Discovering the Gems Within
TO PROTECT, TO NURTURE, TO GUIDE
Our School > Mission
Eldorado Montessori’s mission is to protect, nurture, and guide children using the Montessori philosophy and method so that children discover their potential and utilize their unique gifts to serve the world community.
As an extension of the family, Eldorado Montessori hopes to provide a prepared environment, much like that of a home:
A home – that children feel secure with clear boundaries and limits yet encouraged to explore based on their developmental levels and capacities;
A home – where children develop habits, attitudes, personal qualities and academic excellence that serves a world vision enhancing their own personal happiness by serving others;
A home – that fosters a culture that embraces the search for truth wherever it is;
A home – where children, through effort that embraces hard work, come to appreciate their own gifts as well as honoring the diversity of others.
What Makes Us Different?
We can assist the child’s intellectual development to such a point that it could actually be a hazard to them and others if it does not progress simultaneously with character. The language of virtues such as courtesy, patience, kindness, courage, compassion is inherent in the Montessori philosophy but in addition emphasis will be made to systematize the teaching of these character qualities by means of a developed program that assists with defining each quality, providing examples of each, encouraging the use of each, providing activities illustrating each and best of all modeling each virtue through our own behaviors with our students, parents and each other.
We continually hear from media and test results that our children are woefully behind in acquisition of knowledge in the areas of math and science. The Montessori math area excels an existing approach used in any schools today.
In addition, Eldorado Montessori’s science curriculum is being implemented that is an active and open-ended search for the integration of scientific principles.
Each classroom has a door to the back yard. This is the entry to a whole other experience as nothing teaches like that of wind, sun, water, trees, grass, mud, fragrances, sounds.
With so much concern at this time about the health of our nation, specifically the health of our children, a physical education program is being designed to excite children about their health. The program has a wide range of activities with purposeful and measurable outcomes and provides a lot of fun and joy regarding movement and body coordination.
The playground of Eldorado Montessori is designed to give children additional opportunities to build skills while having fun on the different challenge activities provided.