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St. Christopher's Montessori School

7900 Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75225

Phone:
(214) 363-9391

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

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Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

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Day in the Life

General School Mission

"St. Christopher's Montessori School (SCMS) was established to encourage and promote the intellectual, physical, and social development of young children. The Montessori philosophy emphasizes the developmnent of the child in a carefully prepared and controlled environment - one in which the child is able to develop freely at his or her own pace.

"Our environment allows for the spontaneous unfolding of your child's natural capacities through the manipulation of a graded series of self-correcting materials designed to stimulate the senses, leading the child directly into cognition and abstraction. Responsible freedom and citizenship are encouraged and expected. We also emphasize the joy of learning. This combination leads children to develop a positive self-image, the courage to embrace new challenges, and a lifelong love of learning."

-- Excerpted from school website.

A Typical Day

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Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

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Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • 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

Separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

Please describe how your school handles children with separation anxiety.