At New Life Montessori School our beautiful learning materials and loving teachers surround the children as they fulfill their profound need to learn.
Being exposed at their most sensitive periods to such an enriched environment, the children develop their abilities to a high level, without pressure and through freedom of choice. Most importantly, however, our students find God as the center of their classroom. Through small life-like figures, the children may choose to tell themselves or each other stories in the life and parables of Jesus Christ. All areas of learning are brought together so that the child understands life as a whole, created by God.
Children from the ages of 2 ½ years to 6 years of age may enroll at New Life Montessori School. Maria Montessori’s method of education has been used successfully with “average” children as well as the gifted, the academically challenged, the emotionally disturbed, and the physically handicapped.
Dr. Montessori found that young children thrive in a mixed age setting, without competition and comparison to each other. At our school the children are mixed in ages from 2 ½ years to 6 years. In licensed classrooms of 2 ½ years to 6 aged children there are twenty children with one certified Montessori teacher and one interning teacher.
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New Life Montessori School is committed to the development of the ‘whole” child: spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical. We enjoy the freedom to express our faith in the following ways:
The children are free to choose a tray of figures from a Bible story and to use it during their work time. No child, however, is required to use these lessons or to share or pray at circle.
New Life Montessori School teachers show the love of Christ to the children as they work and learn together. They aim to follow the standard of Jesus Christ who said, “Do to others as you would have them to do to you.” Many of the teachers have chosen this occupation in order to show Christ’s love to the children of the world! “Let the little children come to me. Do not stop them. For of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
We use activities and opportunities throughout the day to emphasize God’s love, acceptance, and concern for each child and adult. Our teachers model the qualities of respect for other people as equals in the sight of God. By observing the teachers and hearing the Word of God, the children absorb these qualities:
Note: If a parent or child does not wish to participate in a religious activity, The child will be able to participate in another planned activity.
Many of our teachers are from countries other than U.S. and share their culture with the children in food, song, clothing and stories. The children at New Life Montessori School also exemplify a diverse mix of ethnic and cultural groups. We celebrate our diversity!
New Life Montessori School treats all children and parents equally and fairly and does not discriminate based on ethnic background, gender, age, income level or ability, based on the view of Jesus Christ: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”
The classroom is directed by a certified Montessori teacher and assisted by interning teachers. All teachers have completed CPR/First Aid/HIV training, have a Food Handler’s permit, and have been checked for a criminal history and background check.