Social and Emotional Growth

Nurturing the growth of both the social and emotional aspects of the child is an important part of our program. First, we create a warm, loving, respectful atmosphere. Then we emphasize helping children express feelings in constructive ways and to develop social skills and a sense of responsibility for their own behavior within the school community.

The philosophy of "freedom within limits" provides the basic framework for the children's interaction with their environment and with one another.

We work with children to develop what is now called, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Social Intelligence (SQ). These “newly defined” areas of development coupled with academic learning have always been important in our Montessori program.

Academic achievement cannot stand alone; it must be complimented with creativity, security, social graces, empathy, and physical fitness and then comes the Joy of Learning.