Alcuin School’s pedagogy is based on the pioneering work of Dr. Maria Montessori. The Montessori Method is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. Dr. Montessori’s educational philosophy has been time tested, with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures throughout the world and Alcuin School is one of the largest accredited and widely renowned Montessori schools in the U.S.
Our view of the child is one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. Alcuin School’s approach to the Montessori educational philosophy values the human spirit and the development of the whole child—physical, social, emotional, cognitive.
Through these developmental needs, the child broadens knowledge as well as physical and psychological abilities. Alcuin School's education program is designed to take full advantage of the children’s desire to learn and their unique ability to develop their own capabilities.
At Alcuin School, we believe Montessori education offers our children opportunities to develop their potential as they step out into the world as engaged, competent, responsible, and respectful citizens with an understanding and appreciation that learning is for life.
Given the freedom and support to question, to probe deeply, and to make connections, Alcuin School students become confident, enthusiastic, self-directed learners. They are able to think critically, work collaboratively, and act boldly—a skill set for the 21st century.