Vision and mission of our school
The 8th Montessori School Zeeburg is a modern school inspired by the principles of Maria Montessori. Our school provides children with quality education within a safe learning environment. Each child is recognized as an unique individual and empowered to become a responsible, independent, self-confident world citizen.
Our core principle is ‘Teach me to do it myself’. Our focus lies on children’s learning rather than on teacher’s teaching. Children are invited to enjoy school through an inspiring class environment that meet their needs, interests, abilities and levels of development (Montessori’s ‘responsive prepared environment’). Our learning trajectories are tailor-made and adapt to the children’s individual talents. Children in our school learn to reflect on their own learning goals and are made aware of what is being expected of them.
Stimulating children’s cognitive and emotional development is our overall goal. More specifically, our curriculum focuses on competences needed in today’s knowledge driven society. Besides the basic social, cultural, creativity and critical thinking skills, we include 21st Century skills like; communicating, collaborating, media literacy, ICT-competence, computational thinking and, of course, English; the lingua franca of the modern global society. Didactically the Montessori principles and practices (mixed age groups, cooperative learning, using the famous specialized Montessori learning materials, etc.) are supplemented by specific methods for reading, arithmetic, Dutch or English. These learning methods are used to support the learning process and are constantly being evaluated that it helps the children.
At our school children enjoy considerable freedom of choice and movement. They can express themselves within the warmth and safety of our school climate. Freedom always exists within boundaries. Our school is a reflection of the diverse community surrounding our school and children learn to respect each other and their teachers. The school has clear rules and regulations, teaches inclusivity and diversity and has strict policies in place against bullying.
For more information on our school, you are most welcome at one of our regular Information meetings on Wednesday or Friday mornings. Please check the agenda for the details