Thanks for your thoughts, guys. Wow NeedKarma I didn't know they did toilet training... That's kind of weird. I would want to do that myself personally. I didn't realize they took any kids younger than 3. And yes the program is expensive... $4000 per child per year. That's one of the reasons too that I'm trying to decide if it's worth the money or not.
Haha about the religious schools, Fr Chuck. There is a Catholic school system here, but they are basically public schools with just a few added religious classes... They are funded by the government and their curriculum and other activities, etc, are identical to the public school system. There is also a completely private pentecostal Christian school, which I would never send my kids to, not just because we aren't Christian, but also because they use a paddle in that school, and they don't follow the government's curriculum guidelines. There are no Jewish parochial schools, just a Hebrew school, which is an after school program kind of like Sunday school. So the Montessori school is pretty much our only choice if we want a private school.