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Montessori of Loyola Pre-School in Katipunan, Quezon City

Montessori of Loyola is a preschool located at 97 Melchor St., Loyola Heights, Katipunan, in Quezon City. It is situated on a quiet tree-lined street inside Varsity Hills,  near the Ateneo de Manila main campus. The Montessori preschool aims to nurture each child’s potential through a high-quality environment of stimulating materials, a rich curriculum, and caring, dedicated teachers.

The school accepts children 2 ½ to 6 years old. Montessori of Loyola’s mission is to help each child blossom into a confident and caring individual, with the foundational skills needed for real life success. The preschool seeks to develop a deep love for learning.

Detailed parent testimonials  (see below) and  surveys confirm how our children enjoy learning, develop confidence and independence, and exhibit growth in their academic and personal skills to a high level.

We would love to hear from you. Call us at 4265739  or text (0917) 620-3922 to arrange a school visit. You can also reach us at montessori_of_loyola@yahoo.com or through facebook @ Montessori of Loyola Pre-school in Katipunan Quezon City.


Montessori of Loyola is distinguished by the following:

Montessori Of Loyola – Pre-School History

Montessori of Loyola is under the supervision of Stella T. Cadiz, a US-certified Montessori pre-school teacher, who completed her training under the Montessori Teacher Preparation (MTP) of Washington.

Teacher Stella also has a Master’s degree in Family Life & Child Development from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, where she had a near perfect 1.08 GPA and was a consistent University Scholar.

Teacher Stella was awarded a Montessori certification as an Assistant Montessori Teacher Trainer in 2011.

Montessori of Loyola is recognized by the Department of Education and is registered as Casa Montessori of Loyola Heights, which was founded by educator Jovita T. Cadiz.

Read More – Montessori of Loyola’s Pre-School History


Montessori of Loyola – Parents' Testimonials

What do parents say about us?


 

"Hands down, Montessori of Loyola is one of the very best in the area! ... Montessori of Loyola has excellent facilities! I appreciate the spacious classrooms and the wide array of Montessori materials. I love the garden, the pond, the playground and the sandbox…

I was impressed with the wide range of the curriculum – from science to culture to nature and to history to people. I don’t think my child would have experienced it in any other school…

The “teachers” was the best learning component! All the teachers have been so patient, encouraging, friendly and warm. I love the teachers in your school… my child relished “EVERYDAY” at Montessori of Loyola.”


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From Jamie An, mother of Andy

What was the most significant experience for your child this school year?

Well, according to what I heard from my child, he relished “EVERYDAY” at Montessori of Loyola. He never dreaded going to school. He waited every weekend to go back to school on Monday. Oh, he loved the birthday parties, field trips, Friday cooking time, and play time. More than anything, he made many friends, which made him feel accepted and beloved. Great relationship with teachers was also one of the most significant experiences for him

Please evaluate the school along the following categories:

A. Indoor and Outdoor Facilities

Montessori of Loyola has excellent facilities! I appreciate the spacious classrooms and the wide array of Montessori materials. I love the garden, the pond, the playground and the sandbox.

B. Teachers

“Teachers” at Montessori of Loyola was the best teaching-learning component! All teachers have been so patient, encouraging, helpful, friendly and warm. I noticed they were also consistent in instilling values and discipline onto the children. I love the teachers in your school. They have an ideal combination of being kind yet firm.

The teacher-student ratio was very small and the children were absolutely sweet and beautiful

C. Program Content and Learning Experiences

In general, I was very happy with the educational content. I was impressed with the wide range of the curriculum – from science to culture to nature and to history to people. I don’t think my child would have experienced it in any other school. I commend the school for its holistic curriculum and balanced approach.

D. Home/ Parent- School Partnership

I had a wonderful experience in communicating with the school in terms of partnering to educate my child. I especially appreciate your letting me know everything – good and bad – that happens to a child at school. I also felt it’s important for teachers to know the home situation of the child so they may have a better understanding of the child’s life.

