Riverstone Montessori School (RMS) provides an authentic Montessori education, offering multi-aged classrooms with experienced and certified Montessori Teachers. Located in the heart of ever-growing Riverstone, we pride ourselves in being a community-driven learning environment that celebrates diversity and appreciates our differences. We strive to help our kids become respectful, responsible, and compassionate individuals.
At RMS, we understand that each child learns differently, and therefore our teachers create individualized journeys for every student, using Montessori materials.
We understand that every child learns differently!
The mission of RMS is to create a learning environment that promotes a love for learning that carries on for a lifetime. By individualizing the learning path for each child based on their curiosity and abilities, we strive to ensure that each child reaches his or her highest potential.
The teacher’s task is first to nourish and assist, to watch, encourage, guide, induce, rather than to interfere, prescribe , or restrict.
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Montessori education instills a love of learning in the child that will last throughout their whole life. The most basic principle in Dr. Montessori’s method is that the learning capacity of a young mind is great; she calls this: “the absorbent mind”. By the age of three, the child has already laid down the foundations of his/her personality as a human being. This is why it is crucial for young children to able to learn by exploration in a “prepared environment” – a Montessori classroom. A Montessori classroom will invite the child through learning materials which will help them develop into confident, capable, competent, and compassionate human beings.
Montessori classrooms are mixed age groups, this grouping creates a highly productive learning environment. Each child works on material that is geared toward their ability and interest. When children of different age levels are able to work on individual materials along side one another, this produces a non-competitive atmosphere. In fact, most children excel beyond the “average age expectations.”
Traditional classrooms are divided by age and have specific curriculum for the age group. Once the child has mastered that curriculum, there is no room for advancement. Which often leads to boredom and disciplinary problems. On the other hand, if the curriculum is too advanced for the child, they also tend to lose interest and act out in various ways.
In the Montessori classroom, the teacher has prepared the environment which contains materials that correspond to specific developmental stages. Under the teacher’s guidance, the children are given free choices to select material to work on. The teacher respects the spontaneous and individual interests while giving the child the opportunity to pursue them.
In the traditional classroom children are given equal lessons geared toward the average age ability to complete, whether they are ready for it or not. Therefore, a child that is slower than average or more advanced will lose interest, become bored, and have trouble in school.
The Montessori method is based on Concrete learning which is hands-on manipulation of materials. The child learns by exploration through their senses. For instance, math lessons are presented by using materials. By combining this equipment, separating it, counting it, and comparing it, the child gains a solid understanding of the quantity values placed on written number symbols.
Abstract learning is based on verbal and visual information. This means that the child is memorizing the information often, without understanding the whole concept. For instance, math lessons often are based on workbook formats and rely on number memorization, which is difficult for children without having a solid grasp on the quantity values placed on written number symbols