To give every child a superior Montessori experience by embracing the principals and practices of Maria Montessori.
Encourage positive self-image, independent thinking and leadership skills; Nurture the individual's creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking; instill compassion, integrity, and confidence; and foster a Christian environment that embraces spirituality and cultural diversity.
Montessori education is student-led and self-paced but guided, assessed, and enriched by knowledgeable and devoted teachers, the leadership of their peers and their own leadership, and a nurturing environment.
The Montessori Method fosters rigorous, self-motivated growth for children and adolescents in all areas of their development—cognitive, emotional, social, and physical.
Over 100 years ago, Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, created the child-focused approach developed specifically for educating children in the most natural way possible.
Her successful methods led her to open her first school in 1907 in Rome, Italy. Within 1 year, four additional schools were opened and her success spread rapidly throughout Europe and the world.
Our teachers are all individually Montessori Certified Lead Teachers. They are highly qualified and passionate about working with children. They are all veteran educators and are highly experienced and knowledgebale in the Montessori method. Our assistant teaching staff all have at least one full year serving in a direct support role to a Montessori Lead at RSMA.
Dr. Maria Montessori built a peace education curriculum to support the work of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. At RSMA, we celebrate our diversity among our students and preach kindness to all. As Dr. Maria Montessori said, "The needs of mankind are universal. Our means of meeting them create the richness and diversity of the planet. The Montessori child should come to relish the texture of that diversity."
A vital part of the Montessori structure is the importance of the outdoors, and the impact it has on a child's learning. Maria Montessori saw the outdoors as "an extension of the classroom."
In our outdoor environments, children are able to build on their classroom knowledge through the sensorial experiences of nature and through constant contact with the seasons and the natural world.