Montessori in the City, Inc. has operated this school since February, 1999. Our goal is to create a wonderful learning environment for the children who attend our school. Our relationships with the children, parents and our staff are key components for a quality school. The Montessori philosophy is based on encouraging children to feel important, self-reliant and independent in a nurturing environment. The indoor environment focuses on the academics and exhibits order, concentration, coordination and independence. Each child is able to progress at his or her own pace when working with the materials in the classroom. The classroom gives the children a sense of pride and responsibility. We feel that the outdoor environment is also very important to the child. Our outdoor play yards are specifically tailored to meet the needs of each age group. Our yards include several activities including the climbing gym and slide, sandbox and several riding toys. Also, when the weather is appropriate, the children get to enjoy water play and gardening. We hold several events during the school year when parents and extended family members are always invited. We feel that it is important to include family in all of our school events which brings a sense of cohesion and commitment, along with dedication, within our school.
A Montessori environment which respectfully fosters independence and growth.
The Montessori philosophy is built on the cornerstone of respect and independence. In our program, the teachers observe the needs of their classroom and prepare their classroom and lessons according to the Montessori philosophy and their children’s developmental needs. We follow the Montessori philosophy of respect for everyone. This means that the teachers respect the children for their work and the children respect their teacher and classmates for being in their environment. Also, children learn from a very young age to respect their environment and all that is in it. The teachers demonstrate how to use the Montessori materials and other developmental materials in the classroom through practical teaching and role modeling. Each child is seen for their own potential and is encouraged to grow at their own pace.
Our Open-Door Policy
The school office has an open door policy. Even if the door is closed, please knock if you need to speak with us. The staff is also available to help you with questions at any time. We distribute a monthly newsletter to keep you informed of activities and special events that happen each month.
We are happy to have you as a part of our Montessori family. If you are not enrolled in the center at this time, we hope that you will have the opportunity to be part of our Montessori family in the future.
Brenda Jacobson and Kristen Southern
Montessori in the City