Parents

“Mt. Airy and their dedicated teachers are The Best!  The combination of academics, art, language, music, and fun imbues the children with a love of learning that will stay with them throughout life.  My older son is now an Honor student in middle school and my younger is raring to go.  As they say in Denmark; a good beginning takes you half the way to perfection.  You couldn’t ask for a better beginning than the one they give the children at Mt. Airy.”

Jeannie & Doug Parker (parents)
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“We came to Mt. Airy looking for a “bridge year” between nursery school and K as my son has a late birthday.  He thrived and became more confident in all areas – reading, writing, foreign languages.  He loved all the extras like gym, art, dance.  We couldn’t have been happier with his experiences.  I only wish we had sent our older son as well!”

Ann Sheridan (parent)
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“The Mt. Airy Nursery School is wonderful.  The school is filled with purposeful, meaningful activities that are both educational and fun for the children.  The structure and routine of the school allowed the children to engage in activities with independence because they have a full understanding of what is expected of them.  The environment allows the children to rise to the level of expectation and reach their full potential.  Mrs. Feller knows each child; such an amazing knowledge of their strengths as well as their challenges… She is an amazing, incredible advocate for children… My daughter graduated from Mt. Airy.  She loved the school and she was extremely prepared for kindergarten.  My son is currently enrolled in Mt. Airy.  He has become more independent and has just blossomed under the care and guidance of the fantastic teachers at Mt. Airy.”

Jessica Knopke (Parent and Occupational Therapist)
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“Mt. Airy teachers were able to understand my son and [be] aware of his needs… Other than teaching my son reading, writing, and counting… there [were] a variety of subjects such as science, art, music, etc.  All were taught in a fun manner.  My son was happy as he explained what he had learned.  My only regret is that we didn’t come to Mt. Airy sooner.  Thank you Mt. Airy for preparing my son for kindergarten beyond my expectations.”

Nancy Tucci (parent)
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“Our daughter flourished at Mt. Airy.  Her time there was instrumental in building her confidence and instilling a love of learning.  Mt. Airy challenged her and as a result, she was able to grow both academically and socially and enter kindergarten very well prepared.  Our younger daughter now attends Mt. Airy and, while a very different personailty than her sister, is excelling both socially and academically.  She is excited every day for school!”

Eric Calhoun (parent)
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“My husband and I wanted a preschool that exhibited diversity, developmentally appropriate academic instruction, social emotional development/learning, literacy development, student centered learning, and development of pre-mathematics skills.  Mt. Airy was the program that offered all of this along with providing a good balance of structure, opportunities for students to learn through play, make choices, as well as engage in small and larger groups. . . Mt. Airy has allowed my son to develop independence and confidence both socially and academically in a safe, clean, secure, and nurturing environment.  My son has been provided with a lifetime foundation of learning from this school and I couldn’t ask for more being both a parent and an occupational therapist.”

Jessica VanValkenburg (Parent & Occupational Therapist servicing many Westchester preschools)
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“Karli joined Mt. Airy at four years old.  It was the best decision I made.  In just a year Karli learned an incredible amount. . . her knowledge grew as well as her self confidence.  She says her “brains are growing.”  I also learned that two’s, three’s, and fours could all learn together, yet still at different levels.  The teachers there paid attention to Karli’s whole person, including her emotions.  She enjoyed learning to learn!”

Kim McGilvray (parent)
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“I can’t say enough about Mrs. Feller and her staff at Mt. Airy.  The love, concern, and compassion that they showed my daughter, Abby, I will never forget.  Abby walked into Mt. Airy a shy little girl and graduated as a compassionate helper to the younger children and a very outspoken little girl who couldn’t wait to help and volunteer.  Mt. Airy was an absolutely wonderful experience for my Abby but also for her father and I.  Thank you for all you have done.”

Joy Snyder (parent)
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“Two of my children attended Mt. Airy.  The benefit of this educational program is not just in how well it prepared them for kindergarten and beyond, but the nature in which it nurtured them, fostered self-esteem, and created strong social bonds.  You can’t find a better caring, dedicated, and experienced staff.  We still go back and visit!”

Lisa Gougelmann (parent)
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“You work so wonderfully with the children in so many aspects, and we see it benefiting [our sons] as they have transitioned into another phase of their education.  Thank you so much for contributing such a solid foundation of social and educational skills that gave Aiden and Logan the confidence to continue building upon them.  That is exactly what we hoped for when we chose a pre-school for our children.”

Tracy Breneman-Pennas (parent)
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