Welcome to the 2022-23 School Year!
“We can only better humanity through the child.” Maria Montessori, The London Lectures
Maria Montessori recognized the innate power within children to transform the world. Having studied both the natural and psychic development of the child, she believed the child needed to be elevated in society and that the mission of education “was not to merely transmit knowledge, but to take care of this life which has the possibility of bettering all life.” She refers to the teacher as “the servant of nature.” As parents, we are partners in this service. Often this is a humbling experience as it requires us to set aside our own experiences, schedule, expectations, and priorities to understand and cultivate the unique gifts within our children. As we prepare to begin a new school year, I challenge you to examine how you serve your own child(ren). Do you recognize this potential in them to “better all life”? Are you willing to set aside your expectations of them and instead observe, listen, and follow their lead? We look forward to partnering with you in the coming year to serve your children and follow their lead as together we carry out our mission “to nurture self-directed, resilient, and aware human beings who contribute substance to the world.”
I wish you all the best and look forward to a wonderful year serving your children.