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Mission

Mission Statement

We work together to cultivate a vibrant Montessori learning community where children are inspired to grow with joy, purpose, and compassion.

Through the wonder of direct exploration, the satisfaction of engaged learning, and the integration of visual and performing arts, Bay Farm Montessori Academy students develop the skills and sense of responsibility to be confident learners, eager to understand themselves and their world.

Philosophy

The work of Bay Farm Montessori Academy is grounded in the firm belief that:

  • The Montessori educational model provides a proven and effective foundation for learning.
  • All children have an innate capacity to wonder about, delight in, and ultimately develop a constructive understanding of the world around them.
  • Every child has the unique potential to learn, communicate, engage, and interact. A child-centered approach, based on an understanding of the child’s developmental readiness, must be the starting point for all educational experiences.
  • Childhood education must develop the whole child across a broad range of academic, physical, creative, social and emotional dimensions.
  • Children learn best when they engage actively in the learning process. A carefully prepared, mixed-age classroom setting allows children to be both learners and leaders, absorbing lessons from teachers and classmates and serving in turn as role models and mentors to their peers.
  • Children learn easily in a warm and caring environment where they feel welcome and safe. By spending three consecutive years in each classroom, children develop strong, respectful, long-term relationships with their teachers and fellow students.
  • The integration of diverse disciplines with opportunities for creative and artistic expression enriches the learning experience.

These beliefs drive the atmosphere, curriculum, selection of learning materials, and educational experiences offered to students at Bay Farm. Our students gain satisfaction from self-directed, meaningful work, and reach high levels of personal achievement in an atmosphere of respect and responsibility for themselves and for others.