all this were too much for me.
I??m a white person, European and I want my best for my child?and this preschool is far a way of normality.

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Don??t waist your precious time with this preschool?I was only for the tour and was horrible.
Pascal spoke for hours without any sense?she didn??t finish making the tour with us?
This preschool wants long commitment and also volunteers for 15 hours during the school year although the tuition is high, 500 USD a non refundable enrollment fee and many, many holidays.
And after hours of tour Pascal told us that wouldn??t be any opening for this year...so it is a waiting list for next year.
So, too many rules, very expensive for what it offers and volunteering?all this were too much for me.
I??m a white person, European and I want my best for my child?and this preschool is far a way of normality.

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Finally a real Montessori school, and I have a feeling this is a real 4 star!
The only reasons I think is not the 5 star one is because the building is pretty old and it shows, the location is not the best I can imagine and they still have too many holidays for a working mom (1 wk spring break and 2wks Xmas break). But I'll certainly schedule an observation tour and see if that changes my mind
They have weekly classroom tours each Monday at 1:30 pm. and I really liked the tour offered by Pascale today.
On short, knowledgeable staff that's been with the school for a long time. One thing I'm not sure I like is the 36-kids class, from the 30-kids class experience at HeadsUp I'd think that there are too many kids in a class. But I've asked Pascale and she said that the class works pretty well like this.

I'll post more after the observation tour here:
http://myfriendisyourfriend.wordpress.com/tag/one-world-montessori/

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★★★★☆

Finally a real Montessori school, and I have a feeling this is a real 4 star!
The only reasons I think is not the 5 star one is because the building is pretty old and it shows, the location is not the best I can imagine and they still have too many holidays for a working mom (1 wk spring break and 2wks Xmas break). But I'll certainly schedule an observation tour and see if that changes my mind
They have weekly classroom tours each Monday at 1:30 pm. and I really liked the tour offered by Pascale today.
On short, knowledgeable staff that's been with the school for a long time. One thing I'm not sure I like is the 36-kids class, from the 30-kids class experience at HeadsUp I'd think that there are too many kids in a class. But I've asked Pascale and she said that the class works pretty well like this.

I'll post more after the observation tour here:
http://myfriendisyourfriend.wordpress.com/tag/one-world-montessori/

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One World Montessori is a fabulous school for children from 1 year old up. It closely follows the Montessori methodology - teaching children through hands on experiences. This preschool has a great multi cultural curiculum, it offers lots of exposure to music, arts, foreign languages and the 3 Rs.
I am really impressed with how much the children learn, the multi-age classrooms and how nurturing the teachers are.

PROS: multi-cultural, very caring, closely follows Montessori methodology
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★★★★★

One World Montessori is a fabulous school for children from 1 year old up. It closely follows the Montessori methodology - teaching children through hands on experiences. This preschool has a great multi cultural curiculum, it offers lots of exposure to music, arts, foreign languages and the 3 Rs.
I am really impressed with how much the children learn, the multi-age classrooms and how nurturing the teachers are.

PROS: multi-cultural, very caring, closely follows Montessori methodology
CONS:

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