the Leaders of Tomorrow - Today
|Hours of Operation
The school operates year-round, Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m.
until 6:00 p.m. Parents or guardians picking up children after 6:00
p.m. will be charged $5.00 every additional five (5) minutes. The
policy also applies to non-extended care of children who are picked
up after 3:30 p.m.
The Montessori Philosophy
Montessori Method is an approach to education which guides children
through the "voyage of discovery." A vast array of specially
designed educational equipment is introduced to the child by Montessori
trained teachers in an atmosphere that promotes personal responsibility,
freedom of choice, problem-solving skills, self-esteem, love, and
respect. After becoming Italy's first woman physician in 1896, Dr.
Montessori focused her attention on the emotional and intellectual
needs of the young child. Her unique human insights, discovered through
countless hours of observation, led to the application of principles
and the development of theories known as the Montessori Method.
There are now thousands of Montessori private and public schools across
the nation. The Montessori Method has been used successfully with
children from birth through high school . Students from all socioeconomic
levels, various cultural backgrounds, and diversified academic abilities
have successfully attended Montessori programs. By design, classrooms
include both younger and older children. In this way, younger children
have the opportunity to learn from the older children. In turn, the
older children develop leadership skills. As each child matures, the
Learning to give and to receive from teachers and peers is a basic
The underlying principle which forms the foundation of the Montessori
Method is that education must follow the developmental and psychological
needs of the child:
"The building of the character, the personality, is the most
important single result of our whole work." - Maria Montessori
A prepared environment full of manipulative learning equipment is
available which allows the child to progress at his own pace. Positive
reinforcement, learning by doing, order, and the freedom to choose
appropriately are principles that we advocate. Children learn self-confidence
and responsibility through purposeful activity, observation, and discovery.
From the earliest age, children are encouraged to become independent
learners who can solve problems for themselves.
Our challenge is to prepare the educational background that will provide
for the optimum development of human potential. Our vision is a new
generation of adults with clarity of vision and competent creative
minds who will have a positive impact on the future of the world.
All children enrolled at Martinez Montessori Academy are treated with
love and respect, and they're provided with the opportunity to engage
in a wide variety of activities. Our main objective is to provide
a safe, clean, and loving environment in which each child will feel
that he or she is loved, valued, and wanted.