A Public Elementary Montessori Charter School fostering self-motivation, self-discipline, compassion, independence, critical thinking, social and personal responsibility, and respect for others and the environment. It is our vision that children gain a strong sense of self and realize a life-long satisfaction and joy in learning, working, and exploring life. We believe this will enable our children to share and contribute their unique talents in the world. It is our mission to provide children with a quality education that prepares them intellectually, physically, socially, creatively, and emotionally for our changing world and all its joys and challenges – An education for life.
“Providing a quality, comprehensive public education within a Montessori context”
The Montessori curriculum is interdisciplinary-subjects are studied as together, not in isolation. This integrated curriculum offers the child learning opportunities which result in a strong foundation in the Core subject areas: Language Arts (reading, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, handwriting, and creative writing), Social Studies (history, geography and cultures), Science, and Math. It is worth noting that while the division of the world into these separate “subjects” is perhaps a convenient way to write about our work at school, it is not the way children experience it. The curriculum complies with all expectations regarding Minnesota’s new Academic Standards.
The Montessori classroom allows children to take responsibility for their own education in a “prepared environment.” Within a framework of order, children are free to choose the activities that will assist them in their process of self construction.