Our schools goal is to provide a program that fosters within the child a positive attitude toward learning, a respect toward self, respect towards others and an understanding of one’s responsibility to the world around them.
All our teachers hold an age-appropriate diploma from an accredited Montessori training institute. Each class has one Montessori teacher along with a Montessori assistant. Classroom ratios are 1 teacher to 8 children.
We seek to inspire a passion to nurture curiosity and imagination. Through a well prepared environment and caring teachers, the children are able to be creative problem solvers, while developing their self-esteem and self confidence.
Dr. Maria Montessori was, in many ways, ahead of her time. Born in 1870 in Ancona Italy, she became the first female physician in Italy upon graduating from medical school in 1896. In her medical practice, the clinical observation led her to analyze how children learn, how they build themselves from what they find in their immediate environment. In 1896, she accepted the challenge to work with a group of sixty children of working parents in the San Lorenzo district of Rome.
It was there that she founded the first Casa dei Bambini, or “Children’s House.” What ultimately became the Montessori Method of education developed there, based upon Montessori’s scientific observations of these children’s almost effortless ability to absorb knowledge from their surroundings. Every piece of equipment, every exercise, every method Montessori developed was based on what she observed children to do “naturally”, by themselves, unassisted by adults.
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