Starwood Montessori School

★★★★★
  • 6600 Lebanon Rd .

    Frisco, TX 75034

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  • 214-390-4879

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Both of my grandchildren are a part of the Starwood family. Their experiences have been positive ones regardless of the level or rooms in which they are placed. As an educator, I know what to look for and Starwood has everything that is good for kids. They learn how to learn, which is paramount to success in school and life in general . Establishing good study habits and learning how to explore central ideas is the root of all learning. I??ve had several students who attended Montessori schools and all of them had good study habits, which aided in their overall success in school. While some may see the school as sterile and cold, I see it as a healthy environment for learning life skills. As for the director, I had the privilege of having her in my class many years ago. She is smart, caring, and dedicated. She runs a tight ship because she has the lives of our precious children in her hands and those of her teachers. I am about to have a new grandchild and when she is old enough, she too will attend Starwood until she is ready for public school.

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Both of my grandchildren are a part of the Starwood family. Their experiences have been positive ones regardless of the level or rooms in which they are placed. As an educator, I know what to look for and Starwood has everything that is good for kids. They learn how to learn, which is paramount to success in school and life in general . Establishing good study habits and learning how to explore central ideas is the root of all learning. I??ve had several students who attended Montessori schools and all of them had good study habits, which aided in their overall success in school. While some may see the school as sterile and cold, I see it as a healthy environment for learning life skills. As for the director, I had the privilege of having her in my class many years ago. She is smart, caring, and dedicated. She runs a tight ship because she has the lives of our precious children in her hands and those of her teachers. I am about to have a new grandchild and when she is old enough, she too will attend Starwood until she is ready for public school.

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Most important we need an education setting that will support our child academically, socially, emotionally, and his unique needs.

We are more aware of our child??s emotional development. On Thursday evening, our child was in tears. He said, ??I can??t do anything right? and ??I don??t like school.? I immediately contacted the school to ask Ms. Marcy to phone me to discuss the statements. I also spoke to Ms. Anita regarding our child??s feeling of lack of success. We were hopeful that Ms. Anita would brainstorm with Ms. Teacher to create opportunities for our child??s success and improve his self esteem. My request to Ms. Teacher was for more frequent communication and qualitative data regarding our child??s progress or lack of progress. Essentially we need to know if our child??s education program. Our child??s growth must be an effort from home and school.
We are puzzled with professional development and previous trainings that you have provided to Starwood staff they have not been implemented for our child. We requested one or two proven strategies be attempted and relay the success or failure. No response... We desperately want our child to have some academic achievement this year. I agree that the evaluation completed will be very important to developing an education plan for our child. We do not want to delay any further opportunities for his achievement (six months wondering around the classroom with no significant growth is far too long). We are anticipating the results conference will provide more answers but, we are not confident that strategies will be implemented to assist our child. None of the previous presented instructional strategies have been implemented to our knowledge.

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Most important we need an education setting that will support our child academically, socially, emotionally, and his unique needs.

We are more aware of our child??s emotional development. On Thursday evening, our child was in tears. He said, ??I can??t do anything right? and ??I don??t like school.? I immediately contacted the school to ask Ms. Marcy to phone me to discuss the statements. I also spoke to Ms. Anita regarding our child??s feeling of lack of success. We were hopeful that Ms. Anita would brainstorm with Ms. Teacher to create opportunities for our child??s success and improve his self esteem. My request to Ms. Teacher was for more frequent communication and qualitative data regarding our child??s progress or lack of progress. Essentially we need to know if our child??s education program. Our child??s growth must be an effort from home and school.
We are puzzled with professional development and previous trainings that you have provided to Starwood staff they have not been implemented for our child. We requested one or two proven strategies be attempted and relay the success or failure. No response... We desperately want our child to have some academic achievement this year. I agree that the evaluation completed will be very important to developing an education plan for our child. We do not want to delay any further opportunities for his achievement (six months wondering around the classroom with no significant growth is far too long). We are anticipating the results conference will provide more answers but, we are not confident that strategies will be implemented to assist our child. None of the previous presented instructional strategies have been implemented to our knowledge.

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My older daughter was at Starwood from age 2 until 5 ('04-'07). My younger daughter has also started at age 2 ('09) and is in her second year at Starwood. My wife and I also utilized the aftercare program for both children.
When my oldest daughter entered the public school system, while in kindergarten, her reading level was well above her peers.

The staff (teaching and administration) is exceptional, caring, available and very nurturing. They are always professional, respectful and very responsive.
The curriculum is exceptional. Starwood provides a wonderful environment for children to learn and grow.

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My older daughter was at Starwood from age 2 until 5 ('04-'07). My younger daughter has also started at age 2 ('09) and is in her second year at Starwood. My wife and I also utilized the aftercare program for both children.
When my oldest daughter entered the public school system, while in kindergarten, her reading level was well above her peers.

The staff (teaching and administration) is exceptional, caring, available and very nurturing. They are always professional, respectful and very responsive.
The curriculum is exceptional. Starwood provides a wonderful environment for children to learn and grow.

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My son is starting his 2nd year at Starwood Montessori and he couldn't be more excited! Our experience last year was phenomenal. We visited each Montessori school in Frisco and would highly recommend Starwood. From day one, our experience has been incredible. I have great peace of mind knowing my son is being taught well by caring and professional teachers.

