Parent Testimonials

Parents

Praveena G
2016


My son has been going to CDB Telfair location for 2+ years, Casa provided good foundation and leanings. Teachers are great, Ms. Veena is excellent and the aftercare staff especially Ms. Abida is extraordinary.
Special mention for Ms. Rozina and Ms. Fareeda always there to resolve issues if you have any. Overall very grateful for all the efforts.
Valerie Kahrs
2016


My two sons have attended CDB for almost 4 years. One is currently 5 years old in the Primary program, the other is 8 years old in the Lower Elementary program. I will comment on both experiences because they both started at very different levels academically but have ended up exceeding my expectations.

My 8 year old started at the primary level at the Riverstone location when he was 4 1/2. Prior to enrolling him, I had taught him at home where by age 3 he was reading Grade 1 books and skip counting (not sure how high but he could skip count by any interval ). By age 4 he had a vast knowledge of geography thanks to a combination of geography puzzles and apps. I looked at several Montessori schools in the area, but some I felt were using the Montessori name without truly executing the goals. When I visited the Riverstone location, Ms. Rozina pointed out the expectations she had for the staff and students and it was executed beautifully. The school was bright, clean and organized. The staff was respectful to students. But mostly, the students were challenged at every level while building a solid foundation across all subjects.

One thing Ms. Rozina was intent on was teaching all children cursive writing. I was apprehensive this could happen, as my son had poor fine motor skills and his print was all over the place. Miraculously within 3 months, he had basic cursive down, without pages and pages of worksheets. The Montessori method is based on building a solid foundation for learning, then building layer upon layer until the child has mastered the topic. My son's confidence grew in all levels. His teacher was excited by what he already knew, and while she did go back and cover the basics on some subjects, she continued to challenge him to achieve his greatest potential.

When the Telfair location opened, we transferred to that school where he started at Grade 1 in the Lower Elementary program. Ms. Sowjanya was wonderful with working with me to make sure we could continue my son's path to success. He had some setbacks, including an ADD diagnosis from our private physician. Ms. Sowjanya worked very closely with my son to help him overcome his focus issues. She knew how to keep him motivated and pushed him enough when he needed it. As he reaches the end of his second grade year, I am confident in his writing, math and science skills when we make the transition to public school next year (we are moving out of state this summer).

My younger son started at CDB Riverstone in the toddler program. Unlike his brother, I had not worked with him that much academically due to the exhaustion of raising two busy boys! I appreciated that the toddler program provided more than a basic daycare. Every activity the children did provided fine and gross motor skill development. The teachers set the foundation for character building, where the children learned to respect each other, their teachers and their work materials.

He started at the Primary program when we moved to Telfair when he was 3 1/2 years old. Under Ms. Consuelo's firm but fun guidance, he has far exceeded my expectations. He is finishing his second year in the primary program (technically in pre-K). I am blown away by what Ms. Consuelo was able to achieve. He went from not being able to read at the beginning of this school year to reading books at his brother's level. He has mastered addition and the full number chart. He loves writing descriptive sentences. She encourages the children's curiosity by introducing them to all aspects of science and art. He asks questions that go far beyond any 5 year old I've ever known.

I love that the school celebrates and teaches the children about every major holiday throughout the year. This exposure sets the groundwork for my children to be open, loving and kind adults. The multi-age environment encourages the older children to teach the younger children, and gives the younger children role models to interact with daily.
Jennifer Wu
2016


