Message from the Head of School, Allison Driver

 

            The Montessori School is the only Montessori academy in the Scenic City and serves students from 18 months to 8th grade. We place an emphasis on the “3 C’s,” preparing our students to be Caring, Creative, and Confident lifelong learners. We offer individualized academic lessons that allow our students to obtain mastery at their own pace and skill ability level.

            Our students receive a strong academic foundation utilizing a holistic approach that prepares them to continue to thrive beyond their experience here at The Montessori School. Our school does not teach the students “what” to think but rather “how” to think. The staff guides students through the process of discovery that in turn leads to growth and increased self-confidence.

            As Dr. Maria Montessori once stated, “And so we discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.” Our primary goal is to provide a well-prepared environment that includes dedicated staff members, supportive parents, and invested community stakeholders who encourage and foster intrinsic motivation and independence that ultimately results in our students reaching their maximum potential.

            I welcome you to come visit and tour our school. Tours occur every Tuesday at 2:00p. Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in obtaining more information about our school!

 

Allison Driver, MAOM

Head of School

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Monthly Message from the Head of School

“It is Back to School Time!”

August 2018

 

            My hope is that you and your family have had an enjoyable summer break! As we prepare for another productive year at The Montessori School, I would like to provide some friendly reminders about five important components of our program that greatly impact our students and their productivity in the classrooms.

            Adequate sleep, proper nutrition, limited screen time, purposeful work, and the incorporation of Love and Logic Principles are highlights that we speak of during the admissions process, Parent Education workshops, and in communications that we send from time to time. We hope the information is helpful for you at home; we know it makes a big difference for your child at school!

            During your free time, please visit the links below for some specific suggestions on the amount of sleep your child should receive during the school year, recommended foods, suggested screen times, ways in which your child can assist at home and work to satisfy the amount of physical activity they should have daily, and also how you can work towards utilizing principles that provide accountability of your child in a nurturing manner.

ADEQUATE SLEEP: https://sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need

NUTRITION: https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/MyPlateAtHome.pdf

SUGGESTED SCREEN TIME: https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/American-Academy-of-Pediatrics-Announces-New-Recommendations-for-Childrens-Media-Use.aspx

PURPOSEFUL WORK: http://amshq.org/Family-Resources/Montessori-at-Home/

LOVE AND LOGIC: https://www.loveandlogic.com/faq#parents

           As a parent of two myself, I know that parenting is a “work in progress.” While the TMS staff shares expectations that we have of you as a parent, we do understand that there are times when you may miss that 7:30p anticipated bedtime for your child, but the end goal is to work at it and understand that success begins with expectations.

          In order for your child to maximize his or her own potential, it starts with these components being incorporated into the daily schedule. You will see a happier, more agreeable, and more productive individual when their needs are satisfied, and boundaries are set. Let’s work to provide the consistency our kids thrive on and in turn, make the 2018-2019 school year a great one!

We look forward to seeing you and your child(ren) on the first day of school!

Resources: www.usda.org

                www.sleepfoundation.org

                www.aap.org

                www.amshq.org

               www.loveandlogic.com