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Pioneering the next century of Montessori education...

As you enter a classroom at Centennial, you are likely to feel an inspired peace as children as young as three bustle about their work. While a four year old works on the decimal system materials, a three year old diligently polishes a glass mirror, and a five year old shares a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice with a friend. In another corner a teacher has gathered a small group to sing songs and nearby a young child rushes to help an older child with a spill. Outside a few children explore the concept of sinking and floating complete with guesses and giggles and others paint with giant swirls of color.

At Centennial, all of this work is important because it is through activity that the child becomes the individual he is striving to be. It is our job as educators to observe and assist the child in the creation of that unique self. Our teachers work quietly first to watch for moments of inspiration and then to gently direct the child to activities that will allow that natural spark of interest to blossom. To that end, the cornerstones of our program are:
  • Child Centered Approach: proven AMI Montessori philosophy which honors the natural curiosity and passion in every child.
  • Highly Trained head teachers hold an AMI degree in the appropriate program age and teacher assistants are fully bilingual and have general early childhood training. Continuing education is considered essential.
  • World Language Exposure: exposure to a second language has proven cognitive as well as educational and social benefits beyond the specific language learned.
  • Community Participation Program: Even our youngest children contribute both in the classroom community as well as in the larger community. This giving of self to others is crucial in developing the whole child.
  • Summer Program

If you are a parent excited by the opportunity to join us, we would feel privileged to meet you.

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