The Conscious Dreamers
Children are fearless in their hope and they put that hope into action. In countless ways these beautiful children are the conscious dreamers. They do not distinguish between work and play, but bring their own rich imaginations to both. In our classrooms, they choose their work according to their interests. As teachers, we are their guides, responsible for setting up challenging work that stretches their abilities. Through it all, the children never stop appreciating the beauty and complexity of the planet. They are our future writers, environmentalists, politicians, urban planners, and mathematicians.
The Mentors and Sharers
These children arrive in our care full of love, joy and trust. In our three-year cycle, the children discover how much they love to teach what they learn to others. They share themselves authentically, without fear of judgment. These children feel accepted and encouraged. Because of this, they can share and give back to the community from which they love. Not only does our program support young learners who seek out challenges. It also provides a place for them to share their joy of learning with others. These are our future teachers, professors, psychologists, social workers, wives, husbands, partners, and parents.
The Decision Makers
Every hour of every day our program sews the seeds for young people to make decisions and choices for themselves. The opportunity to exercise independence and self-direction is fundamental to the Montessori philosophy. These important life skills are practiced daily whether managing personal time during a work session, choosing meaningful work or deciding how to help a friend. They are our future executives, administrators, leaders, directors, and parents.
The Truth Seekers
From the fairness they expect on the playground to the curiosity with which they engage in the classroom, they are the truth seekers and fact checkers—enjoying the process of learning all the while. We honor the developmental stage where children seek fairness, and we actively engage in peaceful resolution to conflicts. They are our future lawyers, judges, humanitarians, journalists, and visionaries.
The Brave Mistake-Makers
Our program creates people who take a chance even if it means being brave enough to fail. It allows for mistakes in the making of a person who is learning. "This is a mistake-making place" is on our classroom constitution. This mindset fosters a place for the brave. These are our future inventors, scientists, architects, artists, builders, and entrepreneurs.
The Time Takers
Uninterrupted work time is fundamental to a Montessori education. The children understand that it takes time to do a quality job. They develop an appreciation for time and want to use it to the best of their ability. They are our future.