Montessori - Minnieland Academy
An orderly, focused and calm environment
The classroom, containing the Montessori manipulatives, aids the child in understanding the “why” behind the concepts being taught. Learning takes place in a mixed age group setting, individually and in small groups.
The Montessori Teacher
The trained Montessori teacher is the facilitator of learning. They are the link between the child, the prepared environment and the subjects being taught; providing the concrete experience for the child. This personalized attention encourages the child to gain the confidence to explore the Montessori equipment.
Areas of Study
Gaining independence, each child is motivated and challenged through self-directed and purposeful activities. Areas of study include practical life, sensorial, geography, science, language arts, mathematics, and art. Creativity is fostered in the study of art. Your child will experience the opportunity to use a wide variety of art mediums to paint, sculpt, weave, and construct.
The Outdoor Classroom
Activities in the outdoor classroom foster learning in a natural setting. In addition, each child has the opportunity to play, run, and climb on the playground equipment designed to encourage gross motor development. Here, in the outdoor classroom, children learn to garden and tend to the fruits and vegetables they planted as a seedling and nurtured to a mature plant.
Our Montessori community includes the child, parent, and educator. Working together in concert, the Montessori program will provide each student the opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential in an environment that respects the child as an individual and also as a member of the school family.