For the 2018-2019 School Year
“[Adolescence] is the time, the ‘sensitive period’ when there should develop the most noble characteristics that would prepare a man to be social, that is to say, a sense of justice and a sense of personal dignity.”
While new and unexplored territory, this adolescent classroom and curriculum will extend all the fundamental concepts begun in Children's House, watered in E1, weeded in E2, and now encouraged to heights in Adolescence. Maria Montessori passed away before she explicitly directed how the middle school environment should operate. However, by extending her key principles, Montessori schools around the U.S. are creating middle schools and high schools that ring true to what she held dear.
Hands-on work, practical-life applications, interdisciplinary connections, and freedom and responsibility will preside in the classroom. Academic rigor, grace and courtesy, physical activity, and purposeful work will guide the teens throughout the day. Erdkinder, micro-economy, community service, self-expression, and discovering their place in society will all occur throughout the course of the year.
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The Whole Child
This curriculum will encompass the entire development of the teen during a sensitive period in their life - oftentimes likened to infancy. The Academic, as well as social emotional, physical, and spiritual welfare of each teen will be fostered and guided towards new understanding. Who they are in the world and how they can contribute to it is the goal of every Montessorian. But who they are in the world and how they are called to serve as Christ's son or daughter - that is the mission unique to this school and classroom.
"Joy, feeling one's own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul."