Hurray! We got into our first choice kindergarten. Elliot will be attending the public Montessori program at Daniel Bagley Elementary.
In addition to our contemporary K-5 classrooms, we offer a public Montessori program. Those familiar with a Montessori environment will see a continued emphasis on conceptual and experiential learning. All Montessori classroom teachers at Daniel Bagley are accredited by the state of Washington and have AMS Montessori certification.
This year, we have six multi-age classrooms that provide a Montessori education for Kindergartners through grade 5. All of our classrooms have either two or three grade levels working together within one class.
Montessori: An Education for Life
A Montessori education helps children learn to be independent, self-directed learners equipped with the tools needed to accomplish their academic and personal goals.
The Montessori classroom is a "prepared environment" designed to facilitate maximum independent learning and exploration by the child. Children of different ages work independently, in small groups and with the entire class. Special Montessori materials help the child to solve problems by themselves, building independence, analytical thinking and the satisfaction that comes from true accomplishment.
For additional general information about Montessori education: http://www.montessori-ami.org/