My son and daughter currently attend and I couldn't be happier. My son has started reading even though he is just 4 and my daughter can do second grade math even though she is just starting Kindergarten. They both love going to school, and adore all their teachers. New Horizons has a warm and home-like feel to it which we love. Every interaction has been pleasant, whether it is with the director, assistants or teachers. We receive regular and direct communication from the teachers which can range from our child's latest milestones or achievements to simply sharing a photo of our child doing their work. The way they nurture the children and really invest in their learning and exploring is greatly appreciated. My daughter will miss the school dearly as she moves on to Kindergarten at public school but fortunately we still have another year for my son.
My two boys have been attending this school for the past two years and have thrived in the nurturing and supportive environment. We initially moved our eldest to NHM from another preschool in the area and after the first month we couldn't have been happier. We've experienced all three classrooms between our two boys and each experience has been great. All the teachers have been with the school over 15 years, which is rare to find. The teachers and administrator's always answered our questions, addressed concerns, and always made time to talk. The school has really helped both boys develop their independence and self confidence. We're moving next month and sad to leave but we're very grateful for the opportunity to have had our children attend NHM.
I have three daughters (3, 4.5, 6) – and each one thrives at New Horizons Montessori. As an active and engaged parent, I absolutely love our experience at NHM – and here’s why… First, quality education. With my oldest in WW-P Kindergarten, I can tell you firsthand more learning happens here than the public school. NHM Teachers encourage their students to continuously learn new things – and do so in a way that aligns with their individual journey. My 4.5 and 6 year old are both reading chapter books and working on multiplication and division concepts, while my 3 year old is counting in multiple languages and finessing the mechanics of handwriting. Second, style of play. It’s less about being ‘Montessori’ – and more about embracing the fine art of play. NHM Teachers facilitate both focus and curiosity in their classroom – so kids have a chance to figure out what they want to do (vs. being directed). This comes out in how my girls play at home – where I no longer need to prep a list of activities. Rather, they find more joy in figuring out different ways to entertain themselves. But my favorite part of all – extends beyond the academic and social elements – and straight into the heart of NHM feeling like ‘home.’ The environment reflects how I would choose to spend the day with my girls – if I wasn’t working full time. No devices, no distractions. But focused attention. Thoughtful observation. And above all… truly deep care and commitment for the development of these tiny humans.
We had a terrible experience with this school's director. After making it clear that visiting the classroom was very important in our decision on which Montessori to enroll with, we were shown a class we were happy with and chose to enroll both children at New Horizons. The center director was eager to get her deposit check for both children. She did not reply to phone calls and email requests for another visit before starting school to help introduce my children to the new school, and on the 2nd visit (which was now the week before was scheduled to start, due to the delays in her replies), she did not know the children's names despite scheduling the visit, stated that my daughter would not be in the classroom that had been toured originally, and the classroom she had been reassigned to was not available to tour because it was in renovation. Instead of the large well-lit open class we were toured originally, she was re-assigned to what appeared to be an attic classroom unavailable to tour because it was being renovated. She then insisted in arguing with me about all of this while my 2 year old had a meltdown and my daughter was confused and dismayed. She was so unprofessional and clearly not interested in my children's well-being. After this terrible experience and lack of trust, I decided not to enroll my children with this school. She then refused to refund ANY of the $2510 we had paid to the school in deposits and tuition thus far, without a SINGLE day of child attendance. We had to obtain an attorney to pursue her. Review your contracts carefully as no matter what happens or how unhappy you are with the school or director, they will keep all of your money. The teachers seemed nice but the center director was unbelievable. There are much better, honest, reliable Montessori schools in the area that genuinely care for the children and have standards of professionalism.
I wanted to take the time out to thank the whole team at NHM for being so loving and caring ! I cannot say enough good things about this school. I had my 12 year old go here 8 years ago and now my 2.5 is going to NHM. She goes in happy and comes home excitedly chattering about her school day. The teachers are loving and kind and always there for the children. NHM is a clean happy space and I would recommend it in a heartbeat to anyone looking for a school for their young ones.
Both my kids went to this preschool. Its not the typical strip mall preschool, its more of an extended family. The lead teachers Ms Neagu and Ms Sheldon are awesome and its hard to find such dedicated teachers. My kids learnt so much academically but also overall about famous painters, nature, bugs etc etc. I should say I learnt from my kids from their time there. Both my kids LOVE reading and I think its a lot to do with the school. The teachers know how to kindle the creativity of the kids and bring the best out of them.
My 2 nephews attended this school and I have been there many times to collect them, very impressed with the way they do things. The staff is experienced and been here for many years. Totally recommend this montessori to parents looking for a great environment.
This is a school that feels like an extension of your family, both my children have attended the school for the past 6 yrs. The teachers (Mrs. Adriano, Mrs. Neagu and Mrs. Sheldon) are outstanding and are truly dedicated. They take a sincere interest in your child's development and well-being. They provide a robust & diverse curriculum while letting kids develop at there own speed. We will miss the teachers and friends our kids made there.