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My son is starting his 2nd year at Starwood Montessori and he couldn't be more excited! Our experience last year was phenomenal. We visited each Montessori school in Frisco and would highly recommend Starwood. From day one, our experience has been incredible. I have great peace of mind knowing my son is being taught well by caring and professional teachers.

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My son has been attending Starwood for two years now and I have to say that I am VERY pleased with the results. When he started at age 3 1/2 he was a shy and introverted child. I had him in a different Montessori school prior to Starwood and I just wasn't happy with the environment. Since he's been at Starwood he has completely come out of his shell and is excelling academically. He will actually be starting first grade and is only 5 1/2. He is eager and excited about school and I feel that it is all in thanks to the staff at Starwood. I love how each teacher knows my son by name, they even know my 2 year old who does not attend! I would highly recommend this school as I have seen the change in my own child. The tuition is high but I look at it as an investment for my child, and when it comes to my child and education I spare no expense! I look forward to sending my 2 year old next year when he turns 3!

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My son has been attending Starwood for two years now and I have to say that I am VERY pleased with the results. When he started at age 3 1/2 he was a shy and introverted child. I had him in a different Montessori school prior to Starwood and I just wasn't happy with the environment. Since he's been at Starwood he has completely come out of his shell and is excelling academically. He will actually be starting first grade and is only 5 1/2. He is eager and excited about school and I feel that it is all in thanks to the staff at Starwood. I love how each teacher knows my son by name, they even know my 2 year old who does not attend! I would highly recommend this school as I have seen the change in my own child. The tuition is high but I look at it as an investment for my child, and when it comes to my child and education I spare no expense! I look forward to sending my 2 year old next year when he turns 3!

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My husband and I are both physicians and are very picky about the education our children receive. That being said: We LOVE Starwood Montessori.
My son is almost 5 and has been attending Starwood for over a year now. We had him in Creme de la Creme Plano and even though the school is beautiful his old school was basically a daycare. Now at Starwood we are more than pleased with the education, love and great deal of attention he is given by all the staff at the school. His teachers know his strengths and weeknesses well, and I feel we are team when it comes to working with him to reach his full potential.The school is a clean, safe environment and I have always been very comfortable with all aspects of his care there. I appreciate that they do not 'over-fluff' the school and focus on keeping the education and teachers top notch. I am planning on keeping him at Starwood throughout his elementary education and am about to have my toddler daughter start the school next month. I would not hesitate to highly recommmend Starwood to my friends and family.

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My husband and I are both physicians and are very picky about the education our children receive. That being said: We LOVE Starwood Montessori.
My son is almost 5 and has been attending Starwood for over a year now. We had him in Creme de la Creme Plano and even though the school is beautiful his old school was basically a daycare. Now at Starwood we are more than pleased with the education, love and great deal of attention he is given by all the staff at the school. His teachers know his strengths and weeknesses well, and I feel we are team when it comes to working with him to reach his full potential.The school is a clean, safe environment and I have always been very comfortable with all aspects of his care there. I appreciate that they do not 'over-fluff' the school and focus on keeping the education and teachers top notch. I am planning on keeping him at Starwood throughout his elementary education and am about to have my toddler daughter start the school next month. I would not hesitate to highly recommmend Starwood to my friends and family.

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I refer students to Starwood frequently. The teachers are well-trained. The administration is present and informed to everyday experiences and activities. Everyone's focus is on the child. What is best for each child is the center of their philosophy. Children are viewed as individuals capable of doing their best. Children can succeed at Starwood with cooperation between the parents, the teachers, and the administration. If you are searching for a great school for your child, Starwood should be on your list to investigate.

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I refer students to Starwood frequently. The teachers are well-trained. The administration is present and informed to everyday experiences and activities. Everyone's focus is on the child. What is best for each child is the center of their philosophy. Children are viewed as individuals capable of doing their best. Children can succeed at Starwood with cooperation between the parents, the teachers, and the administration. If you are searching for a great school for your child, Starwood should be on your list to investigate.

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Can??t help but LOVE this place.

If you want to accelerate your child??s maturity and intellectual curiosity this is a great environment. Our experience was excellent. When we talk to our kids about their daily activities we hear the build up and pride in their voice about how they spent their school day. Enjoy your time at this school, participate and work with the teachers/staff and your child will have a great experience that he/she will use as a base for the rest of their life.

I am happy that my kids were able to gain this experience.

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Can??t help but LOVE this place.

If you want to accelerate your child??s maturity and intellectual curiosity this is a great environment. Our experience was excellent. When we talk to our kids about their daily activities we hear the build up and pride in their voice about how they spent their school day. Enjoy your time at this school, participate and work with the teachers/staff and your child will have a great experience that he/she will use as a base for the rest of their life.

I am happy that my kids were able to gain this experience.

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I had two children attend Starwood Montessori School from age 2 through kindergarten. They stayed through their kindergarten year because the education they were receiving at this school was well beyond anything they would have received in a traditional kindergarten classroom. My daughters now attend private school in Dallas, and are happy, confident, well rounded, and academically way above the curve. The teachers and staff at Starwood are knowledgeable, professional, caring, and take an active interest in educating every single child to their fullest potential. I would recommend this school to anyone seeking an exceptional Montessori experience for their children.

