montessori philosophy

Gardenview Montessori School bases its education on the principles of the Montessori Method and theory.  We recognize that each child was created with unique abilities, strengths, and talents.  Therefore, the staff at Gardenview is committed to the development of each student’s individual talents to the furthest degree possible.

Gardenview’s academic curriculum aims to support the development and search for independence and identity, while also striving to meet the specific needs of each child.

The students at Gardenview are guided towards understanding that the way to achieve peace and justice in the world is through cooperation, sharing, caring, and helping to build successful communities.  Recognition of the rights and needs of other human beings is a fundamental prerequisite in such a community building process.  The skills needed to recognize the rights of others must first be modeled and taught inside the learning community, and then applied outside of the school in order to cultivate a sense of global responsibility and awareness.  Fostering such a perspective is an important aspect of the Montessori educational process.

Holding true to the observations and practices of Dr. Maria Montessori, students at Gardenview Montessori are encouraged to work through the curriculum at a pace which is appropriate to each individual. Some students may master portions of the curriculum while continuing to practice skills in other areas. Other students, however, may master all of these concepts in a three year cycle. These students would then be offered lessons which continue to challenge their growing capabilities.