ABOUT US

 

"Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment."
-Maria Montessori

About Us

Mission

Children’s Manor Montessori School, guided by the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, is dedicated to preparing our children to excel in a global society by providing an academically rigorous, engaging, and supportive learning environment that cultivates curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking.

MDIS Pillars

Academically Rigorous:

  • Implementation of curriculum and methodology based on the Montessori philosophy of education and human development
  • Teaching, across the curriculum, which demonstrates the interconnection of all disciplines
  • Integration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) concepts through enrichment and outreach programs

Engaging:

  • Teachers follow students’ individual needs in order to help them achieve personal academic excellence and become life-long learners who respect themselves, others, and their environment
  • Teachers guide students to become compassionate global citizens
  • Hands-on learning environment
  • Fostering student-initiated inquiry/research and projects which develop understanding and appreciation of the world beyond the classroom
  • Engage families in the education of their children through dialog, education in the child's development, Montessori/school practice, ongoing communication, community events, joint planning to address evolving needs, and individual circumstances

Supportive:

  • Inspires its students to reach their highest levels of personal and academic achievement
  • Prepares them to embrace challenges with confidence and innovation
  • Development of the whole child
  • Development of individual potential
  • “Making the match” with a student's needs and interests
  • Individualized instruction based on observation and understanding of a student’s learning styles and abilities

Philosophy

Children's Manor provides an environment in which your child will grow in knowledge and confidence based on the philosophies of the Montessori Method of Education. The Montessori approach allows the method to adapt to the needs of your child regardless of his/her level of ability, learning style, or social maturity. At Children’s Manor, we believe this philosophy, with its flexibility and focus on each individual child, puts your child in a situation where they can succeed, not only in becoming excellent scholars, but also becoming contributors and leaders in our society. Your child becomes secure, happy, curious, and a creative problem-solver.

Children’s Manor is a natural built laboratory for learning. In all of our programs, the focus of our curriculum consists of Practical Life, Sensorial, Language Arts, Mathematics, and Cultural Studies (including Geography, History, Science, Art, and Music). Our specialty classes consist of Yoga, Spanish, Library, and Computers. Our Pre-PrimaryPrimary, and Honors/Kindergarten programs focus primarily on the internal construction of knowledge in our students, whereas our Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary Programs focus more on the “how” and “why” of learning.

Our philosophy is based on the education precepts of Dr. Maria Montessori. The foundation of Dr. Montessori’s educational theory was based on her observation that children possess innate desires to explore, discover, and learn about the world around them. She observed that children learn best within a social environment that supports personal development. Dr. Maria Montessori’s method of education focused on the development of the whole child in all areas of life. With this philosophy in mind, we believe that:

  • The Montessori Approach succeeds because it draws its principles from the natural development of the child.
  • Children have a natural urge to explore, discover, and learn about the world around them.
  • Children learn best when they are active participants in the learning process.
  • The inherent flexibility of the Montessori approach allows the method to adapt to the needs of the individual, regardless of the level of ability, learning style, or social maturity.
  • The role of the teacher is to assist the child in developing physical and mental independence while fostering the “joy of learning.”
  • Active parent involvement through conferences, fundraising, and participation in our Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is essential. The more parents understand their child’s classroom experiences, the better able they are to reinforce what is taught in school at home.