Adobe Montessori School’s Mission
At Adobe Montessori School, we are firmly committed to Maria Montessori’s approach to learning in our overall program. The Montessori method strives to arouse the child’s interest; to stimulate, and to provide an individualized learning atmosphere. This is the “Prepared Environment” which invites a child to get herself involved and puts her mind in gear. To catch the excitement inherent in discovery, and to know deep down that she did it herself because she felt the need to understand and to conquer a problem, is worth far more to a child’s self-image and development than to respond to never-ending teacher direction.
Our emphasis is not on short-term results but on growth and development in the right direction. To coax and push a child into activities which he is not ready is a temptation every good Montessori teacher is bound in conscience to resist, even if it means occasionally disappointing a parent who wants to see items the child has made to take home and show. Our environment is for the benefit of the child – his interests, needs, and academic success.
The Montessori approach is an organic method – one that lays a solid and “hand’s-on” foundation that the child can internalize thoroughly. It is on this type of solid foundation that academic and developmental success is fostered.The Montessori approach is bound to take more time because organic growth takes time — time and patience and the will to wait. Growth is not always easy to see because it starts underground with good roots.
Research indicates that half of a person’s intellectual capacity is achieved by the age of four. If that is true of mental growth, it must also apply to a child’s outlook, and so it stands to reason that lifestyles are largely shaped before the primary years. As a parent, you must have a similar philosophy, otherwise you would have enrolled your child in a conventional school. We feel strongly about our convictions. What your child learns now will determine how he feels about learning as well as how he feels about himself. Will he move on his own or will he always need someone to push and prod? Will he be as excited about something new to learn at the age of 16 as he was at the age of three or eight? Will he move ahead and do his own thinking at the age of 25, or will he expect someone else to make up his mind for him?
We feel that every child is born with far greater ability than is usually developed, and we are committed to nurturing that ability and to protecting it from damage.
Goals and Objectives
The main objective of Adobe Montessori School is to provide a carefully planned, stimulating environment which will help children develop within themselves the foundational habits, attitudes, skills, and ideas which are essential for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning.
The specific goals for the children who attend Adobe Montessori institute are:
- To develop a positive attitude toward school and learning
- To develop a sense of high self-esteem
- To develop habits of concentration for lifelong study skills
- To develop and foster an abiding curiosity
- To develop habits of initiative and persistence
- To foster inner discipline and a sense of order
- To develop sensory-motor skills in order to sharpen the ability to discriminate and judge
- To develop socially acceptable behavior
- To acquire the basic skills necessary for a lifetime of learning
- To help develop each child’s innate, ultimate potential through high self-expectations
The administration and faculty of Adobe Montessori institute are concerned with the well-being of all our students and their parents as well as the faculty and staff members who provide an excellent educational environment.
Our function is to furnish excellence in the educational field. We want to help young people grow and develop in a way that is most conducive to a happy, healthy life. Laying a foundation for a love of life-long learning is our goal.
We shall relate to our students and parents in a manner whereby their lives and ours will have been enriched by our time together.