|Alief Montessori Community School|
Alief Montessori Community School strives to provide our students with an optimal enviroment of lifelong learning to become productive citizens, capable of contributing to the society.
During its two decades of service, Alief Montessori Community School has provided Montessori programs for children 3 to 12 years old. Students attend multi-age classes according to Montessori education. Primary students usually range from 3 to 6 years of age. The lower elementary students are about 6 to 9 and the upper elementary 9 to 12 years of age. Traditionally Montessori schools grow by beginning with 3-year-old students then adding a new group of 3-year-olds each year. Ideally, 3-year-old students remain with the same teacher for 3 years, as will 6-year-olds who move up to an elementary class. Currently, AMCS has primary and lower elementary classes.
Alief Montessori Community School as an organization and its staff, as individuals, hold essential accreditation and membership with
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI): Staff memberships
North American Montessori Teachers Association: Staff memberships
Montessori Accresitation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE)
A Texas Exemplary School 1999-2000
Texas Business and Education Coalition Awards:
Recipient of Honor Roll School Award 2005-2006
Recipient of Honor Roll School Award 2006-2007
Recipient of Honor Roll School Award 2007-2008
Montessori education helps children develop and refine the skills of perception, rationalization, and abstraction. Patterns of concentration, perseverance and thoroughness, established in early childhood, produce a confident and competent learner. A Montessori education encourages the joy of learning at an early age and provides a framework in which intellectual and social maturity work together to provide the development of true community.
A major goal of the Montessori experience is to encourage self-discipline. From their first day in the classroom, children are encouraged to make choices based upon their interest and their knowledge of available activities. They are given security by the presence of clear guidelines for responsible behavior - guidelines that are positively and consistently reinforced.
1. Montessori education provides a prepared environment to facilitate maximum independent learning and exploration by the child.
7. The child develops a sense of responsibility to other members of the class, school and community.
There is intrinsic concern for rhythm, balance, and order, which make the life process possible and provide continuity between man and nature.
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