OUR PHILOSOPHY

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Our Mission

We are a community of teachers and parents dedicated to developing the spirit of the child by encouraging independence, curiosity, responsibility and cooperation.  We respect the child’s uniqueness, promoting tolerance, good sportsmanship and non-violence.  In keeping with the true meaning of the word “discipline”, which is to teach, we choose to model appropriate behaviors by demonstrating kind and considerate ways to behave.  We help the child understand that conflicts can be resolved.  That everyone has the right to be heard and their feelings respected.  We believe that manners are important and sadly lacking in our culture today.  To support the child’s social development, we provide daily lessons in grace and courtesy.  Our ultimate goal is to encourage self-discipline, respect for oneself, all others and the planet we share.

Our Philosophy

At Montessori & Me, we believe in the celebration of the young child.  Children are natural explorers, determined to discover their new world, so our role as teachers is to make learning an exciting and rewarding journey.  We gently guide the development and competency of the child by supporting independence and encouraging responsibility.  In teaching children specific skills, we seek not only to impart knowledge, but to also instill habits of learning, questioning and relating to others.  We encourage each child to reason, to cooperate, to collaborate, to negotiate and to understand. 

We are firmly committed to Dr. Maria Montessori’s method of learning.  Our vision is not for the short term, but to prepare the child for a life-long love of learning.  Our program, therefore, is for the holistic development of children and their future academic success. 

Community

Respecting children. Encouraging thought. Reaching out to help others. These are the fundamental beliefs of Montessori & Me. It is the expressed desire of this school to create within each child a sense a community and a willingness to help others in need. Children learn to be of service by participating in various projects throughout the school year. Older students become leaders and role models by tutoring younger students and guiding new students during phase-in.


In partnership with parents, we strive to help each child become a responsible, contributing member of the community and to share what we can, with our global families.


Diversity and Non-Competitive Atmosphere

We value and celebrate a diverse population.  We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, ethnic origin, gender, income or disability.  Multicultural education is an integral part of the Montessori curriculum, ranging from cultural studies in the classroom to community service projects.


We strive to create a stimulating, cooperative and non-competitive environment.  It is important for children to develop a joy and enthusiasm for learning.



“The needs of mankind are universal.  Our means of meeting them create the richness and diversity of the planet.  The Montessori child should come to relish the texture of that diversity.”

  1. -Dr. Maria Montessori









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