The Columbia Montessori School’s philosophy stems from the
world-renown physician and child development pioneer, Maria Montessori.
She believed every child is primarily self-motivated to learn and is therefore
primarily self-taught. Our goal as a school is to help children develop a love
of learning and a sense of responsible independence. These skills will be
carried throughout their lives.
To do this, Columbia Montessori School provides children with a rich environment
which allows the maximum amount of freedom to choose educational materials
corresponding to their individual interests and readiness. With a wide variety
of attractive, graduated, self-correcting materials that invite learning through
manipulation, each child’s interests lead them from one level of complexity to
another and they retain a sense of joy as the learning process unfolds
Columbia Montessori School is committed to providing a nurturing environment
which stimulates and encourages each child’s natural eagerness to explore life
confidently. Our classrooms take advantage of the personal touches and talents
of our individual teachers. We encourage our Montessori Certified and Trained
teachers to stay abreast of research and innovations in the field of education,
and to make use of materials and strategies that are complimentary to and within
the framework of Montessori Philosophy and Method.
Click here to download the Parent Manual 2008
It includes information on the Montessori method, daily activities information, information on enrolling your child, and policies and guidelines.