Ages: Infant (6 weeks) through Elementary (4th grade)
Teaching Staff: 14
Support Staff: 6
Average Class Size: 12
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.
At Greenway Crossing Montessori, we strive to make the most of a student’s unique gifts, while helping each child achieve academic excellence, master learning skills, develop greater imagination, and establish strong self-esteem.
We do so by:
- Ensuring the development of intellectual, social, and emotional capabilities, employing the Montessori method as our teaching foundation;
- Emphasizing integrity, responsibility, respect for others, and community leadership as our values;
- Insisting upon continued excellence in teaching and in the emotional and social development of all children we serve;
- Continually improving our curriculum by incorporating components and techniques from a variety of teaching methods; and,
- Creating a community that encourages discovery, diversity, and achievement.
“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.