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Lexington Montessori School

319 South Broadway Park
Lexington, KY 40504

(859) 254-7034


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The founder of Montessori philosophy, Dr. Maria Montessori, believed that education is a self-initiated process that occurs when a child is placed in an environment that cultivates the human desire to learn. Therefore, the major objective of education should be to nurture the natural curiosity and love for knowledge that exists within each child. In the Montessori classroom, children become masters of their own education as they are permitted to choose learning materials and experiences for themselves. Each child is guided to perfect his/her intrinsic learning capabilities through concrete experience with the subject being investigated.

LMS strives to follow these central precepts of the Montessori method in several ways:

The faculty is committed to an understanding and implementation of Montessori theory that is exemplified by the high level of specialization and training among the teaching staff.

The classroom environments are well equipped with developmentally-appropriate didactic materials which are Montessori-designed or fit within the scope of Montessori theory.

The teachers make available numerous enrichment activities that extend beyond the classroom and broaden the spectrum of study for the students.

Using this multifaceted base of educational experience, Lexington Montessori School is committed to maximizing the individual potential of each child as he/she develops the self-reliance, self-image, and personal responsibility necessary to create the peaceful world Maria Montessori envisioned.

The Lexington Montessori School faculty, administration, and school board recognize the extremely important role the family has in the development of the child. We shall continue to work enthusiastically with parents in our quest to better serve the child.

Excerpted from the preschool's website