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WHY MONTESSORI?

Montessori Schools are uniquely designed to give children the benefit of a large, yet close-knit community. In the interest of teaching mutual respect, Montessori educators do not treat children as lesser people to be controlled, but rather as fellow humans to be respected. In a Montessori School, children have the ability to learn at the pace that works best for them to prevent gaps in their education and to reduce frustration. The Montessori learning experience, while following a curriculum and present lessons, is highly individualized, encouraging students to become engaged in learning and to pursue their passions.

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HALLMARKS OF MONTESSORI

What makes a program Montessori?

Younger children learn from older children; older children reinforce their learning by teaching concepts they have already mastered. This arrangement also mirrors the real world, where individuals work and socialize with people of all ages and dispositions.

Students need to have time to work through various tasks and responsibilities at their own pace. This uninterrupted work time is when the building of coordination, concentration, independence and order, and the assimilation of information are able to occur.

IMPORTANT FACTS

Montessori education is well established and Montessori students are successful

Private Schools

4000+

Public Schools

500+

Graduate High School

94%

Attend College

88%

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What's happening at MWMA?

Creating Independent Learners—a Montessori Tradition

Aug 25, 2021 Angie Johnson

What makes a child want to learn? When have you seen your child most excited to learn a new skill...

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Four Reasons Why Students Love Montessori Schools

Aug 18, 2021 Angie Johnson

A 2017 study of 141 preschoolers made some remarkable findings. Researchers studied academically ...

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Why Is The Montessori Method Successful?

Aug 12, 2021 Angie Johnson

One of the most common questions we are asked here at Mountain West Montessori Academy is "Why Is...

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Consider Montessori Education for Your Child This School Year

Aug 04, 2021 Angie Johnson

Maria Montessori, a physician and founder of the Montessori method of individually-paced learning...

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Every student loves some form of PE!

Melissa Keegan

Lower Elementary Teacher

A lifelong love of learning starts here.

Sandee Robison

Special Education Director

One's never alone with a rubber duck.

Hannah McGough

CTE Teacher

If it's cute and in the middle school, Ms. Hannah made it!

Terra Olsen

Chaos Manager

Dispensing Band-aids, ice packs, and love!

Sheri Ebert

Assistant Principal

Mistakes are opportunities to learn and grow.

Michelle Dana

Lower Elementary Teacher

I firmly believe in the potential of every child.

Jess Decker

Lower Elementary Teacher

So much fun learning to be had!

Angie Johnson

Principal

Kids are never boring.

Becca Bumgarner

English Teacher

Words are the most valuable asset in our arsenal.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Early adolescence can be challenging

Find your place in the world

At MWMA, as they study language arts, history, math, science, physical education, and the cultural arts, students connect to the wide world around them.

It's your education

At MWMA we think that students should have a say in what it looks like. We work hard to incorporate choice in every class.choices on assignments, how to demonstrate mastery, and challenge assignments.