PBMS shares the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori who believed in providing the children with an environment rich in opportunities to grow spiritually, mentally, and socially. Having a great desire to learn and explore the environment, the child becomes, to a large extent, her own teacher.
Children bring great enthusiasm and concentration to each activity they do. PBMS understands that children do not learn through abstractions, as adults do, but learn by touching, tasting, and feeling everything they can. We support this learning process with a series of activities, graduated in difficulty. This approach leads each child to greater and greater success.
All the teachers at PBMS have Montessori training from either Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) or the American Montessori Society (AMS). The Head of School is an experienced and certified Montessori teacher. The Director is a well respected and experienced Montessori teacher. All classes have assistant teachers.
The purpose of Montessori education at PBMS is to aid children in their own natural development, which includes physical, emotional, and cognitive skills necessary for becoming an effective contributing member of society. Before making an intelligent choice about what they are to do with their lives and how to succeed in our culture, children need to know how culture evolves. This learning is achieved in a joyful process that reflects the pleasure of learning. The curriculum includes the following subjects:
- Language Arts
- Physical Education