Why Choose HMS?
In our school, we emphasize the growth and development of the "whole child". This entails a constant awareness that each child is developing physically, emotionally and socially, as well as intellectually. This awareness allows children to take the lead in the learning process based on the distinctive needs of each child's particular stage of development. Montessori teachers are trained to recognize and respond to these stages of development. This involves the structuring of both curriculum content and classroom environment so as to enhance the child's discovery of the world. The curriculum is arranged to expose children to all subject areas, igniting imagination and providing skills to enable children to pursue all areas of interest.
The curriculum is intended to respond to the child's intellectual enthusiasm, providing freedom to choose and emphasize creativity, imagination and active involvement in learning. For this to come about, children must gain the necessary basic skills, as these are the tools vital to continued development. Teachers operate as a gentle guide and facilitator. The teacher encourages the child's interests and curiosity within the prepared environment.
The classroom is structured to stimulate the child's excitement for new ideas and new skills, and then provide the opportunity to use these new skills and apply these new ideas. Montessori material is the key and "the child opens the door". These materials do not give all the answers, but awaken interest and give the possibility of finding solutions.
"My family chose Heartland Montessori School for its education based preschool program. The school bases its learning style on the beliefs of Maria Montessori, encouraging children to learn and grow at their own pace. The teachers are dedicated to both the school and our children making this an exemplary school to start my children's education."
–Anne Robinson, mother to Jack 5 years and Emma 3 years
"We chose Heartland Montessori because we wanted our Son to receive an exceptional preschool education based on the Montessori curriculum. Heartland Montessori offers superlative education emphasizing independence and a tailored approach to my child's natural psychological development. Heartland Montessori teachers and cadre offer a warm family like environment; we view the school as an extension of our family, we are assured our son will be cherished Heartland Montessori offers my child a constructive learning environment which he grasps, then masters in an adaptive and structured classroom setting. We demand a quality education for our son, Heartland Montessori offers the best individualized attention ensconced in an adaptive learning environment."
-Captain John Rizzuto, Joseph's Dad
"Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence."