Why PRM?


We love PRM! And it would be very easy for the parent volunteers who built this website to tell you all the reasons WHY we love PRM. But, instead, we’ll let others tell our story for us.

Pleasant Ridge Montessori is beginning to see the results of years of parental involvement to turn around the former Pleasant Ridge School. As students have moved up through the ranks, test scores have improved, and will continue to do so as more people discover this hidden gem. It’s not just test scores, though. My children are challenged to be leaders, to treat others with respect, to show empathy for people who are different, to think divergently, to be independent. In short, they are learning values much larger than facts and figures. They are being prepared for the world of the future. Parents started this school, and parents continue to lead it. Just last week, 65 parents came to our PTO meeting. The depth of commitment is profound. We have turned down out of state job offers to stay at this school, that’s how much we love it. It is such a hidden gem in this city.

– Submitted by a parent

 

PRM is a great school once you look past the test scores of the kids that did not start out their education there. The teachers there all love their jobs and it shows in the way that they teach and interact with the students and there is not another school in Cincinnati with better parent support and participation than PRM.

– Submitted by a parent

 

I am so happy that we chose to send our daughter to Pleasant Ridge Montessori and we plan to send our other two younger children there as well. We are so fortunate to have PRM in our neighborhood. I am constantly impressed with the quality of work that my kindergartener brings home and how much she is learning. The communications received from the teacher, PTO, and administration are excellent. I am also impressed with the extracurricular activities offered by the school. I did a lot of research and classroom observations of other area schools during our decision-making process and am so happy with our decision to choose PRM!

– Submitted by a parent

 

We are absolutely in love with PRM. Don’t focus on the test scores or you will miss an amazing educational opportunity for both you and your kids. PRM has been recognized as a premier model of a neighborhood Montessori school. The new building and new curriculum were introduced just 3 years ago. The school recently partnered with Xavier University and has XU staff on site daily. XU is also recognized internationally as the leader of Montessori Education. The energy at PRM is strong. The community is involved and understands that, with diligence, the scores on the outside will soon reflect what is really happening on the inside. Montessori is more than passing a test; it is teaching to the whole child from the inside out.

– Submitted by a parent

 

PRM is an amazing place, that is getting better all the time. My daughter began in Kindergarten and we are now in 4th grade. In Montessori 4th is part of “9-12”, the 3rd age grouping. Her daily work is rigorous. We have had the gift of getting to know a wide diversity of students and families from all walks of life. This has been the biggest gift.

– Submitted by a parent

 

PRM is a tremendous success and the test scores do not reflect what is happening inside the builidng. The curriculum is above par with the help of a newly formed partnership with XU. The principal, teachers, and parent leadership are establishing firm guidelines and procedures. Weekly email reminders and notices go out twice a week. Folders come home with inserts. The web site contains the calendar for the year. Information is accessible. The parent involvement and ability to raise money surpasses most of the magnet schools. Everyone – parents, teachers, staff — are so inviting and kind. There is room for everyone to be involved in some way. I have no doubt my children will get into the high school of their choice and be well-prepared after having access to the programming and extracurriculars available at PRM. PRM will be the gem of CPS soon.

– Submitted by a parent

 

Our family lives in Amberley Village and when we moved into the area with small children we were worried about which school to send our children. How lucky are we to have Pleasant Ridge Montessori right in our backyard. We have a 4 and 5 year old at the school and we couldn’t be more pleased. Our Kindergartener is an avid reader and LOVES her time at school, continent study, the hundreds board, and the movable alphabet. PRM is a constant source of happiness for her. We have been extremely impressed with the level of parent involvement as well as the commitment to the children and the school that so many parent and teachers share. PRM truly is a community and one that we are so happy to be a part of.

– Submitted by a parent

 

I LOVE Pleasant Ridge Montessori!! I see hard work and determination to make a neighborhood Montessori school a success!! It is not easy, but it’s being done AND BEAUTIFULLY!

– Submitted by a parent

 

My son and daughter just started this year (2009) at Pleasant Ridge Montessori. The community effort that has gone into this school is amazing. This is a true Montessori – in the neighborhood and community-focused. The start of school has be great. The kids are loving their teachers/classes, and the communication with parents has been really good. You can feel the energy! It is a school that has had a lot of transition in the past 1-2 years (new building, new way of teaching, going from K-8 to K-6, new principal last year, new teachers and training teachers for Motnessori). Now it is finally settled into its new home and has an established Montessori program with support from Xavier University. As the change in this school works up through the grades, with more kids with more years of the Montessori education under their belt, we are only bound see more successes.

– Submitted by a parent

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