Welcome to Thornton Montessori Academy
We would like to welcome all of our students and their parents to our 2019-2020 school year.
At Thornton Montessori Academy, we strive to provide your child with the highest quality of care and education. Children and families experience an individualized education that builds the foundation for a lifetime of success and a love of learning through specialized teachers, lessons and materials in accordance with the principles and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori.
A Fun and Dynamic Learning Experience - The Montessori Approach
Our Program is designed to help the child develop concentration, coordination, inner discipline, and good working habits. As the child grows to self-discipline, s/he is allowed greater and greater freedom to move about the environment and work with whatever materials s/he chooses, provided they are appropriate to the child's developmental level and that they are used in a constructive way. The children in a Montessori classroom learn by doing; they pursue their tasks independently either in a group or alone. The Montessori Teaching Staff acts as a guide and a stimulus to their never-ending curiosity. Montessori materials are designed to be self -correcting, which encourages independent problem solving and eliminates the correctional, disciplinary role of the traditional teacher. Montessori Teaching Staff and students are fast friends with a healthy respect for one another. Maria Montessori believed that a child who is allowed to develop his or her personality freely and independently, who is encouraged to investigate and try new things would grow to be a far more responsible and creative adult than one who is heavily suppressed and disciplined. Her philosophy is not to be confused with over-permissiveness. There is an order in a Montessori classroom that works to the advantage of everyone. They gain a sense of responsibility for themselves and others, they also gain respect for the rights of others, which helps foster their respect for all human beings. Children quickly learn that if they care for their environment and their fellow peers, they themselves will have a richer variety of experiences. They learn that freedom is precious, but to retain it we must assume certain responsibilities. The Montessori environment is a highly social one in which the children are continually interacting with and caring for each other. They are proud of their environment because they are directly involved with caring for it and contributing to it. The Montessori environment is designed to be a total environment, representing the child's world. It is hoped that each child will achieve a feeling of self-confidence, enthusiasm, and responsibility about his/her world, and a sense of satisfaction about him/herself.
Thornton Montessori Academy provides an enriched and diverse learning environment. Our Montessori Certified teachers are passionate, experienced and eager to pass on their knowledge and experience to their students. We have a history of providing students strong foundational skills with a healthy balance of academic, physical and emotional growth. Our dedicated and experienced faculty provide students with the very best classroom environment where students develop valuable skills and acquire deep knowledge. Our students are encouraged to push themselves to their full potential.
What Makes us Different?
Small class sizes
Family environment: safe, nurturing and supportive
Whole child character development
A personalized approach tailored to the needs of each child
Positive school climate: Bully-free and inclusive
Affordable, flexible and accommodating for families
Safe and comfortble learning environment
By creating a culture where everyone belongs, bullying is less of a problem. Our school prides itself with the values of inclusion and friendship for all students, despite their age, race, culture, religion, etc. We offer a place where all our students can feel safe and focus on their growth and development.
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