Louisville Montessori School


461 Tyler Avenue  
Louisville, CO  80027  
303-665-2002  
                                  

                                 

                             
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WELCOME

Louisville Montessori School, Inc. (formerly Louisville Montessori School & Daycare Center, Inc.) was founded in 1983 by a Montessori teacher and a group of parents who were interested in creating a quality preschool and child care center serving Louisville and the surrounding communities.  It is a non-sectarian, non-discriminatory school, governed by a Board of Directors, and offering programs for children 3 to 6 years of age in our preschool and kindergarten classrooms.  Louisville Montessori School is affiliated with the American Montessori Society and is licensed by the Colorado Department of Social Services.  We welcome children of any race, color, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, or disability, who would benefit from the school's programs and activities. 

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our wonderful school.  We also encourage you to visit our school to see first hand if it would be a good fit for your child and family. 

 

Our Mission

The mission of Louisville Montessori School, Inc. is to provide families with Montessori preschool and kindergarten programs for children ages 3 to 6.  Certified Montessori teachers and other qualified staff prepare the environment and guide children to fulfill their potential: cognitively, emotionally, socially, physically and spiritually.  We will assist each child to develop respect for themselves, others and their environments and build a foundation for a lifetime of creative learning. 

  • The goal of the Montessori approach is to help the child acquire the independence, confidence and motivation needed to fulfill his or her own potential.
  • The focus of the Montessori Method is the self development of the whole child.  The Montessori teacher will observe, guide, and plan lessons according to the needs of the children in the classroom.
  • The attractive, developmentally appropriate, prepared Montessori classroom environment and materials stimulate the child’s curiosity to make choices according to their own interests and to learn at their own pace.
  • The school’s staff and our routines will provide the necessary guidelines and ground rules for the child to move freely in the environment, to make choices, to solve problems, to develop respect for ones self, others and the learning environment, thus laying the foundation for a lifetime of creative learning.  

KEY CONCEPTS OF A MONTESSORI EDUCATION:

  1. The aim of Montessori education is to foster competent, responsible, adaptive citizens who are lifelong learners and problem solvers.
  2. Learning occurs in an inquiring, cooperative, nurturing atmosphere.  Students increase their own knowledge through self- and teacher-initiated experiences. 
  3. Learning takes place through the senses.  Students learn by manipulating materials and interacting with others. 

 

FUNDAMENTAL IDEAS BEHIND MONTESSORI:

  1. The individual is considered as a whole.  The physical, emotional, social, aesthetic, spiritual and cognitive needs and interests are inseparable and equally important.
  2. Respect and caring attitudes for oneself, others, the environment, and all life, is necessary.