Love of Learning
“Our aim is not only to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core.”
“The development of the child during the first three years after
birth is unequaled in intensity and importance by any period that precedes or follows in the whole life of the child.”
“Any child who is self-sufficient ... reflects in his joy and sense of achievement the image of human dignity, which is derived from a sense of independence.”
“If the idea of the universe is presented to the child in the right way... it will create in him admiration and wonder, a feeling loftier than any interest and more satisfying.”
“There is a great sense of community within the Montessori classroom, where children of differing ages work together in an atmosphere of cooperation rather than competitiveness. There is respect for the environment and the individuals within it...”
“Study is a response to a need of the intellect and if based upon our psychic nature, it does not weary, but refreshens and strengthens the mind during its development.”
“The consciousness of knowing how to make oneself useful, how to help humankind in many ways, fills the soul with noble confidence.”
Why Choose Santa Cruz Montessori?
Santa Cruz Montessori School (SCM) provides lifelong benefits for its students and giving your child a SCM education is the most important investment you can make in his or her future. The results of an SCM experience are clear:
Our Mission and Philosophy
The mission of Santa Cruz Montessori School is to guide and nurture the natural development of the whole student. In a Montessori learning community, students develop a respect for nature and the global family and will grow with a healthy spirit, a clear intellect, and a strong character.
Science and Montessori
In this YouTube video Dr. Steve Hughes discusses the science behind the Montessori method.
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Open House for families with toddlers Saturday, October 17, 9:00am – 12:00pm at our Young Children's Community, 2446 Cabrillo College Drive, Soquel. For more information call 476-1646.
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