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I had two children attend Starwood Montessori School from age 2 through kindergarten. They stayed through their kindergarten year because the education they were receiving at this school was well beyond anything they would have received in a traditional kindergarten classroom. My daughters now attend private school in Dallas, and are happy, confident, well rounded, and academically way above the curve. The teachers and staff at Starwood are knowledgeable, professional, caring, and take an active interest in educating every single child to their fullest potential. I would recommend this school to anyone seeking an exceptional Montessori experience for their children.

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My daughter attended Starwood Montessori from 2yrs old to 5. The staff really care about the students and formed a connection with her (and others) to the point you know they care. She attended summer and after school programs as well. She is now in kindergarten and has adjusted very well to the public school environment. She missed them and they in turn have expressed several times that they miss her. Her younger sibling will also be attending soon since we were so satisfied with their services, education and quality!

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My daughter attended Starwood Montessori from 2yrs old to 5. The staff really care about the students and formed a connection with her (and others) to the point you know they care. She attended summer and after school programs as well. She is now in kindergarten and has adjusted very well to the public school environment. She missed them and they in turn have expressed several times that they miss her. Her younger sibling will also be attending soon since we were so satisfied with their services, education and quality!

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My son was at Starwood from 2 until 5. My daughter also started at 2 and is in her second year at Starwood. I'm a working mom and I've utilized Starwood's aftercare and summer program's as well. My son is a young 5 year old who entered Frisco public school kindergarten this year. Contrary to my fears and feedback I've read re: Montessori schools, my son has transitioned very well into public Kindergarten. Through the Montessori, he learned respect of others, self control and how to challenge himself. He also has a huge leap scholastically given the self paced Monstessori curriculum. His reading level is very high compared to his peers in public kindergarten. The staff (teaching and administration) is exceptional, caring, available and very nurturing. They are always professional, respectful and very responsive. My children are very different and I relied on the advice of this incredible staff as to the right direction for both of my children and I am so pleased with the results. Not every teacher is for every child and not every child is for every teacher. Thank you also for providing me with the peace of mind knowing my children are safe, loved and having a wonderful time learning. This entire staff KNOWs and LOVEs children! Thanks Starwood for providing such a wonderful environment for my children to learn, grow and explore!

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My son was at Starwood from 2 until 5. My daughter also started at 2 and is in her second year at Starwood. I'm a working mom and I've utilized Starwood's aftercare and summer program's as well. My son is a young 5 year old who entered Frisco public school kindergarten this year. Contrary to my fears and feedback I've read re: Montessori schools, my son has transitioned very well into public Kindergarten. Through the Montessori, he learned respect of others, self control and how to challenge himself. He also has a huge leap scholastically given the self paced Monstessori curriculum. His reading level is very high compared to his peers in public kindergarten. The staff (teaching and administration) is exceptional, caring, available and very nurturing. They are always professional, respectful and very responsive. My children are very different and I relied on the advice of this incredible staff as to the right direction for both of my children and I am so pleased with the results. Not every teacher is for every child and not every child is for every teacher. Thank you also for providing me with the peace of mind knowing my children are safe, loved and having a wonderful time learning. This entire staff KNOWs and LOVEs children! Thanks Starwood for providing such a wonderful environment for my children to learn, grow and explore!

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Our daughter has been a student at Starwood for going on 5 years now. It has been a wonderful experience for her and for us as well. She has grown so much, not just academically, but as a person who relates well to other kids and adults. The Montessori curriculum encourages her to take responsibility for her own education by having her plan her day each morning and set goals for each week, which is a very important skill to master. Each child is able to work at their own pace, yet nobody is slacking off or coasting in the classroom. I have never seen a teacher raise their voice to a student in the 5 years that our daughter has attended, and I have never seen any kind of disrespectful behavior from a student toward the teachers or other students. Respect for others, and being accountable for your own actions are stressed as a part of the way the Montessori program works.

Anita Hanks and the teachers and staff of Starwood are like family to us. They know every child's name, as well as their parents, and are always quick with a smile, a hug, and a "good morning". They take time to talk to your child, ask them how they're doing, and give them a hand if they're having a rough day.

We cannot recommend Starwood highly enough. If you are considering private school for your child, you really should look at Starwood Montessori school.

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Our daughter has been a student at Starwood for going on 5 years now. It has been a wonderful experience for her and for us as well. She has grown so much, not just academically, but as a person who relates well to other kids and adults. The Montessori curriculum encourages her to take responsibility for her own education by having her plan her day each morning and set goals for each week, which is a very important skill to master. Each child is able to work at their own pace, yet nobody is slacking off or coasting in the classroom. I have never seen a teacher raise their voice to a student in the 5 years that our daughter has attended, and I have never seen any kind of disrespectful behavior from a student toward the teachers or other students. Respect for others, and being accountable for your own actions are stressed as a part of the way the Montessori program works.

Anita Hanks and the teachers and staff of Starwood are like family to us. They know every child's name, as well as their parents, and are always quick with a smile, a hug, and a "good morning". They take time to talk to your child, ask them how they're doing, and give them a hand if they're having a rough day.

