As a parent, if you are thinking about enrolling your son or daughter in a private school, there are many factors to consider before making your decision. According to a study published by the Fraser Institute, the following are the top 10 reasons for choosing an academically defined Private School.
Top 10 Reasons:
- Dedicated teachers
- Emphasizes academic quality
- Motivates students
- Is a safe school
- Outstanding quality teachers
- Instills confidence in students
- Teaches students to think for themselves
- Offers individualized attention
- Supportive, nurturing environment
- Outstanding classroom instruction
Why Choose Rowntree Montessori Schools for your Child?
In addition to meeting each of the top 10 reasons why parents send a child to private school, Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS), is a well-rounded academically-progressive private school. The approach, readily practiced at RMS, provides children with freedom in education within a prepared environment, and respects the fact that children, as individuals, are different from one another.
RMS Emphasizes a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Approach
A STEM approach is an element of our curriculum that is based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – in an interdisciplinary and applied manner. Instead of teaching the 4 subjects separately, they are taught as one cohesive, interdisciplinary approach. At RMS, we equip our students from an early age with the tools they need to solve real world problems, utilizing the STEM approach to learning.
Introducing Robotics and 21st Century Learning Skills at an Early Age
As educators, we are constantly striving to prepare our students with 21st century learning skills, and computer programming/coding is just one of the many ways that we can do just that! We introduce Dash & Dots robots and fundamentals of programming in our Kindergarten Montessori (JK) and Prep-One (SK) classrooms. Used together with Google Chromebooks, these robots can be easily programmed to complete a variety of tasks, while teaching children the basics of programming. By teaching students coding concepts from an early age, we are instilling in them the curiosity and ability to problem solve and be innovative; something that will carry them throughout the rest of their lives.
Building Character for the Future
At RMS, we believe that a warm, loving, safe and welcoming school is the foundation for great academic and personal achievement and growth. With a focus on each individual’s student’s potential, we allow each child to explore, interact and collaborate with their classmates for greater learning opportunities.