A Sense of Place
A Sense of Self
A Sense of Value
A Sense of Inner Motivation
A Sense of Learning
Fields of Green Montessori School models a Montessori, earth-based curriculum wherein each child individually and actively participates in his or her development as an intelligent, creative, unique and integral part of the environment in which we all live and share.
By using Earth as their guide, all children learn the importance of place. This concept is vital to the integration of sustainability in our cultures and societies. By returning to, or gaining this sense of place, we educate our children and ourselves. The children also learn about relevant issues they face within their own communities, thus becoming active participants in the place they choose to call home.
By using the universe as their guide, the children explore who they are by exploring their source of life. Gaining the understanding that we are all created from "star stuff", our children begin to establish a strong sense of self. With a solid foundation built from this knowledge of self, they can then feel free and unafraid to explore and navigate their world.
Working with their inner environment as their guide, the children build a value-based core of knowledge. By regaining a sense of value, the imbue their hearts and spirits with a knowledge of what is really important in their lives. Once these values are in place, a child can set off on his or her course of life, secure in the values that are held deep within.
Working with nature as their guide, the children draw on their innate drives to bring out the inner motivation that is present within each one of us. Inner motivation is the fuel needed to explore their world, both inside and out. This exploration will lead them into many positive challenges and creative experiences.
During this time of internal and external exploration, our highly trained and highly sensitive staff work with the children to enhance their sense of learning. Active learning is a product of using our five senses, which is truly learning at its best. By using experiential education, we offer our children the highest form of learning possible.