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Montessori of Loyola Pre-School in Katipunan, Quezon City

Montessori of Loyola is a preschool situated on a quiet tree-lined street inside Varsity Hills, near the Ateneo de Manila main campus in Katipunan. The Montessori preschool is committed to nurturing each child’s potential through a high-quality prepared environment of stimulating Montessori materials, a rich curriculum, and caring, dedicated teachers.

Detailed parent reviews (see below) describe how children in our school enjoy learning about the world, exhibit growth in their academic and personal skills to a high level, and develop independence, confidence and social skills.

The school accepts children 2.2 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.

Learn more. Visit us at 97 Melchor St, inside the Varsity Hills Village, Loyola Heights to see our classroom, observe the children or talk to our teachers.

We would love to hear from you. Call us at 84265739  or text (0917) 620-3922 to arrange a school visit. You can also reach us at montessori_of_loy[email protected] or through facebook @ Montessori of Loyola Pre-school in Katipunan Quezon City.

Why Montessori of Loyola?


Parent Reviews*


 

“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. I love how soft-spoken and respectful they were to the kids.

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.”

Mary Krist Ramirez, mom of Nathan, Batch 2018 and Owen, current student

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From Mary Krist Ramirez, mom of Nathan and Owen

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

Pam Almiranez, mom of Stella, Batch 2018

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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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“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… From time to time I browse through the lessons (posted in the Bridge Notebook) and ask Audio about them 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.”

Hannah Madulid, mom of Audio, Batch 2018

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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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“I would like to thank Montessori of Loyola for building Leo's foundation, especially in English, discipline in self-study, and confidence in himself. During his six years in the Ateneo Grade School, he finished with honors in almost every quarter, including First Honors several times. I really believe he would not have done as well as he did in Ateneo without the first two years he spent in Montessori of Loyola.”

“Enrolling Leo in Montessori of Loyola has contributed greatly to his personal development. He learned to read very well for his age, developed math skills and analytical skills and further improved his love for music….Prior to his enrollment, Leo was shy around adults and other children. After two years, he has become very confident in his own abilities.”

Prof. Jose Edito Tirol, father of Leo, Batch 2013, and Gab, Batch 2015

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From Prof. Jose Edito Tirol, father of Leo and Gab

Parent Review 2013

“Enrolling Leo in Montessori of Loyola has contributed greatly to his personal development. He learned to read very well for his age, developed math skills and analytical skills and further improved his love for music.

Prior to his enrollment, Leo was shy around adults and other children. After two years, he has become very confident in his own abilities. My favorite moment was during the school program where he did an impromptu dance move at the end to the surprise of the audience.

The teachers are confident and compassionate. I greatly appreciated the individualized instruction that helped Leo discover what he could do and what he could still improve on."

Parent Message 2018, after Leo’s graduation from Ateneo Grade School

“I would like to thank Montessori of Loyola for building Leo's foundation, especially in English, discipline in self-study, and confidence in himself. During his six years in the Ateneo Grade School, he finished with honors in almost every quarter, including First Honors several times. I really believe he would not have done as well as he did in Ateneo without the first two years he spent in Montessori of Loyola.

Leo graduated yesterday with four medals being awarded - Honorable Mention, Distinguished Conduct Medal, and Excellence Awards in Reading and CLE. He was also given the Headmasters' Merit Award and the Special Merit Award a few days before graduation. His final average for the Grade 6 was 93.42.

Both Leo and Gab are in the top 10 percent of their batch.” Leo is also the vice president of his current class.

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“I highly recommend this preschool. The school prepared my son, Dane, to be fully equipped in the big school. He is doing well now in Ateneo Junior High School and was a consistent honor student when he was in Ateneo Grade School. This would not have been possible without the help of T. Stella and the rest of the teachers of Montessori of Loyola.”

“I’m so proud that Dane is a product of your school. I am always recommending this preschool. The BEST!”

“I sent my son, Dane, to Montessori of Loyola for socialization when he was 3 1/2 years old. It was so amazing that for a period of 2 months, Dane showed excellence in identifying colors, shapes and even in counting. The teachers helped me nurture him to learn his basic academics but they also developed his attitude towards building individual relationships with the people around him.

I have seen such a positive transformation in my son before he entered the big school. They taught him not only to read but they prepared him to be equipped. This is evident in Dane’s performance in Ateneo de Manila Grade School. He was a consistent honor student since he started in Prep and was one of the awardees who received the highest merit award when he graduated in Grade School.

I am so thankful to the teachers, especially the school head, Teacher Stella, for guiding Dane through his developing years. I strongly recommend Montessori of Loyola for preschoolers. I was so impressed with the curriculum and the materials they used for learning. The spacious and clean classroom is so appealing and the environment is so peaceful. THE BEST!!

