School review West Montessori-Copperfield (15810 Longenbaugh Drive)
West Montessori-Copperfield (15810 Longenbaugh Drive) Comment
I think the teachers at this school do care, but I think that their approach to the Montessori curriculum is very outdated and focuses too much on traditional Montessori work, and too little on what actually helps children learn. All of the recent research suggests that integrating play and fun into curriculum is what helps children learn best. Our experience was that this was that West Montessori was all about work, and there was no fun, and my son just doesn't learn that way. Beyond that, I found that the way teachers used punishment was wildly inappropriate. I heard teachers multiple times threatening children that they would not be allowed to go outside, or that they would be physically restrained if they didn't follow orders. None of this is helpful or logical, and probably exacerbates behavior problems.