Our teachers are aware of the stages of human development and ensure our curriculum is appropriate for the developmental stages of our children.
Achievement at each level of learning leads toward placement of each child in the next phase of his or her education.
We promote active learning (rather than passive) by encouraging spontaneous activities, hands-on learning, and moving from a concrete level of experience to the abstract.
We use the principle of “follow the child”. We understand the importance of children to pursuing areas of interest.
If a child is not internally motivated in a given area, we encourage children to take interest in that specific area.
Freedom within order: We strive for a balance between freedom, order, and responsibility.
We acknowledge that children learn in different ways and at different paces.
We seek to provide an open environment to share our values in a truly diverse community.
Each child is a unique human being with unique learning styles and needs as an individual learner.
Our environment is open to children with diverse learning styles, but our primary focus will always be the well-being and best interests of our students who will thrive in our Montessori environment. In every case, we assess whether our school is able to meet a child’s needs while keeping the integrity of the classroom, and if not, we will recommend an appropriate alternative.