There is only one word that can describe our experience at Sunrise-Montessori and that is WONDERFUL. The teachers are wonderful, the director and asst director are wonderful, the school overall is wonderful. Our daughter, Julia, started at Sunrise Montessori in the Tue/Thu half day program. We were really concerned about the initial separation since she only spoke and understood Korean and was potty trained for about a month. But the staff and children at Sunrise Montessori have been wonderful with her. Ms. Jessica and Ms. Norma are so patient and nurturing that after only a handful of visits Julia stopped crying during the morning drop off and actually looked forward to going to school. They understand that each child is different and tries to be sensitive to the individual’s needs and learning curve. We could not have asked for a better pair of teachers. The other children have also been so welcoming of Julia, guiding her and comforting her when she became upset after having a few “accidents”. Finally, Sunrise Montessori could not be so great without strong leadership which is displayed from director, Sarah, and asst director, Lara. Not only do they try to keep up-to-date with the educational needs of children but they are “hands on” all the time everything from speaking with parents to playing with the children and preparing snacks. Directors from other Montessori programs we had visited were very “administrative” and did not bother to be involved with the teachers or students or even touring parents. Sunrise-Montessori is definitely the school for our daughter and will be for our son when he turns three.