Our Philosophy

Our school was founded under the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori.

awning2The Montessori philosophy states that for the child to have a complete and successful experience in a Montessori environment, he needs to complete the 3-year cycle. These cycles begin at the Toddler level and continue through Elementary. The last year of each cycle is the most important one, as it is when the child is a role model for the younger children in the class. The child’s knowledge is solidified as he shares his experiences with his younger peers.

At our school, education is a hands-on experience.

  • Students learn by trial, error, and discovery.
  • Students think for themselves. Rather than present students with the “right answers”, we ask the “right questions” of the students, and challenge them to find the answers on their own.
  • Students do their own research, analyze what they have found, and come to their own conclusions. As a result, the children tend to be fully engaged and self-directed in the learning process.
  • Students gain a sense of accomplishment, closure, self-confidence, and self-respect while developing a strong sense of order, independence, and personal responsibility.

The Montessori child learns to teach himself. The teacher prepares the classroom for the child who then interacts with his peers and with the materials to create himself as an individual.

We help each child learn how to learn, preparing for the changing world of tomorrow by:

  • inspiring students to think for themselves
  • encouraging them to pursue their educational passions
  • teaching them to plan and organize their daily learning
  • teaching them how to do their own research
  • exposing students to diverse perspectives and modeling
  • respect for different points of view
  • encouraging students to evaluate their own progress
  • instilling a tradition of community service
  • encouraging students to think creatively