North American Montessori St. Louis Mission & Philosophy
We believe the foundation for a child’s learning includes a stable and nurturing partnership between family, caregivers, the prepared Montessori environment and the community to maximize the total development and uniqueness of each child. We have extended our belief in the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori by providing developmentally appropriate activities with a broad range of services to children and their families.
Our curriculum focuses upon serving the individual learning styles of children to encourage self-confidence, spontaneity, curiosity and self-discipline, and in preparing the child not for the present or immeDiate future, but in the vision of Dr. Montessori, for life.
We celebrate the pluralistic society we live in and serve by modifying our behaviors, attitudes and curriculum to encourage respect, dignity and an appreciation of diversity. We believe in life-long learning and strive to establish patterns and expectations of success within a climate of holistic development of the child which encourages creativity and self-expression, supports the natural curiosity in a child, awakens interest in self-expression and fosters a love toward the self and others.
We believe in children, the pride of our ancestors, and the dreams of our future.