The mission of Village Montessori School is to foster the development of the whole child by implementing the philosophy, practices and curriculum of Dr. Maria Montessori. We strive to nurture a child's innate love of learning and honor the diversity of each individual. It is our desire to instill in the child a sense of responsibility for others, themselves and the world around them. We create partnerships with parents for the benefit of each child in order to cultivate a genuine sense of community.
Dr. Montessori taught that individual children would progress at their own pace if placed in an enriched environment that nurtures human development. She understood that children are like sponges, absorbing the world around them in quite a different way than adults.This power to absorb knowledge gives children the energy to teach themselves.
At Village Montessori, we provide an authentic Montessori education to each child we serve. We believe that children are gifted observers with a relentless eagerness to experience, experiment and learn. Children are guided by their instincts to exercise the skills they see practiced. By following the Montessori Method, we provide an educational process which allows nature to develop the human, rather than the adult.
"The study of the child may have an infinitely wider influence, extending to all human questions. In the mind of the child we may find the keys to progress."
-Dr. Maria Montessori, The Secret of Childhood
The video below was created by
Trevor Eissler - a must watch for Montessori families!