Referrals and Observations

Referrals and Observations

Exceeding All Parent Expectations

  • Wonderful atmosphere for children to learn! Casa 1 – Todd Forrestall (Casa 1, 2016)

  • Great environment for kids to learn, grow and flourish. Very positive, calm setting to learn. Brandy Pridham (Casa 1, 2016)

  • Quiet classroom, children engaged and focused in their activities. Mr. & Mrs. Ethier, (Casa 2, 2016)

  • Thank you to all the teachers for their patients, love and understanding the children. I made the best decision by putting my daughter in the PMA. Gitanjali Egbert (Casa 1, 2016)

  • The children are engaged and working on a variety of important skills: reading, writing, mathematics, speaking in French. It is amazing to see how much they are able to accomplish at such a young age. Yasmin Ladak. (Casa 1, 2016)

  • Seems like my child is adjusting so well to the Montessori setting. She looks so proud of her achievements and we are too. I was pleasantly surprised at how she behaved while we were observing her. I though she would get emotional and run to us. But instead, she carried on with all her school activities like we weren’t even there. It was amazing to see how quickly she has adjusted to her new school. Mr. & Mrs. Ratanshi (Casa 2, 2016)

  • My daughter was a bit distracted but once the teacher re-directs her, she completes her tasks. (Casa 2, 2016)

  • The children are very engaged in learning & seem to be really enjoying all the activities.It’s great to see how well they work independently while the teachers direct them. Ms. Nirmalan (Casa 1, 2016)

  • I have loved Progressive from the time my oldest son was welcomed into this school family. They teach our children not just from books – but from their heart. And when we are off at work nothing makes me more happy than leaving him with this extended family. Ms. Kelly DiRosa (Casa 2, 2016)

  • As always an absolute delight to observe our son at the Academy – fully immersed in the task at hand, clearly learning and enjoying all the same time. thank you!mr. Craig Stephenson (Casa 1, 2016)

  • I am Amazed by how polite the kids were to one another. Its a very calm environment which allows the kids to focus on their activities. Kids are not afraid to ask for help when needed. Ms. Girija Siva (Casa 1, 2016)

  • This was such a great opportunity to watch the children learning & interacting with each other. I found it amazing how calm & quiet everyone was. Thanks for sharing this time with me. Ms. Debra House (Casa 2, 2016)

  • Classroom atmosphere very well controlled and calm. All students are allowed to complete their activity at their own pace. Mr. Jonathan Choi (Casa 2, 2016)

  • Seems to be quite organized. Children are busy and fairly quiet. Carlo Cansino (Casa 2, 2016)

  • It is wonderful to see how focused my child is with her activities. the teachers are very caring and patient with the children. Ms. Ladak-Tromp, (Casa 2, 2016)

  • Kids seemed to be really enjoying themselves and making friends! Ms. Wilkinson,(Casa 2, 2016)

  • Good organization & structure. Children seemed very well behaved. Mr. Adam D’Andrea (Casa 2, 2016)

  • Great atmosphere with happy children. Ms. Farrah Nathwani, (Casa 2, 2016)

  • The children are always engaged in a learning activity. We are proud ti have him in the Progressive Montessori Academy. Mr. & Mrs. Montanaro (Casa 1, 2016)

  • It was nice to see the students in action. Mr. & Mrs. Walters (Casa 2, 2016)

  • Our son enjoys the organization & routines of the class. The teachers have a level patience & control that allows the class to run very productively. Cassie & Glenn Clark (Casa 2, 2016)

  • I am always impressed and delighted to see how independently and calmly the students at PMA work. The environment is peaceful. inviting, and stimulating. The children are having fun while learning. It is a safe, fun and inspiring place to be.” Mr. & Mrs. Ratanshi (Casa 1, 2015)

  • C’s handwriting is so much more fluid than last year! A strangely lovely moment occurred when A announced to G (as they played on a mat separate from the class) “I like watermelon but I don’t have watermelon anymore” The entire class stopped, looked at her and thought of watermelon, then quietly went back to their activities.” Mr. Bovett & Ms. Murphy (Casa 1, 2015)

