Thoughtful words from our student's families about their experience with North End Montessori School.

  • If you are looking for a great school to bring your child to, then look no more.

    The teachers and staff are very caring and nurturing to the children that attend their school. The atmosphere is clean and spacious. The work that is available to the children is fun and hands on to every age of children who attend. They listen to requests and give feedback when asked. I adopted my grandson, David, who is 4 yrs. old. He has certain learning strengths and weaknesses that needed to be handled on a day to day basis. His teachers always made sure that the communication was open whenever I needed them. Some schools you have to wait for Parent teacher conferences. I was lucky enough to be able to talk to David’s teacher daily if I chose to. They even went as far as sharing a notebook back and forth with me about David’s actions, good or bad, whenever I was concerned. Also, it was very evident that they cared because some of the responses were quite lengthy. To me that is: PRICELESS

    The tuition cost is no more than any other private school, Very affordable, especially with all that the school has to offer.

    The safety is of utmost importance to them as well. When Covid was at its highest, they made the right adjustments to minimize any outbreaks and were strict with their expectations of us, the parents, for the safey of all. Also: PRICELESS

    The most PRICELESS feeling for me though, was bringing David to school every morning and watching him stand there while Miss Wendy took his temperature on his forehead, right before he ran into the building to start his day. There were times when he almost forgot to say goodbye to “Granny”! Walking back to my truck, after seeing him run away into the school happy as can be, is by far, the most PRICELESS feeling that any parent or Granny could ask for!!

    There is so much more that I could say about The North End Montessori School. All in all, it’s just a great school, with a great faculty that just works for every different type of family or child.

    If you are looking for a great school to bring your child to, then look no more.
    Barbara – Grandmother
  • Our family absolutely loves North End Montessori School

    I have three children, all of them so different from one another, and all of them have thrived at North End. My eldest is studious and mature for her age –she was always challenged and fully supported in working autonomously to go above and beyond with whatever she was passionately learning about. Her learning experience at N.E.M.S. was made so much more dynamic by the mixed-age classrooms. Feeling like a leader among children in her classroom has had a lasting impact on her as a student. We were so sad when she aged out of N.E.M.S. and had to move on.

    My son is gifted athletically, but needed extra help with some things in the classroom for a stretch. His teachers at N.E.M.S. didn’t balk at his energy and sometimes distracted nature, but instead identified his individual learning needs and worked with me to make a classroom and at-home plan for supporting him. He also greatly benefited from the Montessori methodology and the overall culture in his classrooms at N.E.M.S. Next year, he’s on to fourth grade(!) and is completely caught up in reading and math. N.E.M.S. was a really great foundation for him.

    My third child is an energetic and social student, but also a very curious learner and dedicated to being a part of her classroom team. To have teachers as enthusiastic about being in the classroom as she is is important to her, and she’s(we’ve) never been let down in that regard while at N.E.M.S.

    Ms. Botto and Ms. Marwaha are tied for best teacher any of my kiddos have ever had. If you have the chance to get your kids in a classroom with either of them, jump on the opportunity! But really, everyone we’ve ever dealt with here from the classroom to the office is fantastic. Since my eldest aged out and we had to look at other options for schooling, we have become aware of just how spoiled we were by our learning community at N.E.M.S. These people are professionals, the building is an amazing place to learn, and I found the families of other students there to be of high caliber. It has always struck me, while there for classroom parties (Mother’s Day Tea, Holiday Parties, Theatrical Productions, etc) that there are a lot of engaged, lovely parents in this learning community. I really think it shows on the playground, in the day-to-day classroom vibe, and in the friendships my children have made with other N.E.M.S. kids.

    Go for a tour and get on the waiting list. This school is a great place for families looking for a true Montessori experience. My only complaint is that they stop at third grade. I’d give anything to have all three of my kids spend all of their elementary years at this school.

    Our family absolutely loves North End Montessori School
    Natalie Mitchell
  • We love this school!

    My daughter is four and has been there since she was 1.75 years old. The Montessori style education is very self directed and my daughter loves it. They go outside a ton and have a huge gym if it’s not nice out. They have a ton of extra curricular activities like soccer, science and art so you can do that at school and not have to run around crazy on weekends and evenings.

