We want our students—and the adults they become—to be able to gather, question, evaluate, and act independently and with confidence. So, in each act of transmitting knowledge, we are also seeking to encourage traits of self-awareness, sociability, self-motivation, active curiosity, discipline, responsibility, and self-reliance. These are the assets our students will come to rely on as they face new situations, in school and throughout their lives.
This, then, is the heart of our philosophy: to impart knowledge and provide opportunities to learn life skills, which together support the development of the whole person and provide the foundation for purposeful, responsible, fulfilling lives.
This philosophy, adapted from Montessori principles and tailored by developmental stages, is evident in all our programs, and is characterized by:
- Respect for the child
- A responsive environment prepared with multisensory, sequential, and self-correcting materials to support self-directed learning
- Observant educators trained to assess learning styles, paces, and trajectories
- Purposeful activity as the engine of growth of the whole person
- Freedom of movement to interact with peers and select activities
- Uninterrupted time to finish an activity successfully, thus building self-esteem
- A “personal best” approach, eliminating peer-competition in favor of self-motivation
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“P’Monts is truly an amazing place and we were so very privileged to have been a part of it for the past fourteen or so years! Both our children have truly blossomed under the guidance, teaching, nurturing, and caring environment that all of the teachers have provided. Words cannot express how grateful we are to everyone for making these many years so amazing!” — Peter Egbert, Alumni Parent