The Montessori course of study is an integrated thematic approach that ties the separate disciplines of the curriculum together. Everything is interrelated. One lesson leads to another. The child moves from the concrete toward abstract understanding.
Children, especially when they are very young, are quite capable of absorbing information, concepts, and skills from their surroundings and peers almost as though through osmosis. Maria Montessori observed that in an environment that is intellectually and artistically alive, warm, and encouraging, children will spontaneously ask questions, investigate, create, and explore new ideas. Montessori classrooms are thoughtfully arranged with compelling lessons that the children choose themselves. These materials take the child on a personal journey of discovery and mastery with the Montessori teacher acting as a guide.
At every age students learn in different ways at different rates. Many learn much more effectively from direct hands-on experience rather than from studying a textbook or listening to a lecture. The teacher is especially sensitive to the learning style of each child, as she or he works at his or her own pace. Based on the interpretation of the Montessori educational philosophy, we feel our school and its programs have faithfully embraced Maria Montessori’s ideas regarding the education of children, while adapting those original philosophies to the cultures and times in which we live.
Montessori education takes a different approach to learning, which can best be appreciated through first-hand experience. Many people, including professional educators, misunderstand the concepts. Observation of a class in action explains more than any amount of reading. The Montessori School welcomes observers. An informational tour is conducted every Tuesday afternoon from 2:00 – 3:30, no appointment necessary, adults only, no children please.
The Montessori School has an open admission policy, and serves the needs of all ethnic and religious groups, and most academic student capabilities from mildly disabled to gifted.
The Montessori School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, provision of services such as, the administration of educational policies, admissions policies, financial assistance policies, employment practices, and other school administered programs. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, students, families, volunteers and subcontractors.