"The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence"
- Maria Montessori
Each Montessori classroom is specifically designed to stimulate learning and cultivate a calm environment. Activities are set on low shelves that are easily seen and accessed by BJAMS students. When the educator facilitates an area of learning, children are open to go to the appropriate shelf and choose which activity they would like to use.
These various learning materials are practical, inviting and easily manipulated and stimulated multi-sensory learning. This choice ensures that children feel like active participants in their educational journey.
Our teachers engage, observe, and listen to each and every student to ensure that their needs are being met. We have four foundational conditions that we make sure is being provided in order for our students to grow and flourish in their educational journey.
Belonging - refers to a sense of connectedness to others. An individual’s experiences of being valued, of forming relationships with others, making contributions
as part of a group, a community and the natural world.
Well-being – addresses the importance of physical, mental health and wellness.
It incorporates capacities such as self-care, sense of self and self-regulation skills.
Engagement – suggests a state of being involved and focused; when children are able to explore the world around them.
Expression – or communication (to be heard, as well as to listen) may take many different forms through their bodies.