Testimonials

My daughter has been attending DAV Montessori for last 4 years and we are extremely delighted with the quality of education and nourishment have been provided to the kids by well versed teachers. We eagerly waited for our 3 years old son to be eligible and recently enrolled him in the pre-K class. Within a short span of a few months, we have seen drastic improvement in his personality, all thanks to the lovely teachers and well designed educational activities. The school not only offers sharp & competitive education but also instills great level of understanding of Hindu culture, rituals, festivals and lifestyle. Extra curricular activities like Indian music,painting, dancing, games as well as Hindi and Sanskrit language classes are also being offered. We would highly recommend DAV Montessori school to all parents who want their children to excel with strong academics along with strong connection with Hindu culture and faith."

Krupa and Vishvesh Bhatt  January 22, 2017

My daughter has been attending DAV Montessori for last 4 years and we are extremely delighted with the quality of education and nourishment have been provided to the kids by well versed teachers. We eagerly waited for our 3 years old son to be eligible and recently enrolled him in the pre-K class. Within a short span of a few months, we have seen drastic improvement in his personality, all thanks to the lovely teachers and well designed educational activities.

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Krupa and Vishvesh Bhatt  January 22, 2017

My son has been attending DAV Montessori for 5 years now and my daughter 4 years. We are more than pleased with the education and attention they have received since starting at DAV. The teachers are caring, nurturing and attentive and the curriculum is challenging. DAV provides a well rounded education including aspects of both the American and Hindu cultures. The school not only focuses on education, but also on Hindu religion and values. If DAV went beyond the fifth grade, we definitely would keep both of our children there for as long as we could.

Bhavika & Prashant  December 12, 2016

My son has been attending DAV Montessori for 5 years now and my daughter 4 years. We are more than pleased with the education and attention they have received since starting at DAV. The teachers are caring, nurturing and attentive and the curriculum is challenging. DAV provides a well rounded education including aspects of both the American and Hindu cultures. The school not only focuses on education, but also on Hindu religion and values. If DAV went beyond the fifth grade,

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Bhavika & Prashant  December 12, 2016

DAV has been a second home for our kids. They have great teachers and support staff. It has been incredible to see how both of our boys have developed and how much they are being challenged academically. We're hoping to one day get a call or e-mail from Ms. Arti saying they have added grades 6-12, that's how much we love DAV! Soon we will be sending our 3rd child to join the DAV family.

Bhavin and Lisa  November 12, 2016

DAV has been a second home for our kids. They have great teachers and support staff. It has been incredible to see how both of our boys have developed and how much they are being challenged academically. We're hoping to one day get a call or e-mail from Ms. Arti saying they have added grades 6-12, that's how much we love DAV! Soon we will be sending our 3rd child to join the DAV family.

Bhavin and Lisa  November 12, 2016

Our daughter is in her third year at DAVM. She started in the transition class at the age of two and a half, and we immediately felt a sigh of relief the first week of school knowing that our daughter would be in great hands as the teachers were all smiles and very welcoming. We’ve noticed that during these tender ages, the teachers are extremely nurturing and create an atmosphere of warmth, kindness, and love. What drew our attention to the school was the Hindi program, inclusion of Vedic teachings, and yoga which have been instrumental in bridging the gap between our Indian and American culture. DAVM is truly a gem, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the school, and the tremendous effort by the teachers to make the school a positive and safe learning environment for all.

Ankur and Geeta Kadakia  October 15, 2016

Our daughter is in her third year at DAVM. She started in the transition class at the age of two and a half, and we immediately felt a sigh of relief the first week of school knowing that our daughter would be in great hands as the teachers were all smiles and very welcoming. We’ve noticed that during these tender ages, the teachers are extremely nurturing and create an atmosphere of warmth, kindness, and love. What drew our attention to the school was the Hindi program,

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Ankur and Geeta Kadakia  October 15, 2016

We are so fortunate to be thousand's of miles away from home and still be able to get the kids so close to Indian Culture. This would have been impossible without DAVM. Words can't explain it all. It's simply impossible to guage what the kids observe, learn and grow with for the rest of their lives. Even kids in India are so much away from the culture compared to what the kids here in Houston area learn here at DAVM. Our twin boys went to DAVM and they love every bit of it. They have no stage fear, a lot of confidence and not to mention the Yoga, Hindi and strong mathematics and science (So it's not just about Indian Culture Only). Every single student at DAVM performs on stage so many times during any given year that they get a special level of confidence in them. The amazing teachers like Ms Chetna, Ms Aruna, Ms Madhu, Ms Shubha, Ms Sangeeta and not to mention the amazing director Ms Arti. I would like to personally thank the people (Dev Ji, Shekhar Ji and others who worked behind the scenes) who dreamed about DAVM and then turned it into reality. Had they not thought about it, our kids would not have had this wonderful opportunity to be a student in this school. Nobody asked us to write this testimonial, but we know we owe this to the school. DAVM, thank you very much.

