Dr. Maria Montessori believed the goal of education is “the development of a complete human being, oriented to the environment, and adapted to his/her time, place, and culture.” At Springhill, this ideal and the educational philosophy and materials developed by Dr. Montessori over 90 years ago are combined with those of other theorists and educators.
To prepare children to live lives filled with personal satisfaction, as responsible, concerned citizens of the world is the School’s goal. We believe that children, by nature, love to learn, and we dedicate ourselves to providing them ample opportunities for choosing challenging educational work at developmentally appropriate levels.
Integrated, multidisciplinary educational programs for students age two to six are designed to spark imagination and educational curiosity and to facilitate the mastery of skills and knowledge. Course work in multi-age classes is structured to develop practical skills and an active mind. Concrete curriculum materials stimulate interest and enhance learning. Exploration is encouraged, and teachers guide, inspire, and support each student’s development.
The child has a mind able to absorb knowledge, the power to teach himself. The environment need only offer the opportunity to learn.