Before we came to Alive Montessori & Private School, my son disliked school. He dreaded every morning and as soon he entered the playground he would shut down. On his first morning at Alive he was timid and I left him at school with tears in his eyes, little did I know this was the last time he would have this reaction to school ever again. When I ask him what he loves most about his school he always tells me the same thing. He tells me how much he loves the variety that the school offers. They make learning fun and cater to what interests him while focusing on the core fundamentals of literacy and numeracy. He loves that he is able to express himself emotionally without judgment in a space that encourages and truly attempts to understand the emotional intelligence of the child.