The Montessori Method of Education
The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered scientific approach to learning based on the observation of children from birth to adulthood. Dr. Montessori’s Method has been time tested, with over 100 years of success developing leaders and innovative thinkers in diverse cultures throughout the world.
Discovery School shares Dr. Montessori’s view of the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. It is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child—cognitively, physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.
As a Christian environment, Discovery School is also committed to delivering the Montessori Method as Dr. Montessori originally intended with an emphasis on spiritual development that respects and protects the child’s natural relationship with The Creator. CMF Director, Edward Fidellow, states in A Pearl of Great Price, “An education that does not engage the mind in searching for God forfeits the richness of God hidden in His creation and leaves our children’s minds unprepared to contend with doubt and unbelief.”
Discovery School is bringing the Montessori Method back to its original roots in which the Christian spiritual journey is lived out in an educational setting.
From a parent's perspective
"The educator should ascertain most minutely what are the circumstances and conditions – inside and outside the child – most favorable to the opening up of the child’s soul to supernatural influences, to the vigorous and lasting co-operation with the grace of God."
- from The Child in the Church by Dr. Maria Montessori
Montessori at the Discovery School of FBC Heath
Our Montessori primary & kindergarten classroom is designed to meet the developing needs of children ages three to six years old. The mixed-age classroom is often called “The Children’s House” due to the cozy, home-like setting that respects and protects the child’s natural rhythm of life.
The calm, orderly, and beautiful classroom is filled with specially designed, developmentally appropriate materials and activities that are organized in five areas of learning: practical life, sensorial, mathematics, language, and cultural sciences. Extensions to the curriculum include art, music, science, geography and the “Hands-On-Bible” curriculum.
This system of education supports learning with the goal of guiding the child to reach full potential physically, intellectually, and spiritually.