Our mission is to provide a quality program that contributes to strengthening your child’s academic and social standing while providing opportunities for parents to develop quality family time. We believe that a child should be taught individually and provided the freedom to explore the world in his or her own way.
Our Philosophy: The Montessori methods and philosophy have been recognized for over one hundred years. Dr. Maria Montessori became the first female physician to graduate from the University of Rome and then went on to pursue careers in psychology and anthropology. Eventually her expertise as a copious examiner by scientific observation led her to become the prominent childhood developmental theorist of her time. Her acclaimed work attracted national recognition that led to the study and devotion of the Montessori Method in the United States mid-century. Those who have learned from her school of thought are attracted to her intellectual and methodical reasoning, as well as an innate understanding of the whole child. Dr. Montessori was the first educator to develop a child-sized classroom and a curriculum that follows the developmental needs and tendencies of children in various stages of development.
Our programs excel because they foster a love of learning at the heart of every classroom. Experiences within the classroom are structured, exciting, fresh, and always suited to the needs of the child. The emphasis in our classrooms is not centered on the directresses who act more as facilitators and mentors to the learning processes. The emphasis is geared towards the environment and the class sizes constantly meeting the needs of the child. Montessori believed that in the embryonic state, an infant is physically and emotionally going through a multitude of changes. Therefore, she believed that in a child’s first 6 years of development, the child is going through the same external changes as before, yet internally. The child’s “absorbent mind” is constantly, yet unconsciously, fishing for stimuli in the environment to cultivate those needs. Our use of didactic Montessori developed materials and our attention to proper class size and the prepared environment constantly support the “whole child;” all emotional, physical, and spiritual manifestations.
Our Goals: As supported by the Montessori philosophy is based on the premise that:
- Children shall have the opportunity for independence through their environment
- Children are to be respected as different from adults and as individuals who are different from each other
- Children create themselves through purposeful activity (hence the Montessori Prepared environment)
- Children possess unusual sensitivity and mental intuitions for absorbing and learning from their environment
Our Expectations: Parental Involvement
In the Montessori context, parental involvement is not the same as volunteerism. Parental involvement means cultivating in the parent an understanding and appreciation of the school’s philosophy towards education. Simply put, it means parents must make a commitment to extend the Montessori philosophy beyond the classroom into their homes to ensure stability and continuity between home and school.
An involved parent is one who understands:
- That the curriculum is not simply academic but includes life skills
- The value of process and awareness of sensitive periods
- The importance of modeling behaviors you wish your child to emulate
- That the child’s environment has to be prepared to facilitate a journey towards healthy independence, peaceful living, and global thinking.
This type of parental involvement promotes better and improved classroom environments and successful students.