"Education demands, then, only this: the utilization of the inner powers of the student for his own instruction.” Maria Montessori
The Montessori Middle School serves students from age 12-14. Adolescence is a powerful age; one of explosive growth and change on physical, social, emotional, and intellectual levels. Dr. Maria Montessori's understanding of the developmental characteristics and needs of this age guides our work.
The Middle School is a supportive community where students know they are respected and loved; where they can struggle, work hard, be responsible, challenge themselves, and discover the best of themselves. The learning environment encourages the students to be leaders and take responsibility for the community and for their own education. Students are expected to think deeply and critically, to be intellectually independent, and to value the viewpoints of others. We encourage questions and honest, open discussions that connect students to the world of ideas.
The program includes a strong outdoor component rooted in Montessori's vision for meaningful interaction with the land and sea that includes the development of an environmental ethic of respect and reverence for the natural world.
The Montessori Middle School is characterized by a rigorous and challenging academic program that supports the student's inquisitive nature and inspires the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for scholarship in high school and beyond.