We welcome your child to attend the Renaissance Montessori Academy
Providing a 21st Century Education grounded in the wisdom from the ages
Every baby is born with the desire to know, the urge to explore, and the need to master the environment – in short, to achieve. The motivations for learning come from within the child. The child who accomplishes this moves into harmony with this world and becomes a full person. With that in mind, the Montessori environment is carefully prepared to train the senses, to stimulate curiosity, to satisfy the child’s need to know and to protect him or her from unnecessary failure.
Listen to What Parents are Saying About Renaissance…
A Montessori preschool program lasts from the age of 2½ through 6. During this time, they reach for a balanced social and physical, self-discipline, self-knowledge and independence, as well as an enthusiasm for learning. They should have an organized approach to problem-solving and fundamental academic skills. These long range goals require a full three years to attain.
“My daughter attended Renaissance Montessori Academy for two years of preschool. She’s now in first grade and reads at a third-grade level. I attribute much of her academic success to the outstanding instruction she received at Renaissance.”
“Renaissance Montessori Academy did wonders for my child. I was worried that my daughter would have trouble with learning. After experiencing RMA my daughter is off and running. She is in first grade, doing great, and knows that learning is fun! I attribute it all to RMA.”–
“Within the first two weeks at Renaissance Montessori, my son came to me and counted in Spanish. Within the first year my spirited, energetic child demonstrated better concentration while sitting still doing his work. My son is now a kindergartner and now reads books to me-without my asking! The teachers at Renaissance Montessori blend the unique Montessori methodology, years of teaching experience, and added warmth and caring to which our children respond so positively. It’s a wonderful learning environment for our kids.”
What is the difference between Montessori and Traditional school?
What Is “Montessori”?
The Montessori Environment
- Permits your child to find and to participate freely in activities suited to his/her individual level of capability.
- Helps your child become an orderly, integrated person with self-direction, inner discipline, and a sense of responsibility.
- Fulfills your child’s need to become independent and to be able to make wise choices.
- Makes it easy for your child to learn social skills as well as fundamental cognitive skills.
The physical environment of our Montessori classrooms is carefully prepared, orderly, precise and attractive. They invite learning without being over-stimulating while allowing the children to experience success that becomes truly meaningful to each child in the following areas of the classroom:
These exercises aid in the child’s development of order, concentration, coordination, and independence. They relate to the care of self and the environment and emphasize the development in a step-by-step approach to work activities. These are essential for establishing the good work habits that are necessary for later success in the academic areas of the classroom.
These exercises aid in the child’s development of perception and sensory awareness. The sensorial materials isolate all the different senses and are developmental, leading to finer and finer distinctions. These perceptual skills provide the child with the tools for all learning.
These exercises provide the child with the concrete foundation for all further language work. Activities emphasizing auditory and visual perception skills are begun with children 2 ½ to 3 years old. This basis for a phonetic approach to the sounds of our language leads directly to writing and reading. Learning the usage and function of words, with an emphasis on reading for meaning, leads to greater creativity in expression and enthusiasm for both reading and writing.
These exercises introduce the child to the world of numbers in concrete form. The child not only learns numbers and counting, but is also introduced to addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and the concept of fractions.
These exercises provide an introduction to the world around the child through exercises in history, geography, science, art, music, and foreign language. A child’s early years are the foundation upon which the rest of his experiences are built. The importance of providing a strong and positive base is paramount. In Montessori education, the child is respected as an individual in the environment with unique potential. This careful and appropriately planned transforming environment provides a wide range of experiences and opportunities that encourage and enhance the child’s ability to fulfill his potential.
What are the results of a Montessori education?
A Renaissance Montessori Academy Alumni Bio…
“Maddie Lips attended Renaissance Preschool from 1995 – 1997. she went on to attend Renaissance Elementary school, Sierra Middle School and Chaparral high School. In high school, Maddie was state champion in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and qualified for Speech and Debate Nationals twice. She was also captain of Mile high Rowing Club and won Youth Nationals in the women’s single scull event in 2010. She was selected for the Junior National Rowing team in 2012 and won a silver medal in the women’s eight event at the Junior World Rowing Championships in the Czech Republic in 2010. Maddie graduated from Chaparral as valedictorian of her class.
She was recruited to row at Yale University where she will be a senior and captain of the Yale Women’s Crew in the 2013 – 2014 school year. at Yale, Maddie has raced in the top varsity boat every race since joining the team. She has qualified for the NCAA Championships in the varsity eight every year, with a top finish of 8th in 2011. Her boat won a silver medal at the Ivy League Championships in 2013. She received 2012 Collegiate Rowing Coaches’ Association (CRCA) 1st team All-New England selection and was 2012 and 2013 CRCA Scholar Athlete. Maddie won the single scull event at the US Under 23 National Team Trials in 2012 and 2013, and raced at the U23 World Championships in 2012 in Trakai, Lithuania where she placed 15th. She improved on her finish in 2013 at the U23 World Championships in Linz, Austria where she placed 11th. She is a political science major at Yale and hopes to pursue a spot on the US Senior National Rowing Team after graduating, before possibly heading back to school to study American social policy.
Maddie attributes much of her academic success to her love of learning that was fostered at a young age through the Montessori program. She believes firmly in the power of a strong educational foundation to encourage an open mind and big dreams and is grateful for the great start she got at Renaissance!”