What is Montessori?

Our educational method fosters development of:

  • Critical thinking

  • Collaboration

  • Adaptability

  • Initiative and entrepreneurship

  • Effective communication

  • Curiosity and imagination

Leading educational and business experts identify these skills as necessary for 21st century learning.

How does it work?

Intrinsic Motivation is Key

Our students learn through purpose, passion, and play.  These factors are proven critical for learning and retention from birth through adulthood. Learning remains inherently fun and interest driven. We emphasize student motivation rather than grades, homework, and high stakes testing. 

Multi-Age Classrooms

Students are able to work at their own pace until mastery.  They get to be leaders and teachers within the classroom, strengthening communication and collaboration skills.

Interdisciplinary Studies

Instead of isolating subjects, lessons and studies demonstrate the interconnectedness of a range of topics. This approach and our longer work cycles allow students to cover information in greater depth in less time. Students come to understand the natural intersections between the arts and sciences.

Encourage Curiosity

We encourage our students to ask questions and delve deep into their studies.  They learn how to find their own answers through research, experimentation, and collaboration.  They learn how to learn.

Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving

These are an integral part of our curriculum.  Students must feel emotionally and physically safe in order to thrive and be intellectually creative and curious.  Our students are actively supported in applying the skills necessary to create such an environment.

Time Immersed in Nature

We provide ample opportunities to learn about science, ecology, and the environment. Time in nature improves focus and concentration, reduces stress and frees up energy for retention, curiosity, and creativity.

Embrace Diversity

Learning how to work and play together with others in a peaceful and caring community is perhaps the most important life skill that we can impart to our children.  Diversity of thought and collaboration are vital for success. Our school is open to all.