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“We sent our older daughter to GPM a few years ago, and now our son is there. We looked very carefully at many schools in San Francisco, and even had our children’s grandmother, (who was an amazing Montessori preschool teacher for 30 years) visit and cast her vote. We all found GPM to be warm, cozy, true to Montessori principles, and so respectful of children’s abilities. The current student body, and parent community, is very diverse (hard to find these days in SF!) and both the upstairs and downstairs teachers are wonderful. The head of school, Rosemary, impressed us from day one as someone who cares deeply about Montessori concepts and the environment. We were also impressed, from the beginning, by how calm the classroom environments are. The children are not running around wildly (unless they are outside playing) but instead are truly engaged with the materials, respectful of each others spaces, and collaborating. It’s amazing what they can get kids to do with the right instruction! We are very pleased with our choice, and will keep our son at GPM despite offers from other (larger, more well-known preschools). They also have improved in recent years in terms of school administration and communication with parents. Things seem to be running along smoothly on this front.”

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