We welcome you to the East Aurora Montessori School, and thank you for choosing our preschool/kindergarten for your child. We take pride in the goals we have established for ourselves and the facility we have carefully prepared to assist us in this endeavor. We hope that your child will develop a love of learning that will enhance their education for the rest of their life. It is our intention to communicate with parents and work together to help your child in reaching their full potential. Please do not hesitate to contact us with a question, comment, or concern. By choosing the East Aurora Montessori School for your child, you are showing that you want the best for your child, and we are also committed to this goal.
The mission of the East Aurora Montessori School is to provide a positive, nurturing environment for young children that fosters independence and self esteem, and provides a solid foundation for a life long love of learning. The East Aurora Montessori School will support the development of a responsible, culturally diverse community of individual learners and adhere to the Montessori philosophy and method.
Montessori Graduates– Leaders and Life-Long Learners
A Montessori education not only prepares children for the rigors of academic requirements, but also gives them the critical thinking skills, and independent learning techniques that prepare them for life. Children are given the opportunity to recognize their importance in the global picture and creatively explore ways to contribute to society.
Last year EA Montessori sponsored Alex’s Lemonade Stand to raise money for childhood cancer research. The children created posters and ideas for local advertising, took turns making and serving lemonade, and proudly delivered their collected donations.
The Montessori philosophy empowers children to think outside the box. They realize that the initiatives of even the youngest can make a difference in the world. In the classroom, the children learn about global culture and customs with enthusiasm and respect. They explore reading, math, geography and science in uniquely interactive ways. The children have music and French instruction when young minds are most creative and receptive.
There is an extensive list of highly successful Montessori graduates.
When Larry Page, CEO of Google was asked what the secret to his success was, he said that the self directed learning and intellectual curiosity of Montessori education was the key. Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google who was also a Montessori graduate said “Montessori education concerns inspiring students to become life-long learners with a love of education.”
Also included in the distinguished Montessori list are Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison,, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Andrew Llyod Weber, Robert Frost, Prince William and Prince Harry, T. Barry Brazelton M.D. , Anne Frank, and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. Julia Child said that Montessori learning taught her to love working with her hands.
Wil Wright, creator of Sim City, told The Wall Street Journal that Montessori taught him the joy of discovery. “IT showed you can become interested in pretty complex theories, like Pythagorean theory, say, by playing with blocks. It’s all about learning on your terms, rather than a teacher explaining stuff to you. Sim City comes right out of Montessori.”
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, nobel prize winner said “ I do not believe there is a method better than Montessori for making children sensitive to the beauties of the world and awakening their curiosity regarding the secrets of life.”
If you want to learn more about Montessori-the woman or the teaching philosophy- you can turn to Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia run by Montessori graduate Jimmy Wales.
Join us on Saturday, Jan. 30th, 2016, for an Open House at East Aurora Montessori, 46 Grey Street, East Aurora, from 10am-2pm. (716) 652-5092. More information here.