Bridges Montessori Kindergarten

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Bridges Montessori Kindergarten

Postby popkorn » Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:46 am

Hi

Please provide feedback on this school.

Thank you so much!!

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Re: Bridges Montessori Kindergarten

Postby Wonder72 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:57 pm

My child has been in Bridges since pre-nursery. There are pros and cons.

pros:
- Very nice environment. Spacious, open.
- There is extended enrichment for K1 and K2 which i find is worth the money

cons:
- mosquitoes issues
- Very high turn over teachers. My child has 4 teachers changed for his 3 years there.
- unapproachable principle
- A lot of scolding and shouting by one of the senior teacher.

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Re: Bridges Montessori Kindergarten

Postby popkorn » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:04 am

thank you Wonder72 for replying!! :) There seems so little discussion about this school. No website and fb on this school too. Small children population?

I should be enrolling my daughter for next year

Like>
-Big and quiet campus like you mentioned
-Heard that all teachers have monte diploma
-The orderly and neat classrooms- heard students will put their marked worksheet into their own folders
-basically monte teaching
-I also like the extend classes from j.g and gym
-I saw their worksheet for k1 and k2. seems comprehensive and ready for P1

-I didnt realise the mosquitoes issues until you mentioned. How bad? my daughter is very prone to mos bite..oh no...
-I guess most school have high turn over but surprise for a monte school to have high turnover. So many monte trained teachers around?
-Unapproachable principle or directoress? the directoress(ms IXXXX) seems quite nice when i speak to her over the phone but the principle seems abit towards the quiet side.
-ALOT SCOLDING! that is very bad..I will monitor...

Cons>
Bring own snack or lunch. (dunno wat to bring?)
wear home clothes to sch (lack of discipline?)
expensive school fee (more ex than those branded school like st james, nanyang kiddy)

It seems quite difficult to find the perfect school! haiz

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Re: Bridges Montessori Kindergarten

Postby torhuiz » Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:01 pm

Hi, I'm looking for a school for my kid too.

Can share what is their charges like?

TIA! :smile:

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Re: Bridges Montessori Kindergarten

Postby popkorn » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:28 pm

Sure, is $1500 per term. 830am to 12 noon :)

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Re: Bridges Montessori Kindergarten

Postby Wonder72 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:59 am

popkorn: I have doubt regarding all their teachers having monte diploma. You can check the MOE website. Bridges doesn't fulfill the 75% of the staff min qualification.

Lunch is provided if you are looking at full day. If you compared to other montessori kindergarten, Bridges is considered affordable. :)

But then, just my thoughts. Most of the very good teachers have left ... you can check the pre-nursery/nursery teachers are relatively new. And they don't teach jolly phonics anymore.

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Re: Bridges Montessori Kindergarten

Postby Cococart » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:36 pm

i was surprised when i first heard about the scolding and shouting (verified) cos the senior teacher appeared pleasant most of the time. i was more shocked when i learned that she gets physical too (a point i couldn't verify) and am concern.

directress is indeed not very approachable but i find that she has been consistent in keeping the school standard. no comments on the principal as she's new. overall school program is good.

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Re: Bridges Montessori Kindergarten

Postby marmalade » Thu May 28, 2015 10:41 pm

hi anyone place their child in Bridges Montessori ?
How was the experience?
Thanks !

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Re: Bridges Montessori Kindergarten

Postby LyaD » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:31 pm

Hello! Please do not put ur kids in this kindergarten. Go to any other school if u can but never this one. I will never place my girl there. Yes, ms IXXXE is unapproachable n basically shes just weird. Back then the school do serve pork n ice creams to kids. Theres this article in 2016 that a teacher with TB infected other kids in school. http://health.asiaone.com/health/health ... tor=cs3-18
Just take my advice n explore other schools for your kids benefits. You need a strong directress to be able to hold her staffs n strong rapport with parents. There r plenty of other good schools out there.

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