The school’s philosophy of learning is embedded in the principles of Montessori education. However, we also strongly believe in the importance of evolving our techniques to incorporate scientific advances in the field of cognitive science, brain research, and educational psychology.
The New School Montessori Center provides a child-centered, individualized, nurturing Montessori education to cultivate the cognitive, intellectual, social, and emotional development of each child.
The school’s vision is to integrate rigorous academics with an enriching environment to empower each child with the independence, confidence, and life skills to embrace the challenges of a 21st century society.
We seek to foster a joy of learning, independence, confidence, and creativity in each student with the goal of preparing him for a 21st-century globalized world. At the core of our mission, we believe that tapping into each child’s distinct skill sets, interests, and goals will enable him to meet future challenges with confidence.
Our programs focus on the intellectual, physical, and social / emotional needs of each child with the goal of preparing them with the requisite skills to succeed in all aspects of their lives.
Key philosophical principles and program features include:
- Individualized programs tailored to varying learning styles
- Meaningful and authentic hands-on and project-based learning
- Learning strategies geared toward active engagement with work
- Multi-faceted approach employing a variety of teaching strategies
- Multi-aged groupings that promote peer teaching, observational learning, mastery of concepts, and the continuity of educational experience
- Focus on children developing a sense of their own unique potential, providing freedom to pursue interests
- Promoting respect for self, others, and for the environment
- Focus on independence, time-management, and other executive management skills
- Fostering a lifelong love of learning, teaching children how to learn to enhance their skills independently
- Promoting self-regulation and critical thinking skills
- Supportive of children’s holistic psychosocial development
- Nurturing a strong self-esteem in each child
- Engaging environments and curricula that promote exploration and complex problem-solving skills