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Red Satchel Montessori School

1015 South Pugh Street
State College, PA 16801

(814) 234-1464


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Montessori Philosophy stresses the importance of the interactions between the child, the teacher, and the prepared environment. This prepared environment has the aim of rendering the child independent of the adult. Through the use of didactic apparatuses, and orderly and sequential materials, this is achieved.
The classrooms are designed to appeal aesthetically to the child. The shelving, furniture, and activities are constructed in proportion to the children and their needs.
The walls are decorated with fine art, photographs of children, and the children's own work.
Materials and activities abound on the shelves throughout the classrooms. Both the Preschool and Kindergarten Classrooms contain the core areas of the Montessori prepared environment: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math, and Science. The Kindergarten Class also utilizes monthly thematic units for the study of Geography.
Excerpted from the preschool's website