Parent Testimonials

“We are lucky to find The Garden. Our son has flourished there. The staff is so caring and attentive and quick to address his needs. His progress has been amazing- he was reading at 3, spelling at 4, counting into the thousands, knows the continents and many countries, and makes up his own yoga poses. We cannot say enough good things about the program. We hope it will continue to grow.” ~Kelly Thompson, parent community member 2015-18

“We are so grateful our son can attend The Garden. He loves it! The Montessori method is amazing, and we learn so much just by observing how the teachers interact with the children! The teachers are top-notch, and I completely trust my son in their care. And Ellen’s leadership is fantastic!” ~MaryBeth Bailar-Heath, parent community member since 2019

“Karen and Amy are so amazing! They care about the kids, communicate so well, and keep me updated of my daughter’s progress. Love this curriculum and the teachers. ~Kara Bonavia, parent community member since 2019

“We are grateful to have found The Garden Montessori upon our arrival to Southern Pines this summer. In DC, we were fortunate to have our children attend a Toddler Montessori school and fell in love with the principals of Montessori. We value a respectful community for our children—one that supports their independence, uniqueness, and curiosity. Our experience with The Garden from our initial communication with Ellen to our interactions with the teachers was nothing short of awesome and definitely fulfilled these values. It was clear that despite enduring a major life transition with a big move, our children felt safe and comfortable in their summer camp environments. They eagerly anticipated their camp days and spoke highly of their teachers. We are excited to be rooted in this school through Moore and Toddler Montessori for our youngest, Iris.” ~Caitlin Briggs parent community member since 2019

“Wild Hearts has been a wonderful program for my active, curious son to feel free to learn the things he’s truly interested in. The social, emotional growth we’ve seen this year has been huge. The wonderful guides nurture his curiosity and love of all things outdoors. He loves going to school and can’t wait for next year!” ~ Sarah Nelson, parent community member 2019-20

“Wild Hearts was our son’s first experience with any kind of organized care, and we could not have asked for a better introduction! He absolutely adored his teachers (and they clearly care about the kids), he enjoyed the other kids immensely, and he learned so much about the natural world, exploration, and curiosity. He came home dirty, tired, and full of stories — which as far as I’m concerned is exactly how a 3 year old’s day should go. Perhaps most telling of all, he asked to go back to camp after he got home more than once. We truly appreciate all of the staff at Wild Hearts, and are so grateful that our son had this wonderful experience! ~Alyssa Cowan, parent community member, summer 2019

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