My son is going to be 3 this June. Since he's 2, he goes to a local nursery and kindergarten school. He has picked up a few skills that are necessary at his age. He can now recite the alphabet and speak in two languages (English and my native language).
His teacher at the school remarked that he has got a better than average power of narration. He's able to tell a story or narrate an event. This is our first kid and his teacher thinks that this is a rare quality in kids that age.
My spouse has some experience of dealing with kids in kindergarten and elementary (ages 5 - 7). She thinks sending him to a Montessori based school will advance his development.
The school fees at the Montessori school are almost twice as much as at the local school.
Is this generally true as rule of the thumb?