Abc Intl Montessori

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  • 10801 Normandale Blvd

    Bloomington, MN 55437

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  • 952-881-1717

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My child was taken out of ABC Montessori School the day the state called me and asked if they could come to my home to interview my child. I sat stunned with my husband as I listened to the state investigator question my child. My child told the investigator Mrs.Gupta had taken her up front to the library and shaken her so hard, she felt her bones were going to break. I drive by the school now 3 years later and my child will always look out the window and say"that's a bad school". Please call the state and the local police before you even think of enrolling your child their.

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My child was taken out of ABC Montessori School the day the state called me and asked if they could come to my home to interview my child. I sat stunned with my husband as I listened to the state investigator question my child. My child told the investigator Mrs.Gupta had taken her up front to the library and shaken her so hard, she felt her bones were going to break. I drive by the school now 3 years later and my child will always look out the window and say"that's a bad school". Please call the state and the local police before you even think of enrolling your child their.

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WARNING: This school's state license for preschool services was revoked by the Minnesota Department of Human Services on Aug 12, 2008 due to findings of maltreatment of children; this ruling is currently under appeal. The school co-owner and chief administrator was also disqualified by the MN Dept Human Services from providing direct care services to preschool-aged children; this too has been appealed. It is suspected that the co-owner who serves as the lead elementary teacher was disqualified by the MN Dept of Human Services on Dec 20, 2007 from providing direct care services to preschool aged children; the status of the appeal is not known; the identity of the disqualified person referred to in the DHS reports as SP1 cannot be independently verified with the state. NOTE: There is a MN statute that allows private preschools to operate w/o a license, so technically a license is not provided.

This school provides a superior education but does so in a very strict environment. The Montessori philosophy of respect for the child and respect for the work is not always adhered to.

One indicator of the temperament of the school's management is the wholly unprofessional and personal responses of one of the school's directors to others' negative reviews on this site. (Never mind the poor grammar, spelling, etc.)

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WARNING: This school's state license for preschool services was revoked by the Minnesota Department of Human Services on Aug 12, 2008 due to findings of maltreatment of children; this ruling is currently under appeal. The school co-owner and chief administrator was also disqualified by the MN Dept Human Services from providing direct care services to preschool-aged children; this too has been appealed. It is suspected that the co-owner who serves as the lead elementary teacher was disqualified by the MN Dept of Human Services on Dec 20, 2007 from providing direct care services to preschool aged children; the status of the appeal is not known; the identity of the disqualified person referred to in the DHS reports as SP1 cannot be independently verified with the state. NOTE: There is a MN statute that allows private preschools to operate w/o a license, so technically a license is not provided.

This school provides a superior education but does so in a very strict environment. The Montessori philosophy of respect for the child and respect for the work is not always adhered to.

One indicator of the temperament of the school's management is the wholly unprofessional and personal responses of one of the school's directors to others' negative reviews on this site. (Never mind the poor grammar, spelling, etc.)

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If you are looking for an outstanding Montessori-based educational environment for your child, do your homework before risking the mental and physical well being of your children. Contact the MN Department of Human Services and the Bloomington Police Department for records dating back over 10 years about why ABC International Montessori provides anything BUT a safe, nurturing environment for your young ones.

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If you are looking for an outstanding Montessori-based educational environment for your child, do your homework before risking the mental and physical well being of your children. Contact the MN Department of Human Services and the Bloomington Police Department for records dating back over 10 years about why ABC International Montessori provides anything BUT a safe, nurturing environment for your young ones.

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This is a wonderful school! Mrs. Gupta is a very good teacher & her staff is great too. My kids just love it there. She is very consistent with the kids & that iswhat they need.

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This is a wonderful school! Mrs. Gupta is a very good teacher & her staff is great too. My kids just love it there. She is very consistent with the kids & that iswhat they need.

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Over the years I have heard horror stories about ABC. I am a teacher in a Montessori School, and taught for awhile at a daycare in Bloomington close by ABC. Many parents would take their children to Montessori schools when they hit preschool age, and I NEVER recommended ABC.
I now work with a teacher who worked at ABC in the past, and she has told stories of abuse (she never witnessed it first hand, but can assume taking a child into the office by themselves and then hearing crying says something). Today was a happy day for this teacher, because it puts to rest the sadness she had for the children in that schools care.
I asked her why she never reported it and she said the amount of manipulation and fear placed on staff there made it seem like there was nothing the staff can do. She was even afraid to quit the school when she took the job at my center.