Deepika & Nakul Goyal  April 4, 2011

We are so fortunate to be thousand's of miles away from home and still be able to get the kids so close to Indian Culture. This would have been impossible without DAVM. Words can't explain it all. It's simply impossible to guage what the kids observe, learn and grow with for the rest of their lives. Even kids in India are so much away from the culture compared to what the kids here in Houston area learn here at DAVM.

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Deepika & Nakul Goyal  April 4, 2011

One fine day, my grand daughter Anagha called my residence in Mumbai and asked me whether I would like to hear the vedic hymns over the phone. I was surprised to hear the 'Shivasankalpa' from her mouth. I was overjoyed and that initiated an earnest desire in my mind to visit her school as soon as I get to Houston. I got an opportunity to visit her school, D.A.V. Montessori School on 26th March, 2010 on the occasion of Father's Day.

I am highly impressed with the DAV school's efforts to inculcate the Indian Culture and spiritualism in the student's mind along with high quality american education.

I correlate the DAV School's efforts to the efforts of Shri Swami Vivekananda who appealed to the Americans from the stage of the world conference on religions in Chicago to come together and spread the knowledge, spiritualism and science across the globe. This is an effort to truly transform the whole world into "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" i.e. one world family.

I congratulate the management, Shri. Dev Mahajan, Shri Shekhar Agarwal, other trustee members, the Director Ms. Aarti Khanna and the excellent team of well-versed teachers who helped the school to flourish during a small span of ten years.

I wish them all the best in these efforts.

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Shreepad Patwari  February 10, 2010

One fine day, my grand daughter Anagha called my residence in Mumbai and asked me whether I would like to hear the vedic hymns over the phone. I was surprised to hear the 'Shivasankalpa' from her mouth. I was overjoyed and that initiated an earnest desire in my mind to visit her school as soon as I get to Houston. I got an opportunity to visit her school, D.A.V. Montessori School on 26th March, 2010 on the occasion of Father's Day.

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Shreepad Patwari  February 10, 2010

People always ask us about my daughter's school and we could never fully express in words how blissfully happy we were with the DAV Montessori School attached to the Arya Samaj in Houston. It's a school run by Indians. At school our daughter is encouraged in her early, formative years to wear her Indian clothes at every school event and function. Along with the secular curriculum, which is followed by every Montessori school, she learns about Hindu festivals along with the customary US occasions as well. Pujya Acharyaji from the Arya Samaj teaches the children Hindu prayers and Shlokas. They learn how to read, write, and speak Hindi. Yoga, dance, gymnastics, and classical singing are other classes offered by the school. The DAV Montessori School has a full-fledged auditorium on its premises and the children put up very entertaining cultural programs regularly. They are taught by a very dedicated and caring group of teachers, working under the able guidance of the principal, Mrs. Arti Khanna.

Am I concerned about our daughter integrating into the mainstream education system in the US? Absolutely not! DAV Montessori continues to provide a loving and nurturing environment for our daughter to learn and excel in every facet of a child's early development. America is a melting pot; we will never be truly whatever we like to label ourselves as being. All rivers eventually lead to the ocean, and our little school is as good and as strong as the next one!

Very proud and happy parents of a DAVM student.

Nandita Sharma  October 31, 2009

People always ask us about my daughter's school and we could never fully express in words how blissfully happy we were with the DAV Montessori School attached to the Arya Samaj in Houston. It's a school run by Indians. At school our daughter is encouraged in her early, formative years to wear her Indian clothes at every school event and function. Along with the secular curriculum, which is followed by every Montessori school, she learns about Hindu festivals along with the customary US occasions as well.

