Today has been a special day. Our girls visited New Gate School for the first time. Leaving them in the hands of the teachers Mrs. Mary and Mrs Alex was like a feeling of emptiness and pride knowing that they have already grown and must move on to another more independent stage of life. When we came back home and listened to their experiences with their little faces full of emotion and happiness, it was wonderful. Thank you so much New Gate for opening its doors to children and parents. A memory that we will never forget.
The staff at Newgate is extremely patient and nurturing. I am exceptionally grateful for their attention to detail to ensure each child has the opportunity to reach their optimal potential. I love the home style setting and their interest in bringing a global perspective to the area.
FIVE STARS! NewGate Montessori IB School has been a wonderful experience for my two teenagers, ages 16 and 17, over the last three years of attendance. We were new to Montessori education and transferred from the local public school system. We found the transition easy with welcoming staff and students, a challenging curriculum with opportunities for the children to grow both academically and personally. We love that the kids are taught time management, are encouraged to work in groups to problem solve, and are given the responsibility to care for their environment. They are active participants in planning their future and as an upcoming junior and senior, have begun their ambitious pursuit of the IB diploma. When asked by other parents considering an alternative to public school, I tell them that one of the the things my husband and I love most about NewGate is that our teenagers are being taught to be responsible adults and that they truly go to school happy and come home happy. One of my favorite parts of the secondary curriculum is the spring internships, where the children are required to spend a week at a business or with a mentor exploring different careers of interest. They then present their experience to classmates, parents and teachers and have a first hand idea as to whether or not this would or would not be a good career choice for them. This is just one of the many unique opportunities afforded to NewGate middle and high school students. With it's strong sense of community and ever present support from teachers and staff NewGate has been and continues to be a huge blessing to our family.
This is a wonderful small school with an international reputation and 36 years of success. It's students and graduates are its best spokeswomen and spokesmen. I notice that someone has been creating fake accounts to write negative reviews. How ironic that anyone would take the time. Sending a child to any private school is a sacrifice. Sending a child to a Montessori school takes courage. I know. Years ago I made that choice, and have never regretted it. I also remember having to defend my decision to my family and friends. I have so often heard the teachers and administrators at NewGate patiently urge parents to take the time to really consider how different this approach is to most other schools. It is a very special gift to give a child, but it can never be right for every family. That is what is so wonderful: in our country; we have choices.
My family is very thankful to be a part of the Newgate community. My children have flourished in this nurturing environment, and I am seeing them benefit from an incredible education. While no school is perfect, I greatly appreciate the teachers and administration being so open to communication and addressing my children’s individual needs with such care and empathy. We continue to be committed to this wonderful school.
For more information on our listings, advertising, coupons, and mailers, please contact us today!