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Smithville Montessori Academy, II

14451 North US 169 Hwy
Smithville, MO 64089

(816) 532-4905


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Smithville Montessori Academy enriches children with an abundant curriculum in an environment that enables them to fully develop their potential. Each child is recognized as an individual, with varying abilities, needs and interests. Our child-centered program satisfies and appeals to the needs of each child, rather than a static curriculum that every child must follow at the same pace. Our classrooms serve the needs of children, allowing the flexibility to work with children at the academic level that’s right for them. The children are encouraged to discover their own innate abilities and to develop a strong sense of independence.

We promote collaboration and establish a deep sense of respect through grace and courtesy exercises. Furthermore, the children are not isolated in their endeavors; rather, their classroom work is integrated with community outreach programs, to widen the children´s awareness and sense of social responsibility.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Sign Language, Spanish, All Together Now Music Program, and Happy Feet Soccer.

From the Director:

Following the Montessori method, we encourage children to explore and learn in a hands-on environment that allows each child to grow to his or her fullest potential academically, socially and morally.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We strive to create an environment that inspires children to develop inner discipline, self assurance and a love for learning. Our respect for the uniqueness of each student helps them develop lifelong skills during periods of their greatest readiness and sensitivity.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

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