For Ms. Ward, Montessori is not only a career, but a lifelong passion and commitment! The success of the two school’s Ms. Ward has founded and directed, is attributed to highly trained staff members, hundreds of students who have thrived and blossomed under their devoted direction and the word of mouth from satisfied parents.
Our goal is to follow Dr. Maria Montessori’s educational methods and philosophy in guiding and nurturing the “Whole Child”, both academically and spiritually. To provide a beautiful, safe and challenging environment that inspires independence, creativity, social consciousness, responsibility and a love for learning. The Montessori Method provides a scientifically designed environment that has been honored and revered worldwide as one of the most popular Preschool educations available and has grown into hundreds of successful Elementary, Middle and High School programs throughout the United States and the World. Many independent public and private schools strive to emulate the Montessori Method to enhance their modern approach with individualized learning experiences and social awareness. Our hands on curriculum include
Language, Math, Science, Geography, Sensorial, Practical Life, Art, Music, Spanish, Care of Self, Care of the Environment, Gardening, Environmental Awareness, Cooking, Social Graces, Respect, Accountability and Problem Solving. Dr. Maria Montessori
Maria Montessori graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Rome in 1896. She was the first female physician in Italy. Her educational background also included Anthropology, Psychiatry and Biology. Montessori was very interested in children and their development. She observed how the young children could easily construct themselves from the environment provided to them. How the child easily absorbed information and experiences. She as a scientist, created a learning method and designed special materials to meet the child's natural needs to adapt to and learn from their world.
In 1907 Maria Montessori opened "Casa Dei Bambini" in San Lorenzo, Italy for the poor children ages 3 - 6. The children flourished and word of the "Montessori Method" began to spread throughout the world. In 1929 Dr. Montessori founded Association Montessori International (AMI) to insure integrity of the principles of the Montessori Method.