At Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS), we expose children to a prepared environment featuring sensory and interactive activities where learning is fun, spontaneous and organic. We teach children the sense of responsibility through the joy of learning so that it becomes second nature and is based on their innate curiosity.
Our Kindergarten Montessori (Junior Kindergarten) and Prep-ONE (Senior Kindergarten) programmes are Montessori-inspired, which means that our classrooms are carefully prepared for a wide variety of learners, who learn at their own pace, and where every child has a sense of belonging, while teachers are guiding them in this self-discovery process every step of the way. With small class sizes, our skilled teachers work with each student bringing out the best in every one.
By taking into account different learning styles, we also discover that children will most likely have many different attributes and multiple intelligences. This makes each learner unique and accommodates all learning styles.
Recognized learning styles we have experience with:
• Verbal / linguistic
• Logic / mathematical
• Visual / spatial
• Interpersonal /group involvement
• Tactile / kinesthetic
• Musical /rhythmic
• Experiential / naturalist
One of the fundamental principles of the Montessori philosophy is that all children learn differently and at their own pace, therefore it is our job to prepare a multi-functional environment, which will address the needs of unique individuals within the Montessori framework. They become aware of their inner strengths, inspiring them to direct their own learning path. By socializing, cooperating, and sharing with other children, this uniqueness will be also given another dimension: an ability to be unique amongst many.
In the long run, this will help each learner in his/her acquisition of learning skills necessary to develop good work habits and a sense of responsibility that will last them for the rest of their lives. Rowntree Montessori Schools produces life-long learners. It is this mixed approach, combining Montessori-inspired education with academically progressive education that makes our school very unique and results in our students consistently achieving above provincial standards.
The dividends of this approach as the years of education go by show that the students are immersed in an outstanding learning environment through numerous extracurricular clubs, academic competitions, festivals and community activities.
In our opinion, this combination featuring the sense of academic accomplishment, creativity and civic duty based on our students’ passion for and love of learning, exceeds well beyond the Ministry expectations. We pride ourselves in our approach and appeal to like-minded parents whose primary objective is for their children to become tomorrow’s achievers. This is why at RMS, we are “Nurturing Tomorrow’s Achievers”!
To learn more about the RMS Approach or the Montessori method of educating, please contact us at (905) 790-3838 or [email protected].