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Pebblecreek Montessori

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600 Old Custer Rd.,
Allen , TX 75013 UNITED STATES

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Pebblecreek Montessori 972-908-3797
600 Old Custer Rd.,
Allen , TX 75013 UNITED STATES
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Pebblecreek Montessori 2.6

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Pebblecreek Montessori 972-908-3797
600 Old Custer Rd.,
Allen , TX 75013 UNITED STATES
$
1 5

Entirely Disappointing

Where does one begin...

This school is beyond disappointing. I'm going to bullet point:
-Not all Lead Teachers are Montessori certified.
-You are badgered constantly to donate money; to pay for a brand new elementary school.
-Extreme lack of communication between administration and parents, as well as administration and teachers.
-Outrageous fees for enrollment.
-Requirement of uniforms (which is not TRUE Montessori)
-I have witnessed a student not permitted to eat lunch with their peers and then required to eat on the floor.
-Claim to have a Infant Montessori Program but couldn't be further from the truth.
-Teachers seems underpaid an exhausted.
-My student is routinely fed stale hard pretzels for snack
-Quality of food served for meals is close to that found at McDonalds or worse.


Overall this school is a joke. Please do your research and educate yourself what a TRUE Montessori school should be. Unfortunately, I'm out thousands of dollars but hopefully this will save you the heartache and money.
posted at 12/16/09
Pebblecreek Montessori 972-908-3797
600 Old Custer Rd.,
Allen , TX 75013 UNITED STATES
$
5 5

Response to "entirely disappointing"

Pebblecreek Montessori is one of only 4 Dallas area Montessori schools to be accredited next year (there are 54 within a 25 mile radius) . The school employs top notch teachers and is recognized by AMS (American Montessori Society) and IMC (International Montessori Council) as a school qualified to train Montessori teacher interns. Not only are the teachers trained, they are trainers and the most educated and experienced around. Some of the faculty members are on accreditation boards. Working with children requires a special gift and it is exhausting, but the allegation that the staff is underpaid is unfounded; if they were underpaid, they would leave . Many new schools in the area actively and unethically recruit our staff members because they are the best. The sad reality is, the overall quality of Montessori eduction is this area is poor and PCM employees would not want to associatted with many of the schools seeking them out. Many former employees of Pebblecreek have opened their own schools and try to model what they have learned during their employment . PCM is one of the only schools offering a Montessori elementary program; most of the daycares calling themselves "Montessori" could never and would never be able to offer a full service program. Pebblecreek is a value for the money employing specialists in language therapy, music, art , spanish and physical education. A wise consumer is looking for value, not the lowest tuition fees. The uniform policy has been embraced by the parents and their is nothing in any accredidation standards that would discourage the implementation of such a policy. BEST Montessori practice does require freedom of expression and we can effectively accomplish this through our quality fine arts program. PCM does not t have a fully converted Montessori infant program as of yet and will not claim to have one until school is fully accredited as some of the Montessori requirements contradict those required by the State of Texas. However, once the school is accredited, they will be under the IMC requirements not the state. The school offers a hot lunch program and the menu is published on the school's website. The menu is well balanced and the food is prepared on-site. The toddlers have a fresh fruit and produce program and routinely prepare their own snacks in class. I find it very disappointing that anyone would anonymously write such a negative review of such a good school . The tone of the review indicates some self serving purpose and a far stretch from reality.If a child is being fed stale snacks, it is the obligation of the parent to voice concerns and this has never come to our attention. We invite you to come and see best Montessori practice and speak with some of our current familes and some of our alunmi who have gone on the some of the best private schools in the area including Hockaday, Jesuit Prep , Trinity Christian Academy, St. Alcuins, and Westwood Montessori.See what these schools have to say about Pebblecreek. I would also encourage parents who are looking for quality Montessori to contact Tim Seldin at the IMC or the home office of AMS in New York to see what they have to say about PCM.

On a final note, just because a teacher is trained, does not mean it is quality. If you want "TRUE Montessori" make sure the teacher has been trained by a MACTE accredited program and completed an internship in an accredited school . Most of the programs offered online and in local colleges are not approved by Montessori organizations and would not be recognized in accredited schools. As you look for Montessori schools also ask how many years the teachers have been teaching and where they got their teaching experience, Come visit is at our beautiful 5 acre campus and judge for yourself! Pebblecreek Montessori is a school of excellence and woud not be so successful if they offered anything less.

posted at 12/19/09
Pebblecreek Montessori 972-908-3797
600 Old Custer Rd.,
Allen , TX 75013 UNITED STATES
$
1 5

Not a kid or parent friendly school

This is one of the worst schools in the area. My kid has been going there for 6 moths.... any I am looking for a new school. Pebble Creek is a glorified expensive day care. The kids don't learn any thing!!!! The techers and the owners very unfriendly and snoby.... everytime I see the teacher of my child's class I feel like asking WHO PAYS for YOUR SALARY!!!! They don;t have the time to talk to you and feel like they are doing you a favor my being in your child's class room. I can get this treatment from my teenager w/o having to pat an arm and leg. The food is low quality food and the parents are not kept up to date - no communciation on how your child is doing!!! Do me a favor and register your child in a free public school... you will get a better service... the plano ISD food menu is posted before the month starts... the so called credited school where you pay more than 1000 a month takes two weeks to post the lunch menu on line.!!!! Who cares how many certificates you have on your wall... it is all about how well the childen and parents are treated. Very very disappointing experience!!!
posted at 01/07/10
Pebblecreek Montessori 972-908-3797
600 Old Custer Rd.,
Allen , TX 75013 UNITED STATES
$
1 5

Dont send your toddler there

I give the toddler program a thumbs down. What astounds me is how many parents believe the story that the school tells them about what they do inside the classes. What they actually do and what they tell you are 2 different things. Maybe they are telling you is what they "want" to do. Not what actually happens. If I wasnt so vigilant, I would not have known this. Stay away if you care about value for money and your toddler's physical all-around care.
posted at 04/09/10
Pebblecreek Montessori 972-908-3797
600 Old Custer Rd.,
Allen , TX 75013 UNITED STATES
$
5 5

Great School - Dedicated Staff

Pebblecreek Montessori continues to exceed my expectations in every way. The nurturing and attention our son receives by his teachers is amazing. The personal sacrifices the teachers and staff have made to create and maintain a first class school are heroic.
posted at 04/04/11

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