Hear From Our Families

Our family has been incredibly lucky to have had all three of our children taught by Ms. Brandi. After our first year with her, we never wanted our children in any other classroom. Under her wing, they excelled academically (reading and spelling words before their 5th birthdays!) and emotionally. To this day, when we ask them to name their favorite teacher they always say "Ms. Brandi!" Her calm, open and encouraging nature is exactly what children need to thrive.

Ashley Lorusso

Our family joined the Montessori toddler program 2 years ago and we continue to be impressed daily with our son’s growth. Joy and Gaby are amazing and feel like family. They use creative methods to keep kids engaged and spend time with them individually to teach to each child’s strength and areas for development. Our son has become very independent, shows a love to learn and is very expressive. 

I love that my son’s teachers not only care about his development but they also care about him as a child and us as a family.  Knowing this brings me peace at drop off. Seeing his smile at pick up is confirmation. 

TB - Toddler Parent

My oldest daughter started her Montessori education with Joy and Gaby at 2 years old. I watched as my daughter's creativity and leadership qualities were nurtured daily in Joy and Gaby's classroom. She was happy and comfortable in her classroom from day 1, a testament to the love that is shown to each kid by these teachers and to the amazing classroom environment they create. It’s now 5 years later and they are teaching my 3rd daughter, introducing her to world of Montessori learning and fostering her great love of being busy with all things all the time. Our family feels beyond blessed that Joy and Gaby have been a part of our 3 daughters' lives in these young and formative years. They are an excellent teaching duo and exceed in teaching children of the toddler age. 

Brandi and Gabisu were pivotal in setting up our first daughter for her elementary years. They saw her strengths right away and fostered her independent nature. They allowed her to be a teacher and guide to her fellow students. Currently our oldest has aged out of Montessori and is excelling in her elementary school. Brandi and Gabisu are well known in her new school as our daughter brags on them often.  With our second child (a quiet wallflower at times) they have instilled within her a confidence that is beyond beautiful. Under their Montessori teaching (and in the fabulous classroom) our second daughter has begun to be vocal and outgoing. She’s embracing being her own person and starting to drive her own learning with her teachers' helpful guidance.  There is not doubt in my mind that she will continue to grow into herself as she finishes her time out in Montessori in their classroom.

DL-Toddler and Primary Parent

Ms. Brandi Austin was my child’s teacher from age two to six. She was fully invested in my child developing a love for learning.  With her methods and devotion, this is exactly what occurred- he loves school, loves to read, and has a zest to discover. She empowers children to be independent. Her teaching strategies are full of love, patience, and kindness. She is driven with a passion for educating children during the most adaptable and formidable  times of their lives.

Nikki King-Primary Parent

Gabisu has been an amazing influence on our children. She always has a smile on her face. From a young age, our kids naturally gravitated to her nurturing personality. It was comforting to know that she had the best interest of our children and their learning at heart.

Adam and Ashleylayne Bell

Brandi is an exceptional educator. She guided our two children through the Primary Montessori program and we are grateful for the knowledge and experience she provided them. Brandi is gentle, kind, patient and caters to the unique needs of each child she teaches. 

Lindsay Bartholomew