Our family started out on a whole new journey when we enrolled our children in the local Montessori School. My husband and I were both educated in traditional schools with traditional classrooms and it took us a bit of time to adjust, but we have been thoroughly impressed and have nothing but wonderful things to say about it. Our children are also involved in extra activities which has given us the opportunity to watch children from traditional schools, and there is a difference in attitudes, maturity levels and behaviors. The Montessori students are not bullies; they are polite and considerate of others. They are very confident, stand up for what they believe in and are not afraid to speak in front of large groups. Our daughter has encouraged us to do our part to make our world a better place; because of her, we now recycle and live greener. Our son is no longer the shy and nervous little boy he once was. Both of our children test higher than average on standardized tests and although we would like to take the credit, we believe we have their Montessori education to thank for it all. We really couldn’t be happier with their education and enjoy talking with other parents considering Montessori for their young ones.