  • So nice for us to be able to see our children here. Such a wonderful atmosphere. The children really enjoy their activities. Mr. & Mrs. Ethier (Casa 1 & 2, 2015)

  • Thank you so much for having us. We are very impressed with all he has learned. Thank you to all the teachers’ hard work and love for the students.” Grace & Carlton, (Casa 2, 2015)

  • Enjoyed the yoga type music in the background. I like that each child is doing different activities focussing on different skills. I enjoy seeing the hands on activities.” Ms. Siva (Casa 2, 2015)

  • Such a wonderful environment for our children. I love how independent the children are.” Cori & Craig Walters (Casa 2, 2015)

  • It is a very calm atmosphere. Children are very involved in their activities.” Ms. Shanmugam, (Casa 1, 2015)

  • Children are working well independently on their tasks/activities. Ms. Pridham (Casa 2, 2015)

  • A lot of creative activities (magnets, blind folds). Class is very organized … children working together.” – Mr. Ratanshi (2014)

  • Thanks for offering this great opportunity. We are happy that our child is attending the PMA.”    Mr. & Mrs. Vithakaran (2014)

  • Most of the children are focused and are working on their own activities. Very quiet classroom with 16 children.”    Ms. Benedict

  • The classroom is well organized and seems conducive to learning.”    Mr. & Mrs. Lam (2014)

  • It’s very good to see my child calm and focused.”    Ms. McRae. (2014)

  • When I ask him daily what he has done at school he always says “reading”- good to see for myself what he actually does, very extensive and far sweeping. Thank you!‘    Mr. Stephenson (2014)

  • I am very happy I placed my child at the PMA. I am amazed by how much focus he has when working on an activity. I am impressed by how the teachers cater to their needs, helps the kids when needed.”    Ms. Siva

  • Very happy with the progress. Love the setting/environment.”    Mrs. Pridham.

  • I am enjoying how self-directed my child is + that she communicates what she would like to do. I also see that she is careful with the materials.”    Ms. McCormack.

A Social Environment for Learning

      • Classroom seems very quiet and calm. Children treat each other with respect. Nice to witness.Todd Forrestall. (Casa 1, 2016)

      • Quiet environment (peaceful). Children focused on learning individually. Children are patient when their teacher is helping another student. Almas & Francois Chaumette (Casa 1, 2016)

      • Calm, respectful, engaging. Everyone working well independently. Brandy Pridham. (Casa 1, 2016)

      • Kids were very focused and disciplined. Gitanjali Egbert (Casa 1, 2016)

      • The children are working quietly and are engaged in their activities. Some children are quietly speaking to one another. The children are working together to prepare for snack time. Yasmin Ladak (Casa 1, 2016)

      • Peaceful, quiet, relaxing, stimulating, impressive, independent, cooperative, challenging, soothing (music). Mr. & Mrs. Ratanshi (Casa 2, 2016)

      • The environment is play-based, with education in mind, for example sorting and stacking from big to small. Each activity is catered to each child’s level of strength/difficulty. (Casa 2, 2016)

      • All the children are involved in various activities in the classroom. They all seem to work very well independently, very focused with their work. More importantly, they seem to have lots of fun with their activities. Ms. Nirmalan (Casa 1, 2016)

      • Very calm, but active. All the children were working well. Ms. Kelly DiRosa (Casa 2, 2016)

      • 1) At the juncture I arrived, all very calm and meditative.
        2) Pupils very well behaved & engaged in tasks at hand. Mr. Craig Stephenson (Casa 1, 2016)

      • I enjoyed the music in the background, very soothing. I’m amazed by the maturity of 4 & 5 year old kids. Each child was working independently on their hands-on-activities and very focused to complete their activities. Ms. Girija Siva (Casa 1, 2016)

      • The kids all seemed so calm, relaxed and interested in their activities. They worked independently and seemed to respect each others space.Ms. Debra House (Casa 2, 2016)

