Hello and welcome to Metropolitan Montessori School!
We are so pleased that you are interested in a Montessori education for your child, since we believe that this is the best preparation for the future. For almost 50 years, Metropolitan has offered an educational program that fosters the growth and development of each child; not just cognitive development, which is crucial, but social and emotional development. The children are encouraged to be confident, independent thinkers, aware of their potential to change the world, each in their own way.
A new video from the American Montessori Society features parents who speak about the value of Montessori education. A number of Metropolitan Montessori parents participated in the film.
Montessori classrooms are tranquil environments, welcoming and comfortable, with beautifully crafted materials that can be tailored to fit so many learning styles. Children are motivated to explore, dream, accomplish and present new ideas. They are empowered from a young age to challenge themselves and think outside the box. Initial failure at a task, and the subsequent repetition required to master it, are celebrated as natural steps in the progression to really understanding a topic or developing a skill.
Community is an important aspect of the Metropolitan way, which is readily apparent from the friendly handshake each child receives from the Head at the start of the school day, to the peer teaching that takes place in our mixed age classes. Each child is encouraged to be an observer, a teacher and a role model. Our students have a sense of pride in their place in the community and are always encouraged to think about ways to contribute.
I look forward to getting to know your family though the admissions process.
Director of Admissions