All I have to say for a lesson learned here, is parents need to really look into where they send their child. Stop in and visit unannounced (this is allowed under licensing, so if a center tell you that you can't, then they are doing something wrong). Cognitive skills aren't all that matter in early childhood. Children need to gain self esteem and social skills, and being "strict" by shaming children will only hurt them!

This gives a bad reputation to Montessori education because no where in the philosophy is it believed that children should be shamed, forced to do things to the teacher's standards, and/or be verbally/physically assaulted! Montessori is about respecting a child, and I know for a fact that this was not going on at ABC.

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Over the years I have heard horror stories about ABC. I am a teacher in a Montessori School, and taught for awhile at a daycare in Bloomington close by ABC. Many parents would take their children to Montessori schools when they hit preschool age, and I NEVER recommended ABC.
I now work with a teacher who worked at ABC in the past, and she has told stories of abuse (she never witnessed it first hand, but can assume taking a child into the office by themselves and then hearing crying says something). Today was a happy day for this teacher, because it puts to rest the sadness she had for the children in that schools care.
I asked her why she never reported it and she said the amount of manipulation and fear placed on staff there made it seem like there was nothing the staff can do. She was even afraid to quit the school when she took the job at my center.

All I have to say for a lesson learned here, is parents need to really look into where they send their child. Stop in and visit unannounced (this is allowed under licensing, so if a center tell you that you can't, then they are doing something wrong). Cognitive skills aren't all that matter in early childhood. Children need to gain self esteem and social skills, and being "strict" by shaming children will only hurt them!

This gives a bad reputation to Montessori education because no where in the philosophy is it believed that children should be shamed, forced to do things to the teacher's standards, and/or be verbally/physically assaulted! Montessori is about respecting a child, and I know for a fact that this was not going on at ABC.

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N/A I give you a F grade! a Gold medal, an oscar and a lamourgini, and a place in heaven!
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ABC is a great place for children to learn about the world around them. My daughter has excelled there, and her behavior has improved drastically. The head directress is very straight-forward, which I know is difficult for some parents. I find the program to be somewhat ridgid and demanding of the children, which is why I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars. But many parents send their children to ABC for just this reason. My daughter enjoys going to school, loves her teacher, and has made many new friends there.

I think people are much more likely to review a school when they've had a bad personal experience there. For us, the school has been wonderful.

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ABC is a great place for children to learn about the world around them. My daughter has excelled there, and her behavior has improved drastically. The head directress is very straight-forward, which I know is difficult for some parents. I find the program to be somewhat ridgid and demanding of the children, which is why I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars. But many parents send their children to ABC for just this reason. My daughter enjoys going to school, loves her teacher, and has made many new friends there.

I think people are much more likely to review a school when they've had a bad personal experience there. For us, the school has been wonderful.

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Anybody interested in reviewing the testimonails,letters ,cards, photos from past and
current parents and students have to just call us
and we will provide all the heartfelt ,honest,unsolicited,comments received over the last 30 years.Our parents ,students,staff have told us that "ABC Int'l Montessori"prepares students
for the global world,global citizenship,global understanding,global peace and lastly for Enlightenship of its students by preparing the students in a well run,disciplined environment-where
children find out themselves that their learning has been enhanced by their years of schooling and experiences at abc montessori.Students return to us to share with us their unique Montessori experience
(as we have many letters testifying),we are so proud of our students who have distinguished themselves
in their chosen professions,e.g a Neurologist at MAYO (Rochester,MN) with a P.HD in economics-
business etc. THis one student reflects on his Montessori eduaction at abc montessori academy in Bloomington.Ofcourse there are always disgruntled
individuals who want to spoil and blacken the reputation of a great educational institution,because they did not pay the tuition or were sidetracked by
unfounded rumors and inuendos etc.
If YOu are interested in reading the testinomials we have on file, please ask us ,we will be happy to show you so that you can make up your own mind .
Thank you .

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Anybody interested in reviewing the testimonails,letters ,cards, photos from past and
current parents and students have to just call us
and we will provide all the heartfelt ,honest,unsolicited,comments received over the last 30 years.Our parents ,students,staff have told us that "ABC Int'l Montessori"prepares students
for the global world,global citizenship,global understanding,global peace and lastly for Enlightenship of its students by preparing the students in a well run,disciplined environment-where
children find out themselves that their learning has been enhanced by their years of schooling and experiences at abc montessori.Students return to us to share with us their unique Montessori experience
(as we have many letters testifying),we are so proud of our students who have distinguished themselves
in their chosen professions,e.g a Neurologist at MAYO (Rochester,MN) with a P.HD in economics-
business etc. THis one student reflects on his Montessori eduaction at abc montessori academy in Bloomington.Ofcourse there are always disgruntled
individuals who want to spoil and blacken the reputation of a great educational institution,because they did not pay the tuition or were sidetracked by
unfounded rumors and inuendos etc.
If YOu are interested in reading the testinomials we have on file, please ask us ,we will be happy to show you so that you can make up your own mind .
Thank you .

