"The greatest success of the teacher is that the child does not even notice that she is around, and that the children acquire their knowledge by themselves" ~Maria Montessori
Our goal is to provide a peaceful, ordered environment, through the effective implementation of Montessori philosophy, principles, and practices, which nurtures the development of self-motivated, self-confident, independent learners who are college and career ready.
John Hanson Montessori is a specialty school that features a unique program, the John Hanson Montessori Program. This program is extremely dedicated to helping children learn in an enriching environment that encourages individual growth through methods developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. In this enriched environment, students become self- motivated, independent learners who demonstrate respect for themselves, others and their environment.
John Hanson Montessori is a member of the American Montessori Society.
Most of students were admitted to the program through the lottery process, which is held by the school system each year; others were admitted who had proven Montessori experience from the year prior to entering. The latter group was also only admitted if there was space availability at their entry level.
Admission to the program begins at ages three or four. Students usually remain the program through 8th grade.
John Hanson Montessori teachers and staff are uniquely highly qualified educators. JHM has teachers to support individualized learning and creative arts, including a dedicated Special Educator who works closely with teaching staff and school administrators as well as Vocal and Instrumental Music, Physical Education, Spanish, Library-Media and Technology instruction, Visual arts faculty. · In addition to Montessori training, teachers are expected to be certified by the state. All of the Montessori teachers have Standard or Advance Professional Certificates issued by the state of Maryland.