Montessori Friends International School
Montessori Friends International School was founded on the desire to utilize the Montessori Method of education to positively impact children’s lives while inspiring their social and educational development. Maria Montessori used the analogy that a child’s young mind is similar to a sponge in that it is eager to soak up knowledge. In an appropriate environment children have a natural desire to learn, and do so in a positive and enjoyable way. At Montessori Friends we provide this environment of appropriate activities at the appropriate stage of development.
The teachers are the medium through which your child are introduced to the Montessori Environment. By observing and responding to the individual needs of each child the teacher can provide activities that stimulate both discovery and development. Every student is treated with respect and is offered constant encouragement.
It is in this environment that we endeavor to make your child’s first educational experience not only a pleasant one, but one that leads to continued success in an International or Japanese atmosphere. School has an open door policy and encourage parents to come by at any time and observe the class.
The school tries to accommodate these needs by offering program options of any combination of two, three, or five days a week on a per term basis. This means you can enroll Tuesday and Friday, or Monday through Wednesday, etc. School is closed Saturday and Sunday.
The school offers equal opportunities to all families, and does not limit enrollment based on religion, nationality, or language. All lessons are conducted in English, with the exception of special lessons given by outside professionals (pottery class, etc).
The school also offers an optional lunch and juice program. The daily lunches are well balanced, healthy, and very affordable. Every family has it’s busy mornings, so just let us know if you need the service when you drop off your child.