We didn't search out a Montessori preschool -but we really appreciate how the children are respected and treated and the calm atmosphere. Kathryn had a great first year of preschool experience, there will be a lot of changes next year (same school- but now mornings)- but I know she'll continue to do great! She has such a great attitude (most of the time!) and wants to understand everything so I think teacher's really enjoy that about her. SUMMER!