In our effort to offer the highest quality Montessori educational experience, we have adopted the following Learner Outcomes. These serve as a framework with which to discuss our vision for and efforts toward the holistic development of the children we serve.
Autonomy and Independence The word “autonomy” finds its roots in the concept of “self-governing.” In a Montessori context, this encompasses the ability to maintain control over one’s actions, feel confident making independent choices, and have a strong sense of self.
Confidence and Competence The self-assurance that comes from recognizing and having faith in one’s own abilities and talents is one of the most empowering tools we can offer children. Through a greater sense of ownership of their own achievements, children become energized by their own capability.
Academic Preparation As in most schools, we have a strong belief in children’s need to be prepared with knowledge and skills that will enable them to navigate education and life successfully. This includes a well-rounded curriculum of language, mathematics, biology, physical science, geography, Spanish, arts and history. Additionally, we focus on process-centered goals such as the development of critical thinking skills, problem-solving, work habits, and creativity.
Intrinsic Motivation To find the work of life internally satisfying creates a drive that propels children toward productivity and success in all areas as they grow. By avoiding extrinsic motivations, such as rewards and punishments, we leave space for this vital inner development of the child.
Social Responsibility The idea that we each should strive to benefit society and care for ourselves, each other, and the Earth instills children with a sense of stewardship. Our Cosmic Curriculum explores the interconnection of all living things, encouraging the development of environmentally aware global citizens.
Spiritual Awareness Spiritual awareness is a process by which we explore our own being and thoughts. We help children develop a sense of mindfulness, purpose, and possibility. This includes development of a growth mindset and comfort with self-reflection.