"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin
Montgomery Montessori School is a learning community where children are inspired to realize their academic, personal, and social potential to become global citizens. The historically proven Montessori education model supports the whole child, creates lifelong learners, and educates for peace. The resulting academic excellence is supported by a prepared classroom environment that inspires self-paced, individualized discovery and love of learning, as well as respect for self, others, and the environment.
Innovative learning environment
Multi -age/grade classes
Student portfolio and exhibitions rather than grades
No homework and no teaching to the test
MMS Embraces nature and community
Field trips and real world experts extend learning beyond the classroom
Mindfulness as an integral part of the curriculum
Fun and enriching family activities to foster a strong school community
Spending a significant part of the day outdoors
A learner-driven community /Follow the child
Learning to form authentic friendships and honestly resolve interpersonal problems
Self-paced learning of reading, writing and math
Real-world projects of hands-on learning for 21st century skills
At Montgomery Montessori School, we believe that every child has the right to go to a school that is a perfect match for them. As members of American Montessori Association (AMS) we believe and uphold the Montessori philosophy with the fundamental principle that a child learns best within a social environment, which supports each individual's unique development.It is based on such premises as:
- Children are to be respected as different from adults and as individuals, who are different from one another.
- Children create themselves through purposeful activity.
- The most important years for learning are from birth to age six.
- Children possess greater sensitivity and mental power for absorbing and learning from their environment than do adults
"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."