Our Goals

At Mustard Seed Montessori School, we have a deep concern for the “whole” child and feel that each area of his/her development is of equal importance - the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth. We strive to help the individual child develop fully through his/her work, according to the teaching of Dr. Maria Montessori, the founder of the Montessori Method. The following are areas of development you can expect to see in your child:

  • A joy of learning
  • Learning through discovery
  • Attachment to reality
  • Ability to choose
  • Enjoyment of quiet
  • Love of order
  • Concentration
  • Self confidence
  • Self discipline
  • Independence

Philosophy

The basic idea in the Montessori philosophy of education is that all children carry within themselves the person they will become. In order to develop physical, intellectual, and spiritual potential to the fullest, the child must have freedom: a freedom to be achieved through order and self discipline. The world of the child is full of sights and sounds that at first appear chaotic. From this chaos, children must create order, learn to distinguish among the impressions that assail their senses, and slowly but surely gain mastery of themselves and their environment.

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"Education is not something which a teacher does, but it is a natural process that develops spontaneously in the human being. It is not acquired by listening to words, but by virtue of experience in which the child acts on his environment.

 

 

 

We must offer the child the help he needs and be at his service so that he does not have to walk alone."

- Maria Montessori