Welcome to Greater Montessori School (GMS), Columbia
Give your child an extraordinary start with us.
We at GMS teach with passion and emotions. We educate using a combination of Montessori and Reggio Emilia’s approach of teaching. We trust that each child is “A Universe of ideas” and as educators we walk with them in their journey felicitating them with independence; with which they can live their dreams. We assist each and every child to reach the next level by creating individual lesson plans in co-ordinance with common core state standards. At GMS we consider it to be as our moral responsibility to be the role models for our students. GMS provides child-centered educational approach, thoughtfully prepared learning environment, based on scientific observations for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years.
We at GMS encourage independence, freedom within limits, and a sense of order. The child, through individual choice, makes use of what the environment at GMS offers to develop himself, interacting with the teacher when support and/or guidance is needed. Our teachers match appropriate lessons and materials to the sensitive periods that children experience as they grow, when learning is most naturally absorbed and internalized. Our multiage classrooms create a learning environment that accommodates choice and facilitates younger children learn from older children and older children reinforce their learning by teaching concepts they have already mastered. This mirrors the real world, where individuals work and socialize with people of all ages and dispositions. This socialization prepares the child for the world of adolescence, when thought and emotion evolve into understanding more abstract, universal concepts such as equity, freedom, and justice.