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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.



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.


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Upper Elementary Teacher

Simply a facilitator of creative growth.

Becca Gear

Lower Elementary Teacher

Children thrive when they feel heard.

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Every student loves some form of PE!

Coleen Mahar

Special Education Teacher

Kids keep you young at heart.

Karen Wilson

Human Resources & Accounting

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Special Education Teacher

Just trying to make it make sense.

Marianne Noble

School Counselor

Failure is not fatal; it's the courage to continue that counts.

Rebecca Akester

Kindergarten Teacher

Learning from children, our best teachers!


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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.