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MNCamdenEd Wed 07-Oct-15 12:29:07

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School2School Fri 02-Oct-15 23:46:34

I'm looking at different Montessori options in West Hampstead (and potentially Hampstead). Any new views, from what you hear and even better from your experience? Thank you!

sugarsnappea Sun 14-Jul-13 21:02:48

Sorry for slow reply, intermittent mumsnetter. The kids have mostly gone on to Southbank - coed, international baccalaureate, no uniform. Some have gone to City, Westminster and one other very academic boys school, oh and south hampstead girls which is also 'academic'. My DD is 4, I'm not up with all the high schools yet, I'm keeping my eyes on a Montessori farm school/ erd (sp?) kinder for 12-18 year olds starting in 2015 though..

sanam2010 Sat 13-Jul-13 14:47:25

Sugarsnappea, what sort of senior schools do the kids from AMI Children's House tend to go on to?

sugarsnappea Fri 12-Jul-13 21:14:52

My daughter (4) is at a lovely AMI Montessori down the road from Rainbow, she is registered for both Rainbow and maria montessori Hampstead for 6-12. I am a little torn between the two, and it is because they are both very good examples of the two schools of thought: traditional/pure vs more integrated/evolved (rainbow belongs to the less rigorous stream). At rainbow she could learn French, Spanish and three instruments at school- at Hampstead those would have to be extra curricular. The kids from Hampstead have all gotten into the secondary school of their choice this year, Rainbow has very good teacher student ratios...
I am still thinking and will visit both again and when DD is 5.5 she can too, it may be up to her.
No matter what choice we make, Montessori is the right one, she will be 'educated for life' and have a wonderful perspective on the world and the people in it. Both schools are very good. For 3-6 I would always choose AMI schools, that is where Maria Montessori did most of her research/inventing and from where her pedagogy came from. After 6 I'm a little more open to flexibility...

SolomonRushdie Wed 26-Jun-13 17:06:52


SolomonRushdie Wed 26-Jun-13 11:09:52

Does anyone have any experience of either Maria or rainbow Montessori nurseries/ schools in west hampstead?

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