I loved your class card (assessment card), which is very detailed and encouraging. I appreciated your weekly posting of aims and topics of the class. It helped me prepare my child for the week’s lessons.

E. Other comments

Hands down, Montessori of Loyola is one of the very best in the area! I love Montessori of Loyola’s Asian character and family-like atmosphere. I truly felt like I was part of the family in Montessori and I strongly believe in the effectiveness of Montessori education. Therefore, why not advertise your school more extensively so that more people will have a chance of studying in this wonderful school.

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Mrs. Jaime An



 


“I always tell friends and relatives that my husband and I made the right decision in choosing Montessori of Loyola for Luke. It offers a very good learning environment for the kids and, for us, it is primarily because of the competent teachers. Their curriculum is well-thought, they seem to be able to understand each child’s learning abilities and needs, and adjust accordingly. You could sense that each child is important to them…

I was attracted by the creativity in the materials and there were quite a lot. So I thought the kids who would attend the school would really have a good time playing and learning with those materials…

Luke learned how to read half way through the school year. I believe this to be truly significant, considering that when he started school for the first time in June, he could recognize just three letters of the alphabet.”


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From Mrs. Joie Buban, mother of Luke

What was the most significant experience for your child this school year?

From my point of view, it was Luke’s knowing how to read half-way through the school year. I believe it to be truly significant considering that when he started school for the first time in June, he could recognize just 3 letters of the alphabet.

It couldn’t have happened if not for the competence of the teachers – they know how to approach the level of learning for each child and the materials that will help them achieve the learning objective. They were also perceptive enough to know when a child is ready for the next level.

In the case of Luke, I believe his progress in reading was fast because they were aware of the signals and they acted upon it right away, providing him with the right stimulation in terms of encouragement and challenging materials.

Please evaluate the school along the following categories:

A. Indoor and Outdoor Facilities

When I stepped inside the classroom for the first time to meet Teacher Stella, what caught my eye was the spaciousness of the room and the variety of materials for the children. There were different kinds of books and reading materials, materials to teach numbers, letters, sensory and art materials, flags of different countries and even (non-harmful) items found normally in the kitchen, sized for little hands. I was attracted by the creativity in the materials and that there were quite a lot. So I thought that kids who would attend school would really have a good time playing and learning with those materials plus they have enough space to move around.

B. Teachers and Curriculum

I always tell friends and relatives that my husband and I made the right decision in choosing Montessori of Loyola for Luke. It offers a very good learning environment for the kids, and for us, it is primarily because of the competent teachers. Their curriculum is well-thought, they seem to be able to understand each child’s learning abilities and needs, and adjust accordingly. You could sense that each child is important to them. They understand that each is unique and they would make an effort to help that child learn more, even if they have to use different approaches.

C. Home/ Parent- School Partnership

The Parent’s Orientation done during the first months of school is an activity that we were not expecting as other schools don’t normally have it. The teachers made an effort to explain how they implement the curriculum as well as present the use of the different materials. We found it very informative and useful.

Letting us know of important announcements, activities etc. ahead of time (through the Bridge and text messages) is (also) something that we parents feel is very important and hope that the teachers will continue doing. 

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Mrs. Joie Buban






 

“Compared to most schools I’ve checked, Montessori of Loyola has the cleanest classroom and the best Montessori materials… The main asset of this school are their teachers. All of them are kind, patient and with sincere and genuine concern for the well-being of the kids….

During her first year (in Montessori of Loyola), we were amazed that after only a short period of time Bianca became more sociable and friendly and most of all she could read already – truly an accomplishment…

Now that my daughter is in Grade 1 already, I appreciated more the curriculum. She is so advanced in her lessons now in Miriam. The school had a way of teaching the kids advance topics without making it too difficult or complicated…

Academically I think she’s doing very well and you are doing a very good job… She has also grown so much during her stay – from the super shy girl who did not want to leave my side to (later) begging me to let her stay a little longer to play with her classmates and read books with her teachers… She loves the school and the teachers so much that even up to now, in her 2nd month in the big school, she still asks me why can’t she go back to Montessori of Loyola…”


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From Mrs. Karen Okol, mother of Bianca

What was the most significant experience for your child during her stay at Montessori of Loyola?

