“Thank you for running such a kind and gentle school. It is the perfect environment for curious and impressionable little minds.” - Dr. & Mr. Archer
Brooklin Mill Montessori School’s philosophy toward educating young children reflects the fundamental principles advocated by Dr. Montessori and is guided by How Does Learning Happen? Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years published by the Ministry of Education.
We believe that:
Children have the power to educate themselves and learn best when they do so at their own pace.
Children learn through activity, exploration, repetition, and self-correction.
Children need the independence to make their own discoveries.
Children will develop concentration and are the most attentive when they have chosen an activity themselves.
Children are competent, capable, curious, and thrive in the carefully prepared Montessori environment.
In addition, we believe that a well-rounded education includes more than a strong academic orientation. It must also invite a child to experience and enjoy a broad spectrum of arts, music, physical, and social activities. Viewing the outdoor environment as an extension of the classroom and encouraging contact with nature is an essential component of our daily program. Sharing meals and snacks together as a class promotes healthy, nutritious eating and an engaging social atmosphere where children practice appropriate mealtime courtesies. Inviting guests into the school, participating in charitable activities (such as food drives and community clean-ups), and planning local excursions builds connections with the community outside the School. Through a balanced and integrated program of activities, as well as appropriate nutrition breaks and quiet time for rest; we strive to nurture the ‘whole child’, while fostering independence and confidence daily.