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Montessori School of Hong Kong vs. Highgate House School

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    But isnt it confusing to do 2 systems at one time. What u learn at Highgate is not the same as IMS.

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    i wanted to have the experience of both such popular methods. i wanted to know what the fad is about with montessori, and meanwhile staying at highgate cos both my daughter & i like it so much. and i think it also depends on what the home environment was like. i could see good influence on my daughter from both methods. but in the end, when the time come to choose, i chose the waldorf way.

    in fact, if the Montessori way was done in a gentler manner at IMS, i think the 2 methods may compliment each other.

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    one more thing, a lot of waldorf teachers are actually montessori trained also. i'm not saying that you can become a waldorf teacher after being montessori trained, but usually they started as montessori teachers then also became passionate about the waldorf way.

    part of the training of teaching at waldorf schools is, teachers are requesting to think of all the students in their class at the end of their day. if he/she fails to remember one of their students, it may mean that he/she is not paying enough attention to that child in that day at school. i only wish all teachers would do that. i will mean so much of the kids if their teachers are so devoted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2.55 View Post
    others have said, the teachers are dedicated but once they realize the lack of transparency and criminal activity that the school engages in, most leave immediately.

    Hi,

    could you please send me a message regarding the "criminal activity that the school engages in"?

    we're looking a montessori in hong kong but we live in shatin. IMS is too far for us. Do you have any good suggestion?


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    where is this waldorf and how soon do we have to register our kids?

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    Thanks Joannek for the articles.
    Although either schools' not in our options as they are too far away, it is a necessary read for parents needing to make that choice.

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    fenho u can register ANytime u want. we registered in Fen this year for Mother child class for morning session we didnt get in till October. THey will probably have earlier class available for afternoon session. I got in the afternoon session in May end.

    We didnt join highgate.

    above is for your reference only

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    Good Experiences with The Montessori School of HK

    Replay to "loving mom"and "2.55":
    My child studied in montessori school for 18 months since 2006. We did not need to pay the so called large sum of tuition fee and refunable debenture and were even informed that this is not in practise anymore for more than 3 years. So your comment is obviously outdated.
    My husband and I are extremely happy with our son's performance. We shifted to another school because we have moved to shatin. The certificate we got from montessori school is very applicable and useful when we apply the primary school for our son. And still today his English is the best in the class. No offence, if you are so unhappy to be with the school and they are not transparent and keep on changing teachers, why have you kept your child in the school for four years. Assuming you need to pay school fees for the four years, right? Frankly, we do not see the issue that you said. We care about this as we do not want our son's certificate being disputed. We trust our choice even for only 18 months. Again no offence, it is obvious that you are badmouthing for other reason. As a lawyer, I am concerning your soliciting crowd to gain personal advantage or abusing others. It is not a minor offence in Hong Kong under common law.

    regards,
    HK Supermom

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