Arden Montessori is a good school - my daughter has learned a lot and in fact, we have been always pleasantly surprised by how much she is learning. The teachers seem genuinely interested in the children and helping them to learn and grow. The teachers expect a lot from the children, not only academically, but also behaviorally and they tend to be strict with them. For my eldest daughter, their approach worked well, but for more rambunctious or distractable children, they seemed to be getting in trouble alot for doing things that are apparently just part of being a kid. Again, it depends on your style and that of your child, but my daughter has done quite well with the structure.