Dr. Montessori???s educational approach is based on the child???s natural learning tendencies. I hope to share with you over this year , as a result of her vision, a year of joy and productivity. In Montessori Elementary it is the child???s questions that form the basis for the exploration of the world. Their questions are nurtured??? subject matter becomes more relevant to their own personal quest which provides their inner motivation. During their Primary years the children acquire the ???beginnings??? so that during Elementary, these basic skills are polished and thus motivated towards mastery. (David Kahn 1995) A strong foundation of mastery is our goal.
We begin our journey with five stories known as the Great Lessons that are intertwined and span historical frames of time and space. Through these stories studies are tied together into the physical universe, Nature and Human Experience. Students then explore History, Science, Geography, Social Studies, Art, Health and Fitness, Language Arts, and Mathematics. PE. Art and music are incorporated daily into the program.
Montessori kids are better prepared and demonstrate confidence therefore do well in future settings. We do record and show progress and accountability on a regular basis.