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Mrs. Evelyn Lopez-Couto, opened the
Montessori School of North Miami in June 1998, to serve children
from the ages of Pre-K 3 through Eighth grade as a continuation
of the Children's House of Miami Shores. The Montessori School
of North Miami is affiliated to the American Montessori Society.
The school is housed in three buildings
with a large open playground. The primary grades are held in the
main building while the elementary grades are housed in the two
The primary goal of the Montessori
School of North Miami is to help each child reach full potential
in all areas of life. Activities promote the development of social
skills, emotional growth, and physical coordination as well as
cognitive preparation. The holistic curriculum, under the direction
of a specially prepared teacher, allows the child to experience
the joy of learning, time to enjoy the process and ensure the
development of self-esteem, and provide the experiences from which
children create their knowledge.
aim is not merely to make children understand, and still less
to force them to memorize, but so to touch their imaginations
as to enthuse them to their innermost core."-
Every classroom is equipped with
state-of-the art didactic Montessori material. These manipulative
materials make it possible for children to learn by doing rather
than by being told. The materials are age appropriate and are
intended to be presented to children in order to enhance their
learning and awareness, first of simple concepts, and later of
complicated academic ideas. The classroom is under the direction
of a certified Montessori teacher who knows the functions of these
materials, understands how children learn, is adept at observing
and interpreting children and their work, and is prepared to meet
the educational needs of each child in an individual basis. Arts
and science is specially approached in our curriculum, children
learn and enjoy our unique "Earth's Library". Our science
program is based on a see, touch and explore the earth's library.
The Montessori method is based on
years of patient observation and study of children by Dr. Maria
Montessori, who was a scientist uniquely educated and qualified
for this task. She was a medical doctor, a student of psychology
and a professor of anthropology; a science which is concerned
with man in a unique way. She worked out her method and developed
the materials by letting the children show her what worked and
what did not work. There are responsible organizations such as
the American Montessori Society, which operate on behalf of its
proper development in the United States.
The Montessori method allows your
child to learn the way he learns best and easiest by doing things
Within certain limits, children can
choose work that appeals to their own interests. They can exercise
their sense of freedom and spontaneity. They feel joy and enthusiasm
in learning because they are doing what they want to do instead
of what someone else tells him he must do. Montessori children
enjoy considerable freedom of movement and choice, however, their
freedom always exists within carefully defined limits on the range
of their behavior, and is redirected promptly and firmly if they
cross over the line. Children of Montessori construct their own
sense of individual identity and right and wrong.
Gradually, the child builds a strong
sense of independence and self-confidence as his skills increase.
The Montessori method is built on your child's natural love of
learning and instills a life long motivation for continuous learning.
It helps your child remain in touch with his natural growth and
development. Each child works at his own pace, hence, the quick
child is not held back by the slow, nor is the latter, in trying
to keep up with the former obliged to flounder alone hopelessly
in his depth.
While the Montessori method offers
the child a maximum of spontaneity, it nevertheless, enables him
to reach an even higher level of scholastic attainment than other
Montessori School of North Miami
has an open admission policy.
We do not discriminate against or exclude any student based on
ethnic origin, race or color. Montessori School of North Miami
provides instruction only in English. In all cases, new students
are accepted conditionally and are on academic and behavioral
probation for one academic year.
New families wishing to register
their children must complete the necessary applications and submit
the required documentation. The application and documentation
will be reviewed by the school administration. If the documentation
meets the requirements for admission an appointment will be arranged
to meet with the school administration.
The school publishes a calendar for
each month school is in session. In an effort to be as accurate
as possible, this monthly
calendar is released close to the beginning of each month.
It is vital that you check this calendar every day! We utilize
this calendar to communicate much information.