The Montessori Classroom
The Montessori classroom is a beautifully crafted environment designed to meet the needs of children in a specific age range. Dr. Maria Montessori discovered that experiential learning in this type of classroom led to a deeper understanding of language, mathematics, science, music, social interactions and much more. Most Montessori classrooms are secular in nature, although the Montessori educational method can be integrated successfully into a faith-based program.
Every material in a Montessori classroom supports an aspect of child development, creating a match between the child’s natural interests and the available activities. Children can learn through their own experience and at their own pace. They can respond at any moment to the natural curiosities that exist in all humans and build a solid foundation for life-long learning.
The Academy For the Brilliant Child has a first rate academic program, a fully qualified and very well educated teaching staff, bright and comfortable classrooms, continuous student counseling and advising, and a very effective and enthusiastic student support staff. All of these factors contribute to student enjoyment, motivation and adaption.
Learning is FUN!
The Montessori Method
We believe children learn best when every aspect of their development – cognitive, physical, social, and emotional – is nurtured. Our education – based on the Montessori Method – focuses on early literacy, logical thinking, problem solving, social understanding, physical coordination, creativity, and positive character traits, such as cooperation and self-control. Our education allows your child to develop the critical-thinking skills and intellectual curiosity that creates good citizens and fuels success in the classroom and beyond.
Instead of dividing children by grade, ABC Montessori classes place children in age groups: ages 2-3. 3-6, 6-9. Multi-age classrooms help children develop social skills, and challenge then to learn and to work together with each others’ best interest in mind.
Our directors use extensive observation ti guide and help children learn and develop at their own pace. Respect for your child’s dignity and ability is critical. While the “basics” are taught, other styles of learning – from musical and bodily-kinesthetic, to spatial, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and intuitive – are encouraged. Teachers observe and keep records to plan individual projects so your child is engaged and learning at his or her best pace. Our instructors are also trained to ask questions rather than always provide answers. Discovering answers for themselves helps children develop self-esteem and self-confidence.
The environment plays an important role in learning. When adults first walk into a Montessori classroom, they are astonished – both by the level of activity, and by how tidy and quiet it is. Besides allowing children to self-direct their activities, we encourage self-discipline. Given the variety of subjects being learned, work centers are arranged by subject. For children under age six, there are one or two uninterrupted work periods, each lasting three hours.
Research shows that children who receive a Montessori education are well prepared academically, socially, and emotionally. They also score well on standardized tests. But the real test of whether or not the system is working lies in the accomplishment and behavior of the children: their happiness, maturity, kindness, love of learning, and level of work.
Montessori gives the kids a chance to develop the motivation, confidence, grace, courtesy and academic skills that prepare them to be successful in life! At our school students get individual attention and opportunity to set their own goals and succeed, a process they can then apply throughout their lives.
Today’s workforce is rapidly changing and the traditional education is no longer able to meet the demands of the corporate world. We prepare them for success by teaching self-reliance, accountability, and self-awareness. Our focus on STEAM prepares each of our students for a seat in the future.
We teach them conflict resolution, to work as a team, and to be considerate of others and their surroundings. Our student base is very diverse representing many cultures. We teach with Christian principles, but do not have a specific religious affiliation. We treat all mankind with respect, and implore them to be good stewards.