Maria Montessori once said "Respect for the child's nature compels us to search most carefully for those conditions in which children can abandon themselves most easily to God... the child will reveal to us how he makes his own approach to God."
Using this approach will allow us to see what strengths each individual child has, so we can foster them, as well as help them in areas they need to develop.
A true adoption of the Montessori method involves the entire being of the child - physical, emotional, and spiritual. We nourish all these aspects in a unique way, not compartmentalizing them. You'll see things from language and spelling while playing outside to math and Bible stories fused together so seamlessly.
Vertical Grouping is also a practice that you will find inside our walls. This groups children by in a range of ages, rather than just their peers. For example, there will be a room for 3-6 year olds where you can find the older students learning by being examples for the younger ones. This is meant to simulate real-world experiences, where we are surrounded by people older, younger, more developed, and not as developed. We will meet the child where they are in respect to their development and make sure they are reaching their best potential.
We don't have a "Bible Class". Rather, we incorporate the morning Bible story and themes throughout our day. As the day goes by, you'll find us reciting the memory verse, praying before meals, doing arts and crafts related to the story, and much more!
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