Would you like to know what our parents, teachers, and others are saying about us? These testimonials are a great opportunity to “eavesdrop” on the people who know us the best.
Sarah & Bruce Richards – March 2020
What can I say about Inkwell?……..Both of my kids went to Inkwell from 18 months to 6 years old, and I attribute 99% of their awesomeness to their time at this school. Kindness, grace, independence, and respect were instilled from the early days. My kids were seen, listened to, and developed a deep love of learning and confidence in their own abilities. They blossomed here. The masterful teachers treated my kids like they were their own. They were SO loved! They believed in my kids. And what a difference it makes when someone believes in you. They hold such a sacred space for each and every child. I am forever grateful for the teachers of Inkwell, who to this day, stand out as some of the most exceptional and high-integrity people I know. There is something magical about this little schoolhouse. I am forever grateful that their formative years were spent at Inkwell. We have felt the impact of their Inkwell experience years later. The feelings of worthiness and significance ingrained in them from their days at Inkwell has affected how they live now. They know they matter. We LOVE Inkwell and the springboard it gave our kids for a well-rounded education. 5+ Stars! Highly recommend!
Adelle Purdham – March 2020. Inkwell has meant the world to our family. The school feels more like home and family than a place away from home. No matter the learner or personality of your child, the teachers and staff at Inkwell teach and strengthen the abilities of every child from where they are at. I can speak to this personally, as my middle daughter has Down syndrome. She learned her letters of the alphabet during her year spent at Inkwell at only three years old. We were amazed. My youngest daughter has an independent spirit and pushes ahead to catch up to her big sisters. Inkwell has likewise been an incredible and supportive place for her to grow and learn. Her independence and confidence have blossomed and she’s made many wonderful friends. I cannot recommend Inkwell Montessori highly enough!~ Adelle Purdham, parent, writer and educator
Michelle Burleigh – June 2018 My daughter graduated Inkwell Montessori today after spending two years there. I can’t not speak highly enough about the staff at Inkwell. There are actually no words. They are so very loving and caring and at the same time are also displinary and firm with the children. They embody exactly the environment I’ve always wanted for my daughter. The Montessori program clearly works as my 6 year old daughter is respectful, well spoken, she reads and can count over 100 and add and subtract simple numbers too. But the most important thing to me is she is confident. Her confidence gives ME complete confidence in how well she will do as she moves into the next phase of her life. I have the Inkwell partnership to thank for that. I’m going to miss them all like crazy , so will my daughter.
Sarah Ansari – September 2017 All parents want to find the best educational system for their children. When we were considering schools for our son, it came down to program and tangible success. We chose INKWELL MONTESSORI because the school focuses on student success following tried and true Montessori methods. Dedicated caring teachers foster a love for learning in our children. Their care for children is seen from the minute they greet them by name in the morning until they say goodbye when the children leave. The teachers model valuable social skill sets that go along with becoming well rounded individuals and as they say, the proof is in the pudding. Our son in his kindergarten year could carry on conversations with others, handle advanced math well beyond his grade level and could read fluently with comprehension. Lessons were geared to individuals and groups and parents are kept abreast of activities daily with reports and pictures. It is true that eventually all children attain skills, but Inkwell provides children with a jump start that will benefit and advance them throughout their school years. If you live in Georgetown, Ontario, and have a child fifteen months to kindergarten age, consider this fine institution. It was bittersweet when our son graduated from Inkwell in June 2017. We were certainly sad to leave but also happy knowing that our son is well equipped to begin in a challenging French Immersion program at another school in the fall. Thank you Inkwell!
March 2012 – Sherilu (& Tyler) Ellis
One thing I would like to share with you now that came out of our meeting, was us feeling like [our son] is in great hands with your program and his needs.
I have told you this before, and I will tell you again – I am so pleased to be a part of your school.
April 2011 – The Zammit Family
To: Inkwell Montessori School
We are so fortunate to have found your program. Jacqueline enjoyed being at your school, last year, prior to going into grade one. Jacqueline had a positive and caring relationship with her teacher, Miss Diana. The program focused in on my daughter’s individual learning needs, and as such, she was delighted to go to school everyday. Miss Diana was very nurturing and challenged Jacqueline to work on development in different skill areas. We always had positive interactions with all staff members and felt that they had Jacqueline’s best interest in mind. Inkwell prepared Jacqueline to be a student with the desire to learn and to work to her potential. We highly recommend Inkwell Montessori School.
The Zammit family
July 2010 – Ingrid & David Longmead
My husband & I were looking for an alternative to half day kindergarten & half day care/babysitting for our 2 children. After researching all available full time care in town, we decided to send them to Inkwell.
The decision to send them to a Montessori school over regular school for us was to prepare them to be independent learners & problem solvers once they found themselves lost in class sizes of 20+ students. We want to try to ensure they do not get frustrated & discouraged & instead, are well positioned to “help themselves” & enjoy learning.
They have only been at Inkwell for one year so far & already, their math & language capabilities are exceeding our expectations. More importantly for us, at such a young age, they are able to apply reason to anything they learn. They will continue to attend Inkwell but even now, we feel that they are well equipped to enter school.
We chose Inkwell specifically because of the teacher to student ratio, the focus on well rounded development, inviting atmosphere & for us, the drop off & pick up flexibility & meal inclusive program. We were shocked & pleasantly surprised at how they immediately adapted to being at home full time to attending school full time.
We would highly recommend Inkwell for any parent looking to invest in their children’s future. The cost is negligible when looking at long term benefits of a superior education versus spending the money on a trip to Disney or the Caribbean today.
July 2010 – K. Truyens (mother of 3 Inkwell students)
I just wanted to send you a long overdue message to tell you how much Inkwell Montessori has become part of our lives. [My son] loves his time there, both during school, and especially art camp. He couldn’t love Siobhain more and has quite a thing for Mrs. Lee and now Ms. Carole too, and what an added bonus to see Janet back again – woohoo. You are all like family to him – good or bad! 🙂
The girls are thoroughly enjoying themselves too. … [Payton] is enjoying the program and loves the challenge, her two quotes, “art is really hard”, and “Carole is the best art teacher in the world”.
[Charley] couldn’t be more in her place than in the classroom helping out. She comes home each night talking about the children like they are her own, she thinks they’re all so adorable and she’s very proud of their work, even [her brother]!
So thanks for providing an environment that offers something wonderful for each of my children, and of course for Pat and me as a result. We all LOVE Inkwell and the staff! 🙂
July 2010 – Patrick Tyhurst
Inkwell Montessori has provided a fantastic educational environment for my son, and it has done so primarily on the strength of its no-nonsense approach and outstanding staff.
August 2010 – Norman and Julia Mah’
We believe strongly in the importance of early childhood education and did quite a bit of research into options available in theGeorgetown area before deciding ultimately on Inkwell Montessori. From the beginning, we were extremely impressed with Inkwell. All three of our children have been enrolled at Inkwell with our eldest beginning in 2005, and our youngest child entering full-time in the fall. We have been very pleased with the quality education our children have received. It is an authentic Montessori school with excellent teachers and a low student to teacher ratio. Inkwell provided our children with a warm, caring, and nurturing environment that allowed our children to reach their full potential.
Inkwell Montessori exceeded our expectations in preparing our children for elementary school, not only academically, but socially as well.
We would not hesitate in recommending Inkwell Montessori to any parent interested in a quality education for their child.