At Mississippi Valley Montessori School, we believe in the core philosophy of Maria Montessori and her outstanding research on children’s abilities to learn.
This Montessori philosophy places your child in a classroom atmosphere of inspiration and respect:
One of the primary distinctions between a Montessori program and a traditional preschool/school environment is that children direct their own learning, choosing among the sections of a well-structured and stocked classroom. This includes specific areas of the classroom or “environment” as:
In addition, the programs here at Mississippi Valley help all children to:
In the supportive social environment of our school, your child will begin to:
The role of the teacher is to introduce and present materials to the children on a one-on-one basis, but then to remain a silent presence in the classroom. They act as a guide, sage, or mentor, if you will, to the children as they discover their own interests and develop further intellectual curiosity. Children work independently and are encouraged to ask questions as needed.
It is truly remarkable how quickly children at the age of 33 months begin to understand their own interests and develop maturity well beyond their young age. That is what makes Mississippi Valley a truly unique and loving environment for your child.