Oneonta Montessori School is the best!! This school was our son’s second home from 1st through 6th grade, and he absolutely flourished there! The director, Ms. Fiona, and all of the teachers were very nurturing towards the children and responsive to any parent concerns. The kids were not only provided with a safe and fun-filled environment (creating beautiful artworks, adventurous field-trips, end-of-year sports day and talent show, etc.), but were also challenged academically with thought-provoking books to read and analyze, eye-opening science and cultural geography research projects, accelerated mathematics, etc. Oneonta Montessori engaged the kids in a yearly Spelling Bee, Science Fair, Poetry Contest, and Math Whiz Competition. They also taught the kids the importance of giving back by having them participate in the Spark of Love (giving Christmas presents to needy children) and Pennies for Patients (raising money for leukemia patients). This school provided the children with many opportunities to explore their unique talents and consistently encouraged them with a “yes-you-can” attitude. Our son loved this school! He was more than well prepared to enter junior high school. If you want a great academic program and a well-rounded education for you child, I highly recommend Oneonta Montessori School!