    We love this school!
    Jennifer Schelly
  • Our little ones are thriving here.

    Our children have been attending NEMS for about a year. The experience has been excellent in the toddler, pre-school, and kindergarten classrooms. We love the teachers and the Montessori education model. Our little ones are thriving here. We could not be more appreciative of the environment and the hard work of the teachers, staff and director.

    Our little ones are thriving here.
    Joshua Solloway
  • Cannot say enough good things

    Our son started here at 2.9yrs and has flourished. Staff is caring, consistent, and professional. Campus is historic, updated, clean, and excellent outdoor play space. Administration/leadership are approachable and easy to get a hold of. Cannot say enough good things, already have our second little one on the wait list!

    Cannot say enough good things
    Rachel Franchi-Winters
  • North End Montessori School is such an amazing school!

    Our son has thrived here. His teachers are so loving and caring! He has receive a solid stepping stone in education here and will thrive in Kindergarten because of the exceptional skills and education he learned at NEM!

    North End Montessori School is such an amazing school!
    Joyce Archer
  • The teachers and staff member at North End Montessori School are amazing

    Wendy is an excellent director very happy that my family was a part of this community. They truly care about the students strive in their educational needs as well as the students overall well-being. Everyone there is very dearly appreciated. Thank you for your service.

    The teachers and staff member at North End Montessori School are amazing
    J Dez
  • We are very thankful for NEM teachers and staff

    We are very thankful for NEM teachers and staff for the care and safe environment they have provided to our son, Mahir. With CoVID around, the school was open and constantly updated us on any new cases and precautions to be taken! Our son is very comfortable with his teachers and friends and looks forward to going to school! His teachers occasionally sends us notes on his progress and we are thrilled to see his class work at the end of each week. Mahir loves the lessons and activities in his class. We are hoping to send our daughter to NEM as well when she is eligible 🙂

    We are very thankful for NEM teachers and staff
    Ifica Mehra
  • Thank you to everyone at NEMS for the care and education you provided my child over the past two years

    My daughter was enrolled for two years at North End Montessori School, from ages 3-5. Her enrollment started in 2019 before Coronavirus and continued until last month when she started Kindergarten at our public school. I highly recommend NEMS to any preschool parent. The school is bright, calming, clean and safe. The facility is excellent and much nicer than any other preschool we looked at.

    Pre-covid they offered a variety of extracurricular classes and activities, I’m sure they will return. My wife and I interacted frequently with the director and never had a complaint. She always answered quickly and thoroughly. I was especially impressed during the early part of COVID with how thoughtful she and the school were in communicating their status and plans.

    Someone else left a review saying “(the school was) looking for profit over well being…”, I have to disagree strongly. The school closed for about 6 weeks during the spring 2020 lockdown – I offered to continue to pay tuition even while my daughter could not attend, to make sure the staff at NEMS themselves would still be paid even while their workplace was closed. The director turned my offer down, explaining the school was getting federal COVID aid, and my generosity was not necessary. That plus two years of other positive interactions makes me wonder what gave that other parent such a negative impression.

    Finally, during our last parent-teacher conference, my daughter’s teacher was quite honest about how my daughter’s learning style would probably benefit more from a traditional structured curriculum going forward, as she was choosing to avoid subjects she did not enjoy and was therefore not advancing in them as quickly as she could. A school which puts profits above the children would not recommend a child unenroll to switch to public school over their own Kindergarten! Thank you to everyone at NEMS for the care and education you provided my child over the past two years, the Hansen family deeply appreciates it.

    Thank you to everyone at NEMS for the care and education you provided my child over the past two years
    Eric Hansen
  • We have been beyond impressed and pleased with the attention and curriculum provided by North End Montessori School

    We have been beyond impressed and pleased with the attention and curriculum provided by North End Montessori School since we enrolled her at 18 months old. She has confidence, intelligence and manners that have been fostered at the NEMS environment and we are eager to see how she blossoms throughout her years at North End! Now that she is almost 3 years old, we are so happy she has attended NEMS and look forward to enrolling our other child!

    We have been beyond impressed and pleased with the attention and curriculum provided by North End Montessori School
    Mariah Frisella
  • My daughter started to love going to school each day actually looking forward to it!