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Nandita Sharma  October 31, 2009

It is with great honor that I was asked to share my thoughts about DAV Montessori. My son, Kian Malik, started in Mrs. Madhu's class in Pre- Kindergarten and continued until the completion of 1st grade. Through this time, both Kian, along with all of us (his family) have experienced something that we know we would not have got to experience in any other school. I brought Kian for academic purposes, as this school was highly recommended, but today we leave the school with much more than alphabets, addition and subtraction. DAV offers so much more than just academics, it instills in the student the foundation and principals by which we as people from the East live by and encourage at home. And those philosophies are family values, the consciousness to thank the Creator for what we have, love and respect for your elders, humility and humbleness, patience and kindness. These ethics and principles as we can see are unfortunately fading in the society we live in, which makes it more imperative that we foster and raise our children with an even more consciousness that they should grow up to be fine individuals, contributing positively to humanity, their community and family.

DAV Montessori, its staff and management are par excellence. The school's environment is very nurturing, calm and serene. The facility is always maintained and spotless clean, which is important for this age group. I am so pleased with DAV, as compared to other schools because DAV's teachers stay focused on their objectives, and involve the parents right away when they feel the need for additional intervention. There isn't a lot of "fluff" or bells and whistles, just pure learning. The teachers inspire the students and encourage them to do better. They not only teach from the book but also from their heart.

I am in particular very grateful to DAV for the many experiences that I personally had which, being from a different cultural and religious background, would never have had. I want to thank personally, Mrs. Arti for doing such a fine job spearheading and maintaining the school, Mrs. Madhu who was like my son's second mother, and Acharyaji Ji, who had faith that my son would learn the prayers, despite not speaking the language.

A good teacher is like a candle, it consumes itself to light the way for others. We leave DAV Montessori very pleased, yet very full hearted and saddened. Thank you for the wonderful moments. Best of luck and God bless.

Soni Malik  April 23, 2007

It is with great honor that I was asked to share my thoughts about DAV Montessori. My son, Kian Malik, started in Mrs. Madhu's class in Pre- Kindergarten and continued until the completion of 1st grade. Through this time, both Kian, along with all of us (his family) have experienced something that we know we would not have got to experience in any other school. I brought Kian for academic purposes, as this school was highly recommended, but today we leave the school with much more than alphabets,

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Soni Malik  April 23, 2007

My 3 year old son was well settled (after a hard fought battle) in another Montessori school. So we were very reluctant to rock the boat when a good friend of ours, Shailaja Menon recommended trying out DAV. After visiting the school and speaking with Chetnaji, we decided to switch schools and that is one of the best decisions we have made.

The typical 'Indian' issue of "Child not finishing his/her lunch in time" was quickly addressed by Madhuji and we were delighted every day to see the empty lunch box.

We have been pleasantly surprised on different occasions by him like when he asked us to say the prayer with him before dinner one day or the first time he put his hands together and said "Namaste!!" to one of our elderly guests. We are one of the many happy parents who have probably walked up to you in a park and suggested looking at DAV for your child(ren).

Two years went by quickly and option of joining Barbara Bush Elementary (which was closer and FREE) for the 1st grade was available in 2006. With all the life sciences, math and English preparations that the teachers put the kids through many DAV students pass the Vanguard entrance exam every year. Siddharth was one of them and had qualified for the GT classes in HISD. But with him now reading and writing Hindi and enjoying the Yoga classes, we decided to keep him in DAV to enjoy this wonderful school that we really felt he was fortunate to have access to.

Now that he has passed his first grade, the option to continue at DAV is not available any more. Like most of the DAV parents, we wish the school was available at least till the 5th grade to build a good foundation upon which kids can build a bright future. Siddharth has passed for the Vanguard entrance exam for the 2nd year in a row. So for the 2nd grade he will attend the T. H. Rogers Elementary.

Although it is time for Siddharth to say goodbye to DAV, our association with this wonderful institution will continue now that our younger (naughtier) daughter, Anuja is ready for school.

Anil Pendse  April 18, 2007

My 3 year old son was well settled (after a hard fought battle) in another Montessori school. So we were very reluctant to rock the boat when a good friend of ours, Shailaja Menon recommended trying out DAV. After visiting the school and speaking with Chetnaji, we decided to switch schools and that is one of the best decisions we have made.

The typical 'Indian' issue of "Child not finishing his/her lunch in time" was quickly addressed by Madhuji and we were delighted every day to see the empty lunch box.

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Anil Pendse  April 18, 2007