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The Mission of Waco Montessori School

The mission of Waco Montessori School is to educate children in a nurturing, stimulating Montessori environment that appreciates and celebrates each child, encourages respect for oneself and others, and develops life-long learning and problem-solving skills.

At Waco Montessori School…

We believe that learning:

  • occurs in an inquisitive, cooperative and nurturing atmosphere
  • can be maximized in an environment that fosters physical, intellectual, creative and social independence.
  • takes place through the senses. Students learn through manipulating materials and interacting with others. These meaningful experiences are precursors to the abstract understanding of ideas.

We believe that the child:

  • must be considered as a whole. The physical, emotional, social, aesthetic, spiritual and cognitive needs and interests are inseparable and equally important.
  • can increase knowledge through self- and teacher-initiated experiences which incorporate Montessori’s traditional and whole language methodologies.
  • develops most fully in the partnership between teacher and his or her own family.

We believe that the Montessori teacher:

  • must be educated in Montessori philosophy and methodology appropriate to the age level he or she is teaching.
  • must have the ability and dedication to put key Montessori concepts into practice.

We believe the classroom:

  • should consist of multi-aged, multi-level, heterogeneous grouping of students with a combination of individual, small group, and large group learning models.
  • must be extended to include a partnership with the family. The family is considered an integral part of the child’s total development.
  • is the most effective when it integrates a diverse set of Montessori materials, activities, and experiences.

We believe that the integrated curriculum:

  • requires a schedule that includes large blocks of uninterrupted time to establish interdisciplinary connections, to problem-solve, and to create new ideas.
1920 Columbus Avenue Waco, Texas 76701 (254) 754-3966 info@wacomontessorischool.org (254)752-2922 fax

Excellence, because children are worthy of nothing less.

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