Our logo represents the philosophy that we maintain at UVMS. The child and its needs are at the core. Each of the blades represent a different aspect of the child’s life that support and propel the child towards growth. The blades are representative of the family unit, the community of children, the teacher, and the Montessori philosophy. These aspects of the child’s life work together to foster their holistic development.
The Childisin the process of becoming compassionate, confident, caring, responsible, productive, autonomous, a problem solver, accountable, independent, socially responsible, and intrinsically motivated.
The Family’s Role is to support the Montessori philosophy at home, to take initiative and actively participate in parent education, to commit to ongoing class observation, and to be an active member of the school community.
The Community’s Role is to build an environment based on respect and support for one another, to understand the unique role that each child plays in the community, and to create a sense of belonging.
The Teacher’s Role is to observe and follow the child in order to understand the child as a holistic person with individual needs, interests and potential. They also prepare the environment to be inviting, logical, practical, and flexible. They enable the child to choose their own work and they become the bridge between the materials and the child.
Montessori Education fosters the following principles: learning is a process with sensitive periods for specific learning, a discovery model of learning where children learn concepts from working with materials rather than just by direct instruction, children benefit from multiage environments, children need to have choice of activity from within a prescribed range of options, didactic materials have been designed by Maria Montessori to be self-corrective with specific indirect and direct preparations for learning, development of independence and interdependence is critical for the child’s development, freedom of movements is important for learning, and uninterrupted block of work time is equally as important.
Join our Family
Dear Prospective Family,
Thank you for your interest in University Village Montessori School (UVMS). UVMS acknowledges the unique role of the parent as the child’s first teacher. In choosing a school, the parent lends the trust to another (a sacred trust). Because of this trust, UVMS recognizes that in the parent’s absence, the school is charged with the educational process. We are excited that you have considered UVMS for this responsibility.
Becoming a mother changed my view on life and was a catalyst in a reflective inner search for renewed passion. At the time I had been working in the Consulting and Financial sectors for well over ten years. But I realized that my true genuine happiness came from the moments I had spent volunteering as a teacher for young children. To further pursue my dream I went back to school to receive my Masters in Early Childhood Education along with my Montessori teaching credentials. Exploring how children grow and learn is an intriguing and life long passion that I hope to pursue further through the establishment of this Montessori school. I strongly believe that receiving quality education from a young age can help children receive the best possible start in life, developing skills essential for life long learning.
With the start of a new school year it is our hope that, as children progress through their time at UVMS they begin to develop independence that leads them to become more purposeful, motivated, and confident individuals. We look forward to working with you to provide a warm and supportive community for our children.