The Montessori teacher serves as a facilitator of learning by functioning as designer of the environment, resource person, role model, demonstrator, record keeper and meticulous observer of each child’s behavior and growth. The head teacher in each classroom holds a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and an American Montessori Society teaching credential. Each member of our faculty spends many hours outside of class time carefully preparing lessons and activities, considering each student’s individual needs and choosing music and art to create just the right learning environment.
We consider parents to be our best resource, and we have an extremely active PTSO. Every parent has some skill or interest that the children would love to learn about. Talk to us about visiting our classes to teach a new skill or to discuss your job, hobby or other special interest. Parents have always been, and always will be, the child’s primary educator. Our teachers are dedicated to working with you to provide the finest educational experience possible for your child.
Individual parent/teacher conferences are scheduled each fall and spring in order to completely inform you of your child’s progress. See our calendar for details. If you have any questions or concerns during the rest of the school year, please feel free to contact us by phone or after class. Due to our small class sizes and individualized instruction, you can be certain that we will contact you more frequently, if necessary.
Another unique approach of Montessori education is the concept of preparing the classroom for the child rather than for the convenience of the teacher. You won’t find desks, blackboards, bulletin boards or teacher prepared art in a Montessori classroom. Children have the freedom to make their own choices, solve their own problems, and concentrate on their own work for as long as they need to without interference. Teachers observe, guide and challenge when appropriate.
The School Community
We like to bring our community of children, parents and teachers together regularly to draw on each others’ talents and celebrate our diversity. The parties, plays and special events involving the whole school give us a chance to work together and are lots of fun!
We would love to meet with you, give you a personal tour, and let you discover for yourself why a total Soaring Wings community effort makes such a difference in your child’s educational success. Contact us to schedule an appointment at your convenience. We look forward to meeting you!
Our friend Andrew Kutt, author, composer and founder of the Oneness Family School in Maryland, keeps in touch and comes often to our local Montessori gatherings lending his wisdom and talent. Since Montessori schools around the world vary in their affiliations and backgrounds, we have come to identify “authentic” qualities that we all strive for….Continue Reading...