Loida Buot, mom of Dane, Batch 2012, graduated from Ateneo Grade School, 2018

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From Loida Buod, mom of Dane

Parent Review, Batch 2012

"When Dane was enrolled in Montessori of Loyola at 3, we thought mainly of socialization; we were also concerned with his speech. But after a few months, he could identify colors and numbers. In the third quarter, language learning and counting were strengthened. After school, he would always talk about the activities for the day and who he played with. Dane improved so much.

The first time I entered the classroom, Teacher Stella showed me an array of education materials with different teaching strategies. I believe that my child got the quality of teaching I expected. In the first few days of school, Dane constantly talked about how he loved to play in the playground of the school with his classmates. Thanks for the spacious backyard!

It’s not just about learning how to read and count. The teachers know how to encourage and facilitate the children to develop their potentials.

The school stresses the need to encourage little ones to be imaginative and sociable. They learn best through doing activities that spark their interest. It could be storytelling or about counting. But most of all they learn while playing and working.”

Parent Letter, 2018, upon Dane’s graduation from ADMGS

Update from Mrs Buot: Dane received the Headmaster’s Award, the Assistant Headmaster’s Award, the GLC Award and the Special Merit Award. He graduated with honors. He was a consistent honors student since Prep, many times, First Honors.

“I’m so proud that Dane is a product of your school. I am always recommending this preschool when someone is asking for a nursery school. The BEST! Kudos to Montessori of Loyola! Kudos to T. Stella!”

FB Comment, 2019

“I highly recommend this preschool. Teacher Stella is the best! She prepared my son, Dane, to be fully equipped in the big school. He is doing well now in Ateneo Junior High School and was a consistent honor student when he was in Ateneo Grade School. This would not have been possible without the help of T. Stella and the rest of the teachers of Montessori of Loyola.”

FB Review, 2019

“I sent my son, Dane, to Montessori of Loyola for socialization when he was 3 1/2 years old. It was so amazing that for a period of 2 months, Dane showed excellence in identifying colors, shapes and even in counting. Teacher Stella and the rest of the faculty helped me nurture him to learn his basic academics but they also developed his attitude towards building individual relationships with the people around him.

I have seen such a positive transformation in my son before he entered the big school. They taught him not only to read but they prepared him to be equipped. This is evident in Dane’s performance in Ateneo de Manila Grade School. He was a consistent honor student since he started in Prep and was one of the awardees who received the highest merit award when he graduated in Grade School.

I am so thankful to the teachers especially to the School Head, Teacher Stella, for guiding Dane through his developing years. I strongly recommend Montessori of Loyola for preschoolers. I was so impressed with the curriculum and the materials they used for learning. The spacious and clean classroom is so appealing and the environment is so peaceful. THE BEST!!

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“We have had a positive experience with the school….Joaquin and Sonja enjoy being in school. On weekend mornings they will ask if there’s school; and when we answer (there is no school), 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… 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 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…..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.

Jane Mendoza, mom of Joaquin, Batch 2018, Sonja, Batch 2019, and Sassy, current student

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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.”


Update from the family at the end of 2019: Joaquin finished first grade as a Guardian Angel Awardee in Ateneo (equivalent to first honors in grade 1), and was awarded Best in Leadership and Most Cooperative.

Update on Sonja on her first month of SY 2019 in Miriam, Grade 1: “We’re very happy to share that Sonja was among only two students in her section who was selected/invited by the school to participate in the MTG/MCFKTP Math Challenge training program. We know a big factor of this was how she was nurtured at Montessori of Loyola.”

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“Overall, the Montessori of Loyola learning experience proved to be valuable to our daughter’s growth. The individualized instruction, the different learning experiences provided by MOL, the classroom environment and the various materials were definitely effective in ensuring that our daughter gets quality education while having fun.

From an initially shy but independent toddler, Audrey grew up to be a sociable child bursting with ideas and excited to learn and discover new things. She had a lot of stories about what she did in school and she was always eager to play with her classmates. She also talked about the teachers with fondness. Her independence was likewise more pronounced.

I was also amazed at her extensive vocabulary and how she could express herself. I was also impressed at her ability to understand certain Math and Science concepts that are advanced for her age level.

Preparing for the entrance exams of big schools was also easier with MOL. She passed the (Grade 1) Poveda and Miriam exams and said it was easy….We certainly made the right choice three years ago.”

Joy Ortega, mom of Audrey, Batch 2019

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From Joy Ortega, mom of Audrey

“We heard good feedback about Montessori of Loyola (MOL) from our family friends who also sent their daughter to the school. We decided to check out the learning environment and we liked what we saw so we enrolled Audrey, who was only 2 years old and 7 months at that time.

