My Montessori is committed to providing children with a unique and joyful learning experience. While under the guidance of trained Montessori teachers, the classroom environment encourages the child to become self-motivated. This enables their greatest learning potential. Our school is dedicated to creating a community that instills peace, courtesy, grace, respect and a love for learning.
“The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.” -Maria Montessori
My Montessori is a dynamic, international community of children, parents, teachers and staff committed to the principles of Montessori education. We provide a culture that fosters respect, compassion and honors the spirit of childhood. Our students experience a lifelong love of learning.
Our teachers and staff are highly qualified and dedicated to educating young children. We provide your child with an optimal learning environment. Creative experiences include art, music, yoga, periodic field trips and special events. In addition, we have a nature program that follows the seasons and provides the children with hands on experience both inside and outside the classroom.
“This is the treasure we need today – helping the child become independent of us and make his way by himself, receiving in return his gifts of hope and light.” -Maria Montessori
We acknowledge and value the unique culture of the children and the families that make up our community. We seek to engage a diverse population of students, families and teachers which fosters a multicultural and cooperative community. We welcome everyone regardless of gender, race, religion, family structure, socioeconomic level, culture, age, sexual orientation, language, and learning style. In sharing our unique characteristics, we become stronger people.
Our curriculum cultivates independence and respect for each individual child. The Montessori environment is grounded in profound appreciation for differences and commonalities. Our goal is that every child will leave our school with a solid educational foundation in preparation for their future endeavors in life.
“It is the child who makes the man, and no man exists who was not made by the child he once was.” -Maria Montessori
In 1896, Maria Montessori became the first female doctor in Italy. Through scientific observation, she developed her philosophy of education for children from birth to adolescence. She established her findings through examination of children’s neurological and physiological needs at each stage of development. She based her conclusions and system of learning through children’s social relations and her use of specific Montessori materials. Montessori classrooms provide a prepared environment which encourages independent learning and purposeful work.
“Whoever touches the life of the child touches the most sensitive point of a whole which has roots in the most distant past and climbs toward the infinite future.” -Maria Montessori
Montessori education offers a broad vision of education as an “aid to life”. This approach is designed to support children with their inner guide. This method succeeds because it draws on the natural development of the child. Each child’s inner directives are guided towards wholesome growth.
The role of the Montessori teacher is to demonstrate the use of the materials and activities based on observation and careful assessment of the child’s needs. The ultimate goal of the teacher is to follow the child and intervene less and less as the child develops. Maria Montessori maintained that the teacher should be a guide for the children, which provides a child centered (rather than teacher centered) classroom. The Montessori teacher receives specialized training and education so that he or she can develop the skill of knowing when to intervene and when to observe. In this multi-age environment, the children develop independence, creativity, responsibility, respect and a sense of their place in their community
“The things he sees are not just remembered; they form a part of his soul.”