Glen Park Montessori

★★★☆☆
We are a premier preschool located in the Glen Park neighborhood in San Francisco, CA.
  • 647 Chenery St

    San Francisco, CA 94131

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  • 415-585-7701

About Glen Park Montessori

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M-F 8 AM to 6 PM

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I could not agree more with rerelaf's review from 2007. Sadly nothing has changed since then. Parents please beware! Sooner or later you will have to deal with Rosemary and her admin. staff.

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★★★★★

I could not agree more with rerelaf's review from 2007. Sadly nothing has changed since then. Parents please beware! Sooner or later you will have to deal with Rosemary and her admin. staff.

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We can't say enough great things about Glen Park Montessori. Our daughter began in August 2009. She is thriving at GPM and we credit her wonderful teachers with this. We were warmly received as a family and feel that our daughter is being very well taken care of. We feel that she is learning and growing. She feels safe and happy when we drop her off each day. The teachers and director Rosemary Rae are caring, kind, qualified and top notch.
We would recommend this school and the Montessori program to any family who wants their child to learn how to do for themselves what they are capable of doing. The children learn about each other and the world around them in a caring, peaceful and harmonious way.

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★★★★★

We can't say enough great things about Glen Park Montessori. Our daughter began in August 2009. She is thriving at GPM and we credit her wonderful teachers with this. We were warmly received as a family and feel that our daughter is being very well taken care of. We feel that she is learning and growing. She feels safe and happy when we drop her off each day. The teachers and director Rosemary Rae are caring, kind, qualified and top notch.
We would recommend this school and the Montessori program to any family who wants their child to learn how to do for themselves what they are capable of doing. The children learn about each other and the world around them in a caring, peaceful and harmonious way.

Pros: location, organic hot lunch, hours, great staff

Cons: small play yard

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When I first heard about Glen Park Montessori I was quite excited (location, philosophy, size of the school...).

I was not really sure if it would be "the" school or even if the montessori program was a good fit for her but I thought , "if we don't try,we'll never know".
I decided I would go to the open house and the 2 visits, just to check it by myself.
I'm so happy that we gave it a try.
I love the location and facility. It's very beautiful and airy. The deck is nice too. It's a calm and peaceful environment for the kids.

She seems so happy to go there and meet her friends and teachers, who she absolutely loves. She's very proud to show me what she's learnt during school (like pouring a glass of water and drinking with a proper glass, first thing they learn there or singing/dancing).
I'm very happy the school teaches the kids how to be independent and encourages them to respect each other.
Last but not least, I love the ecological focus of the school (from plants and animals in the school to projects, songs about continents etc.).
I would love though if they would propose after 4 classes program like sports/gym/danse on a regular basis.

I would recommand this school to prospective parents without hesitation.

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★★★★☆

When I first heard about Glen Park Montessori I was quite excited (location, philosophy, size of the school...).

I was not really sure if it would be "the" school or even if the montessori program was a good fit for her but I thought , "if we don't try,we'll never know".
I decided I would go to the open house and the 2 visits, just to check it by myself.
I'm so happy that we gave it a try.
I love the location and facility. It's very beautiful and airy. The deck is nice too. It's a calm and peaceful environment for the kids.

She seems so happy to go there and meet her friends and teachers, who she absolutely loves. She's very proud to show me what she's learnt during school (like pouring a glass of water and drinking with a proper glass, first thing they learn there or singing/dancing).
I'm very happy the school teaches the kids how to be independent and encourages them to respect each other.
Last but not least, I love the ecological focus of the school (from plants and animals in the school to projects, songs about continents etc.).
I would love though if they would propose after 4 classes program like sports/gym/danse on a regular basis.

I would recommand this school to prospective parents without hesitation.

Pros: location, size of the school, curriculum

Cons: activities for after 4pm

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It is too late to take my child out of this school, and away from friends and kindergarten is now less than a year away, but if I could go back and choose a different school, I would. The biggest problem I have with the school is the director Rosemary, who is someone that should never work with children, much less parents. She is rude, demanding and cold, not exactly the ideal person to run a school. I don't think I have met any teacher that is so dismissive and blatantly rude as Rosemary, and I have given up on trying to have polite conversations with her.

The school had great potential; I was impressed with the organic lunches and eco-friendly principles. I wish I had taken more stock in the many negative reviews there are to read online, before committing myself and enrolling my child. Beware!

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★☆☆☆☆

It is too late to take my child out of this school, and away from friends and kindergarten is now less than a year away, but if I could go back and choose a different school, I would. The biggest problem I have with the school is the director Rosemary, who is someone that should never work with children, much less parents. She is rude, demanding and cold, not exactly the ideal person to run a school. I don't think I have met any teacher that is so dismissive and blatantly rude as Rosemary, and I have given up on trying to have polite conversations with her.

The school had great potential; I was impressed with the organic lunches and eco-friendly principles. I wish I had taken more stock in the many negative reviews there are to read online, before committing myself and enrolling my child. Beware!

Pros: Teacher Aaron, other parents

Cons: Director Rosemary Rae, high teacher turnover, lots of days off and half days

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Yikes! Looks can sure be deceiving! This school's site is just so beautiful, it's hard to imagine what lies beneath the surface. At best, parents find the director to be disorganized and a bizarre communicator. At worst, she is extremely confrontational and aggressive (whether children are present or not, and no matter how calm parents are). It creates a very tense climate for all. The staffing is like a revolving door, and apparently this has been true for years ... perhaps in no small part due to the director's hostile and passive-aggressive ways of communicating and treating them. There are so many violations posted on the walls (and such a defensive or lackadaisical attitude from the director about them), that none of us know what to make of it! If considering this school, buyer beware!

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★☆☆☆☆

Yikes! Looks can sure be deceiving! This school's site is just so beautiful, it's hard to imagine what lies beneath the surface. At best, parents find the director to be disorganized and a bizarre communicator. At worst, she is extremely confrontational and aggressive (whether children are present or not, and no matter how calm parents are). It creates a very tense climate for all. The staffing is like a revolving door, and apparently this has been true for years ... perhaps in no small part due to the director's hostile and passive-aggressive ways of communicating and treating them. There are so many violations posted on the walls (and such a defensive or lackadaisical attitude from the director about them), that none of us know what to make of it! If considering this school, buyer beware!

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