Faith Montessori was founded as a part-time co-op program designed to nurture homeschoolers ages 3-12. Our co-op provides an inclusive social and educational environment for homeschoolers, while allowing parents the opportunity to remain involved in their child's education. We have no religious affiliation, and all are welcome. We provide an environment dedicated to the philosophy, teachings and materials developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. Each child learns at his or her own pace, with the freedom to explore, gain hands on experience and learn in a safe, peaceful environment equipped with beautiful learning materials. We strive to cultivate each child's natural desire to learn and to foster the child's natural curiosity that will invite hands on discoveries. We believe education should be motivating and adjustable to the needs of each child. Children learn to work at a task from beginning to end and develop their self discipline and capacity for total concentration. Respect for others, grace, and courtesy develop naturally as the children grow within the Montessori environment.
What We Offer:
Faith Montessori offers two and three day programs for children ages 3-12. Primary class provides a mixed age group community for children 3-6. Elementary class provides a mixed age group community for ages 6-12.
How We Are Different:
Faith Montessori offers the benefits of the Montessori environment without the rigidity of a full-time school schedule. Homeschool families now have the option for their children to enjoy all of the hands on learning that comes through work with the Montessori materials and community, without having to commit to a five-day-a-week program. Homeschool parents are the ultimate resource for their child's education and we are honored to come alongside you to offer support.
Montessori: A Collaborative Effort!
Parents and teachers need to work together in order to support and follow the whole Montessori process. Children often confide in their parents, and it is important to know how the child perceives the day. On the other side of this coin, the teacher sees the child in a "scientific environment" and has a unique facility for serving children in the context of other children and materials. The parent and teacher each hold jigsaw pieces which, when coming together, generate a more complete picture.
The Montessori program also offers parents creative principles for redesigning aspects of their home, for approaching the child with new kinds of tasks and challenges, for discipline, and general understanding. Parent education gives parents another way of seeing, which may enhance decisions related to child development. Thinking and talking about children along with other concerned adults offers heightened awareness and a better response to your child's needs.
We attempt to be very upfront with our vision and the type of environment and community we are trying to cultivate. If you feel that your vision for your family and children aligns with ours, we welcome you to complete our application form.