The Environment

Our curriculum and classrooms are specifically developed to gather the interest of each child, motivate them to complete and master their work. Our classrooms are fully equipped with Montessori Materials which allows each child to develop basic problem solving and observational techniques. Soon the child will begin manipulating the materials to allow the child to obtain concrete knowledge and gradually work towards comprehending abstract concepts.

Providing an environment where the child feels encouraged to learn and explore, we are “freeing the child’s potential”. It has become one of the most important recognitions of Dr. Montessori, and has been supported by a multitude of studies in early education. Our classrooms are equipped with specially designed and sequenced materials which Dr. Montessori devised to flourish the child’s potential.

These materials, together with highly trained teachers and administrators, provide a classroom where the child is stimulated and challenged, but never pressured. It allows the child to develop a sense of security, and provides a learning atmosphere where they can continue to wonder, explore and succeed.

 “Free the child’s potential and you will transform him into the world.” -Dr. Montessori

 

The Child

For a child to reach the highest potential, they must develop certain aspects including: a healthy self-concept, independence and self-reliance. Obtain the ability to adjust and think reflectively. Comprehend values and beliefs. Learn to be sensitive and accept human relationships. Appreciate nature, culture, and the world that surrounds him. All of this attributes are shown to our students and are reflected daily through out our curriculum.

“An education capable of saving humanity is no small undertaking: it involves the spiritual development of man, the enhancement of his value as an individual, and the preparation of young people to understand the times in which they live.” —Education and Peace

 

The Educators

The role of the Montessori Educator differs considerably from that of a traditional teacher.

The teachers

  • Observe and assist the child according to the child’s individual needs and interest.
  • Recognize periods of readiness and to demonstrate the correct use of the material to the children.
  • Reinforce in a positive manner.
  • Encourage a hesitant child when necessary.
  • Divert a child who chooses material beyond his/her ability when necessary.
  • Protect the child’s integrity and allows the child to have the freedom of choice to make decisions. The child’s decisions are expected to reflect a sense of responsibility. He/She is helped by the Educator who is firm and consistent, yet patient and gentle.
  • Provide an atmosphere of caring, compassion and trust between teacher and pupil.