Our school community is strengthened through our small classroom sizes allowing for continual parent interaction.
Each Montessori classroom is carefully designed to allow each child to engage at their developmental level.
We require a minimum of 15 hours of continuing education per teacher annually.
While Montessori children learn together, each student’s course is individually determined with one-on-one guidance from the teacher.
Our favorite comment to hear during tours as families observe classrooms is “I didn’t know they could do that by themselves!” Montessori classrooms are unique: beautiful, hands-on, and intentionally designed to encourage child-directed engagement with support from teachers.
At Fox Valley Montessori School, Art and Science are part of our regular curriculum and core classroom activities. Beautifully prepared classrooms along with a large outdoor playground offer ample opportunities for naturally occurring learning opportunities.
As we are all home, we asked our Fox Valley Montessori community the following questions: What is your go to music playlist right now? What is an activity you look forward to doing each day with your family? What are you binging on television right now? and What types of family contributions (chores) are your children helping with?
We always feel like we need to buy the newest, best, greatest gadgets and to outdo ourselves from the year before. If your child is invited to birthday parties, this kind of thinking can be very expensive and blow the budget quickly.
What is Montessori? I hear that kids choose their own work, what does that look like? Isn't it dangerous to allow them to walk alone in the hallways? How will my Kindergartner be able to learn if he is in the same room as a three year old? Do they have to be potty trained to be in preschool?
Separation anxiety is a normal behavior and it is part of the development during the first years of life. It is normal for children to feel this way, to cry and be distressed to the new changes as they are separated from you.