“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.”~ Maria Montessori
Philosophy, Purpose and Goals
Irvine Montessori School promotes the teaching of Dr. Maria Montessori, who believed that all deserve the opportunity to become the most complete “person” possible; continuing her work, we are dedicated to growing confidence, creativity and strength in each of the children entrusted to our care.
Like the first Casa de Bambini that Maria Montessori opened in 1907 in Rome, ours is a “house” for children not a classroom, but a “community”. It is a special learning environment designed for your child – to touch, experience, ST care for and learn from.
At IMS, each child progresses at his or her own pace – free to choose work from a world of vivid sensorial materials and tools of discovery. Our dedicated staff encourages independent thinking and individual learning. We work toward the enhancement of each child’s awareness of and participation in the “wholeness of life.”
Irvine Montessori School’s method is based on respect of the individual child and their timetable for growth and development. Each day we strive to: