Hope Montessori Academy

Program Type: 
Garden Classrooms, Kitchen Classrooms
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About the Program: 

 Hope Montessori Academy provides a learning environment that nurtures each child’s self-confidence, fosters cooperation and incites enthusiasm for learning. Hope Montessori Academy provides each child opportunities for "hands-on" learning. Children are free to learn and progress at their own pace. Our program encourages independence, self-assurance, self-motivation, respect for others and a love of learning — positive characteristics of success that a child will draw upon over a lifetime. 

Montessori philosophy is  a method of seeing children as they really are and of creating environments which foster the fulfillment of their highest potential — spiritual, emotional, physical, and intellectual — as members of a family, the world community and the Cosmos.

Dr. Montessori gave the world a scientific method, practical and tested, for bringing forth the very best in young human beings. She taught adults how to respect individual differences, and to emphasize social interaction and the education of the whole personality rather than the teaching of a specific body of knowledge.

Montessori practice is always up-to-date and dynamic because observation and the meeting of needs is continual and specific for each child. When physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional needs are met children glow with excitement and a drive to play and work with enthusiasm, to learn, and to create. They exhibit a desire to teach, help, and care for others and for their environment.

The high level of academic achievement so common in Montessori schools is a natural outcome of experience in such a supportive environment. The Montessori method of education is a model which serves the needs of children of all levels of mental and physical ability as they live and learn in a natural, mixed-age group which is very much like the society they will live in as adults.

The Garden  Center at  Hope Montessori Academy  provides a learning environment that provides a foundation for children to understand food systems, and nurtures childrens independence through the "hands  on " study of gardening and the preparation of food.