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Mission Statement

The Montessori School of University Heights is a pre-primary school dedicated to helping the child become the unique person his/her Creator intended. This is achieved according to the principles developed by Dr. Maria Montessori in a Christian atmosphere of peace, love, and respect. We provide a prepared environment designed according to the child's needs where s/he is free to develop her/his physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual powers to the fullest in a non-competitive atmosphere that allows the child to develop at his/her own developmental rate according to each child's own capacities. The child gradually develops inner discipline, a sense of self-worth, and a sense of service and respect for others and the world. 

Not all of this is totally achieved at the pre-school level because the child is still "becoming." We strive to help the child achieve as much of this as s/he is developmentally able to attain at this stage of his/her growth as a person. Ideally the child should finish our program with a realistic and positive attitude toward himself, others, the world, and life.

The adults present in the environment have a deep respect for each child. They prepare the environment and maintain it by keeping it clean, orderly, beautiful and inviting. One of the adults' main functions is to help the children to make contact with the environment where self-learning and self-development occur.