Jamie - posted on 02/06/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )
My son is 4 and in Pre-K. He was just tested for gifted through our school board and scored 3.4 deviations above the norm. I'm not sure if that's considered highly gifted or not but hopefully you guys can give me some advice.
He is having serious problems in his Pre-K classroom. It's very structured and he doesn't do well with structure at all. His teacher and the administrators refuse to alter things for him. They want him to do exactly what the other kids are doing at the pace of the other kids. That doesn't work at all for him. Ideally I'd like to homeschool him but I work full time so for now I'd like to find other options.
Our public school system has a Montessori school that I've applied for (our school system does a lottery for the special schools to determine who gets in). They only take 40 students but because he's considered special ed I might be able to get him in even if he doesn't win a spot in the lottery.
After that long post I just want to know how many of you have kids in a Montessori school and do you feel it's working for your child? The school isn't 100% Montessori because they still have to take the standardized state tests and have to teach certain things but it's the only Montessori school around here.