We cannot recommend Starwood highly enough. If you are considering private school for your child, you really should look at Starwood Montessori school.

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I have two children at Starwood Montessori, and a third to start later this year. My 6 year old is in his third year and my 5 year old is in his second year there. My sister had two children go through Starwood, so suffice to say that we are all big fans of Starwood Montessori.The school is very well organized and they do a fantastic job of keeping us abreast of what is happening at school through regular parent-teacher conferences, open houses, an open door observation policy, consistently sending home packets etc.The teachers and all of the staff are absolutely wonderful and clearly adored by all of the children. Teachers greet the children at the car and always do so with a smile and an enthusiasm that gets them off to a great start every morning.My oldest son reached a point where he needed more challenges in his Primary Class. I met with Anita Hanks, the Director of the school, and she thought a move up to an Elementary level would be appropriate. This required my son to move classes mid-year. Everything was communicated clearly, the transition was handled perfectly, an he is thriving!I cannot recommend Starwood Montessori highly enough. Every time I am at the school, I leave with a renewed sense of "this is where my children belong."

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I have two children at Starwood Montessori, and a third to start later this year. My 6 year old is in his third year and my 5 year old is in his second year there. My sister had two children go through Starwood, so suffice to say that we are all big fans of Starwood Montessori.The school is very well organized and they do a fantastic job of keeping us abreast of what is happening at school through regular parent-teacher conferences, open houses, an open door observation policy, consistently sending home packets etc.The teachers and all of the staff are absolutely wonderful and clearly adored by all of the children. Teachers greet the children at the car and always do so with a smile and an enthusiasm that gets them off to a great start every morning.My oldest son reached a point where he needed more challenges in his Primary Class. I met with Anita Hanks, the Director of the school, and she thought a move up to an Elementary level would be appropriate. This required my son to move classes mid-year. Everything was communicated clearly, the transition was handled perfectly, an he is thriving!I cannot recommend Starwood Montessori highly enough. Every time I am at the school, I leave with a renewed sense of "this is where my children belong."

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My five year old son has been a student at Starwood for two years and we have been very pleased with his experience. It is a very child-centric environment that focuses on the unique talents of each child and allows them to experience the joy of "learning how to learn" at their own pace. After experiencing another childcare program before changing to Starwood, we were so relieved to see what a calm environment the school operates within - it's not a chaotic environment like other preschools. The facility is well-managed, the communication with parents is fantastic and above all the teachers are very caring and nurturing individuals who seem to all love the children and the appreciate the role they have in their lives.

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My five year old son has been a student at Starwood for two years and we have been very pleased with his experience. It is a very child-centric environment that focuses on the unique talents of each child and allows them to experience the joy of "learning how to learn" at their own pace. After experiencing another childcare program before changing to Starwood, we were so relieved to see what a calm environment the school operates within - it's not a chaotic environment like other preschools. The facility is well-managed, the communication with parents is fantastic and above all the teachers are very caring and nurturing individuals who seem to all love the children and the appreciate the role they have in their lives.

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My oldest daughter is in her 5th year and my youngest daughter is in her 2nd year at Starwood. It is truly an amazing environment. I cannot say enough positive things about the high level of eduction my children receive and the warmth of the staff and teachers that they have now and have had throughout the years attending. I am a rather particular mother who focuses a great deal on the value of eduction and I can say that I do not think you can find a better preschool or elementary educational program in the area in either public or private schools. I highly recommend Starwood.

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My oldest daughter is in her 5th year and my youngest daughter is in her 2nd year at Starwood. It is truly an amazing environment. I cannot say enough positive things about the high level of eduction my children receive and the warmth of the staff and teachers that they have now and have had throughout the years attending. I am a rather particular mother who focuses a great deal on the value of eduction and I can say that I do not think you can find a better preschool or elementary educational program in the area in either public or private schools. I highly recommend Starwood.

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My child is starting her fourth year at Starwood. I knew when I walked in the door of the school in 2006 that this was the school I wanted for my child.I visited other schools in the area, but Starwood really impressed me. The school has been wonderful for my child. She has developed a real interest in learning. She can't wait to get to school each day. She loves the playground, her teachers, and seeing her friends. She enjoys her school work and told me the work was not 'hard', but 'challenging'. I definitely recommend the school based on my experience.

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My child is starting her fourth year at Starwood. I knew when I walked in the door of the school in 2006 that this was the school I wanted for my child.I visited other schools in the area, but Starwood really impressed me. The school has been wonderful for my child. She has developed a real interest in learning. She can't wait to get to school each day. She loves the playground, her teachers, and seeing her friends. She enjoys her school work and told me the work was not 'hard', but 'challenging'. I definitely recommend the school based on my experience.

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We have 2 children at Starwood, one in the Primary program and the other in the Toddler program. We cannot say enough great things about the school. The curriculum is outstanding. We have friends and family that are constantly amazed at the things my children know already. And my kids love going to school each day. Starwood fosters a sense of independence and respect. The children learn to respect their teachers and, just as important, the teachers respect each child. The staff is supportive and the only time we had a concern, it was resolved the same day. The school is extremely clean. Both my kids were in a daycare environment prior to being at Starwood and since they have been at Starwood they are never sick anymore.
We selected a terrific learning environment for our children and look forward to several years of being part of the "Starwood Family".