We certainly made the right choice 3 years ago. From an initially shy but independent toddler, Audrey grew up to be a sociable child bursting with ideas and excited to learn and discover new things. She had a lot of stories about what she did in school and she was always eager to play with her classmates. She also talked about the teachers with fondness.

Her independence was likewise more pronounced as she wanted to do certain tasks on her own. I was also amazed at her extensive vocabulary and how she could express herself. I was also impressed at her ability to understand certain Math and Science concepts that are advanced for her age level.

Preparing for the entrance exams of big schools was also easier with MOL. They really helped Audrey with the scheduled one-on-one sessions that equipped her for the exam. As a result, she passed the entrance tests of Poveda and Miriam and even said that the tests were easy.

Overall, the Montessori of Loyola learning experience proved to be valuable to our daughter’s growth. The individualized instruction, the different learning experiences provided by MOL, the classroom environment and the various materials were definitely effective in ensuring that our daughter gets quality education while having fun."

Update on Audrey in 2019, while still in Grade 1: "Hi Teachers, proud to share that Audrey has been selected to join Poveda’s Leadership Program. It is an enrichment program for Grade 1 students who have shown remarkable leadership potential and skills."

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“Rome was a very quiet child when we first moved into the village. But since he started school he has become very friendly and very expressive. The school taught him how to speak in complete sentences. He has also become more independent. I love that he learned how to pick-up/ pack away after working.

The indoor and outdoor facilities are just right. Considering that there is a construction right beside it, the school is still very clean. The teachers are excellent! They were very highly regarded when I inquired about schools in Loyola Heights.

The program content is perfect for the children’s ages. The weekly reports were an excellent idea. Based on these lessons we were able to follow-up/ continue at home. I loved the field trips! Very educational. I like that the school is like one big happy family.”

Karen Roque, parent of Rome, Batch 2019


 

Parent’s Review Year 1

“Our experience with the school the past year has been outstanding. Our child appears to be genuinely excited for school, and enjoy interactions with teachers and classmates. We often get spirited recaps of lessons and activities, and frequently hear about new learnings.”

Parent’s Review Year 2

“We are on our second year with the school and the school has been consistent in its quality and in its Montessori materials. Our child has developed well in terms of her speech, writing and other activities. She also enjoys performing during school programs like the UN Day the Christmas program. She keeps on asking when she will become a ‘Senior.’

The teachers are great. Chloe loves talking about her teachers. The school has great materials. Chloe also likes the playground. The program content and learning experiences are also great.”

Anna Saet, parent of Chloe, Batch 2017


 

“My overall experience with Montessori of Loyola is really great. The teachers, staff, the school really exceeded all my expectations for our 4-year old daughter KC. It’s been an amazing two years in your school, socially, academically and emotionally. I am overjoyed that my KC can read fluently 4-to 6-letter words and can even spell them out using their sounds, she can do simple addition and would you believe she can even name the 7 continents and can identify the composition of the earth.

The most rewarding part for me aside from her progress academically is when she really matured a lot. My KC became more independent and confident in MOL. The school has excellent Montessori materials and good outdoor facilities. Based on the previous teachers I know, they’ve been all so nice to KC.

Katherine Enverga, mom of KC, Batch 2016


 

“My daughter has improved a lot ever since she entered MOL. From being a very shy little girl she blossomed into a more confident one. So far the most significant experience this school year, I would say is the maturity of Gabbie. She has grown to be a well-behaved, well-mannered child such that when you bring her out, people notice how well-behaved Gabbie is.

Another significant experience would be her strong reading skills. I was even shocked when Gabbie could read series of sentences & (even) long words. I am very much contented with the Program content of the school and learning experiences of Gabbie. She has improved a lot for the past two years. Gabbie is always excited to go to school. She would always tell stories when she comes home about the activities she did in school.

Grace Gozum, mom of Gabbie, Batch 2015


 

“My son loves MOL! This school has done so much for my kid. He has grown to be a very well–rounded 6 yr old! When he first started, he was very shy and didn’t want to participate much. Fast forward 2 years. Now, he’s very independent. He now plays & makes friends with other kids. He reads and writes well, and participates in programs and social events. Thank you.

I am very impressed with the school’s educational materials as well as the facilities. I love the teachers. They are awesome! The program content and learning experiences are excellent! The home-school partnership is very good.”

Goldie Gaviola, mom of Xai, Batch 2014


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Montessori of Loyola Pre-School in Katipunan - Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
Call us at 84265739 or text (0917) 620-3922 and inquire now!
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