The Beddow Montessori School is rooted in the Montessori Method and philosophy of educating children.
Using the warmth and high expectations of Authoritative Adult styles supported by modern research as the most effective adult style in rearing and teaching children, the Montessori approach uses hands-on materials to isolate lesson concepts that are traditionally thought to be well above a child's age.
The Beddow Montessori School Curriculum offers children five key areas of study: Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language, and Cultural Studies.
Each area of study is made up of a set of educational materials that increase in complexity. Children progress through the Montessori curriculum at their own pace based on their stage of development and interests.
The Montessori Elementary school program develops unique, sensitive individuals. With a solid foundation laid in the Primary classroom, this is the stage at which your children are ready for abstract thought, which leads to mastering abstract concepts.
When children are prepared to move beyond the Primary classroom, we use the Montessori method to provide a more structured approach and begin to facilitate for a successful transition to elementary school.
Teaching 8 classic subjects, Elementary students benefit from work across Math, Geometry, Language, History, Biology, Geography, Music, and Art, in addition to supplemental subjects like reading, writing, P.E., and more.
Students work in an environment that is conducive to learning courtesy, tolerance, and respect of others. They are taught to make decisions, use their time wisely, and see mistakes as an opportunity to learn.
These are all skills they will need throughout their lives. In the Montessori Elementary program, children are taught to express themselves and to self-teach by researching. Through research, they are able to share an abundance of knowledge with each other.