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We have 2 children at Starwood, one in the Primary program and the other in the Toddler program. We cannot say enough great things about the school. The curriculum is outstanding. We have friends and family that are constantly amazed at the things my children know already. And my kids love going to school each day. Starwood fosters a sense of independence and respect. The children learn to respect their teachers and, just as important, the teachers respect each child. The staff is supportive and the only time we had a concern, it was resolved the same day. The school is extremely clean. Both my kids were in a daycare environment prior to being at Starwood and since they have been at Starwood they are never sick anymore.
We selected a terrific learning environment for our children and look forward to several years of being part of the "Starwood Family".

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Our daughter is beginning her third year at Starwood Montessori. She spent 2 years at the primary level and has just started elementary a year early. Her progress has been amazing! She thrives in the Montessori environment. We took her out of school one month this summer for a "break" from the routine. She said couldn't wait to get back to school because she missed the work! She/we love her classroom teachers as well as her aftercare teachers and other staff. Besides the classroom work, the teachers have done an outstanding job of encouraging respect for others, manners, responsibility and skills for living. Our only wish is that she could stay at Starwood through 12th grade!

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Our daughter is beginning her third year at Starwood Montessori. She spent 2 years at the primary level and has just started elementary a year early. Her progress has been amazing! She thrives in the Montessori environment. We took her out of school one month this summer for a "break" from the routine. She said couldn't wait to get back to school because she missed the work! She/we love her classroom teachers as well as her aftercare teachers and other staff. Besides the classroom work, the teachers have done an outstanding job of encouraging respect for others, manners, responsibility and skills for living. Our only wish is that she could stay at Starwood through 12th grade!

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I have 2 children who attend Starwood. They are in the 2nd and 5th grade. It has been such a supportive environment for both of my children. I admire the director??s immediate response to problems. My oldest child had been a victim of bullying at another school. I wanted to be certain that he was in a safe place....he is at Starwood. Respect is a theme at Starwood ?? respect for others and respect for you....wonderful message for the children. I appreciate the communication with the teachers (who are available and responsive to concerns). As for academics, having the assessments at the beginning of the year to customize each child??s lesson plan makes such sense. Who wants to be held back in math because they are struggling with grammar? This has made my children confident in their abilities and eager to learn and show mastery so they can move on to the next level of lessons. Starwood is a wonderful school where children can grow both emotionally and academically. I am thankful to have my children there.

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I have 2 children who attend Starwood. They are in the 2nd and 5th grade. It has been such a supportive environment for both of my children. I admire the director??s immediate response to problems. My oldest child had been a victim of bullying at another school. I wanted to be certain that he was in a safe place....he is at Starwood. Respect is a theme at Starwood ?? respect for others and respect for you....wonderful message for the children. I appreciate the communication with the teachers (who are available and responsive to concerns). As for academics, having the assessments at the beginning of the year to customize each child??s lesson plan makes such sense. Who wants to be held back in math because they are struggling with grammar? This has made my children confident in their abilities and eager to learn and show mastery so they can move on to the next level of lessons. Starwood is a wonderful school where children can grow both emotionally and academically. I am thankful to have my children there.

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As a psychologist with a background in learning and cognition, it was imperative to me that I placed my children in a educational environment that simultaneously nurtured their spirits while fostering their independence, curiosity, and critical thinking. I wanted my kids to have an excellent foundation in learning to learn (rather than just learning to memorize facts) and the Montessori method does just that--and Starwood Montessori School does it beautifully.I have had two children at Starwood over the course of the past 5 years and couldn't be happier or more impressed with every aspect of the school. In the toddler, primary, and elementary levels my children were blessed with nurturing and competent teachers who enjoyed their jobs and the opportunity to teach children and watch them learn and grow. All of the teachers my children have had have been very proactive in communicating with me and have always welcomed my questions. Moreover, they welcome parents into the classrooms to read to the children and assist with parties, luncheons, etc. I also love being able to go into the school whenever I want to observe my children from the 1-way window. After attending Starwood from age 2 until age 6, my son started elementary school at our neighborhood FISD school where he was light years ahead in reading, writing and math. The teachers at Starwood do such an excellent job of teaching the children to read phonetically that they quickly become solid readers who can tackle material well beyond what would be expected given their chronological age. Further, the Montessori materials are innately interesting for the children and allow for a concrete understanding of math, geography, and geometry principles.We have had wonderful experiences with the director, front office staff, teachers, and aftercare teachers and would highly recommend Starwood Montessori School to anyone in the Frisco area.

