Waterfront Montessori LLC

150 Warren St
Jersey City, NJ 07302
150 Warren St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
201-204-4501 201-204-4501

Waterfront Montessori LLC

150 Warren St
Jersey City, NJ 07302
150 Warren St
Jersey City, NJ 07302
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In business since: 2012
Total Employees: 1

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Hours

Monday :
7:30AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday :
7:30AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday :
7:30AM - 6:00PM
Thursday :
7:30AM - 6:00PM
Friday :
7:30AM - 6:00PM
Saturday :
Closed
Sunday :
Closed

Program Details

Type
Child Care Center/Day Care Center
Preschool (or Nursery School or Pre-K)
Additional Details
Summer care / camp
Program Capacity:
137

Cost & Availability

Class Type Rate Rate Type Availability *
Preschool $ 21,400 flat --
*availability last updated on 05/31/2015
OFFERINGS
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Half-Day (Morning)
Full-Day
Extended Care (After School)

Ratings & Reviews

( 1)
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02/06/2017
Where to begin? Beware of the great articles and all the PR they had done. It was years ago and just part of their ploy to get you in. When I toured the kids were learning and making watermelon juice which now looking back was strategically planned for when I went in there. There is no waitlist- there used to be because there were no other schools in the area but now there are so many choices. Don't let them trap you by letting you know there is 1 or 2 openings.

I will give you the PROS first- they have great after-school activities like karate and ballet for the kids which our daughter loved!

Cons:

-This school has no counselors. They rely on their staff to help their special needs children (which they do not do) and solve any issues internally going on.

-There is no school nurse- incident after incident report is made and the nurse they had obviously smartened up and got out of there as soon as she could.

-Montessori schools are suppose to have no more than 12 children per class. Waterfront Montessori has OVER 30 children in the classrooms with 2 teachers. How can 2 people teach 30 kids of different age levels- THEY CAN'T!

-The children are allowed a free for all for 2-3 hours of "snacks": This includes goldfish, raisins, and cheerios. Basically sugar ridden\gmo junk that they fill up on. You are not allowed to bring their own snacks unless you provide a doctor's note.

-Every rule in place is to make it easier on the staff and their administration. They claim it is for the best interest of the children but every single thing is to alleviate work for their staff. This includes snack time, shoes and clothing must be able to be taken off and on by the children. If they require assistance from staff it is banned.

-Our daughter is trained but at only 4 years old she cannot fully wipe herself. The staff would let her wipe herself and it was not sufficient. She would come home with dirty underwear constantly.

-She began wetting herself multiple times a week. We were told it was because she would get it on her pants when going to the bathroom but her pants would be SOAKED. If this was an issue why wasn't she given assistance in the bathroom? Towards the end we realized this was because something emotional was going on with her as she was trained fully for over a year and this began.

-On parents night a few parents brought up some concerns. The owner Karen is a loose cannon and extremely unprofessional. When she could not provide a correct and professional answer during parents night she got extremely agitated and stormed off out of the building! Her "puppet" you will learn to know as Ms. Fabiana, attempted to deflect any issues although we all spoke of this situation and how we could not believe the owner of a school would behave in such a manner for a month after! One day Fabiana is glaring ear to ear with her fake smile the next if your kid made a wrong move the day before she is flashing you a dirty look. She is a micromanager and if you notice throughout the days she is bouncing from room to room staring over the teacher's shoulders instead of doing anything productive.

-One thing you should know is the school is under 24/7 fully microphones and video taped. We loved this as we thought it was for the best of the children. However, this is merely so Ms. Karen can keep all of her employees under supervision so there is there no rebellion or chatter about the major issues that are going on at the school that need to be fixed immediately.

-The way some of the teachers speak to the children is completely out of line. The first day our daughter had a tantrum. Through the door we sat and we heard her tell our daughter "Keep it up. I will make sure you are the last one out of here." Now is that a way to speak to a child on their first day at a new school and set the tone....definitely not!

-One other instance I brought up our concern to the staff about how one of the teachers spoke to our daughter and her tone. This was the end when we did not send her back as Ms. Karen and her assistant let us know that - "Our child was one of the worst children at the school and all the teachers agree!" WOW! Is our daughter a saint- definitely not. That is why we went to her Waterfront Montessori! However, when someone is paying $30,000 to get their child a proper education and be in a caring environment you do not ever say that! But after this it was clear why our daughter was coming home upset daily, wetting her pants, and telling us the only time anyone ever smiled at the school was when she would get applesauce on her shirt and the one child would make fun of her! We had a conference 2 weeks before this and it was not brought up once!

-You never get any updates, if you want to speak to the teachers you need to put a note in a box and they will let you know when they can speak with you!

-There are a few amazing sweet people we loved Miriam, Miss Allie is awesome, and Mr. Chris was super welcoming BUT that is a
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