Referrals and Observations

Referrals and Observations

Exceeding All Parent Expectations

      • Very caring and fully invested in the students education and life. Definitely an amazing experience. My son learned a lot and is excited to go to school everyday.Ms. Surian, Casa 2, Dec 7, 2018

      • My child is only here twice a week & I am so impressed by how well he is doing. The teachers are wonderful with all the children & it was a pleasure to observe the classroom. Jennifer Chong, Casa 2, Dec. 6, 2018

      • It still amazes me how much my son is learning everyday. He loves to come to school each day. we are both going to miss PMA next year, but know we have a great foundation to grow on. People often underestimate the abilities of children, but PMA allows them to discover how brilliant they are. Thank you PMA!Deb House, Casa 1, Dec 5, 2018

      • The classroom was well organized and quiet with soft soothing music playing. The teachers modelled respect and compassion which the children seemed to have adopted. It was nice to see such young students working independently. Yasmin & Alim, Casa 2, Dec. 4, 2018

      • The PMA is such a peaceful, engaging and empowering environment. The students work quietly and independently. They are disciplined and curious students who are provided with the right tools, encouragement, and motivation to reach their full potential. The teachers are patient and let the students work at their own pace. Thank you for letting us visit your classroom today!Mr. & Mrs. Ratanshi, Casa 1, Dec. 3, 2018

      • Classroom was very organized, relatively quiet with children enjoying different activities, interacting with their peers and teachers. Mary Fernando, Casa 2, Nov. 30, 2018

      • Very organized environment that promotes learning. Adam D’Andrea, Casa 2, Nov 29, 2018

      • It was wonderful to observe the children & see how great the classroom is structured. The teachers do a wonderful job assisting the children as needed & then allowing them to work independently. I am so pleased to see the progression my child has made in the last year. Jennifer Chong, Casa 1, Nov. 28, 2018

      • I’m very impressed by how quietly the children went about their activities, how gently they treated the materials and how much they each enjoyed their tasks. The teachers are so encouraging and loving in their interactions with the children. Such an incredible environment for learning and growing. Liz Shelton, Casa 1, Nov 27, 2018

      • My child seems happy in his environment. He is proactive about what is expected of him. I’m happy to see him participate in so many different activities. And the interaction between the teachers and the students is so reassuring. I especially like that my child is given the freedom to make mistakes and self correct. It’s so encouraging and positive. Ms. Medeiros, Casa 2, Nov. 26, 2018

      • I am so impressed with the PMA. The kids are so independent and focused on their activities. I am amazed they are not distracted by my presence. I really like the bilingual environment. One teacher speaks to the kids in French, which is a bonus. Anne Luu, Casa 2, Nov. 22, 2018

      • I have absolutely loved having our children at this school. It really has taught me how much these children are capable of. Deanne Caines, Casa 1, Nov. 21, 2018

      • It was great to see the teacher involvement and time spent with each student. As well as all the great and fun learning activities available for the students to learn. Nadia Khan, Casa 2, Nov 20, 2018

      • I love the atmosphere of the classroom and the interaction between teacher and child, one of encouragement and mutual respect. Although we only have the opportunity to have a snapshot of what the children do in one day, the structure of the classes, the level of involvement of the teachers and their commitment to the children would make any parent who wants their child to start off on the right foot to bring them to this wonderful school. Ms Medeiros, Casa 1, Nov 19, 2018

      • The classroom environment was very controlled. But required little direction from the teachers. The kids knew what they had to do and stayed on task. Children did not interrupt the teachers if they had a question if the teacher was speaking with another child. They waited their turn to speak. Carlo Cansino, Casa 1, Nov. 16, 2018

      • Since my daughter started attending Montessori, I have seen the positive impacts on both her behaviour and development. The activities that the children engage in are very conducive to learning and encouraging interests in mathematics and science. The children interact very positively amongst each other and are very reseptive to teacher instructions. Overall, I am extremely happy with my visit to the class and I am very happy with our choice to bring our daughter to this school. Joanna Thommee, Casa 2, Nov. 15, 2018

      • Amazing activities to improve motor skills. All kids were quiet and were completing the assigned work. This was nice to see, upon completion, all kids tidy up their spaces. Hard working and dedicated teachers. They know how to keep students busy, Once they notice student is bored, they start a new activity. I am surprised to see how calm all the kids are! Asim Sayed, Casa 2, Nov. 13, 2018

      • The children clearly love their school and teachers. I observed one child just give a teacher a hug out of the blue. When a child gets distracted, the teachers are able to calmly get them back on track. Jenica Mallia, Casa 1, Nov. 9, 2018

