WHAT IS MONTESSORI
The Montessori Method of education provides an experience rich environment for children of all ages, races, backgrounds, and beliefs to fully maximize their life potential, their mind, and their impact on the world around them. Montessori educated children reach the level of self actualization necessary for continued success within all their future possibilities.
learning through the senses and hands-on experiences; offering reality-based experiences; allowing the child to exercise decision-making skills; offering freedom balanced by self-discipline; illuminating connections to community including raising awareness of responsibility and impact within the community; and respecting and nurturing the individual, their interests, their strengths
, and their contributions.
Montessori curriculum is sequential, reality-based, and integrated. It represents all academic areas including the arts and physical education. It also includes lessons in practical living and social skills. The approach is hands-on. Students, from infant through high school, learn by doing. The work allows for concrete exploration and experience with abstract ideas. Students master concepts at their own pace and then use this knowledge as a solid foundation for greater challenges. The work is purposeful with real-life applications. Creativity is nurtured by offering simple, uncluttered representations of concepts and processes, and giving the child the freedom to innovate.
Our school values the worth and dignity of every person, the pursuit of truth, devotion to excellence, acquisition of knowledge, and the nurture of democratic citizenship. Essential to the achievement of these standards are the freedom to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal opportunity for all.