Kindergarten impresses inspectors

| 18/06/2019 | 8 Comments
Island Montessori, Crewe Road

(CNS): The overall performance of Island Montessori pre-school was good, according to inspectors, falling short of an excellent grade by a whisker. One of several early years centres inspected this month, the school was said to have performed well in all major aspects of its work. “There were a number of excellent features, particularly with regard to children’s achievement in the pre-school classes,” inspectors said in their report, adding that progress was good in English, mathematics and science.

“The children were excited about their learning and staff often made effective use of the extensive outdoor area to add purpose and relevance to lessons. Enjoyment was an evident feature of the classes observed throughout the inspection,” the report found. Island Montessori is a private nursery school on Crewe Road, George Town, and is one of only a few education establishments in Cayman that has received a very positive report from the Office of Education Standards.

Montessori By The Sea, which is situated on Prospect Point Road, Prospect, which caters to children 21 months to 12 years, was also given an overall ‘good’ grade by inspectors. It also achieved some excellent grades but fell short in some areas, receiving satisfactory judgments in the attainment levels of the pre-schoolers in English and maths.

Meanwhile, a follow-through inspection at the Bright Start Learning Centre located in Seven Mile Shops on the West Bay Road, which had been judged weak overall last October, showed the school had made satisfactory progress on all of the inspectors’ recommendations.

See inspection reports in the CNS Library

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  1. Anonymous says:

    It seems that non-faith based schools perform best.
    Their focus is on education, that’s the only difference.
    I wish I could afford it.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Prep is faith based and received Good and Excellent in almost all areas. Overall – good. Should have been excellent.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Sending my kids to Island Montessori has been the best decision We’ve made as parents! They thrive and enjoy school on so many levels! I can’t thank the teachers and staff enough for creating a positive environment for OITNB’s kids to learn! Well done!!

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    • Anonymous says:

      Why would you thumbs down a positive comment from a parent? Smh

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    • Anonymous says:

      @4:04pm – OITNB? Orange is the New Black?

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        What does OITNB mean? Orange is the new black? I thought orange was for prisoners. Why would children want to be associated with prisoners?

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      • Anonymous says:

        @7:48 pm… I’m not sure why it changed our to OITNB?!! That’s so weird! I was typing on my phone in a parking lot– didn’t see it change our to that, sorry for the confusion. That’s so silly it would auto correct to that, I don’t even watch that show! LOL

  3. Anonymous says:

    I’m so glad to see these school reports. Clearly not all fee paying schools are equal and it’s good to finally see which ones portray a value for your money, and which do not.

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