Bamboo Montessori offers a distinctive combination of three key elements, The Montessori Method, Bilingual Environment and Universal Values.
I. The Montessori Method
In the Montessori classroom children can move, touch, manipulate and explore, therefore facilitating maximum independent learning. The multi-age environment allows the younger students to learn from the older students and older students have the opportunity to lead.
The classroom environment is composed of five academic areas: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Geography, and Science/Math. Cooking, gardening, music and yoga are also a part of our daily life.
A typical Montessori classroom offers opportunities for independence and natural spontaneous exploration while fostering social, emotional, and academic development. The classroom becomes a place of harmony where children are treated with respect and courtesy while they learn to solve problems on their own.
II. The Bilingual Environment
Everyday the Spanish Language will be integrated in each lesson. The presentation will be mostly in Spanish, so that children can begin to understand every aspect of the language in an immersed setting. When the language is interwoven into day-to-day activities, it becomes second nature, rather than a formal transition to “switch” to learning Spanish.
The children will also learn Spanish thru games, songs, music, art projects and gardening.
For children, there is a “window of opportunity” that occurs between birth and 10 years old in which the likelihood of developing higher levels of language proficiency in a second language is far greater. Bamboo Montessori recognizes and fosters this sensitive period.
III. Universal Values
At Bamboo we aim to build a Christ-centered community. Each month, we will highlight one Universal value, such as honesty, compassion, kindness, and respect. This value will be reinforced throughout the month.
Bamboo does not discriminate against any race, color, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, class, age, or religion.