What is Montessori?
The Montessori approach offers a broad vision of education as an aid to life. The flexibility of a Montessori education provides a matrix within which each individual child's inner directives freely guide the child toward wholesome growth.
Montessori education is designed to help children with their task of inner construction as they grow from childhood to maturity. It succeeds because it draws its principles from the natural development of the child. The inherent flexibility allows the method to adapt to the needs of the individual, regardless of the level of ability, learning style or social maturity.
"I have studied the child. I have taken what the child has given me and expressed it and that is what is called the Montessori method." Dr. Maria Montessori
The adult to child ratio in the Toddler Community (14 to 36 months) is one to four.
The average size of our Children's House (3 to 6 years) classrooms is 25 children with two adults (a Montessori Guide and an Assistant) and a designated support staff person.
The Elementary classrooms are also arranged as mixed age groups (6 to 9 years and 9 to 12 years). The classrooms have approximately 30 children and two teachers (a Montessori Guide and an Assistant).
The adolescent program is for students 12 to 15 years and enrollment is approximately 45 students with a student:teacher ratio of 8:1. We currently serve grades 7 and 8.