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As a psychologist with a background in learning and cognition, it was imperative to me that I placed my children in a educational environment that simultaneously nurtured their spirits while fostering their independence, curiosity, and critical thinking. I wanted my kids to have an excellent foundation in learning to learn (rather than just learning to memorize facts) and the Montessori method does just that--and Starwood Montessori School does it beautifully.I have had two children at Starwood over the course of the past 5 years and couldn't be happier or more impressed with every aspect of the school. In the toddler, primary, and elementary levels my children were blessed with nurturing and competent teachers who enjoyed their jobs and the opportunity to teach children and watch them learn and grow. All of the teachers my children have had have been very proactive in communicating with me and have always welcomed my questions. Moreover, they welcome parents into the classrooms to read to the children and assist with parties, luncheons, etc. I also love being able to go into the school whenever I want to observe my children from the 1-way window. After attending Starwood from age 2 until age 6, my son started elementary school at our neighborhood FISD school where he was light years ahead in reading, writing and math. The teachers at Starwood do such an excellent job of teaching the children to read phonetically that they quickly become solid readers who can tackle material well beyond what would be expected given their chronological age. Further, the Montessori materials are innately interesting for the children and allow for a concrete understanding of math, geography, and geometry principles.We have had wonderful experiences with the director, front office staff, teachers, and aftercare teachers and would highly recommend Starwood Montessori School to anyone in the Frisco area.

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Having children is easy, letting go of them is a whole other story unless the transition is made seamless by a staff and school like Starwood Montessori. We began our due diligence on schools when our daughter was six months old. We knew we had selected the best school for our daughter but the proof is in the pudding right? She turned around on the first day of Pre-K , and removed the rather large lump from my throat, and said, ?? I am ready for school , lets go?. As I watched outside her classroom viewing window the following 3 days I knew she was right and I knew we had made the right choice. We have been extremely happy with her social development and she has astounded us with how fast she has learned to read as well as her math and computer skills. She came home from her first day of first grade today telling me, ??They only have three rules?.respect yourself, respect others and keep your hands to yourself?. If only everyone could remember that! We have never left our children with anyone but family and I can easily say the same is true as our daughter begins her third year at Starwood Montessori. Thank you Mrs. Anita and the Staff of Starwood

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Having children is easy, letting go of them is a whole other story unless the transition is made seamless by a staff and school like Starwood Montessori. We began our due diligence on schools when our daughter was six months old. We knew we had selected the best school for our daughter but the proof is in the pudding right? She turned around on the first day of Pre-K , and removed the rather large lump from my throat, and said, ?? I am ready for school , lets go?. As I watched outside her classroom viewing window the following 3 days I knew she was right and I knew we had made the right choice. We have been extremely happy with her social development and she has astounded us with how fast she has learned to read as well as her math and computer skills. She came home from her first day of first grade today telling me, ??They only have three rules?.respect yourself, respect others and keep your hands to yourself?. If only everyone could remember that! We have never left our children with anyone but family and I can easily say the same is true as our daughter begins her third year at Starwood Montessori. Thank you Mrs. Anita and the Staff of Starwood

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I have had a relationship with Starwood Montessori since 2004, when my oldest daughter started in the toddler program. She is now a second grader there, along with my youngest daughter who is in kindergarten. Our plan is to keep each of our girls there through the end of 4th grade. Starwood provides an incredible environment for its students. It is the perfect blend of individual and loving attention with education and structure. My oldest daughter's personality absolutely blossomed there when she started, just shy of two years old. My youngest daughter is able to get the right balance of individualized attention and structure that she needs.In this school, all of the teachers know almost all of the children by name. As your child enters the school each morning, they are greeted by the various teachers and administrators. Many, many times, those greetings are accompanied by warm hugs. I would often stay to watch my children through the two-way window after dropoff, and I can honestly say that I always left with a "warm and fuzzy' feeling about the care and attention that was being provided to my children.In addition to being a very safe, clean and nurturing environment, Starwood provides an excellent education to its students. My daughters' education is comparable to, if not ahead of that received by their peers at other school such as Lamplighter (for far less $$). I am sure that they will be well-prepared for the next chapter in their education when they leave the school.

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I have had a relationship with Starwood Montessori since 2004, when my oldest daughter started in the toddler program. She is now a second grader there, along with my youngest daughter who is in kindergarten. Our plan is to keep each of our girls there through the end of 4th grade. Starwood provides an incredible environment for its students. It is the perfect blend of individual and loving attention with education and structure. My oldest daughter's personality absolutely blossomed there when she started, just shy of two years old. My youngest daughter is able to get the right balance of individualized attention and structure that she needs.In this school, all of the teachers know almost all of the children by name. As your child enters the school each morning, they are greeted by the various teachers and administrators. Many, many times, those greetings are accompanied by warm hugs. I would often stay to watch my children through the two-way window after dropoff, and I can honestly say that I always left with a "warm and fuzzy' feeling about the care and attention that was being provided to my children.In addition to being a very safe, clean and nurturing environment, Starwood provides an excellent education to its students. My daughters' education is comparable to, if not ahead of that received by their peers at other school such as Lamplighter (for far less $$). I am sure that they will be well-prepared for the next chapter in their education when they leave the school.

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Our middle son studied at Starwood Montessori for three years ( 3 - 5 years) and absolutely loved attending every day! He was welcomed warmly every day and truly enjoyed the friendly environment.

We were amazed at the level of content that he was learning - he knew all of his continents and where they were by age 5. His penmanship is excellent as well as letter formation. He takes great pride in his writing. We also felt that his reading was far above other students in other schools.