During Bianca's two-year stay in Montessori of Loyola, she met new friends and learned so much. 

Being away from me for the first time in her life was quite difficult for both her and me. She had some anxieties about separation. It took her some time to adjust. But with the teachers’ perseverance and loads of patience,  she was able to overcome her fear. She was able to adjust and enjoy school life.  

During her first year, we were amazed that after only a short period of time she became more sociable and friendly and most of all she could read already – truly an accomplishment. 

Academically I think she’s doing very well and you are doing a very good job. She is “advanced” compared to other kids her age from different schools. 

She had grown so much during her stay -- from the super shy girl  who did not want to leave my side to (later) begging me to let her stay a little longer so she could still play with her classmates and read books with the teachers. I was so proud of her when she delivered her speech during their graduation in front of so many people. I guess she has matured with your help and support.

She loves the school and teachers so much that even up to now in her 2nd month in the big school she still asks me why can’t she go back to Montessori of Loyola. I guess the experience really made a mark in my daughter’s life, I am glad you were an effective partner in instilling values and ethics in my daughter. 

Please evaluate the school along the following categories:

A. Indoor and Outdoor Facilities

Compared to most schools I've checked, Montessori of Loyola has the cleanest classroom and the best Montessori materials. I also heard from the teacher aides that they mop the floor and dust the materials everyday. The big and small rooms both have air-conditoners, and their comfort rooms are built to be kid-friendly. I also like the separate office for other concerns so you won’t disrupt the on-going class. Bianca enjoyed feeding the fish and running around in your spacious backyard. The first year of Bianca, I suggested a slide for the playground. The year after, Bianca was delighted to see a new swing, a slide and other playground facilities.

B. Teachers

The main asset of this school are their teachers. All of them are kind, patient and with sincere and genuine concern for the well- being of the kids. The teachers are sweet and loving but at the same time firm enough to discipline the kids. The teachers are the highlight of Montessori of Loyola.

I think your teachers are the best part. I commend your very patient and caring teachers. Bianca could not stop talking about how nice and caring her teachers are. All the while I thought they were just playing in school – but she learned so much after only one year.

C. Program Content and Learning Experiences

When Bianca was at Montessori of Loyola, I usually checked the weekly themes and lessons. I like the way you present certain lessons to the children in such a way that you make it informative yet enjoyable.

Now that my daughter is in Grade 1 already, I appreciated more the curriculum. She is so advanced in her lessons now in Miriam. The school had a way of teaching the kids advance topics without making it too difficult or complicated. They know the capabilities of each level so they feed them with information to get them set for big school.

D. Home/ Parent- School Partnership

I would like to commend the school for its consideration for the parent's schedule and budget. I appreciate how you take into consideration the parents’ schedule during programs and the PTC. The homeworks were practical but at the same time would still accomplish the objectives of the project… I could genuinely see how concerned and involved you are in my child’s development.

E. Other comments

I highly recommend Montessori of Loyola to my friends.   

A Parent’s Update

Dear Teacher Stella,

How are you? Bianca still misses her old school and would still 'emote' once in awhile. She was at first overwhelmed with the big school, always worried that she might get lost, thankfully she adjusted already. I was a bit surprised with Bianca's workload, they seem to have tests every week for every subject, so that's 6-8 tests per week! Bianca was exhausted during her 1st month but now she’s got the hang of it. She's doing very well in school, her test's scores are really high even in Filipino and Sibika.

I’m now teaching her how to converse in Tagalog, although it’s not her favorite thing to do. She's excelling in Math, Reading and Language, all her tests so far are perfect. She keeps on telling me that it's so easy daw, she learned that already in pre-school. She's quite advanced in Math, almost half of the topics in the book she already learned in pre-school.

Thank you very much for helping Bianca. I'll see you soon.  

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Mrs. Karen Okol






 

"I was thrilled that Anika learned to read at 3 years old! I enrolled her at 3 years old mainly for socialization but it was most rewarding to see how well she took to school. She really absorbed what was taught.