      • It was interesting to see each of the kids select their own activities. Seeing the kids spell words was cool. One child writing in cursive was very impressive. Jennifer & Donny Wilkinson, Casa 1, Nov. 8, 2018

      • I am in tears watching my little boy spell, in just a few months. He came here in October with no ability to recite his alphabets. Its mid November and he is already counting and able to spell three letter words. I also notice a huge difference at home from him hanging up his jacket to using sign language to say ‘stop’ during a conversation, instead of raising his voice. I honestly cannot thank Mrs. Jaffer enough for all that she has done in such little time. You brought a big smile to my face. Thank you. Mr. & Ms. Mohamed, Casa 1, Nov. 7, 2018

      • It was a pleasure to observe the children in their classroom. It was interesting to see how some children preferred to work in groups, while others did not. It was also interesting to watch the children complete a variety of activities. Suzie Michaels, Casa 2, Nov. 6, 2018

      • I always enjoy watching my daughter improve in her listening skills and working and completing her activities. She is so eager to learn and I see that she brings it home. There is so much love between the teachers and the students. Ms. Deonarain, Casa 2, Nov. 5, 2018

      • Casa one is a place of peace & learning. we feel fortunate to have found the PMA, Mrs. Jaffer and her staff – Cori & Craig Walters, Casa 1, Nov. 2, 2018

      • The small class size allows the teachers to provide adequate attention to each child & maintain a controlled class environment. One little girl came & told me my son was her friend. all the children appear to be kind & courteous with each other – Jenica Mallia, Casa 2, Nov. 1, 2018

      • Always a rewarding day to enter the classroom and see our children and indeed all the children interacting respectfully and individually focussed on a variety of learning tasks – Mr. & Mrs. Stephenson (Casa 1, 2017)

      • Students have a positive classroom environment for learning skills and fostering independence.It is amazing to be able to have an opportunity to observe the children learning and interacting with each other as well as the teachers – Carrie Ko (Casa 1, 2017)

      • Thank you Mrs. Jaffer and Mrs. Henderson for all your hard work in helping students learn and grow. My son is learning so much at his age that when I his age. I didn’t know as much as he does and looks lichee’s very much engaged – Almas & Francois Chaumette (Casa 1, 2017)

      • Everyone gets along well. Children are very independent and play quietly. Impressed how the kids know to push their chairs away and put the toys where they belong- very impressed. When I came into the room, the kids were very focused and concentrated on their activities. I was very impressed that the kids were not distracted by my presence. Even my son was not distracted, and proud that he continued with his activities after seeing me. Kids were spelling, counting and putting numbers in the correct order – Anne Luu (Casa 2, 2017)

      • Well organized environment. All children seem well focused on their various activities – Mr. D’Andrea (Casa 2, 2017)

      • It is always a pleasure to observe my child at the PMA. I always leave feeling happy, inspired and grateful that my daughter is at such a caring and student-focused Montessori with amazing teachers and such a calm, peaceful and engaging environment. Thank you for everything you do! -Ms. Ratanshi (Casa 2, 2017)

      • The children are working on a wide variety of educational activities. They have a sense of accomplishment after they have completed an activity. Their concentration at such a young age is impressive – Yasmin Ladak (Casa 2, 2017)

      • We have watched our son grow so much over the years he has spent at the PMA. Ms. Jaffer, Ms. Henderson & the rest of the PMA staff are patient, loving & kind, treating each child as the individual they are – Cori & Craig Walters (Casa 1, 2017)

      • Very calm and organized class – especially with 8 boys!! (only) All boys working diligently on their own work – Deanne Caines-Ethier (Casa 1, 2017)

      • My daughter seems very comfortable in the classroom, and engaged in what she is doing. They are having lots of fun while learning – Jessica Tait (Casa 2, 2017)

      • My child is happy, engaged and comfortable. He is as comfortable interacting with his peers or quietly doing an activity – Nancy Medeiros (Casa 2, 2017)

      • It seems kids are interacting and helping each other. Kids are focussed on their given task. Classroom is perfectly arranged and kept clean – Mr. & Mrs. Vithakaran (Casa 2, 2017)

      • Totally amazed at my son’s ability to add numbers and spell words. Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me – Deb House (Casa 1, 2017)

      • The children were pretty impressive with their ability to sit quietly & focus on their activities. The spoke softly. I’m very pleased with what I observed – Elizabeth Shelton (Casa 1, 2017)

      • Progressive is the best Montessori. I rave about this school and the teachers all the time! – Kelly DiRosa, (Casa 1, 2017)

      • I am so proud to see my son work so hard in his activities, especially math. It is sad to know this is his last year at the PMA because of the love and teachings my son has received by his teachers an peers will be very missed – Girija Siva (Casa 1, 2017)

