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Montessori Academy's vision is that each student
will become an independent, confident, motivated learner, and a responsible community member as a result of the dynamic partnership between
students, parents, and teachers.
This partnership within the exceptional Montessori environment, while developing these characteristics, enables each student to become a life-long learner.
Montessori Academy's vision is that each student will become
an independent, confident, motivated learner, and a responsible community
member as a result of the dynamic partnership between students, parents, and teachers.
This partnership within the exceptional Montessori environment, while developing these characterstics,
enables each student to become a life-long learner.
During the dual accreditation on-site visit in December 2011, the AdvancED evaluating team commended Montessori Academy:
"The school demonstrates a community that, by commitment to the school's mission and purpose, builds a welcoming, loving, and nurturing environment where the best type of learning, growth, and respect for one another can occur. Montessori Academy's willingness to open itself to the rigors of dual accreditation is proof of the school's continuous commitment to excellence."
The team reported that the evidence shows:
"Interviews with students and staff, as well as observations throughout the school, support the presence of a warm, nurturing environment in which learning takes place. Observations further reveal that active learning is taking place in all levels of the school, where students feel safe to learn at their own pace in a non-competitive environment.
The team further commended Montessori Academy:
"The school is to be commended for its beautifully maintained and instructionally focused campus."
The evidence reported by the onsite team shows:
"Every aspect of the school's campus is designed to implement the Montessori method of education. Every classroom has a singular academic focus beyon the norm. Hallways and classrooms are centers of active learning. The order maintained through the school lends itself to academic focus."
Montessori Academy developed "life-long learners" long before the phrase became popular in educational circles. Anecdotal accounts of students' progress at other schools after leaving MA show that students excel academically and are highly desired and recruited because of the character and work habits they exhibit and have developed.
The "Vision Statement" of an organization, according to Laurie Beth Jones, in her book, The Path, is the "end result of what you have done." Teachers and Administrators daily observe students growth in character development. In the fall of 2011, administrators and teachers worked together to formulate a "rubric" that could be used in each classroom to specifically evaluate and chart data of character development in students. This rubric is the basis for character reporting on report cards. Click here, for information about the rubric.