      • Class size on date of observation is 10. All students are working on their individual activities. Mr. Jonathan Choi (Casa 2, 2016)

      • Independent working, Kids woking at different tables on separate exercises. They all have jobs. Carlo Cansino (Casa 2, 2016)

      • The children are helping one another and working well together. They are interested in seeing what another child might be doing and I see friendships developing. Ms. Ladak-Tromp (Casa 2, 2016)

      • Busy & lively, lots of interactions between the children. Mr. & Mrs. Wilkinson (Casa 2, 2016)

      • Good mixture of independence and interaction among the children. Adam D’Andrea (Casa 2, 2016)

      • Calm, peaceful, organized with children able to ask questions of the teachers. Farrah Nathwani (Casa 2, 2016)

      • All the students were highly engaged in each of their individual (personal) activities. Calming classical music was playing in the background, the environment was quiet and focused. Mr. & Mrs. Montanaro (Casa 1, 2016)

      • The environment was calm and organized, the students were working quietly and independently. Cori & Craig Walters (Casa 2, 2016)

      • Everyone in the class had something to do and we noticed how focused they were throughout the activities. Students were respectful of one another and the materials in the classroom. Cassie & Glenn Clark (Casa 2, 2016)

      • Calm, disciplined, relaxed (with soothing music in the background). Courteous. The children reacted so well with parents being in the classroom: acknowledged us with a smile but carried on with their tasks. Mr.& Mrs. Ratanshi (Casa 1, 2015)

      • Lovely Music. G very kindly said “Good job, C’ after she completed dynamic addition. I find it amazing how quiet the room is. Mr. Bovett & Ms. Murphy (Casa 1, 2015)

      • Positive, peaceful, calm, inviting. Ms. Pridham (Casa 1, 2015)

      • Calm & quiet. Children seem focused on their work. Mr. & Mrs. Ethier (Casa 1, 2015)

      • Busy environment. All children are busy working on activities. Ms. Siva (Casa 2, 2015)

      • Everyone os working independently but together. Cori & Craig Walters (Casa 2, 2015)

      • Very calm. Children are fully engaged in their activities. Nice calm music in the background. Ms. Shanmugam (Casa 1, 2015)

      • Each child is working individually. Some working together on certain activities. Ms. Benedict (Casa 2, 2015)

      • Quiet and engaged – tasks initially more solo based but with strong sense of independence and engagement with their own individual tasks. Well behaved and social with each other. The Stephenson’s (Casa 2, 2015)

      • Quiet and respectful. A sense of responsibility amongst the children. Ms. Sonevski, (casa 2, 2015)

      • Soft social chatter while kids work independently. Soothing music in background is a nice touch. Children also playing together. Mr. Ratanshi (2014)

      • Classroom is clean, spacious and perfectly arranged. Each child is involved in mostly independent activities. Teachers are helping all of them routinely. Classroom is quiet and the low volume music makes a better environment.     Ms. Vithakaran (2014)

      • Very calm and organized. The interaction between the children and teachers is very respectful.    Ms. Dias (2014)

      • Individual based, quiet, relaxing, soft music is calming. Kids are more focused on their own activities. Ms. Benedict (2014)

      • Calm, some children are focused on what they are doing. Classical music playing softly in the background.     Mr. & Mrs. Lam (2014)

      • The classroom is marvelously calm. The children are so industrious (happily so!). I am sure there isn’t another classroom in the country that’s this calm. The classroom activities are set up to encourage independence.    Ms. Murphy & Mr. Borett. (2014)

      • Very pleasant atmosphere. Some kids on the floor at mats, others at desks. Young ones are helped by older kids. Kids are calm & focussed. Very social and respectful environment.    Ms. Rooplal. (2014)

      • The children are all engaged in their activities. Children help each other prepare activities and work on the activities.    Mr. & Mrs. Montanaro

      • Calm environment. I love the music played throughout the classroom. Very relaxing environment. Gentle voice spoken to the kids.    Ms. Siva.