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Counterpane’s campus is on 14 wooded acres with organic gardens, farm animals, and a profusion of wildflowers. The academic program relies on mixed ages, an interdisciplinary curriculum, and a fully integrated arts program. The students are drawn from six counties and reflect a wide cross-section of socio-economic backgrounds.
The student body from pre-school through high school is divided into three self-contained communities of learners: Montessori Primary (3 to 6 years), Lower School (6 to 12 years), Upper School (12 to 18 years). This format ensures an environment in which each student advances to the next piece of work only when mastery is achieved, therefore developing intellectually and emotionally at his or her own rate. Woven throughout the academics, writing, problem solving, public speaking, time management, the creative arts, community service, and exploring one’s interests are integral parts of the curriculum at every level.
Mater Amoris’s rural environment in Ashton, Maryland supports our child-centered, experiential philosophy. The 13-acre campus brings students into close contact with nature, where they enjoy clear air and spacious surroundings. The expansiveness of our campus allows children to learn through their surroundings, not be limited to a small, overcrowded classroom all day.
Research* has shown that outdoor play is crucial for developing happy, smart, attentive children. Our program includes outdoor play for children every day.
Some Of The Features Of Our Campus Include:
Open lawn and surrounding woods which allow for games, hikes, and exploration
Vegetable garden which the children help care for and enjoy the produce from — picking the vegetables and preparing them for snacks
Turf field hockey field which is used by all students learning the game and for games
Playground with equipment appropriate in size for all age groups and physical ability
Butterfly garden and solariums used to bring science lessons truly to life
Music room to support everyday learning and our two annual performances — the holiday program and spring musical
ABOUT OUR MONTESSORI CLASSROOMS
Mater Amoris Montessori’s classrooms were designed with the student and our self-directed learning philosophy in mind. Each classroom is organized by subject area, such as practical life, geography or math. Once students have a lesson on the area, it is open to them to explore and utilize. Further encouraging exploration and nurturing curiosity, all materials are stored and situated at the child’s level and within their reach.
Alcuin School (formerly St. Alcuin Montessori School) continues a nearly 50-year tradition of nurturing and guiding
children from toddler through Upper School (opening fall 2014) according to the principles and methods of Maria
Montessori and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Alcuin school, one of the largest Montessori schools in the country, proudly announces the addition of an Upper School beginning with a 9th grade class in 2014-2015 offering the renown IB Middle Years Programme curriculum.
Alcuin School is an independent nonsectarian, co-educational school serving a diverse community of approximately
500 students. The school sits on a 12-acre campus in North Dallas. Our modern gymnasium, two libraries, state-of-the art classrooms, interactive technology, science and language labs, and organic vegetable gardens, as well as sports fields and arts studios inspire our students daily.
Accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (I.S.A.S.) and recognized by the Association
Montessori Internationale (A.M.I.) and the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. Alcuin School:
Founded in 1997 as a traditional Montessori school with no affiliation. Reestablished 20 years later in 2017 with an inovated curriculum that hightens the Montessori pedagogy to 21st century formative discoveries in essential early childhood cognitive development.
Shelley Torres Aldeen, Gateway’s director and Infant Community guide, founded Gateway Montessori in 2006. Shelley has been involved in the Montessori world for over 35 years. She is trained in both the Infancy (birth to 3) and Primary (3 to 6) levels by Association Montessori Internationale. She also holds a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education.
The goal of The Julia Brown Schools is to provide a safe and developmentally appropriate environment for children ages 18 months through age 9 (Toddler-Third Grade). Our goal for a safe environment is met by our attention to detail in the buildings and grounds, which we built and continue to maintain; as well as ensuring the proper training of our staff. A strict adherence to the Montessori philosophy provides a developmentally appropriate environment in which the children thrive. Our classrooms include a full set of Montessori materials. Each Director/Directress meets MSDE standards and has additional training provided by Julia Brown and Theresa Leonhart. We encourage the children to be independent, responsible, and able to solve problems both academically and socially.
The Julia Brown Schools are strictly non-denominational and believe in the total development of the child. Additionally, in order to provide a safe environment for all of our students, we are a NUT-FREE school.
Mission: Sun Grove Montessori School seeks to create a learning environment that is conducive to the unique development of each individual and strives to foster a natural desire and love of learning.
While the Montessori Method defines the classroom experience at The Montessori House in so many ways, we care deeply about your child’s total experience at school, and about your experience as a parent.
For children, we consider a warm, caring approach a top priority.
Our mission at Hope Montessori School is to provide a prepared environment that encourages the development of the whole child and awakens a love of learning within each student.
Our program nurtures the intellectual, social, emotional and physical skills of each child to encourage them to become self directed learners, flexible thinkers and problem solvers. We foster a love of nature and support each child’s natural curiosity of the world that they may discover their place in it.
We strive always to grow and evolve to meet the needs of our children, parents and community.
The Hockessin Montessori School provides excellence in education for our community. We support and encourage each individual in realizing their full potential by using an innovative and progressive Montessori methodology to develop academically, intellectually, socially, emotionally and morally in a nurturing and secure environment. We guide each student to become a responsible and knowledgeable global citizen.