At Shadowridge Montessori School, we are passionate about helping children grow and learn. We believe that every child is unique and has their own individual gifts and talents. We are committed to providing a nurturing and supportive environment where children can thrive.

We offer a variety of programs and activities that are designed to stimulate and challenge children's minds and bodies. We also believe that it is important for children to develop their social and emotional skills. We offer a variety of opportunities for children to interact with their peers and learn how to work together.

We are like gardeners. We plant the seeds of learning within our youngest learners, give them the strength and awareness to harness their potential, and watch them grow into confident and self-aware individuals. We are honored to work with you and your child, and we are committed to providing them with the tools they need to succeed in school, in life, and in the world.

Core Montessori Method Principles:

At Shadowridge Montessori School, everything is about your child.

  • Individualized learning - Unique and highly effective learning and academic approach.
  • Whole child education - Social, emotional, and physical development is as critical as academic skills.
  • Empowered by choice - Independence fosters a child's confidence and authentic self to capably navigate life’s transitions.
  • Supported by research - Current neurology and human development research consistently backs Montessori and found students have higher levels of executive function, reading, math, vocabulary, social problem-solving skills, self-esteem and self-confidence than students in traditional schools.
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Shadowridge Montessori Philosophies

How is the Montessori Method different from other toddler, primary and Kindergarten programs?

  • Learning about oneself is based on self-building. Children learn best when they are actively engaged in their learning and when they are given the freedom to explore and discover on their own.
  • Children develop their own will, self-control, concentration, intellect, self-esteem, independence, and sense of responsibility. The Montessori Method emphasizes the importance of self-directed learning and hands-on experience. Children are given the opportunity to learn at their own pace and to develop their own interests.
  • Children are grouped in age ranges rather than age-specific classes. This allows children to learn from and with each other, regardless of their age.
  • Children are taught in a hands-on, interactive environment and are free to learn at their own pace. The Montessori Method emphasizes the importance of hands-on learning and exploration. Children are given the opportunity to learn through experience and to work at their own pace.
  • Classrooms are communities based on students respecting other students. The Montessori Method emphasizes the importance of community and respect. Children are taught to respect themselves, each other, and their environment.
  • Parents must learn to trust their children and let them do things themselves without their help. The Montessori Method emphasizes the importance of independence and self-reliance. Parents are encouraged to let their children learn and explore on their own.
  • Classrooms are children’s houses rather than parents’ houses. The Montessori Method emphasizes the importance of a child-centered environment. Classrooms are designed to be inviting and stimulating, and they are filled with materials that are designed to help children learn and grow.
  • Disciplining a child does not include a ‘time-out’ or punishment; rather, it’s all about talking out the behavioral problem with the child. The Montessori Method emphasizes the importance of positive reinforcement and guidance. Children are taught how to resolve conflicts peacefully and how to make good choices.
  • Schoolwork is for school…children do not have homework. The Montessori Method believes that children need time to relax and play after school. Homework is not assigned, and children are encouraged to use their free time to explore their interests and to spend time with their families.
  • And, children get observations and evaluations rather than ‘grades.’ The Montessori Method emphasizes the importance of individual growth and development. Children are observed and evaluated regularly, but they are not given grades.