Today at six years old, she is a fast reader and can read and comprehend books much more advanced than her grade level…My child has also started doing basic multiplication at 5 years old…

I strongly feel that the school has thoroughly prepared her for the big school. I couldn’t be happier. The school has exceeded my expectations based on the progress of my child…

I checked several pre-schools in the Loyola Heights area and I liked Montessori of Loyola best because of the facilities. The classroom is spacious, the restrooms are clean... I also like the location of the school since it is inside a village….I feel my child is safer especially during drop-off and pick-up time.

Inside, the materials are new, clean, well-cared for and properly organized. It is inviting for the children to explore…The content (of the curriculum) is advanced compared to other traditional pre-schools … My experience with the teachers of the school has been very positive. They really nurtured my child…The school has fostered a deep love of learning and fostered her curiosity about the world.


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From Mrs. Noreen Sulit, mother of Anika

What was the most significant experience for your child this school year?

I was thrilled that Anika learned to read at 3 years old!  I enrolled her at 3 years old mainly for socialization but it was most rewarding to see how well she took to school. She really absorbed what was taught.  Today at six years old, she is a fast reader and can read and comprehend books much more advanced than her grade level.

The teachers also encouraged her love of music. For UN Day, they taught the kids many songs in different languages.  I was impressed!

My child has also started doing basic multiplication at 5 years old! She has mastered skip-counting up to 100. I strongly feel that the school has thoroughly prepared her for the big school. I couldn’t be happier.

Aside from providing tremendous intellectual stimulation,  the school provided her an opportunity to interact with other children. Anika became more sociable and more conversational with other kids since being enrolled.

Also, I was assured that my child would be cared for and looked after by pro- active and intelligent teachers that really had my child’s best interests at heart. Because they made learning fun, Anika is excited to go to school every day.  

The school has fostered a deep love of learning and encouraged her curiosity of the world. With Montessori of Loyola,  I found a true partner in helping me develop my child and maximize her potential. I feel that Anika found a home away from home here.

The school has exceeded my expectations based on the progress of my child.

Please evaluate the school along the following categories:

A. Indoor and Outdoor Facilities

I checked several preschools in the Loyola Heights area and I liked Montessori of Loyola best because of the facilities. The classroom is spacious, the restrooms are clean and there is sufficient space for the children to store their things in.  Inside, the materials are new, clean, well-cared for and properly organized. It is inviting for the children to explore the materials.

The school has a delightful playground with enough space to safely run around in. My child’s favorite is the sandbox. Also, there is a garden and there are trees and flowering plants. When it rains, the children still have a covered play area.

I also like the location of the school since it is inside a village. I feel that the area is safer for my child because it is inside a gated community. Since there are fewer cars on the road, I feel my child is safer especially during drop off and pick up time. The neighbourhood is quiet. There is also always someone guarding the school’s entrance. Parking is not a problem either. There is ample street parking, which is great especially during school programs when all the parents are in attendance.  

B. Teachers

My experience with the teachers of the school has been very positive. I felt at ease leaving my child with them during the day because I really felt that they cared for the children.

They really nurtured my child and gave her the attention that she needed. There is a lot of one on one time, especially when reviewing my child for big school entrance exams, or when she needed to catch up on her work.

My daughter really formed a special attachment with her teachers. They make her feel safe. The teachers are intelligent, friendly, approachable, available, non-intimidating and encouraging. I also wanted teachers that had good diction, to ensure that my child would learn to speak English properly.

Also, I was given weekly updates on her progress. If a special situation arose, I was informed of it immediately and discreetly. I really felt a partnership with the teachers.

C. Program Content and Learning Experiences

It’s in keeping with the Montessori method. The content is advanced compared to other traditional preschools.

I have compared the curriculum of the school with those of big schools. I have found that, sometimes, the material my child was being taught at Montessori of Loyola was even more advanced than the material being taught children at older grade levels in other schools.

