The Montessori Vision
At The Children's House, we embrace Dr. Maria Montessori’s vision that, “a child’s work is to create the person he will become.” Thus, we begin with the end goal in mind – young adults who eagerly tackle academic and personal challenges, who are compassionate collaborators, who engage in thoughtful research and critical thinking to actively solve problems, and who thrive as life-long learners.
Why The Children's House?
Our location in the heart of Serenbe sets our school apart. Our children's learning experience is deepened and broadened by participating with all the amenities that Serenbe has to offer: visiting artists through the Artist in Residence program teach classes, musicians with Chatt Hills Music perform in our classrooms, and actors from Serenbe Playhouse teach acting studios. Our kids regularly work on the Serenbe Farms planting and harvesting vegetables; and Serenbe Stables partners with us to give our kids hands-on-experience with their horses. Classrooms extends outdoors where the children can walk on the nature trails to explore and test scientific principles. Our children learn to care for one another and for their environment within the Montessori education vision.
What is the curriculum?
This is a true Montessori school. Montessori education is an approach developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori (1870–1952). Montessori education is practiced in an estimated 20,000 schools worldwide, serving children from birth to eighteen years old.The array of amenities at Serenbe, all located within walking distance to the school, allow for a safe, hands-on experiential educational experience. Georgia Performance Standards will be met through both traditional and Montessori methods. Did you know that each of our teachers lesson plans for each individual student, so your child's education is entirely tailored to his or her individual needs?
Montessori education is characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological development. Although a range of practices exists under the name ‘Montessori,’ the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and the American Montessori Society (AMS) cite these elements as essential, and we practice them.
- mixed age classrooms
- student choice of activity from within a prescribed range of options
- uninterrupted blocks of work time
- a constructivist or ‘discovery’ model, where students learn concepts from working with materials, rather than by direct instruction
- specialized educational materials developed by Montessori and her collaborators
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