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Montessori School

33955 Sherbrook Park Dr
Cleveland, OH 44139-2034

Phone:
(440) 248-8292

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"FREEDOM, RESPECT & RESPONSIBILITY
The Three Pivotal Truths of the Human Condition
As members of civilized society, We are privileged to enjoy freedom As one of the greatest endowments of all, That men and women alike may cherish.
It is in the refuge of freedom that one must cultivate The virtues of respect and responsibility The necessary counterparts for learning - The natural, as well as, the supra-natural wonders of life.
The very inception of our learning process Is essentially marked from the moment of conception.
Learning the natural consequence of lived experience is inherently propelled by tendencies which may be complemented with wholesome opportunity to explore and discover the interdependent marvels of life in the universe as they continue to affect us.
Our journey of exploration and discovery that finds momentum from the first reath of life becomes a continuum of useful experiences as we evolve and unfold to total maturity through the different phases of our lives.
As an academic institution chartered by the State Board of Education of Ohio, Bainbridge - Solon Montessori School caters to the scholastic needs of children from grades pre-kindergarten through 6 in an authentic Montessori environment. This is a quality alternative to a conventional approach to education. It prepares the child to meet the challenges of the 21st century with depth and understanding.
In an open environment such as a Montessori classroom, ideally known as 'the prepared environment', children of a particular biological phase (for example: 0-3 years, 3-6 years, 6-9 years, 9-12 years, and so on, as opposed to a chronological age), work to the best of their potential according to their developmental needs and tendencies. In order to aid this process, scientifically devised and deliberately prepared Montessori apparatus (appropriately defined as 'means of development'), together with specially trained adults called 'directresses' make due allowance for autonomous, undisturbed and well-rounded activity according to each child's inner promptings.
In observation of the school's highest educational mission, children are respected for their natural developmental capacities to learn - at their own pace - in synchrony with their individual biological

sychological clocks of time. Hence, we neither look to stereotype nor to label children under adult-oriented norms and standards, but rather, we help each and every child to receive within his own capacity to absorb and assimilate to the fullest. Therefore, children's developmental sensitivities are consistently and continuously matched with opportunity to help them realize the best of their individual human potential.
Structure and order in the Montessori classroom are thus maintained by the sustained inner peace of children whose needs have been fulfilled.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website