I felt that the school adapted to the needs of the students. For example, when they saw that Anika was ready to read, they accelerated her program and did not hesitate to teach her despite her young age. The teachers give students more challenges as long as they are hungry for more.           

I’m satisfied my child is sufficiently challenged. I also like the Christmas program; the Nativity story is already one of her favorite reads now.

D. Home/ Parent- School Partnership

I was properly updated on any activities going on at the school. Aside from the Bridge notebook, the teachers actively communicated to  me anything that needed my attention.

I felt Teacher Stella was responsive to my suggestions. When I suggested for them to try to incorporate teaching some Filipino (outside of Filipino lessons during Linggo ng Wika)   to help prepare Anika for Filipino classes in big school, they introduced stories in Filipino. Materials were specially made to meet the needs of the students.

The school doesn’t make excessive demands on the parent’s time. There are just enough activities for parents to be involved in, but not too much that it becomes inconvenient.

E. Other comments

I feel that sending Anika to Montessori of Loyola was a wise investment. I made the right choice for my child because the proper balance of learning, fun and discipline is present.

I know my child will always remember her pre-school years with fondness. It gave her a great foundation for learning and prepared her for the academic challenges of the big school.

I like that the school is not complacent in its success. I can see that it is always trying to improve its curriculum. It continually adjusts to the needs of the individual child.

If I have another child, I will most likely send my child to the same school. I made the right choice with Montessori of Loyola! 

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Mrs. Noreen Sulit


 

“As a parent my experience has been exceptional! Coming from other pre-schools and homeschool, it made me realize how wonderful and productive early schooling could be… Honestly, I gush about the school to other parents... The indoor materials are top notch. The program content and learning experiences are the best my child has experienced. I love all the teachers… What further impressed us was Nathan’s progress and development and how they recorded it.”

I love how soft spoken and respectful the teachers were to the kids; they are really great models and I believe their calm nature rubbed off somewhat on my child.

Our Nathan loves to learn but he really got excited about it again after attending Montessori of Loyola. And you can tell by his rapid development in his reading skills. Now, he loves to read! Nonstop….”


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From Mary Krist and Paule Leu Ramirez, parents of Nathan

“As a parent, my experience has been exceptional. Coming from other pre-schools and homeschool, it made me realize how wonderful and productive early schooling could be. From the onset, I was already impressed with the materials. It was what piqued my interest because it was not only organized but you could tell they were well thought out and of excellent quality.

Next was the Parents’ Orientation. However long it was, I truly appreciated how they took the time to explain how they taught the children in the classroom, what materials they used, etc. It took quite a while but I believe it was time well spent.

I also loved how soft spoken and respectful the teachers were to the kids; they are really great models and I believe their calm nature rubbed off somewhat on my child. My husband feels the same way and what further impressed us was Nathan’s progress and development and how they recorded it.

Our Nathan loves to learn but he really got excited about it again after attending Montessori of Loyola. And you can tell by his rapid development in his reading skills. Now, he loves to read! Nonstop. He would try to read signs while on the road or at night he would remind us so that he could read his devotional. It’s been such a wonderful feeling to see this in Nathan.

He also loves his fellow students and I think putting him in an environment with mixed ages allowed him to be a better brother at home. Plus he is more behaved and orderly too. Honestly, I gush about the school to other parents. The indoor materials are top notch. The program content and learning experiences are the best my child has experienced. I love all the teachers.”

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Mary Krist and Paul Leu Ramirez


 

“I am so amazed by the amount to knowledge my child has gained over a period of 9 months. Every day she shares with me her new learnings and she is always excited to discover new things with her teachers and classmates.

I am very impressed with the curriculum. At an early age my child knows vertebrates and invertebrates, landforms, shapes like rhombus and parallelogram and now she can read! I am so happy with her progress. ….

My daughter has high regard for her teachers and has always great things to say about them ….When I asked my daughter, “What can you say about your teachers?” Her reply was, “I love my teachers because they teach me everything!”


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From Pam Almiranez, mother of Stella

“I have had such a great experience with the school. Everybody is just so nice and so easy to get along with --from the teachers, students, parents and the staff of MOL.

