I'm a student here. The teaching quality is lazy and the students don't seem to learn anything. The students have lack of intelligence. For example some students don't know how to read analog time. Sime don't know how to do division whatsoever. And the school is very small. The cafeteria is crammed into a gym. It's usually chas at the school as well. So if your a parrent and are looking for schools for your kid i highly recommend for you to NOT choose this school.
Pittsburgh Montessori K-8 is a public middle school in Pittsburgh. The principal of Pittsburgh Montessori K-8 is Ms Victoria Thompson-Bey. 363 students go to Pittsburgh Montessori K-8 and identify primarily as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 52% of the 363 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Pittsburgh Montessori K-8 is 13:1. De Paul School for Hearing & Speech is one of the nearest middle schools.
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Pittsburgh Montessori. I have been quite pleased with my experience at Pittsburgh Montessori. I love my son's teacher. She has a calm demeanor and she encourages the kids to think about problem solving and doesn't just do it for them. It seems like the teachers work well together too and help each other out. I feel like the environment supports creativity and independence. It's also a beautiful school. The hallways and classrooms are cozy and pretty and not bombarded with stuff like some classrooms I have seen. There is ballroom dancing an edible garden art music and cool incentive clubs like sushi-making Spanish and origami. There are also a lot of involved parents. The things I don't like about it are the same things that I don't like with any school such as too much testing and not enough outside time. I feel that many of the Pittsburgh Public schools are very good but people are quick to assume otherwise because they get a lot of bad publicity. Oh and the other reason I love it is because my son loves it which is huge.
This school was one of the few jewels of the PPS system. However last year the principal retired and it has been utter chaos ever since. Two principals three lunch coordinators and a virtual cavalcade of temps aides and volunteers in one 1-3 grade (lost count after SEVEN instructors) have shown this school lacks leadership and discipline at all administrative levels. Now it is being reduced to a PreK-5 beginning next year. This school won't exist much longer if this keeps up - and there are no signs that point to things getting any better.
It is a wonderful school. The teachers are caring and loving. Children get a great education there!
I had a child in that school for 19 years and love the Montessori concept the nurturing and caring and the sense of community within the school!
There are too many children who disrupt the classroom. Teachers are too busy dealing with kids social problems. It seems almost impossible to incorporate the Montessori method in the school.
The Homewood Montessori is a wonderful school with an incredible staff of teachers. The Montessori teaching method prepares children to be independent learners. The school offers Spanish music and art to all students -- from pre-K through 8th grade.
Homewood Montessori is a wonderful environment in which to have your child educated. It is also one of the most frequently chosen magnet school choices in the City of Pittsburgh. Recently it has been extended to include PreK making it more in line with the Montessori Philosophy. Also classrooms are combined (K-1 2-3 etc.) to even further encourage student participation in learning. The staff and students are enthusiastic and willing to learn and grow. It will be moving to a new facility in September which will allow the students to grow even further with the new space! Even with moving preparations there is a positive excited atmosphere which encourages learning.