Outstanding people have one thing in common: An absolute sense of mission.
The mission of Mountain View Montessori is to provide a child-centered, individualized, grade K-7 education founded upon the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. MVM will foster a structured environment of freedom and discovery in which each child can reach his or her full academic, social, and personal potential. Graduates of MVM will demonstrate creative thinking, self-discipline, respect, and cooperation, and will build a solid foundation for future success.
The educational philosophy and methods of instruction supporting MVM’s mission and distinguishing its program include the following, each of which maps specifically to the Goals & Objectives hereinafter enumerated:
- Individualized & Differentiated Learning
- Mixed-age Groupings
- Integrated Teaching & Learning
- Prepared Environment
- Role of Teachers to Observe, Guide & Assess
- Classroom Environment of Respect & Character Education
The Mountain View Montessori environment and curriculum will thus be based on the freedom of a highly individualized and self-directed education within the specifically “prepared environment” of vertical (multi-age) classrooms, specialized didactic materials, careful teacher observation and guidance, and a strong commitment to the values of self-discipline and respect. MVM’s educational program will likewise include frequent opportunities for parental involvement, regular and specific assessment of progress, and ongoing web-based reporting. Assessment and reporting take place within a structure of explicit alignment between the Montessori curriculum and the Utah Common Core Standards.