Another thing that I love about the school is that parents are always updated on what is going on with their kids, the activities that they do and things that they learn.

Seeing my child happy and eager to go to school every day is enough proof that she is having a great time.

I am so amazed by the amount to knowledge my child has gained over a period of 9 months. Every day she shares with me her new learnings and she is always excited to discover new things with her teachers and classmates.

I am very impressed with the curriculum. At an early age my child knows vertebrates and invertebrates, landforms, shapes like rhombus and parallelogram and now she can read! I am so happy with her progress.

My daughter has high regard for her teachers and has always great things to say about them and for that I am very grateful because it puts me at ease to know that my child is in good hands.

The teachers at MOL are all very kind, approachable and competent. I say this based on my interaction with them and my daughter’s feedback and the things that my child has learned. When I asked my daughter, “What can you say about your teachers?” Her reply was, “I love my teachers because they teach me everything!”

I love that the school provides parents with a bulletin that lists down the activities of the class because that gives parents an idea of what their child is learning at that point and then we can continue the learning process at home.

The Bridge notebook is indeed a great communication tool – on top of that, we parents also get reminders thru text messages. That can be very helpful especially when we get too busy and we tend to forget so I really appreciate that a lot

I like that the classroom is spacious, well lit and air-conditioned. The students are in a very comfortable environment and this definitely helps them to be more focused and engaged in their learning process. It is also nice that kids are allowed to have outdoor activities and play outside to give them a break from their classroom activities.

My daughter and I always look forward to the school programs. Our favorite was the United Nations day. The costumes were absolutely beautiful. Every night, my daughter would sing to me the songs that they were going to perform so I got to memorize the songs as well.

Another great experience for my child was the field trip. She was extremely excited for both field trips. It was actually a great experience for both of us because we got to bond while Stella learns about new things.”

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Pam Almiranez


 

“Honestly, I couldn’t be happier and more proud of Audio this year. Moving him to Montessori of Loyola was the best decision.

I witnessed how much he thrived creatively in terms of vocabulary and also his personality. I am grateful for all the teachers who guided him this year… He reads very well, no longer scared to try to read, and when he explains things it surprises me how well he can express himself.

Every day he has so much to tell me about his day I forget that he was gone for just 3 hours! … It is truly a delight seeing his face light up when we talk about school.”

In the first few weeks I was scared because I didn’t know anything about what was going on in school. Eventually, I saw how it worked. I am happy how easy it is to talk to any teacher about my concerns…

I appreciate how Montessori of Loyola attaches the lesson in the Bridge notebook. From time to time I browse through it and ask Audio and I love how he explains everything to me. Tells me the stories in circle time, the songs he learned, what kind of “work” he did for each lesson. I love how engaged he is.


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From Hannah Madulid, mother of Audio

“Honestly, I couldn’t be happier and more proud of Audio this year. Moving him to Montessori of Loyola was the best decision. I witnessed how much he thrived creatively in terms of vocabulary and also his personality.

I am so grateful for all the teachers that guided him this year. He reads very well, no longer scared to try to read, and when he explains things it surprises me how well he can express himself (not just in the words he uses but also the content of what he’s saying).

Every day he has so much to tell me about his day I forget that he was gone for just 3 hours! I am glad he had found a home away from home that he is enjoying so much . He was so excited to tell me, “In June, I’ll be a Senior!” It is truly a delight seeing his face light up when we talk about school.

I love all the teachers, they are all so sweet. And I love how each knows Audio, what makes him laugh, what to do when he’s grumoy or sad. I love seeing how they know how to approach him in different situations.

I appreciate how Montessori of Loyola attaches the lesson in the Bridge notebook. From time to time I browse through it and ask Audio and I love how he explains everything to me. Tells me the stories in circle time, the songs he learned, what kind of “work” he did for each lesson. I love how engaged he is.

At first I was afraid because parents weren’t allowed to stay. (In his old school it was a way for parents to keep up to date , cross check with each other, etc.)

