Harmony Montessori is now enrolling for Elementary!
July 22, 2013
Harmony Montessori is accepting applications for the fall in their Lower Elementary class. (1st through 3rd grade)
The plan of education for the elementary age child in Montessori is called "Cosmic Education". This plan is more than an education method it's meant to be an "aid to life". It is our desire that the child who attends Harmony Montessori school emerges "equipped in their whole being for the adventure of life, accustomed to the free exercise of will and judgement, and illuminated by imagination and enthusiasm.
Montessori teachers are trained facilitators in the classroom, always ready to assist and direct. Their purpose is to stimulate the child's enthusiasm for learning and to guide it, without interfering with the child's natural desire to teach himself and become independent. Each child works through his individual cycle of activities, and learns to truly understand according to his own unique needs and capabilities.
- The Elementary child is focused on the acquisition of culture and is interested in who she is and how she relates to society.
- Lessons are presented within the context of the unfolding human story and in relation to one another. Exploration of language, mathematics, biology, music, etc. are fascinating opportunities to discover the inter-relationships of people, the physical environment, and between people and their environment.
- Lessons are designed to appeal to the child's sense of drama and imagination. In addition to concrete Montessori materials, impressionistic stories, charts, timelines, and demonstrations are used to spark the child's interest and stimulate independent work.
- In addition to presenting elements of the required curriculum, the teacher strives to "sow as many seeds" of interest as possible. These type of lessons and stories are not typically found in a traditional elementary classroom, but are designed to inspire a sense of wonder in all there is in the universe and an eagerness to learn more.
A quality Montessori classroom has a busy, productive atmosphere where joy and respect abound. Within such an enriched environment, freedom, responsibility, and social and intellectual development spontaneously flourish!
Harmony welcomes racial, cultural, and religious diversity, and families of every composition.
Call or email today to schedule a visit. 503-255-5337 or email@example.com
Please visit our website for more information: www.harmony-montessori.com