Observations are critical to the application process. It will allow you to see Montessori philosophy in action and help you to decide if this is the right program for your family.
During your observation children are working with Montessori materials and the teachers are using the Montessori Philosophy. Children may be working alone, in small groups, with a teacher or with one other child. They are free to move through the classroom at their own pace and choose their own work. The environment is very structured but the children have a lot of freedom to move and choose. Children may work with anything in the classroom as long as they have had a demonstration and they are respecting the materials. This work period lasts from 8:30am-11:30am.
Important Notes For Parents:
Please park at the very BACK of the building where the school has dedicated parking spaces. Walk down the cement path, through the gate and come in the first door on your left. Immediately inside the school take a right and our observation room with a one way viewing mirror will allow you to view our classroom.
We had 4 children attend Mountain Montessori and each enjoyed a tremendous childhood education. The program allowed for independent learning in a structured environment. Our children were always loved, cared for, educated and safe. Our children welcomed each and every day. Any parent would be richly rewarded in sending their child to Mountain Montessori.
My husband and I are over and beyond thrilled to be a parent of Mountain Montessori. Not only do we see our child loving to learn but we are learning too about our child and how he thrives and learns in today's environment.
Mountain Montessori provided an amazing education for all 3 of my children. Montessori taught a love of learning and a sense of independence that I believe my boys will have for a lifetime. I miss having a child at Mountain Montessori!
We have had three children go through the MM program and could not have been more pleased with the education our boys received. Not only did they excel in the traditional learning aspects, but socially we noticed each develop into responsible young men showing a vested interest in the world around them. The best compliment which we continue to receive is when their future teachers immediately recognize them as "Montessori" children.
I love MMS! I couldn't be happier. I have total faith in the teachers abilities to harness and develop the potential of my child. When I drop my child off at school I feel like he is entering a place that is an extension of our family. Family I believe is the core of everything that MMS does, children interacting with children, children with teachers, and parents with teachers. To have the piece of mind every day, that my child is in the best possible atmosphere, allows me the realization that the future is limitless. Thank You MMS!!!
Our experience of Mountain Montessori could not have been better. With our daughter, we found that it boosted her confidence in her own abilities academically, as well as socially. She found what she loved to do every day and was encouraged to follow her heart and passions and believe in herself. With our son, the magic of Montessori was palpable. Every day he was excited to go to school, to work, to play, and to engage in mastery over subject matter and Self. He was introduced to the concept of peace and fairness and friendship. They both received the best start to their formal education that we could ever imagine. The fostering of the curiosity of the child is what we need most in this world. Montessori truly helped our children, and through them, the world!