      • The children are working well together, quietly and efficiently. I am impressed with the variety of activities that the children were engaged in and how quickly they are able to grasp concepts – Yasmin Ladak (Casa 1, 2017)

      • All the kids seem to really enjoy the activities they are doing and learning at the same time – Jennifer & Donny Wilkinson (Casa 2, 2017)

      • The classroom environment is so organized. Each child chooses their own activity & is able to complete it independently for the most part. Help is available from the teachers and other students. They are learning to become independent & respectful. – Jenica Mallia – (Casa 2, 2017)

      • My daughter has made me so proud of her on her performance in the class. As a mom leaving her at a young age, I am very happy and feel safe that she’s in great handstand learning. The PMA teachers have so much patience and love and care for my daughter, which has made her feel very comfortable and happy to go to school – Girija Siva (Casa 2, 2017)

      • Great 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

      • The atmosphere is very welcoming and the teachers/principal are amazing.Ms. Surian, Casa 2, Dec 7, 2018

      • Casa 2 children are very focused & interested in their activities. Their faces light up with joy when they accomplish their task. They work well both independently & with others. Jennifer Chong, Casa 2, Dec. 6, 2018

      • As usual, all the children are working away at their activities independently & it’s such a relaxed & quiet atmosphere. Deb House, Casa 1, Dec. 5, 2018

      • Children were quietly interacting socially with small groups while working independently on various skill building tasks. Teachers were encouraging polite behaviours and demonstrating respect for each other and manners. The children all seem very happy in this environment. Yasmin & Alim, Casa 2, Dec 4, 2018

      • Very peaceful (soothing instrumental music playing in the background), independent (students working individually on their own activities), empowering (students choosing their own activities, setting up/cleaning up on their own). Mr. & Mrs. Ratanshi, Casa 1, Dec 3, 2018

      • Children were working in small groups, independently completing various activities with assistance from teachers. Each were encouraged to pick an activity they were interested in and work. Mary Fernando, Casa 2, Nov. 30, 2018

      • Children are very polite and friendly with one another. Adam D’Andrea, Casa 2, Nov. 29, 2018

      • Very calm, organized & focused. the children work on their activities independently. However still happily engaging with each other while doing so. They are very polite & helpful towards each other. Jennifer Chong, Casa 1, Nov. 28, 2018

      • Half the class was working at the big table, whilst the other half were engaged in individual activities. They were all quietly involved in their tasks. When the kids were hungry they helped themselves to snacks which they ate quietly at the snack table. Liz Shelton, Casa 1, Nov. 27, 2018

      • It’s a happy environment. A lightness fills the classroom. Each child is doing an activity. Some are focused while others are interacting with one another. Every child seems happy and active. The teachers are diligent about making sure each child is involved in an activity and is not disrupting another child. Ms. Medeiros, Casa 2, Nov 26, 2018.

      • The PMA is a very clean, safe and calm environment. Everyone is interacting well and respectful of each other. The Classical music in the background is a nice touch. Anne Luu, Casa 2, Nov. 22, 2018

      • It’s amazing to see how quietly and diligently these children are working on their activities. I am always so impressed with the calm, peaceful environment here. Deanne Caines, Casa 1, Nov. 21, 2018

      • It’s wonderful to see the children have so many learning options, so they can play and learn. All the kids are very involved and attentive to the activities they are involved with. Nadia Khan, Casa 2, Nov. 20, 2018

      • The classroom is calm and quiet and so welcoming and warm. It is tidy and there is so much space for the children to work, play and grow. The area is meticulously maintained and it’s really nice to be able to see where the children learn and the activities/ responsibilities they have and share. Ms. Medeiros, Casa 1, Nov 19, 2018

      • There were several tables set up with children working quietly. Mrs. Jaffer & Ms. Henderson were floating between tables attending to children as necessary. Children periodically got up from their seat to speak with a teacher or other students but did so quietly and deliberately. A child sat quietly and ate a snack all on his own. Carlo Cansino, Casa 1, Nov. 16, 2018

      • The social environment in the classroom was very conducive to learning. Children were building puzzles either by themselves or with the help of a teacher. there was encouragement and praise for a job well done. Joanna Thommee, Casa 2, Nov. 15, 2018.

