The Montessori Classroom
The Montessori classroom is a beautifully crafted environment designed to meet the needs of children for each specific age range. Dr. Maria Montessori discovered that experiential learning in this type of classroom led to a deeper understanding of language, mathematics, science, music, social interactions and much more. Montessori classrooms are inclusive in nature, and our diverse student body and cultural education teach students the importance of community.
Every material in a Montessori classroom supports an aspect of child development, creating a match between the child’s natural interests and activities. Children learn through their own experience and at a pace that fits their readiness. They can respond at any moment to the natural curiosities that exist in all humans and build a solid foundation for life-long learning.
Heritage Montessori is proud of our prestigious academic program, our qualified teaching staff, bright and comfortable classrooms, continuous student development, and our effective and enthusiastic student support staff. All of these factors contribute to student enjoyment, motivation and success.
Learning is FUN!
The Montessori Method
We believe children learn best when every aspect of their development – cognitive, physical, social, and emotional – is nurtured. Our education – based on the Montessori Method – focuses on early literacy, logical thinking, problem solving, social understanding, physical coordination, creativity, and positive character traits, such as cooperation and self-control. Our school allows your child to develop the critical-thinking skills and intellectual curiosity that creates good citizens and fuels success in the classroom and beyond.
Instead of dividing children by grade, Heritage Montessori classes place children in age groups: ages 2-3. 3-6, 6-9. Multi-age classrooms help children develop social skills, and challenge then to learn and to work together with each others’ best interest in mind.
Respect for your child’s dignity and ability is critical. While the “basics” are taught, other styles of learning – from musical and bodily-kinesthetic, to spatial, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and intuitive – are encouraged. Teachers observe and keep records to plan individual projects so your child is engaged and learning at his or her best pace. Our instructors are also trained to ask questions rather than always provide answers. Discovering answers for themselves helps children develop self-esteem and self-confidence.
Environment plays an important role in learning. When adults first walk into a Montessori classroom, they are astonished – both by the level of activity, and by how organized and quiet it is. Besides allowing children to self-direct their activities, we encourage self-discipline that encourages an intrinsic desire to do what is right . Given the variety of subjects being learned, classrooms are divided by subjects. Montessori also incorporates an uninterrupted 3-hour work cycle that allows students to focus and achieve success.
Research shows that children who receive a Montessori education are better prepared academically, socially, and emotionally. They also score higher on standardized tests. But the real test of whether or not the system is working lies in the students success in the real world. Look at Beyoncé Knowles, Jeff Bezos, Julia Child, Anne Frank, Prince William and Prince Harry, Taylor Swift and their accomplishments. Montessori is more than a great education its a proven path towards success.
Montessori gives students a chance to develop the motivation, confidence, grace, courtesy and academic skills that prepare them to be successful in life! At Heritage, students get individual attention and opportunity to set their own goals and succeed, a process they can then apply throughout their lives.
Today’s workforce is rapidly changing and the traditional education is no longer able to meet the demands of the world. We prepare students for success by teaching self-reliance, accountability, and self-awareness. Our E- STEAM program prepares students to become innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders.
We teach students conflict resolution, to work as a team, and to be considerate of others and their environment. Our student base is very diverse representing many cultures. We teach with Christian principles, but do not have a specific religious affiliation. We treat all mankind with respect, and implore them to be good stewards.