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Montessori School - Pre-School & Elementary

750 Howard Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Phone:
(269) 349-3248

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

" Children have extraordinary powers of mind. They have a unique ability to "absorb" knowledge from their environments just by living. The peak time of this "absorbent mind" is from birth to six years of age.

They learn by exploring and discovery
They learn through their five senses.
They respond to order from their innate need to know where things belong and how they fit together.
They want to master the movements of their own bodies.
They need to have freedom to choose without unnecessary adult interference.
They can learn to work independently, based on their own initiatives to build concentration and self-discipline.
They are interested in and able to understand a wealth of information if it is available in manipulative, concrete experience.
The foundation of all future learning and self-esteem is constructed in the early years."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school