      • Kids are fully engaged with hands on activities.Classroom is neat, clean and warm. Teachers walk around the class to pay attention to every student. Teachers sit with students to explain an activity and guide them.I loved the bilingual environment where one teacher was communicating in French. Asim Sayed, Casa 2, Nov. 13, 2018

      • As always, the classroom was impressively quiet & organized. Children that are interacting do so in a respectful manner. The teacher to child ratio is amazing. Each child receives the attention they need. Jenica Mallia, Casa 1, Nov. 09, 2018

      • All the children were working so quietly & diligently on individual activities. They all were very interested in what they were doing. They had conversations at the snack table. Jennifer & Donny Wilkinson, Casa 1, Nov.8, 2018

      • Very calm, confident, independent. The children ask for help very politely. It’s almost like an independent and collective community at the same time. All the kids know how to interact socially with each other. They seem to be very courteous and use all their their manners. Mr. & Mrs. Mohamed, Casa 1, Nov.7, 2018

      • Some of the children are working independently, while others are working together. All of the children seem to enjoy the presence of their peers. Suzie Michaels, Casa 2, Nov.6, 2018

      • I enjoy the music in the background. Having many young kids its amazing how they are working on their own with their activities. Ms. Deonarain, Casa 2, Nov.5, 2018

      • The classroom was very peaceful. The children were all doing their activities quietly and happily – Cori & Craig Walters Casa 1, Nov 2, 2018

      • The environment is calm and organized. all the children demonstrate focus on their activities and are able to ask for help when needed. I hear the teachers providing positive feed back & encouraging the children to figure out how to complete their activities independently – Jenica Mallia Casa 2 Nov.1,2018

      • The children are sitting in small groups working on individual activities but also interacting with one another. Independence is demonstrated. Children are redirected when distracted. Friendly, students are being guided and taught when needed. Children appear to be well behaved. Respect for classmates/teachers/classroom materials. Positive environment.Eager to help one another – Carrie Ko (Casa 1, 2017)

      • It is amazing to see children working on various work independently. The atmosphere is very calm and quiet and gentle symphony music playing in the background. It’s not chaotic at all. a pleasant environment for learning – Almas & Francois Chaumette (Casa 1, 2017)

      • Engaged and focussed in a wide variety of tasks, with two teachers working with ten children, an amazing ratio Mr. & Mrs. Stephenson (Casa 1, 2017)

      • The social environment in the classroom is calm, peaceful(there is instrumental music in the background), engaging, busy (children working on their Montessori activities independently but with teacher guidance when needed). The children are so respectful of each others space. They help each other. Very disciplined. Super inspiring – Ms. Ratanshi (Casa 2, 2017)

      • The children are very cooperative with one another. They are working on individual activities and at the same time they are interacting with one another and establishing a sense of friendship – Yasmin Ladak (Casa 2, 2017)

      • Happy & indépendant. Peaceful & calm – Cori & Craig Walters (Casa 1, 2017)

      • The classroom environment is astoundingly quiet and calm. Children are quietly working on their individual activities. It’s wonderful to see – Deanne Caines-Ethier (Casa 1, 2017)

      • The environment is interactive while allowing for personal space and individual time. There are so many activities for the children to choose from and they seem able to move from activities as they desire, which is nice. My child seems so engaged and happy – Nancy Medeiros (Casa 2, 2017)

      • Very friendly. All of the children are very busy with their activities. They seem quite social with each other. I love their independence – Jessica Tait (Casa 2, 2017)

      • Classroom is kept tidy & clean. Kids have easy access to all the materials. Teachers are continuously monitoring kids activities – Mr. & Mrs. Vithakaran (Casa 2, 2017)

      • All the children were working independently while Ms. Henderson & Ms. Jaffer helped/guided whenever necessary – Deb House (Casa 1, 2017)

      • Some children were sitting in groups whilst others sat on their own but they were all very quiet and calmly working on their activities – Elizabeth Shelton, (Casa 1, 2017)

      • Calm
        Productive – Kelly DiRosa, Casa 1, 2017

      • Enjoy the soothing music in the background. I am amazed, having all boys in the Casa 1 class, the kids are well behaved and working quietly on their activities – Girija Siva (Casa 1, 2017)

      • A very friendly & welcoming environment. The children are helping one another, having a snack together and enjoying wach others company – Yasmin Ladak (Casa 1, 2017)

      • For the most part we observed all the children working independently. The teachers were great at keeping them all engaged in their activities Jennifer & Donny Wilkinson (Casa 2, 2017)

      • The children are very focused on their activities & play both independently & as a group – Jason & Jennifer Chong (Casa 2, 2017)

      • The classroom environment seems very positive and cohesive. The children and teachers are all very kind and considerate when they interact with each other – Jenica Mallia (Casa 2, 2017)

      • The children in the classroom were well behaved being that they are all so young. Its a very calm environment. It’s amazing to see how they are helping each other. The children ask for help when needed & they work quietly on their activities – Girija Siva (Casa 2, 2017)

      • 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.