mission of the Robert Goddard Montessori family is to provide an environment
that will inspire children to thirst for knowledge and that will give
them the tools, socially and academically, to build a solid foundation
as they prepare for productive futures.
"Education is a natural process
spontaneously carried out by the human individual, and is not acquired by listening
to words, but by experiences upon the environment."
For nearly one hundred years, children throughout the world
have been educated with the Montessori method. This method is based on
the observation that children are naturally motivated to learn. Just as
an infant learns to walk and talk, so too can children naturally learn to read,
write, and do mathematical calculations. Montessori classrooms are filled
with self-teaching materials. From their daily experiences with these materials,
children "learn how to learn" and develop high levels of self-esteem,
self-confidence, and competence.
In the Montessori program, children receive an education addressing
all aspects of development: intellectual, emotional, social and physical. Critical
thinking and cooperative learning are part of every lesson. An atmosphere
of respect and dignity is found as each child receives an individualized approach
Suzi Johnson, Principal; Kathleen Schwab, Asst. Principal
Secretaries: Barbara Fitch, Jill Adams