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Our Philosophy

Dr. Montessori developed a philosophy which embraces the whole child. She found that by placing children in a specially prepared environment to meet their physical, cognitive and social needs and to satisfy their intrinsic interests, children not only learn but thrive.

At Montessori Children’s Academy, this philosophy is expressed in classrooms where children, ranging in age over a three-year span, work individually or in small groups at developmentally appropriate tasks.

Montessori Children's Academy offers an individualized approach to learning which allows students to make progress at their own pace. The curriculum works with each child’s ability and strengths rather than the child working with a set curriculum where all children are doing the same work at the same time. Our individualized approach offers children freedom of choice in a dynamic, energized, free-flowing classroom where the directress has prepared the environment to give each child the choices he or she is ready for and learning is exciting.

Our Beliefs

We believe that children are competent, capable learners when our beliefs are followed:

  • Each child’s mind, body and spirit should be nurtured and strengthened in order to tap into their unlimited potential. MCA does this through peace time, non-religious daily meditation and yoga so that they will know how to deal with any situation life presents him or her.
  • A multi-sensory approach which gives children the ability to make choices will maximize learning because it provides for individual learning styles and foster independence, self-esteem and self-discipline.
  • Developmental needs of children are universal and transcend cultural differences.
  • Children have a natural desire to explore and discover the world around them and find joy in learning when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
  • Children learn best in an environment of mutual respect and one that provides opportunities for cognitive, social, emotional, moral and physical growth.
  • Heterogeneous and multi-aged grouping provides opportunities for peer teaching, sharing and natural social development.
  • Children internalize concepts and skills at their own pace.