We are an associate of the American Montessori Society and share their commitment to quality. Our teachers are trained in the Montessori philosophy and the methodology appropriate to the age level they are teaching. Our primary teachers are AMS certified or have an equivalent accreditation. Their teaching strategies support and facilitate the unique and total growth of each individual child. They have both the abilities and dedication to put Montessori concepts into practice.
The teachers create a rich environment with a diverse set of Montessori materials, activities and experiences, which are designed to foster physical, intellectual, creative and social development. Their classroom leadership skills foster a nurturing environment that is supportive of the child’s learning and their self-esteem.
Teachers create – a partnership with family
Our aim is not only to teach the child for understanding, but to touch their imagination and spark their enthusiasm so that they experience real joy in their accomplishments and in learning itself.
The child is considered as a whole individual. Their physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and cognitive needs are inseparable and all is to be respected and nurtured. We create a positive and encouraging environment to develop self-esteem. We cultivate a positive atmosphere where respect and a caring attitude make the children comfortable and happy.
The Montessori approach is designed to help the child build within themselves the foundation for a lifetime of creative learning and problem solving. In a world of constant change a love of learning and confidence as an independent learner are essential. A child’s early years are crucial to the development of self-esteem, self-confidence, and love of learning.
- Learning takes place in an inquiring, cooperative, and nurturing atmosphere
- Discovery occurs through the senses to develop a true understanding and stimulate creativity, and curiosity.
- Students learn by manipulating materials and interacting with others.
Guests notice that classrooms are exceptionally clean and well maintained. They notice that the classrooms are well equipped and that materials are attractive and accessible to the children. A Montessori classroom is a child-sized world. The outside world is incorporated meaningfully into the classroom. The teacher carefully selects materials so that a child can explore life on a level they can understand.
Parents observe happy children. A classroom of Montessori children is a pleasure to watch, the children are busy and interested in what they are doing. There seems to be a spirit of respect, love and cooperation among the children that is not often found elsewhere. In a world that seeks to entertain it is a pleasure to see children engaged and happily learning and interacting.
“One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.”
Dr. Maria Montessori