Philosophy & Goals

Elementary program

Our Mission at Claire’s Montessori is to help children to grow to be lifelong learners in an environment of freedom and friendship.

Our Educational Philosophy at Claire’s Montessori is based upon the Montessori method, created by Maria Montessori in the mid-19th century. Using this philosophy, we carefully prepare the educational environment for our students. In this prepared environment, the teacher serves as an observer and guide, gently introducing new jobs and skills to the children, always aiming to create an environment of concentration, coordination, order, and independence. Each child benefits within this environment, where they become independent, self-directed and enthusiastic learners.

We believe that each child is unique and should be treated with respect as an intelligent individual. Our primary goal is to give your child every opportunity to build self-esteem in a successful school environment and acquire a positive attitude towards learning. The Montessori concept of education allows children to experience the joy of learning at an early age and provides an environment in which intellectual, moral, creative, physical and social growth flourish.

The Montessori approach to education recognizes the potential of the young child and develops this potential by means of a “prepared environment,” utilizing trained Montessori teachers and didactic teaching materials. Montessori provides the vehicle whereby the child may attain inner discipline and control; he becomes the intelligent, responsible master of himself while acquiring a superior education, and thus our purpose is achieved.

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