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our VISION

our MISSION

our PASSION

Montessori Academy's vision is that each student
will become an independent, confident, motivated learner, and a responsible community member as a result of the dynamic partnership between
students, parents, and teachers.
This partnership within the exceptional Montessori environment, while developing these characteristics, enables each student to become a life-long learner.

Our Classrooms

Each Montessori Academy classroom is equipped with the finest Montessori materials which are appropriate to the age level of the classroom. Student/Teacher ratios meet or exceed standards set by two accrediting organizations and each classroom meets or exceeds requirements for the appropriate number of Montessori certified teachers. The Montessori Academy teachers are very well-qualified and professional. Each classroom reflects these high standards.

Multi-age student groups in each classroom
  • Each classroom becomes a community in which two of the three levels of students remain in the classroom each year
  • Incoming students are welcomed by the already formed community
  • Older students become mentors who experience the joy of being helpful and caring individuals.
  • Mentoring is encouraged to the degree that a student helps a fellow student to understand a concept without "taking charge."
  • A student learns a concept better when he explains it to a peer
Sequenced Montessori manipulative materials
  • Hands-on Montessori materials invite touching, arranging and understanding important concepts
  • Sequenced arrangement of Montessori materials is interesting and reassuring
  • Motivation occurs as students see the next exercise and want to do it
  • Motivation also occurs as students become interested in a peer doing advanced work and know where it is located on the shelf
  • Love of learning happens as students see the manipulative exercises they have finished and want to move on
Co-teaching
  • Co-teachers with Montessori training are in every multi-age classroom
  • Co-teaching is efficient
  • Co-teachers work together with the students to form a community in which everybody shares responsibility in being respectful, accountable, kind, and caring
  • Each teacher is in charge of a core area, arranging, presenting, and record keeping
  • When one teacher is teaching a small group, the co-teacher is available to help the student who needs help
  • Co-teachers can compare notes and use a consistent approach for students who need help
  • Helpful observations of students can be shared each day
  • Each teacher teaches in her area of passion and expertise

Montessori Academy is accredited by two important organizations, the American Montessori Society (AMS) and AdvancED (formerly known as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools). Each accreditation means that rigorous standards have been met and will continue to be met. Continual educational and organizational quality improvements are requirements to maintain the accreditations.

As an accredited school, each classroom must meet or exceed standards set by the accrediting organization.  Montessori Academy is pleased to meet and exceed both state standards and standards required by AMS and AdvancED.

Our whole family feels at home on campus.