In the first few weeks I was scared because I didn’t know anything about what was going on in school. Eventually, I saw how it worked. I am happy how easy it is to talk to any teacher about my concerns or what I’m worried about.

All texts from school are also greatly appreciated, especially the reminders I appreciate how organized everything is. I don’t feel lost even if I’m thinking of so many things in a day.”

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Hannah Madulid


 

“We have had a positive experience with the school. We feel that are kids are safe and happy to be in school and we can clearly see the progress of their learning and development.

Joaquin and Sonja enjoy being in school. On weekend mornings they will ask if there’s school; and when we answer, they will ask why is there no school on Saturdays and Sundays.

They always come home excited to tell us stories about their activities in school or a new friend and classmates they’ve worked with…

Joaquin has always been a very curious child. This year, he learned a lot of science concepts and it is impressive how he is able to relate the things he learned in school with things he sees outside the school.

Joaquin also enjoys the Practical Life activities from school. He would come home excited to demonstrate new things he’s learned like grinding coffee beans or cereals, juicing lemon or oranges, slicing bread. He has become interested in learning many household chores…

Once he was thanking us for teaching him to do many things, in particular, how to change the tissue paper roll in the bathroom. It was a memorable moment because we realized how much he has been learning about Practical Life such that he now wants to be able to contribute to our daily activities..


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From Jane Mendoza, mother of Joaquin, Sonja and Sassy

“We have had a positive experience with the school. We feel that are kids are safe and happy to be in the school, and we can clearly see the progress of their learning and development.

Joaquin and Sonja enjoy being in school. On weekend mornings, they will always ask if there’s school; and when we answer, they will ask why is there no school on Saturdays and Sundays.

They always come home excited to tell us stories about their activities in school, or new friend and classmates they’ve worked with.

Joaquin has always been a very curious child. This year, he learned a lot of science concepts and it is impressive how he is able to relate the things he learned in school with things he sees outside the school.

He learned about the different animals – mammals, insects, amphibians, vertebrates, invertebrates, their life cycles – and he would try to identify animals he’d see in different books at home, or in the house, or anywhere.

We recently saw termites in the house, and Joaquin was so excited he had us keep some termites in a little container so he could bring to school and show his classmates. He wanted to know how the termite’s body looked like and how it grew. I showed him photos from the internet, that he got so fixated he was “studying” termites the rest of the afternoon.

Joaquin also enjoys the Practical Life activities from school. He would come home excited to demonstrate new things he’s learned like grinding coffee beans or cereals, juicing lemon or oranges, slicing bread. He has become interested in learning many household chores and he would often volunteer to do errands.

Once he was thanking us for teaching him to do many things, in particular, how to change the tissue paper roll in the bathroom. It was a memorable moment because we realized how much he has been learning about Practical Life such that he now wants to be able to contribute to our daily activities.

Sonja exudes quite a strong personality at home. She is often firm about what she likes, so we were a bit anxious how she would cope in school, where she will have to follow instructions and get along with her classmates. We were surprised and pleased about the school’s feedback on her development after the first semester.

Even before she started schooling, we have observed Sonja to be a story teller. This year, what has made an impression on us is how Sonja is able to come up with songs out of nowhere, sometimes doing mash-up of songs or stories she learned in school, or sometimes just putting together her vocabulary in impromptu songs or stories.

We have also observed that Sonja’s drawing and writing strokes have become more stable. She seems to be very interested in writing, sometimes practicing before bedtime. For us, her achievement this school year was that she was able to write her first name (and her sibling’s names) in a consistent manner.

Lately, she has been reading letters in words more frequently, which we think might be an indication that she will be able to read soon.

The indoor facilities are good. We have observed them to be clean, orderly, with sufficient space.

The teachers are very competent. Based on the stories of our kids, we think that the teachers are able to provide sufficient attention to the students.

We appreciate that summary of the lessons are being provided regularly, and that there is sufficient time to discuss our kids’ progress during PTCs. We also appreciate that it is easy to approach the school by text or phone or face to face.”

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Montessori of Loyola Pre-School in Katipunan - Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
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