Our daily yoga classes bring a centering quality and sparkle to the beginning of our day. Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Our teachers leading children’s yoga have over 30 years of personal yoga practice and meditation.
Peace education is the process of acquiring the knowledge and developing the attitudes, skills, and behaviors to live in harmony with oneself, with others, and with the natural environment. The way of peace is the way of kindness, appreciation and respect. The founders of Montessori Peace School have developed a unique educational program based on principles of positive psychology, that shares with children, through simple stories, the unique strengths and gifts of different historical figures that have impacted the world in a positive way. In the past for example,
we have learned about patience from Wilbur and Orville Wright, respect from
Abraham Lincoln, dedication from Dr Albert Schweitzer, courage from Harriet Tubman,
and understanding from Margaret Meade.
Music plays an important role in our daily classroom life. In addition to music and movement during our Circles, the children also participate in a weekly Music Together Class. This program is integrated into the classroom experience and then continues at home as family members use the MT music and home materials to further engage their children. Our Family Sing-alongs are held twice a year and are one of the most fun and anticipated events at MPS!
Family and Community Building Events
One of our goals is to create connections and friendships among families at Montessori Peace School. At the beginning of the school year we have a school picnic to get to know one another and reconnect. We have a Thanksgiving luncheon and program prepared by the children for our families. a Winter holiday program, two family sing-a-longs, Mother’s Day tea, Graduation and end of year program. Parents hold parent coffees throughout the school year. There is a weekly yoga class for interested parents for a nominal fee.
We have a summer program open to Montessori Peace School students with a cozy neighborhood summer time feeling! Outdoor play time includes water play and gardening. Indoor activities include arts and crafts, music, yoga, educational games, reading, cooking, and creative play. There is a separate fee for the summer program.
❖ Nature Walks
❖ Organic Gardening
❖ Organic Snacks and Milk
❖ Environmental Awareness