    My daughter started at Northend almost 3 years ago! Starting in the toddler room we had an amazing experience with the teachers and facility, making it an easy decision for continuing into pre-k!

    My daughter started to love going to school each day actually looking forward too it! The past 2 years in pre-k and kindergarten she has excelled in so many different ways. Mrs. Botto and Mrs. Hatch have been absolutely fantastic with my daughter. She’s become more of an independent, creative, caring, and passionate about herself and her school work. She has made many great friends and loves all the special celebrations the school does! (Mothers/fathers day, grandparents and friendship day, the valentine’s day dance and so many more).

    We are so blessed to have been able to be apart of the Montessori community and couldn’t have done any of it without Mrs. Hayes and the rest of the Northend staff! Words can’t describe how thankful we are for all that everyone has done for us over the past 3 year’s, it hasn’t always been easy, but you all helped make it work for our family! We will miss you all so so much!!

    My daughter started to love going to school each day actually looking forward to it!
    Katlyn Lemay and Jason Miller
  • The Toddler House staff are amazing!

    It’s truly wonderful that I’m able to drop off my daughter each day Monday through Friday, knowing she will be cared for, nurtured, and loved on by the amazing staff. I appreciate how thoughtful each person is and how attentive they are. Each day I hear tidbits from staff about how my daughter did this or that or how she was emotionally, and I appreciate it. It’s like a little window into her world. Thank you for all you do!

    The Toddler House staff are amazing!
    Jessica Spillers

    We knew very early on in our child’s life that the Montessori Method for both academic & developmental growth would be the best.

    Knowing that any school labeled “Montessori” would not be enough on it’s own to trust that it would be satisfactory, we ventured to a few Montessori schools/Toddler programs to actively tour and learn about the programs in the greater southern New Hampshire area.

    It was such a wonderful blessing to have found North End Montessori School (NEMS)! The only disappointing experience was to find out just how popular the NEMS programs were- so much so, that our child was placed on a very lengthy waitlist (thankfully, our child was still a baby at that time!). We did not let this deter from our plan. Our child was able to enroll the following year. The wait was SO worth it!

    Now fast forward several years having completed many classroom “cycles” within NEMS, our child has thrived!
    NEMS has made such an impact on not only student, but upon our family as well. So impressed with the Lead and Assistant teachers (and ALL support staff) with whom our child has had the pleasure of learning, growing!

    The twice-yearly (Fall & Spring) Student Evaluations are quite comprehensive, covering all of these areas: Personal; Social/Emotional; Practical Life; Sensorial; Math; and Language.

    Communication with ALL of our child’s Lead Teachers throughout the past several years has been excellent- especially appreciative for the very black and white constructive feedback/information along with equally practical/effective plan(s) to allow for successful change whenever it was needed.

    We have so many positive words to share about NEMS, and this review could go on and on! But to sum up so much of our experience in a final message: The Montessori approach to learning has been positively impactful. NEMS is also affordable, which we’d learned over the years that the founder designed it to be that way- in order to give a Montessori education “to all” who desire it. We just love that. It is truly evident that the teachers and staff with whom we’ve had the pleasure of working are very dedicated to our child’s successful experience. The best choice we could have made! Many thanks to the Teachers, Support Staff at North End Montessori School!

    Bette Williams
  • We Love The NEMS Community

    Good afternoon Wendy,
    I just wanted to send a note to say that after some careful thought and a lot of back and forth we have decided that Charlotte will be attending first grade at a school closer to home. With that said, we are hoping she can stay at NEMS for summer programming. And personally, this wasn’t an easy decision to make. We love the NEMS community and you all have been so supportive, kind, and considerate to Charlotte over these years. She started there at just 18 months old and it was clear from the start and now that you all care very deeply. We never felt uneasy leaving her and it was clear she was in the loving and capable hands of all the teachers and support staff. Charlotte has learned so much in her years there and giving her a Montessori education as her first experience was the best decision we could have made for her. We can’t thank you and all the staff enough. We hope many more kids get to have this experience at NEMS,

    Thank you for your dedication, especially over this last year maneuvering around a pandemic. We feel very fortunate that Charlotte got to be in school safely during all of this.

    We Love The NEMS Community
    Sandra and Michael Burke