“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically”¦ Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Your School Aged Child (6 to 12 years)
At this amazing stage of childhood, where motivation is intrinsic and curiosity drives learning and exploration, it is so important that children's creativity and inquisitiveness is respected and encouraged. In our rapidly changing world, it is essential that education places value and emphasis on the development of critical thinking skills, collaborative learning, innovation and creative exploration as opposed to rote learning and memorization of facts. Montessori Elementary students love school. They love to learn, socialize, explore, research, plan and execute projects, engage with the community and the world at large in meaningful and purposeful ways. They are confident, bright young people who respect one another and the world around them. They pursue their passions, build upon their strengths, and strive to overcome challenges through perseverance and hard work.