My daughter attended 2 other schools within 2 1/2 years prior to CDB, where we started in Oct 2015. Though my daughter's experience at the other schools was good, and I was a believer in the curriculum and educational philosophies (FLEX Learning and Reggio Emilia) that they espoused, I never felt that their teachers and directors were truly successful in implementing their curriculum and that they never really achieved the sense of community that I think is what makes a school a successful extension of a family's education at home. There is a lengthy continuum of types of parents out there, and though we all strive to the highest goals for our children and every family has a different fit, if you know you are the most thoughtful, discerning type of parent, CDB is a great school for you and your children. After one bad conversation after another with other directors in Sugar Land, I came to CDB and was surprised by the openness and extra effort the director and staff took to answer my questions and to advocate for Montessori and the teachers at CDB. There is no defensiveness here, only eyes wide open and ears ready to listen. I don't think they think they are perfect, like some schools where the director is inclined to dismissing or schooling you rather than working with you if you have a question, concern, or comment. The director here, Ms. Rozina, is accessible and conscientious, and she is open to parents' thoughts no matter what they may be. The teachers are passionate sticklers for Montessori and are very experienced and knowledgeable. I am a professional in the area of language development and have a little to a lot of experience across all domains of development, and even I have learned some important things from my daughter's teacher that have helped to make me a better parent. She has also been great about fostering a creative sense of self, helping my daughter only when appropriate and allowing for my daughter's own discovery. The materials in Montessori are amazing and help make the lessons interesting and concrete, especially in the areas of math and language. There are events throughout the year for families to enjoy, and the school welcomes volunteers. My daughter loves this school and thanks me for enrolling her here. She is in kindergarten and is advanced for her age in reading, writing, and math, and so are many of her peers in the school. The children represent a good mix of personalities, and she has gotten good socialization through her experiences here. I have met many wonderful parents here as well, and I often feel that we are on the same page with education, which did not happen at the previous two schools for some reason. There are several activities included in the tuition...Spanish, music, art, computer, and Stretch and Grow, and the catering company the school uses offers a healthy menu with organic milk. No school is perfect, especially for critical, discerning parents, but CDB has been the "perfect" for us and is always trying to be the best it can be.
Shehzad Sidi
2019


My daughter has been at Casa Riverstone for about 3 years. This is a great school and has a nurturing environment for toddlers. Ms. Shaira is a wonderful teacher and my daughter adores her. She is 5 years old and is reading fluently and doing addition and subtraction. I would highly recommend this school.
Farnaz K
2019


My son has been attending CDB for 3 years now. Choosing CDB was the best decision we’ve made regarding his education and school. He’s reading books at 4.5 years and performing at a higher level, thanks to the educational environment at CDB. The school staff are all good. We’re specifically so thankful of Ms. Namrata for the care and education she provides in her class. Ms Elsa and Ms Iman were also wonderful teachers for toddlers.

Ms. Josie is a wonderful director who has your best interest at heart.
Rosalyn Nguyen
2019


We have had two children attend Casa in Telfair and both have had a wonderful experience. Definitely recommend this school! Our older child was in Ms. Consuelo's class and enjoyed it so much that when it was time for our younger child to choose pre-K/K class, she was the natural choice with her sweet, nurturing, caring ways. The work that they brought home was much higher level than would be expected of preK/K, which we were very pleased about
Ken Lee
2019


My son has been going to CDB at Telfair since June 2016. He started going to Ms. Nadia's class 5 months ago. Ms. Nadia has been kind, patient, and knowledgeable teacher. She possesses all the qualities to be a great teacher. My wife and I have been very pleased with our son's progress while he's in Ms. Nadia's class. To blame everything on the teacher is not fair. As parents, we have responsibilities to teach our kids to behave in class. Pointing fingers at others instead of trying to figure out what went wrong and taking corrective actions is not a good way to teach kids.
Simmi Mehta
2019


My daughter has been going to CDB since opening day as toddler. She is now in 1st grade! Each year has been better than the last! She absolutely loves it there! Ms. Sowjanya is truly amazing!, The learning experiences are hands on, creative and challenging without being overwhelming!

I also want to give a shout out to their afterschool Young Scientists Program! My daughter loves all the hands on experiments they do, especially learning about plant and animal cells using a microscope!
Winnie Kim
2019


My daughter attended this school 3 years ago and she was there from toddler class all the way to kindergarten. I can't say enough of good things about Ms. Josie (she was my daughter toddler teacher and now she is the director of the school) and Ms. Kim (primary teacher). Their love and passion toward the kids are unseen for. You can tell they truly care and love your kids. Because of them, we return back to CDB when it's time for my son to go to school. We didn't even bother to visit any other newly developed school around Riverstone. We wouldn't go anywhere but Ms. Kim's class.

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CDB MONTESSORI @ RIVERSTONE

20211 South University Blvd,
Missouri City , TX 77459
Phone : 281-261-CASA (2272)

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108 Telfair Central Blvd,
Sugar Land , TX 77479
Phone : 281-207-9700

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