We are sending our daughter to Starwood Montessori this year and plan to keep her there for three years. I tell my friends that I would not miss the Starwood Montessori step in their childrens education. We transitioned our son to a private christian school for Kindergarten and he was a high flyer in his class! He was reading at a mid second grade level upon entering kindergarten.

Our only regret is that we did not give the gift or Starwood Montessori to our oldest son. Our experience at the school has been overwhelmingly positive. If you want a neat, clean and caring environment with competent teachers look no further than Starwood Montesorri!

Thank you to the entire staff at Starwood!

Amy C.

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Our middle son studied at Starwood Montessori for three years ( 3 - 5 years) and absolutely loved attending every day! He was welcomed warmly every day and truly enjoyed the friendly environment.

We were amazed at the level of content that he was learning - he knew all of his continents and where they were by age 5. His penmanship is excellent as well as letter formation. He takes great pride in his writing. We also felt that his reading was far above other students in other schools.

We are sending our daughter to Starwood Montessori this year and plan to keep her there for three years. I tell my friends that I would not miss the Starwood Montessori step in their childrens education. We transitioned our son to a private christian school for Kindergarten and he was a high flyer in his class! He was reading at a mid second grade level upon entering kindergarten.

Our only regret is that we did not give the gift or Starwood Montessori to our oldest son. Our experience at the school has been overwhelmingly positive. If you want a neat, clean and caring environment with competent teachers look no further than Starwood Montesorri!

Thank you to the entire staff at Starwood!

Amy C.

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For those of you that want your children to get a great start in life, Starwood Montessori (SM) is the place to begin. All three of our children attended this exceptional school and each one of them exited with exceptional reading skills, math skills, and artistic abilities, including music, painting, and small constructs.

Initially, our kids were on a waiting list and we could not place them in SM. We put them in a nearby well known child-care program. The program had no curriculum what-so-ever and was basically a kid zoo. It was dreadful.

When we finally got a chance to place our twin boys in SM we found it to be a fantastic blend of structure, education, and playtime. They simply thrived there. Later, when our daughter was old enough to attend, we signed her up and she did absolutely wonderful in her program.

We can??t say enough about what a great start SM gave our children. We also can??t say enough about the excellent and committed teachers that worked with our kids. They were professional beyond description. The director ran the school with an open door policy and the teacher/parent participation was excellent and encouraged.

Thank you for a truly wonderful program and providing the kind of environment that allowed our kids to get a great start in life.

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For those of you that want your children to get a great start in life, Starwood Montessori (SM) is the place to begin. All three of our children attended this exceptional school and each one of them exited with exceptional reading skills, math skills, and artistic abilities, including music, painting, and small constructs.

Initially, our kids were on a waiting list and we could not place them in SM. We put them in a nearby well known child-care program. The program had no curriculum what-so-ever and was basically a kid zoo. It was dreadful.

When we finally got a chance to place our twin boys in SM we found it to be a fantastic blend of structure, education, and playtime. They simply thrived there. Later, when our daughter was old enough to attend, we signed her up and she did absolutely wonderful in her program.

We can??t say enough about what a great start SM gave our children. We also can??t say enough about the excellent and committed teachers that worked with our kids. They were professional beyond description. The director ran the school with an open door policy and the teacher/parent participation was excellent and encouraged.

Thank you for a truly wonderful program and providing the kind of environment that allowed our kids to get a great start in life.

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We have 3 children at Starwood Montessori - one in the toddler program, one in primary and one in elementary. We have been at the school for 6 years. We never dreamed our children could be so happy AND learn so much at a young age. My daughter was reading at 4 years old. The teachers are very loving and nurturing, and the staff is so helpful. My children LOVE to go to school every day - they jump out of the car with a smile on their faces. Each of my children have very different personalities, but they have all thrived and have gained such confidence and love of learning. The school has a very "open door" policy. Parents are always welcome to observe their children, and are encouraged to be involved in many ways. I read with multiple classes. The director is very involved and has a very good knowledge of the different children's personalities and needs.

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We have 3 children at Starwood Montessori - one in the toddler program, one in primary and one in elementary. We have been at the school for 6 years. We never dreamed our children could be so happy AND learn so much at a young age. My daughter was reading at 4 years old. The teachers are very loving and nurturing, and the staff is so helpful. My children LOVE to go to school every day - they jump out of the car with a smile on their faces. Each of my children have very different personalities, but they have all thrived and have gained such confidence and love of learning. The school has a very "open door" policy. Parents are always welcome to observe their children, and are encouraged to be involved in many ways. I read with multiple classes. The director is very involved and has a very good knowledge of the different children's personalities and needs.

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After six years at Starwood Montessori, our daughter is moving onto middle school. Our search for a new private school was difficult, because the bar had been raised so high.She is leaving with a solid foundation and is prepared to tackle and master challenging curriculum moving into secondary education and beyond. Our daughter has been nurtured,encouraged and challenged; I firmly believe that her years at Starwood have been instrumental for her love of learning. Our experience over the last six years has been wonderful from interactions with office personnel, the administration, to the parents and teaching staff. This team of professionals is willing and able to chart a course for success for your child - it takes partnership and we have benefited from our investment in our daughter's education. Thank you to all who have made such a difference for our child.

