Loyola Site           San Roque Site
57A Esteban Abada Street           5 Pine St. New Marikina Subd.
Loyola Heights, Quezon City           San Roque, Marikina                
Telefax. 426.0310           Telefax. 682.6207     
Mobile. 0908.894.6154           Mobile. 0999.881.1126     
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1. This is my child’s first school. Can I or the yaya stay within the school premises?
2. Do you have a school bus service?
3. What are the required books / textbooks in school? Do you produce your own? How often do you have homework?
4. What are your office hours? When can we visit and see the school?
5. What is the passing rate/ batting average of acceptance of your students in the “big schools”?
6. What are your tuition rates?

 

 

1. This is my child’s first school. Can I or the yaya stay within the school premises?

As a school policy, we do not allow parents and yayas to stay within the school premises during school hours. It is our goal, as a school, to help each child adjust to the routine of schooling and to learn that school is a place for them within the context of a new environment – no yayas, no mommy and daddy but with their teachers and peers. Experts in early childhood education as well as our own past experience generally tell us that “separation anxiety” is a normal reaction for first time school goers.

We also recommend that the best way to handle this is by giving “short and sweet” good-byes filled with love and assurance. Of course, a ready fetcher at hand to welcome the child earlier before his expected dismissal time will be the most welcome affirmation that he / she is not to be left permanently in school. While cries and constant pleas of the children can be truly heartbreaking, it is better to allow your child to “go through it “within the soonest possible time rather than extend it with persistent bargains and “push and pulls”.

 

 

2. Do you have a school bus service?

At the moment, FMPLI does not have an accredited and recognized bus service provider. However, we can secure a list of bus service providers which have been previously used by our students. You may get in touch with them personally and make arrangements.

Also, during regular parent meetings, you may get to meet and socialize with co-parents living around your area. Usually, parents manage to organize carpools during these meetings. In this way, costs are somehow shared and children also get to develop friendships and camaraderie with the “bus mates”.

 

 

3. What are the required books / textbooks in school? Do you produce your own? How often do you have homework?

In our efforts to deliver authentic Montessori education, we do not use any required book / textbook in school. Children learn through active interaction with the prepared environment (materials), the Class Directress (through activities, lessons and social interactions) and their peers. The Montessori approach is essentially hands-on, activity-based and child-centered. This is made possible through the correct and effective use of Montessori-prescribed didactic (teaching) materials with the guidance of adequately trained Montessori directress. Paper and pencil assessments or exercises are kept to a minimum, if not eliminated.

Occasionally, the Class Directress may prescribe specific activity sheets which are deemed necessary to supplement a child’s growing skills in a particular activity. These are either teacher-made or photocopied from authorized reproducible workbooks.

As a general policy, we do not have regular homework. However, we occasionally request some follow-up work or support from the home if certain situations warrant it. Learning is primarily done in school, thus eliminating the need to hire private tutors to help the child “make the grade”.

 

 

4. What are your office hours? When can we visit and see the school?

Our office hours are from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon on Saturdays. You may drop by during these times at your convenience. We recommend though that you visit us while classes are going on. Our sessions are from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 – 3:30 p.m., Mondays to Fridays. Should you wish to consult with the School Head, it may be best to set an appointment, usually for the afternoon, as she is handling a class in the morning session.

 

 

5. What is the passing rate/ batting average of acceptance of your students in the “big schools”?

While a number of our graduates make it to schools of their first choice, the average number of students who make it to certain schools vary from year to year. It would be relatively inaccurate and too presumptuous to arrive at a fair “batting average” or “passing rate”. While we work with the children regularly for extended periods of time, acceptance procedures in most big schools allow only around an hour to decide on the acceptability of a child. It is therefore difficult to predict your child’s acceptance in the big school.

 

 

6. What are your tuition rates?

The tuition fee schedule is available at the office. You will be given a copy when you come and visit / observe our school. There are three payment schemes available: single payment scheme, semestral payment scheme and the quarterly payment scheme.

 

 
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