Tracy and Jim Schwartz took her parents sailing in a light breeze on the York River as winners of the Williamsburg Montessori School charity auction. Tracy and Jim prefer Montessori for their daughter “because the teaching process is better,” Tracy said. “She enjoys peer support and smaller classes. The students set their own pace and can accelerate faster as a result. She loves it.” The students also enjoy mentoring from the older children, and then reciprocate when they can.