Goals of Montessori School of Fairfax
We believe that parents and the environment they create at home are the chief educational influences in the life of the child. As a school we want to be with you in discovering who your child is, and what are his/her needs as he/she enters into the adventures of life. It is our goal to help your child become a creative, competent human being, who is fully aware of him/herself, of others, and of the world around him/her.
Other goals include love of learning, self-motivation, increased self-esteem, persistence and concentration, habits of inner discipline and order.
To realize these goals, we have to create Montessori School of Fairfax a place where children can be themselves in an atmosphere of freedom and responsibility. It is a place where little ones will come joyfully and become absorbed and interested in their learning.
Parents are brought into this atmosphere as much as possible through a host of interesting activities. Often friendships made in this “family” will last a lifetime. Please accept this invitation to join us in this educational adventure.
The educational policies of the school are the responsibilities of the Educational Directress. It is her task to give guidance and inspiration to the faculty. She is ready to answer parent inquiries and welcomes the many visitors who are interested in our programs and observes the classes in action.
The Montessori Approach
The Montessori method of education is based on the observations and discoveries of Dr. Maria Montessori. She was the first woman physician in Italy, graduating from the Royal University of Rome in 1896. From her many hours of observation she began to design activities that would help individual development of each child. Given a carefully prepared learning environment, children would work toward perfecting their concentration and inner control. Montessori is an individualized program designed to help each child reach his/her fullest potential.
Code of Ethics of AMS
As American Montessori Society members, we pledge to conduct ourselves professionally and personally in ways that we will reflect our respect for each other and for the children we serve. We will do whatever is within our talents and capacity to protect the rights of each child to have the freedom and opportunity to develop his full potential without regards to race, sex, creed or national origin.