Schools are vibrant hubs of learning and experience for our students. Life experiences and skill building happens all around us and is not limited to our classrooms.
We strive to offer balanced activities that deepen a child’s learning and life experiences. Montessori and IB students are fortunate that many of these experiences take place within the classroom during the work cycle, allowing a seamless flow in the natural course of daily learning. However, some specialized subjects require dedicated time to allow deeper understanding.
To allow more opportunities in these specialized skills, children in participate in classes taught by specialists.
For our youngest students, these specialists come into the classroom to present opportunities to engage in the building the specialized skills.
For our Elementary and Middle Years Programs, classes are taught by specialists and are given dedicated times during the afternoon which allows children to engage in these experiences without disrupting the morning work cycle. This approach allows RMS to stay true to our authentic Montessori and maintain uninterrupted work cycles each day.
A guiding principle of Montessori education is meeting the needs of the whole child: mind, body, and spirit. As a matter of practice, teachers and students work together to grow and learn in a respectful environment that is supportive and takes into consideration all aspects of the child. Later beginning in Elementary, children participate in a peace group, which is a time to come together to talk about the ideas surrounding peace.