4710 Murphy Rd
Knoxville, TN 37918-9157
"The Montessori approach to learning is the educational framework at the Nature's Way Montessori School. Maria Montessori recognized that "the process" itself was paramount in learning. We embrace this idea that learning is dynamic and welcome new ideas as we grow.
This document serves as a reference point for our thinking about learning at this time. We will review these ideas annually and as necessary to monitor how our choices reflect these ideals.
We affirm that education begins at birth and continues throughout life. While our emphasis is on our children, we are a center of support for all of us to continue learning and developing toward becoming whole and healthy people.
Our goals for students are for them
to be open-minded and compassionate
to gain a sense of themselves and others
to be well trained in the basic academic disciplines
to fulfill their creative potential
to gain satisfaction in their physical, emotional, social and intellectual development
to love learning
to value knowledge, creativity, and humor
to understand that life is a process and engage in it fully
to be challenged by difficulties and find joy in problem solving
Finally, we hope they will be responsible, critical, and caring members of society and recognize that they have the power and resources to effect change as well as the confidence to pursue their goals.
Excerpted from the preschool's website