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There is nothing positive to be said about this establishment. They are not AMI, have been reported more than once (and currently under investigation) with Human Services and will lie to your face about absolutely everything. I would NEVER send my own child there. I have seen abuse: physical, emotional and mental. Please do the research and find a better place for your child !!!

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There is nothing positive to be said about this establishment. They are not AMI, have been reported more than once (and currently under investigation) with Human Services and will lie to your face about absolutely everything. I would NEVER send my own child there. I have seen abuse: physical, emotional and mental. Please do the research and find a better place for your child !!!

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superman what you look for you FIND.TRy to look for GOOD and you will,look for EVIL you will,it is more a reflection of you and your MIND than any reality that you decsribed.I like your text, did you attend Harvard,Yale or a zoo
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A Human Services Report has been issued after an investigation that dated back to November 2007.The report has determined that a staff person was found guilty of maltreatment of children. This means that the staff person was verbally abusive toward the children and handled the children in a rough manner which included grabbing the children by the arms.

The second allegation was not determined. This included inappropriately touching a child on the upper thigh and having an inappropriate relationship with them.

You can download a copy here. abcmontessori.wordpress.com

The Bloomington Police Department has 4 separate police reports on file siting inappropriate behavior with children by a staff member. The city of Bloomington has removed the names of the alleged victims and the school employees involved in the past investigations.

While no one has been charged and the cases are not currently open or under investigation, the number of reports and incidents that site ??inappropriate behavior? is cause for concern. Contact the Bloomington Police Department to obtain a copy for yourself.

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A Human Services Report has been issued after an investigation that dated back to November 2007.The report has determined that a staff person was found guilty of maltreatment of children. This means that the staff person was verbally abusive toward the children and handled the children in a rough manner which included grabbing the children by the arms.

The second allegation was not determined. This included inappropriately touching a child on the upper thigh and having an inappropriate relationship with them.

You can download a copy here. abcmontessori.wordpress.com

The Bloomington Police Department has 4 separate police reports on file siting inappropriate behavior with children by a staff member. The city of Bloomington has removed the names of the alleged victims and the school employees involved in the past investigations.

While no one has been charged and the cases are not currently open or under investigation, the number of reports and incidents that site ??inappropriate behavior? is cause for concern. Contact the Bloomington Police Department to obtain a copy for yourself.

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WHAT WOULD JESUS DO? Get a job! This should not be your only thing to do 24 hours!
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My wife and are were looking for a day care provider for our daughter and found this one and we were absolutly satisfied with everything we saw there...Our daughter is very fussy when it comes to strange people...Which in a big way is very good...But with her needing to start school we needed to find some place soon...We wanted her to be ready before she started preschool and this place was great with her needs..And since she is a very picky eater they allowed us to pack her her own lunch...This was great...And our daughter was really comfortable around them and seemed to be "right at home"

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My wife and are were looking for a day care provider for our daughter and found this one and we were absolutly satisfied with everything we saw there...Our daughter is very fussy when it comes to strange people...Which in a big way is very good...But with her needing to start school we needed to find some place soon...We wanted her to be ready before she started preschool and this place was great with her needs..And since she is a very picky eater they allowed us to pack her her own lunch...This was great...And our daughter was really comfortable around them and seemed to be "right at home"

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vijay,g Bravo,unsolicited ,very honest and from the heart
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I would not recommend this day care/Montessori school to any one. We had our son their & it was the absolute worst experience ever! I am all for children learning on their own, but when a child gets kicked on the ground by another child that is the time for teacher interaction!

PROS: NONE
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I would not recommend this day care/Montessori school to any one. We had our son their & it was the absolute worst experience ever! I am all for children learning on their own, but when a child gets kicked on the ground by another child that is the time for teacher interaction!

PROS: NONE
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gupta,v you exercised your option

Message from Abc Intl Montessori

Knowledge is POWER- find a unique school where students learn

"HOW TO LEARN" ,offering COSMIC EDUCATION using Montessori methodology offering to children inter-disciplinary sciences ,cultural literacy,violin,modern and classical dance and

ballet, art ,piano, Spanish using over 100 CHARTS and TIME LINES to show from the Beginning of Time the stages of LIFE on

earth ( both ANIMAL and PLANT LIFE), Chemistry,Physics,and

the study of WORLD CULTURES..... and MORE.

