The school shows respect for the child and in turn the child learns social and emotional intelligence, independence and self-drive.

“Most schools fail at this because they are too large or students have already acquired bad habits, or academic teaching comes first. This is something absolutely unique about the Montessori program, and Pacifica has to be the most successful Montessori school I’ve come across. Academically, the school shows children how to approach learning, and teaches them the core foundation behind any subject so as they progress they can more rapidly understand academic concepts. I was worried about handling homework and tests in the 6th grade (since Pacifica doesn’t do either) but it turns out all of the independence in tracking their own learning at Pacifica translated beautifully in keeping up in the 6th grade.”

-Amy Creamer