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After six years at Starwood Montessori, our daughter is moving onto middle school. Our search for a new private school was difficult, because the bar had been raised so high.She is leaving with a solid foundation and is prepared to tackle and master challenging curriculum moving into secondary education and beyond. Our daughter has been nurtured,encouraged and challenged; I firmly believe that her years at Starwood have been instrumental for her love of learning. Our experience over the last six years has been wonderful from interactions with office personnel, the administration, to the parents and teaching staff. This team of professionals is willing and able to chart a course for success for your child - it takes partnership and we have benefited from our investment in our daughter's education. Thank you to all who have made such a difference for our child.

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My grandson just completed his first year at Starwood Montessori School and had a WONDERFUL year! (Thank you Ms. Anita and staff!) A few years ago I worked in the office at Starwood and saw first hand what a wonderful learning facility Starwood was. I saw the ??work behind the scenes?, the care and compassion and the time and attention devoted to each child, always encouraging and challenging the child to reach for the stars. I recognized the safe environment and the love between students and staff, and I saw the two-way respect between the director and staff. Having had my grandson at Starwood this past year reinforces my belief that Starwood Montessori School is a top-notch learning facility that truly is all about what is best for the child. Sharing my thoughts publicly is my way of saying, ??Thank you Starwood Montessori School for treating my grandson like the special little guy that I think he is! You have made his first taste of school more than palatable??Ms. Anita, the front office, the teachers, assistants, etc??you are truly the best!? On a scale of 1-10, you are a 15!

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My grandson just completed his first year at Starwood Montessori School and had a WONDERFUL year! (Thank you Ms. Anita and staff!) A few years ago I worked in the office at Starwood and saw first hand what a wonderful learning facility Starwood was. I saw the ??work behind the scenes?, the care and compassion and the time and attention devoted to each child, always encouraging and challenging the child to reach for the stars. I recognized the safe environment and the love between students and staff, and I saw the two-way respect between the director and staff. Having had my grandson at Starwood this past year reinforces my belief that Starwood Montessori School is a top-notch learning facility that truly is all about what is best for the child. Sharing my thoughts publicly is my way of saying, ??Thank you Starwood Montessori School for treating my grandson like the special little guy that I think he is! You have made his first taste of school more than palatable??Ms. Anita, the front office, the teachers, assistants, etc??you are truly the best!? On a scale of 1-10, you are a 15!

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My daughter has attended Starwood Montessori x 3 years. She was playing with several other kids who used to go to Starwood Montessori but now attend the public school in the area. They had to leave for financial reasons as their parents rather lease fancy sports cars than put a little extra money into their child's education. Anyway, not through rose colored glasses, but rather through the observations of the other children's parents my daughter displayed advanced skills in language, mathematics, and general problem solving. Of course there are cheaper alternatives than private education, but Starwood Montessori represents a fantastic investment where prudent money is spent.

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My daughter has attended Starwood Montessori x 3 years. She was playing with several other kids who used to go to Starwood Montessori but now attend the public school in the area. They had to leave for financial reasons as their parents rather lease fancy sports cars than put a little extra money into their child's education. Anyway, not through rose colored glasses, but rather through the observations of the other children's parents my daughter displayed advanced skills in language, mathematics, and general problem solving. Of course there are cheaper alternatives than private education, but Starwood Montessori represents a fantastic investment where prudent money is spent.

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By Anonymous
My daughter attended Starwood Montessori when she was 2 1/2. She is 5 now. About 8 months ago, we drove by Starwood M. She said, "That's the mean school." I said what are you talking about? She said, "They hit the kids who aren't quiet on the hands with sticks that have numbers." She was obviously talking about rulers. I thought that was quite interesting. I won't name the teacher she had but I always had a bad feeling about her. Of course, my daughter was only 2 1/2 at the time but for her to say "sticks with numbers" kind of convinces me that it actually happened. I would never recommend this school. Plus, my daughter was in the half day class. About 10-15 minutes before she was to leave, all the other kids began eating lunch. She had to sit on the carpet by herself. It was not worth the $620 a month or whatever it was.

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My daughter attended Starwood Montessori when she was 2 1/2. She is 5 now. About 8 months ago, we drove by Starwood M. She said, "That's the mean school." I said what are you talking about? She said, "They hit the kids who aren't quiet on the hands with sticks that have numbers." She was obviously talking about rulers. I thought that was quite interesting. I won't name the teacher she had but I always had a bad feeling about her. Of course, my daughter was only 2 1/2 at the time but for her to say "sticks with numbers" kind of convinces me that it actually happened. I would never recommend this school. Plus, my daughter was in the half day class. About 10-15 minutes before she was to leave, all the other kids began eating lunch. She had to sit on the carpet by herself. It was not worth the $620 a month or whatever it was.

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I have three children attending Starwood and they love it!! The teachers are extremely warm and personable! I could not ask for a better learning environment for my children. The turnover rate is almost zero and each one has been there many years. They also have a great internship program for people who are working on their Montessori accreditaion. They offer every type of program you could think of for your child.

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I have three children attending Starwood and they love it!! The teachers are extremely warm and personable! I could not ask for a better learning environment for my children. The turnover rate is almost zero and each one has been there many years. They also have a great internship program for people who are working on their Montessori accreditaion. They offer every type of program you could think of for your child.

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