“Here is an essential principal of education: to teach details is to bring confusion; to establish the relationship between things is to bring knowledge.” - Dr. Maria Montessori
Harmon PREP School is a K-8 private Montessori school. Our mission is to educate EVERY child through experience, exposure, and innovation. We use the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori to guide our students through their learning.Our small class sizes and setting allow Harmon PREP to be an extension of home.We have a 0 tolerance policy for bullying and we encourage scholars to use biblical principles and stand up for what's right. We strongly encourage parents to involve themselves in their child's education. Every scholar needs their peers, teachers and parents to work together to achieve academic success.
In the early 20th Century an Italian physician, Dr. Maria Montessori, gave the world a new approach to educate children. Through Dr. Montessori's observations she was able to examine the benefits of children learning from their peers, environment, and very little help from teachers. Dr. Montessori was able to witness the excitement of students who were able to learn independently with little direction from a teacher.
Based on her observations Dr. Montessori was able to conclude the development of children is natural. Children instinctively want to be independent. A teacher may introduce and demonstrate new knowledge and materials, but children naturally desire to learn. In a Montessori the teacher is a guide or a resource, but not the source.
Dr. Montessori shared her data and experiences with others and today there are thousands of Montessori schools across the world. The uncanny knowledge and leadership of Montessorians has lead Montessori schools to be called the "school of entrepreneurs".
Today, many Montessori schools are known to help develop brilliant self-sufficient students. Montessori student are well rounded knowing more than just reading and writing. Their knowledge expands well beyond a standard classroom. Montessorians learn about various cultures, social justice, and their value as humans to make a better world.
Montessori schools hold high standards, allowing ours students to understand the importance of education and their place in the world. The Montessori education allows learning to be fluid and fun. Montessori encourage students to be curious and ask questions to gain a deeper understanding. Students enjoy learning through doing, experiencing, and creating. Students develop cognitively, socially, physically and emotionally. The study of core subjects, other cultures, language, and commitment to service creates productive young people who become future productive citizens in our community.
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