ONE CHILD at a TIME, Small class sizes, Ungraded, all children

administered the SAT grade appropriate tests,School Drama-Plays,Musicals,Art and Cultural Fairs.. REASONABLE TUITION RATES, call 952 881 1717 and speak with school Administrator,

Mr GUPTA and see how your child will know and feel the Thrill

of LEARNING ,because our method allows children to ENJOY learning at their unique pace, development, interests, and motivation.One visit to our school will enlighten you.Many Graduates now Doctors,Architects,Laweyers and in the Art Fields

testify by their Letters and testimonials - HOW their years at

International Montessori made them what they are.WE would be happy to meet with you and explain our unique curriculum, show you our SALT WATER tank and Green House, and Garden.. all

to AID your childs growth, academic excellence.THANK YOU.

This is what one of our Montessori students said in his card:

Testinomial on file

Thank you for taking the time to come to my open house/graduation party-it was wonderful to see all of you.

Thank you for the card and the wonderful education you provided - 25 years ago. I have no doubt the learning framework you provided palyed a large role in my later development as a student,scientist and physician-Thank you again for all you have done!

Warmest Regards

BOB McDonald

here is another one ( out of so many -all on file)

We would like to take a minute and say a very special Thank You to you and your staff.

Over the last five (5) Years you have provided an exceptional environment for both Matthew and Jermy to learn and establish a foundation that will help them throughout their lives.

Your support and dedication has truly been felt.

Thank you again and good luck for continued success.

Sue & Larry Kugler



"As it s getting closer to leave, we feel very sad to say good bye.

Elly and Jolie LOVE ABC/IMA.

They love the teachers, they love their friends and they made through the school.As parents, we feel very fortunate to have signed the girl in ABC/IMA.

It is a great school, kids learn a lot from the school not only academically but also their self-esteem, self control.

Our best wish to you and all the teachers especially ...

Love

Kaichen D.

You will be amazed at the testinomials we have on file for you to

read, just ask us,Thank you for your unfailing support for our

school and staff.

Did you know that ABC Montessori was the first Montessori school to hold a "DEMONSTRATION CLASS" at the STATE CAPITOL BUILDING in St.Oaul,Minnesota. A Montessori Class with complete Montessori peadagogical materials, child size chairs and tables were set up in the Ornate Hallway at the State

Capitol Building. Montessori students, ages 2 1/2 to5 years were

invited to "work with Montessori Materials" just like they did everyday in their school premises, now in front of State Legislators and invited guest and public.

ABC Montessori children also went to the Governors Ornate Office Building to have the MN.State Governor sign the petition declaring "MONTESSORI MONTH".. true this was many years ago

during Governor ANDERSON's time.

ABC Montessori school children also set up a Demonstration Class at the SOUTHDALE SHOPPING MALL in the large open space with complete Montessori materials. Nearly 2,000 onlookers

were introduced to a LIVE DEMONSTRATION OF A MONTESSORI CLASS in session. These FIRST"s are a historical

past for ABC Montessori and we still have Newspaper cuttings and

Photo with Governor etc. for interested parents, who want to see

for themselves...ABC Montessori carries on that tradition and

is still instructing children just like it did almost 25 years ago.

If you would be interested, please ask us to show you the

pictures, newspaper clippings etc from our archves. You can

then make up your mind if ABC Montessori is a good fit for your child.

Our Primary Montessori is extended to Montessori Elementary for

6 to 12 years old children, thereby continuing Montessori instruction through Elementary. We have parents who have wanted to continue their childrens Montessori education beyond 6th grade, so we are now going to 7th and 8th grade, which is

heartening to see, how well our students adapt to other systems

Public and Private ,when they do leave us,, but carry with them

a lifelong love of learning.

ABC Montessori sees children who are bright and have a tremendous potential waiting to be tapped by our teachers and

faculty.Many students who have left us often return to see us and

tell and how much they enjoyed their learning at ABC International Montessorii.One students reflected and said," Those were the BEST years of MY LIFE" ( Scott ),If you really want

excellent education with a Cosmic and emphasis on Global learning, call us and come visit with us.We will show you samples

of childrens reports and handiwork and you can make up your own mind.Seeing is believing, so come on in , we are waiting to meet you and explain our Montessori program.Thank you.



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SERVICES- Montessori elementary,Violin instruction, Going out,Spanish, Painting/ARt instruction, school has a Professional Ballet Studio where children learn DANCE.The school holds year end plays,cultural fairs. Teacher made 100 Charts and TIME LINES

 

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