“Enriching Community through Montessori Excellence”
Our Core Values:
At New Discoveries everyone, from the children to the Board of Directors, will be offered multiple opportunities to grow as leaders through a mentoring, experiencing, sharing, and learning environment. NDMA will uphold the highest standards of integrity and respect, so they are visible and shared by staff and students at school, at home, and in their community.
Interdependence will be intentionally woven into the fabric of NDMA, with the distinct outcome of school and community working together to achieve our shared vision. Utilizing community volunteers for relevant and meaningful activities will be a common occurrence. The community will serve as a classroom for students to realize the relevancy of learning.
Exemplary Montessori Principles
The profound legacy of Maria Montessori’s learning principles will be implemented, honoring the individual learning style of each child, and will produce optimum individual achievement. Each child will experience a personalized and interactive learning experience that integrates the Montessori principles of
-Following the child
-Connecting with the child
NDMA will passionately pursue measurable metrics for student and staff achievement and improvement. Part of this metric configuration will be continuous improvement of processes that innovatively produce staff and student achievement beyond state and national requirements. Empowerment will not be just a word. It will be a process of clear expectations, adequate resources, mentoring/coaching, and transfer of power, all monitored within the boundaries of vision, policies, and goals. Students will be held to the metrics of competency-based curriculum and given the necessary technical and human resources available to prepare them for tomorrow’s challenges.