I have 5 kids that attend this learning center from infant to boys overall the center is awesome and over the whole staff is very professional from the director,teacher,cook,bus driver and monitor..the kids learn,clean environment just to sum it all up Ivy League is off the chain and I highlyyyyyy recommend!!!!! If I knew the whole staffs name I would name but Ms. Mesh and Mr Melvin y'all are the best,
We are utterly floored by our experience here and of what we witnessed and were subjected to. The bizarre behavior, irrationality and attempts at intimidation were unconscionable. I will not air our experiences here, but welcome any private messages. No false or embellished statements in an attempt to defame the establishment will be made. Only facts, most of which are in writing from the establishment, as they occurred will be shared.Since my initial review, I have been contacted by others who had similar experiences. Negative reviews were met with harassment until they finally gave up and took them down. I am suspect of this being the reason that there is only one 1-star review on facebook and no reviews on yelp other than my own. But this is pure speculation.Note: Any attempt at coercion, harassment, intimidation through any form of contact in attempt to have me remove or alter my review as well as attempts at "black listing" with other establishments will not be tolerated and will be met with legal proceedings as well as additional reporting to, but not limited to, the Better Business Bureau and the TN DHS, Child Care Licensing Board. Feel free to contact me directly for specifics about my experience. I am still in shock from the handling and bullying involved. I simply would not recommend this facility and we are very fortunate to be going elsewhere.
Absolutely gorgeous church in the heart of midtown. midnight mass here is a spectacle. The school attaches to the cathedral is a loving, diverse school with great teachers and involved parents.
Please really look into what is going on at this school. There are SO many issues. The "administration" is by far the biggest. My child's teacher was never at school when I dropped off (we weren't early to arrive either) and she was never there at pickup. A few weeks into the year, I found out that she left at noon EVERY DAY. That was never disclosed to us. If we had known this, I would have begged for the other teacher, who seemed to be everything we had wanted. The decision to enroll at Evergreen Montessori was not a good one.
My first appointment did not go well. I arrived on time to an empty office. Everyone was at lunch. As I waited I listened to phone calls and voice messages being broadcast from their phone. Patients calling with personal info for everyone to hear. (Me-I guess-as I was the only one there) isn't that a violation?The staff started coming in and after a full 35 minutes I was finally spoken to. I had not even been looked at. Very awkward. Finally got to see the director and told him that I should probably find another facility. We worked through that and I stayed. I paid the required fee on every visit until I knew I had exhausted my deductible. At my request the bookkeeper also discovered that I was now probably overpaying. Now,,,, 3 months after my last appointment I've yet to receive a refund check. I've called and called and sent numerous emails to the director. He finally said he could no longer help me that it had gone to the corporate office and I should maybe call them. Today I discovered that my refund as not been processed yet at the local office and of course has not gone to the corporate office either. Really sad to think that no one cared enough to follow through with this, all the while assuring me that they were doing all that they could. I will be happy to get my $$$ back from them and would discourage anyone from using this business.
Overall, this is a wonderful school. This school is great! There are many tools available to anyone.
Roulhac's was wonderful for both my children. I would still have my children there if they weren't too old. We left Christ the King, which was more convenient, because my child was in an awful situation over there. All I want is someone to love on my child, and that is exactly what my children got there. We miss everyone there and I would recommend Roulhac's to any of my friends!!!!
My son started in Kindergarten at this location and has blossomed academically. He enjoys music and the school does a great job combining music and performing arts with traditional teaching and the montessori method. Hands down, one of the best academic environments in Memphis for young children.
I had many issues with the school biggest ones being:1. With tuition as high as any other private school, the building and security is very below expectations.Pre-K rooms open directly to a hall with the main gate. The main gate stayed open many times. There is no one watching the comings and goings at all.Very very unsafe! 2. I found kids unsupervised many times. AT pick up, many times I didnt find anyone to talk to about their day. No one checks ID if a new person comes to pick them up. a friend once picked them up and no one even noticed or asked for any id. She was surprised and shocked, thats dangerous.3. The morning hand off is not at all handled well. These kids are under 5 years, sleepy and leaving home and parents to come to school. They need to be greeted cheerfully, teachers should get them excited about their day and make it an easy transition. I left my son confused on the playground or hallway so many times. In summer session, I left my son just on the playground with no welcome or greeting whatsoever by the teacher who would just would literally stand on the playground "watching" them with no hello or a single word while I try to drop him off. Ms Melissa & Ms Feather would be in the office doing something while kids are huddled in the hallway waiting for some sort of direction. it was bad. I have seen no other school handle morning drop offs like this. My son at his new school has easy drop offs, his teachers greet him and me, get him excited about the day. Pick ups are also informativeat new schoo, teachers excited to talk to parents about their day. Ms Alma was the only one who used to do a good job of welcoming kids in the morning. Toddler teachers were pretty good though. 4. No schedule: I have year long schedules for both kids from both their schools listing meetings, picture days, holidays, vacations, trips. I never knew the schedules, agendas or what they did during the day. I sometimes wont even know about their picture day until I dropped them at school and saw the photographer. 5. All that my son does, I have opportunity to see his portfolio, pictures, get feedback and talk to teachers at any time. It is a very good healthy and positive envionment that I never found at Evergreen. 6. Hallway has a wierd smell a lot of times. Too much asking for volunteering on weekends. It may be easy for stay at home moms but I dont have time for cleaning up school after working full-time, managing my house and taking care of my kids. I expect to come to a clean school facility for my kids if I am paying as good as private school.7. There is no art -room, place for kids to play unless u count that muddy yard in the frony that is HIGHLY UNSAFE with just a wooden door. Toddler room has an open comode in the class room, yuck! 14 month to 3 year olds sometimes would get themselves wet in it, u cant even put diaper on your kids. Toddle teachers probably spend most of their time potty training than anything else. Primary kids walk to a bathroom down the hall and are expected to go by themselves with no one to make sure they wash hands etc..8. And talk about attitude in teachers specially they dislike working moms because u dont have time to stay and gossip or bond over the weekend school cleaning session and if u have nanny, u are pretty much black listed! They dont like to tell u much about the day of your child. I dont get daily report written but I know about my son's day now.If you want Montessori school, please try Maria Montessori which is so much better! For regular school, there are many better options.With a full-time job, a busy household and 2 kids, I was looking for a school I could trust, rely upon for education, safety and emotional well being of my kids. But Evergreen could not meet my expectations on many levels.
They charge you ridiculous fees then when you ask for proof of use of the "music" fee..they don't have one. They do not replace toy batteries. my child was also left in a swim diaper all day and got a horrible diaper rash and was covered in urine when I picked him up at nap. I also over heard Ms Shirley yelling at my child to shut up and lay down when I arrived early to pick him up. I was having a medical emergency outside the front door one day and the teachers would not open the door bc of their no front door drop off policy! That was the last straw and we left! I could rant on and on about all the reasons to avoid this place! STEER CLEAR OF THIS PLACE! Christ The King is where we went after this and LOVED them! They are located on Park Ave.