Pulling Your Child Out of Montessori School


During this recession, I get more and more emails from moms who are faced with the heart-wrenching decision to pull their children out of Montessori school and place them in a local public school for financial reasons... emails like this one:

"I have two children almost 7 and 8. They have been in a private Montessori school since the age of 3. I have just taken them out and they actually start public school on Monday. I’m terrified. This was not by choice that I made this decision, but rather by necessity. Private school is really expensive.

"My thought is to work with them in the evenings and at some point maybe just pull them out of public school and home school them. My main concern is whether I can do this or not.

"We love Montessori, and taking them out of school was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to
make. I literally cry when I think about it. I loved what they were learning in class, but I have no concept of how they learned it.

"I want to implement Montessori at home and have my children continue to receive a Montessori education, but I also want to make sure that I’m capable of doing so. My fear is that I will do more harm than good. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated."

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My heart goes out to moms in this situation! I know this is a difficult decision! My advice as a Montessori teacher and a mom... Keep reading over at my sister blog! ~Lisa Nolan

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