Growing Minds Montessori School - Testimonials

My daughter Simran has been with Growing Minds for 3 years. I have been extremely pleased with the quality of education that she has received. When I moved to the Orlando area I looked into numerous school options, and am 100% confident that I made the right choice. I have seen the work she has brought home from other camps and after school programs, and the work that her friends have done in other schools, and there is no comparison. The caliber of work, projects and ennrichment that my daughter has been exposed to is top notch. Nothing comes close to it. She reads at a 3rd grade level and does math at a 3rd to 4th grade level. Her analytical skills are very advanced too. What impresses me more than hew knowledge though, is the fact that she loves to learn and is constantly seeking out ways to continue this process. I highly recommend Growing Minds to any parent that wants the best and most innovative education for their child.

Anita Moorjani, MD

My daughter Julia attended two years of Growing Minds Montessori School starting at the age of three. She was able to learn at her own pace, while receiving individual instruction from the teachers. One of the most important things for me was that Julia was excited about going to school every day. Having been an active volunteer at the school, I know first hand that the children at Growing Minds Montessori are receiving a strong educational foundation in a caring, yet structured environment. Prior to entering Kindergarten at Lake Highland, Julia was reading at a first grade level, and was able to add and subtract, as well as do basic multiplication. Julia is now entering fourth grade, and she continues to be a strong reader and grasps new math concepts with relative ease. Words can never express my deep appreciation to Ms. Ansari and her staff for giving my daughter a wonderful preschool experience and preparing her for success in the years thereafter.

Eva Kelso

Our five years at Growing Minds Montessori School was a wonderful experience. Both of our sons started at 3 years of age and progressed through the full-day kindergarten program. It was wonderful to watch them grow into the role models Mrs. Ansari encourages them to be. The Montessori curriculum allowed them to grow individually in a nurturing environment. It has been a solid foundation for their continuing education. We would highly recommend Growing Minds Montessori School to all parents.

Scott & Terri Fishman

Dear Mrs. Ansari

It is a pleasure for me and my grandson Ahmed Hassan Khan to be a part of the Growing Minds Montessori education system.

Ahmed joined your school at the age of 2 1/2 years and has only been in your school for 6 months. Even on his first day of school he did not cry and was eager to come and be with his friends to work and play. He has progressed with amazing speed. His choices are very positive. He has learned to recognize numbers and alphabets. His confidence has grown and loves to work independently. I am sure he, like most other kids, must have given you a tough time, but you always encouraged him with a smile.

Mrs Ansari I am so happy that we chose you to be his teacher as all this became possible in your caring and well structured environment.

Thank you for all the effort and energy you put into making Growing Minds Montessori one of the best educational facility for the children. Thumbs up to you and all the best in the future. Keep up the good work.


Safia Khan

Dear Mrs. Ansari,

Since our son, Arman arrived at Growing Minds in early February, we have noticed some dramatic changes. He has more confidence and is not afraid to try new things. Arman communicates more effectively with both children of his own age and adults, as he listens better and is more considerate of the feelings of others. He is ever-aware of what the "ground rules" are no matter where we are. Just last night, he read an entire paragraph from "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie." When he encountered a word that was challenging, he took time to sound it out and he didn't quit until he understood it for himself. He said he was sure he could do it if he kept trying.

We are so thankful for Growing Minds Montesorri School. It is as though you all have turned a light on in Arman. He is a completely different child than the one who arrived at Growing Minds a few months ago.

Thank you for the wonderful care you give our son,

Tammi and Arash Farshid

“Growing Minds Montessori School" Rocks!Josh Hartnett

Both of our children attended Growing Minds Montessori School and thrived in the calm, organized and nurturing environment that Mrs. Ansari and her talented teaching team created. Our children did very well academically because their teachers worked with each of them as individuals and based instruction on their specific academic needs and personal interests. The self-directed environment at Growing Minds Montessori School, combined with an invested teaching staff and a diverse community of students has played an important role in helping to grow our children into confident, sensitive, observant and happy students.

Patrick and Susan Hartnett

For the three years we have been at Growing Minds Montessori School, we have had the most wonderful experiences. Our children are exposed to a structured, yet creative environment where they learn a variety of subjects and themes tailored to their individual needs and abilities. The Montessori philosophy and educational process has made an incredible impression on our girls. We are so thrilled with their desire to learn and how confident and independent they are because of their experiences at this school.

In addition, the level of expertise and professional experience of Mrs. Ansari and the other teachers has surpassed our expectations. It is evident that they go above and beyond in their dedication to teaching and learning and their love for children is apparent as they interact in the classroom. Mrs. Ansari and the other teachers at GMMS are superior role models for our children.

Finally, Growing Minds Montessori School has given our family a wonderful opportunity to enrich our circle of friends. We have developed meaningful friendships with so many lovely children and families from many different cultural backgrounds. We are so grateful that we are able to participate in this extraordinary school.


Greg and Brenda McDonnell


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