Ages: Infant (6 weeks) through Age 6
Teaching Staff: 15
Support Staff: 3
Greenway Crossing Montessori was founded in 2003 by long-time Montessori educator, Cynthia Walker. Inspired to create a unique, foundational learning experience for children, Ms. Cynthia employs the teaching traditions of Dr. Maria Montessori to educate children in early development.
To provide a carefully prepared environment based on the Montessori Education Philosophy, where children are able to actively participate to achieve their full potential. The primary mission is to provide and maintain a caring community that promotes mutual respect and support among staff, parents and children.
Greenway Montessori is an educational environment where Montessori certified teachers plan an individual learning experience appropriate for each child’s level of development.
Parents play an active part in their child’s education and in many aspects of our school community. We believe that when parents demonstrate their commitment to early childhood education, both the children and the school benefit.
Students learn to view themselves as contributing members of a diverse global community. We respect and value differences and welcome a rich classroom diversity of economic and social classes, racial and ethnic heritages, religious and spiritual beliefs, physical abilities, and family structures. We treat each other with honesty and mutual respect. To enhance a global perspective, other languages are included in our curriculum to provide a geographical and multicultural education.
Classrooms are equipped with high-quality, hands-on-learning and exploratory materials. Learning areas include: real life skills and food preparation, sensory development, art, science exploration, music and body movement, activities, geography and multicultural materials, language, pre-writing and writing, pre-math and math. Classrooms are bilingual. We foster self-esteem, independence, self-discipline, cooperation, problem solving, and a love of learning.
“We discover that education is not something which the teacher does but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being. It is not acquired by listening to words, but in virtue of expressions in which the child acts on his/her environment. The teacher’s task is not to talk, but to prepare and arrange a series of activities in a special environment made for the child.“- Maria Montessori
The Montessori curriculum varies at the seven levels of our school, but the goals are consistent throughout the programs:
1. To enter into a partnership with parents in the education of their children
2. To encourage the self-motivation and self-discipline that will lead to a life long pursuit to knowledge
3. To lead children to mastery of precisely identified intellectual, social, and physical skills
4. To help children develop a positive self-image as the key to the development of their full potential
5. To foster open minds, compassion, and respect for others
6. To balance self-reliance, independence, and responsible freedom with the skills of working cooperatively
7. To instill in each child a sense of duty and personal responsibility for the world in which we live
8. To spark in our children imagination, wonder, humor, and joy.