Donations by members of the Dig In Rewards network are now possible to the Fort Collins Montessori School.
“The mission of Fort Collins Montessori School is to provide a classic pre/K-9th grade Montessori program that inspires and empowers children with an exceptional educational experience based on the principles and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori.”
They are a public school with a tuition-based preschool. They opened as a pre/K – 3rd grade school in August 2014 (School Calendar), and will add one grade per year through 9th grade in 2020. The 2016-17 school year will include expansion to the 5th grade and the addition of a third primary classroom. They are PSD’s first public Montessori school, and the only option for continuance of Montessori education beyond the primary level in Fort Collins.
The concepts of the “whole-child”, “mixed-age groupings”, family involvement, and community are integral to this educational approach and will be keystones at Fort Collins Montessori School. These philosophical and educational concepts involve engaging the intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of each person in a setting with younger and older students working and learning together in community. At Fort Collins Montessori School children will be given the opportunity to work in a prepared learning environment in which highly trained Montessori guides (teachers) assist each child’s academic and social development. Our school will create an atmosphere in which children are intrinsically motivated, enthusiastic, responsible, committed life-long learners who exhibit an undeniable personal strength in their knowledge of self at each stage of their growth and development.
They envision a classic Montessori school providing an individualized educational program that recognizes the development of children and supports the natural intelligence and potential within each child. Children will work in a prepared learning environment where they will flourish as enthusiastic and responsive learners, and as innovative and collaborative problem solvers. Their school will create and maintain an atmosphere in which children are intrinsically motivated, joyful, responsible, committed life-long learners who exhibit an undeniable personal strength in their knowledge of self at each stage of their growth and development.
For more information: http://www.focomontessori.org/