From the Director:
Intercultural is a Dual-Language school that nurtures learning in an environment that celebrates cultural differences. As a school, we aim to educate children to become bilingual and bi-literate, allowing them to acquire skills that better equip them for citizenship within a global society. Respect for one's self, for others, and for the environment are the foundations upon which any Montessori community is built. We believe, as did Maria Montessori, that the world's future depends upon how children receive their education. This belief serves as the cornerstone of Intercultural focus, which is a commitment to impart a love of learning that will last a lifetime, transcend cultural differences, and extend to every corner of the globe. It is a Montessori environment which provides the setting for learning in all curriculum areas; through the careful guidance of the teachers, the students are given a sense of independence that produces dignity and joy. It is within our Montessori school that the Spanish, or Chinese Mandarin Dual Language programs take place and where the student acquires the ability to speak, read, and write in the target languages. Students then continue their work within all the Montessori curriculum areas in the English language.