Rainbow Montessori Students:
"It gives you the freedom to choose."
"Your talents get singled out."
"You don't judge people for what level they're at. You just judge them for how hard they're working."
"Everyone should be given the chance to come to somewhere like this! The best primary school you could go to!"
"There's so much diversity. The memories are amazing!"
"Once I explained what our school was like, they were like how come I didn't go there?!"
"Everything here has helped me a lot."
"You don't judge anyone for what level they're at, just how hard they're working."
"I wasn't afraid to go and ask for help from the teachers."
Ex Montessori students:
"There was never any question whether I was going to send my own children to Montessori."
"It really sets you up for the rest of your life."
"A Montessori education in your younger years really gives you confidence and independence as a person in your own right."
"I was immediately attracted. I felt this was really the perfect environment in which my children could blossom and grow." Paint Pots nursery parent.
"The children are given the freedom to explore what they want to do."
"Being a Montessori teacher, I've seen the independence and capability this gives children and when I had my own children it was so important to instill in them the self respect and the confidence that Montessori gives them." Tana Ramsay.
"What makes Montessori so effective is that it's based on a deep understanding of how children learn and develop through making their own choices, trying things out and doing things for themselves."
Dr Timothy Taylor, a parent of two children who benefited from a Montessori primary education at Wharfedale Montessori, shares his views on Montessori education