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Why Montessori ?
Dr. Montessori believed that children in different age groups learn in very different ways and therefore each stage in the Montessori program has been designed with a specific age group in mind. The early elementary child (6-9 years old) wants to know everything about everything. This inner curiosity is a wonderful attribute which can help the child develop a love of learning. The goal of the Montessori elementary program is to educate the child for life. This is accomplished by:
- Helping the child become a learner independent of constant adult intervention.
- Developing within the child a love of learning and an understanding of how to learn.
- Building self-esteem in a secure and success-orientated environment.
- Providing the child with an environment in which to develop healthy social relationships as well as skills such as peaceful conflict resolution.
- Instilling a respect for all living things.
- Giving the child a sense of belonging to his time and place.
The Montessori integrated curriculum is one of the major advantages of a Montessori education. The child discovers how concepts and real world experiences are interrelated through literature, science, art, nature, history and math.
Montessori teachers recognise and encourage the uniqueness of each child and because of this the child engages in work that is suited to his own readiness and learning style.
Warsaw Montessori School is a part of the family of educational institutions called the Warsaw Montessori Family.
Hours of Operation
The school is opened Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and from 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Friday. Morning language lessons begin at 8:15 a.m. Homeroom classes will begin at promptly 9:15 a.m. and continue through to 3:00 p.m. Additional classes extend the day until 4:00 p.m. From 4:00-5:00 we provide Homework Club for industrious students.
Locking the Gate
Please note: the front gate will be locked at 8:15 every morning to secure no interruptions to the first lesson of the day. The gate will reopen at 9:15 for students arriving after the designated time.
The school materials consist of standard tools for educating a child based on the curriculum for elementary learning as approved by the Minister of Education. In addition, didactic materials from NIENHUIS which are accredited by international Montessori organisations such as AMI, AMS and NAMTA. In the Montessori classroom the children are not required to sit at a desk for an extended period, rather they are able to choose their work from the many materials provided. They experience the concepts that they are learning about in a very concrete and hands-on way, by performing experiments and making discoveries for themselves. The materials are designed in such a way so as to guide the child in making these discoveries.
The school offers many extra-curricular activities such as:
- foreign language clubs: French and German,
- art and yoga,
- modern jazz,
- roller skis and roller skating,
- ice skating,
- cross country skiing
as well as music instructions in piano, and violin.
We provide a catering service with PPUH Żak – Catering which serves a nutritious and well balanced, hot meal. Magellan is well known throughout Warsaw and caters to other local schools as well.
We’ve worked together with our caterer, a pediatrician and a nutritionist to create a healthier lunch menu with low fat contents, low sugar, less dairy, no preservatives, fewer meat dishes and have added a daily fruit and salad bar.
Parents provide their children with a morning snack.
Transport is provided by Wolf Transport; better known as Mr. Artur’s bus service. Mr. Artur has transported students to and from school for many years. He has a long work history with WMS. His safety record ensures that we endorse his company to make sure your child arrives to school and home safely.
School psychologist and speech terapist
Our School psychologist is a qualified member of WMS team that supports the children to succeed academically, socially, behaviourally, and emotionally. Together with families, teachers and school administrators she/he creates a safe, healthy, and supportive learning environment that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.
Our school also provides a certified speech- language therapist who works closely and one-on one with our children who may have different levels of speech, language or/and communication development.
If you would like to obtain detailed information concerning the Montessori method and the activities of our school, please visit us upon prior arrangement by telephone:
Complete the Application Form_Elementary and please include a current photo of your child.
We also invite you to read the articles about our Montessori schools and philosophy on the Warsaw Montessori Family website.