Although we attend a Montessori in the states, I wasn’t expecting to put the girls in one in Taipei but I am so glad I did. This place was recommended by a friend whose child attended here for a couple of years before moving back to the states. They have several locations and this one is their 新生 xinsheng location. They take ages 2.5-6.
First of all, it’s big. It’s beautiful. It’s clean. It’s organized. I don’t think I need to say more than that. I’m already sold based on that.
Secondly, my girls can continue on their own paths in Chinese!!! Small one is writing simple words and big one is reading her harder books in school and doing projects on the side with other kids when it’s outside of “work” time. Perfect.
Their activities everyday involve stuff like Brazilian dance, tumbling, clay, art, etc. It’s everything you’d expect a Montessori to be. YAY!
When you enter the school, all the kids get their hands washed. Then temperature is checked, throat is checked and if you’re not deadly sick or passed all that, then you get to go to school. Those parents who try to sneak their kids in with a fever… no luck… lol.
Teachers know both English and Chinese mostly if you need them to do both. However, we requested that our kids don’t attend any English classes so you can request that as well.
School starts at 8:30am and ends at 4pm. Average cost is about 32,000 TWD a session of about four weeks. Lunch and snacks are provided so you don’t have to worry about bringing any of that.
I will update this review once we’ve finished the session with them and let you guys know further what I find!