Preparing all students to excel in education and in life.

Monarch Montessori of Denver’s Mission

We aim to ensure that high quality, Montessori education is available to all families that seek it, in order to help each child reach their full potential in all areas of life.  Monarch Montessori provides a holistic approach to learning, based on the educational philosophy of Dr. Montessori. Our experienced educators tailor to the individual need of each child, while our program welcomes families of all race, ethnicity and economic background. This method will support our students as they become “engaged learners today” and the “leaders of tomorrow.”

Monarch Montessori of Denver’s Vision

Monarch Montessori offers an engaging Montessori experience to families in an inclusive and thriving community that fosters whole-child development, academic excellence, and a peaceful environment where everyone feels valued and supported.

We seek to create a carefully planned Montessori environment which will enable the child to develop within himself, independence, self discipline, self respect and respect for others and the environment.

We believe that parents and the environment they create at home are the chief educational influences in the life of a child. As a school, we want to complement you in your work as a parent and help you in discovering who your child is and what his/her needs are as he/she begins the adventure of life. It is our aim to help your child become a creative, competent human being who is fully aware of him/herself, of others, and of the world around him. To recognize this vision, we have created a school where children can be themselves in an atmosphere of freedom and responsibility. It is a place where little ones will come joyfully and become absorbed and interested in their learning.

Monarch Montessori of Denver’s Values

CORE VALUES

Our core values are keenly focused on:

  • Nurturing the love of learning through opportunities to engage in spontaneous, meaningful activities under the guidance of a Montessori-trained teacher.
  • prepared environment where classrooms are well organized by curriculum area and meticulously maintained. The teacher monitors the child’s progress though observation and extensive record-keeping.
  • Mixed-age groupings based on the scientific observations by Dr. Montessori of a child’s developmental stages. The natural development of a child proceeds through several distinct planes of development.
  • Self discipline develops when learning is an exciting process of discovery, supporting concentration and intrinsic motivation.
  • Holistic education that focuses on a child’s academics, creativity, physical and social

What Makes a Montessori Education Unique?

  • The “whole child” approach: The primary goal of a Montessori program is to help each child reach full potential in all areas of life. Activities promote the development of social skills, emotional growth, and physical coordination as well as cognitive preparation. The holistic curriculum allows the child to experience the joy of learning and to develop self-esteem and independence.
  •  The “Prepared Environment”: In order for self-directed learning to take place, the whole learning environment-room, materials and social climate must be supportive of the learner. The teacher provides necessary resources, including opportunities for children to function in a safe and positive climate. The teacher thus gains the children’s trust, which enables them to try new things and build self-confidence.
  • The Montessori Materials: Dr. Montessori’s observations of the kinds of “toys” which children enjoy and return to play with repeatedly led her to design a number of multi-sensory sequential and self-correcting materials which facilitate the learning of skills and concepts. Our teachers follow “Montessori principles” as they structure new activities for the classroom.
  • The Teacher: Originally called a “Directress”, the Montessori teacher functions as a facilitator of learning. She is a role model, designer of the environment, resource person, demonstrator, record-keeper and observer of each child’s growth and development. She encourages, respects, and loves each child as a special, unique individual; she also provides support for parents and joins them in a partnership to nurture the development of the child.