Glenwood Springs Montessori is founded on the principles of Maria Montessori's educational philosophies. Her basic principle was to "follow the child" thus our classrooms are carefully prepared to allow the child to work independently and allow for the joy of self-discovery. These methods allow children to learn, grow, and play all while becoming independent and learning important life skills.
The youngest child is drawn to this area of Daily Living exercises where independence, a sense of order, concentration, and coordination are developed. Materials are simple, concrete and beautiful.
Science includes the exploration of the qualities of Living things including plants, animals, as well as physical science. Children love learning about the world around them and the subject matter is endless.
Language surrounds the child in his environment. Montessori classrooms are rarely silent and often contain a hum of busy activity and conversation.
The study of different cultures and lands are part of the geography area and includes maps of the continents and countries of the world, flags and land forms.
The concrete materials in math make a lasting impression. Children learn place value, and move through the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Learning is not confined to the indoor environment. Children go outside daily to play, go on walks and explore all that nature has to offer. The outdoor environment includes gardening, movement, art, and the exploration of our natural world.