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Community Montessori School

At Community Montessori School, students are active participants in their education. Students learn to respect themselves, others, and their environment.  Children develop confidence, self-discipline, and independence that provide the foundation for future learning through their work. CMS provides the optimal conditions for children to flourish academically, socially, and civically through an educational approach that allows time for the child to repeat and revisit lessons of interest until mastery is achieved.

We focus on the development of the whole child through environments prepared to encourage the natural desire to learn in adherence to Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) methods and principles.
One thing that sets Montessori schools apart from other forms of education are our concept-based curriculums. The aim in a Montessori classroom is the understanding and internalization of concepts, rather than the memorization of knowledge. Multiple-year curriculums help us achieve this goal. The primary classroom runs on a 3 year cycle. Ideas are introduced in the first two years, that come to fruition in that all important last, kindergarten year. The same is true in the Elementary classroom. Ideas are spun out, like threads, that continue to grow and build throughout the six year program. As in primary, it’s that all important last year that pulls all these threads together, and gives children the incredible advantage that they take with them through the rest of their academic careers and their lives.

The Adolescent program is designed to meet the developmental needs of each individual. Students thrive as they learn to work together. Integrated studies lead to sophisticated problem-solving and contributions to their school community. As students interact on the farm and in the local community, they understand how society is organized and learn division of labor. Beyond the academic challenges, middle school students develop compassion and learn to collaborate through experiencing how humans and nature interact.

For more information on our programs, please visit our website http://cmsindiana.org/

 

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