Our mission is to provide the community with a quality Montessori School, meeting the needs of families and children together. We encourage self-reliance and decision making skills where children are encouraged through purposeful work. Madrone Montessori School is a place where families experience communication, equality and understanding within a prepared environment. Madrone Montessori School offers a wide variety of subjects under the direction of experienced and trained teachers.
Montessori education is a scientifically based academic curriculum. Teachers prepare and demonstrate lessons in all subjects including; math, geometry, language, history, geography, zoology, botany, practical life, music, sensorial, and physical development providing a comprehensive educational approach, which begins early, and progresses through adolescence. Our environment contains specially designed, manipulative, “materials for development” that invite children to engage in learning activities of their own individual choice. Nature and its beauty surround us allowing ample opportunity for outdoor exploration and adventure developing a respect for all life.
We, as a diverse and unified group, practice acceptance and growth through daily positive affirmations in work & play. Together with love & peace we give reverence for all, receiving self-reliance & awareness.
GLOBAL AWARENESS OF PEACE
CELEBRATIONS AND REFLECTIONS
In the course of the academic year a series of gatherings, celebrations and projects bring the entire school together to sing for peace, to celebrate extraordinary efforts for peace and human rights, and to affirm a collective commitment of respect for our natural and living environment.
Our classrooms incorporate Sonnie McFarland’s book Honoring The Light of the Child, and activities that nurture peaceful living skills in young children. Each classrooms peace shelf is equipped with a variety of literature, activities and manipulatives that empower peace, communication, sharing and coping skills in order to promote healthy relationships with slef and others.
Throughout the year we celebrate and reflect honoring our love light and others. We celebrate with music, food, art and culture - bringing to life other experiences of peace. We celebrate over 50 different celebrations a year. These celebrations may include discussion of geographical location, religious aspects, living conditions, rituals, traditions, fairy tales, stories, artifacts, and more.