Roots & Wings Montessori serves children from 4 months to 15 yrs, including infants, toddlers, preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and junior high. We provide an optimum school environment based on Montessori's philosophy of individualized education of the whole child, ethically, socially, academically, physically, spiritually and artistically, thus enabling each to become a self-reliant, satisfied, confident, productive global citizen and steward of the earth. We have been blessing families for 30 yrs.
Our Take: Roots and Wings Montessori School
It’s wrong to think that all Montessori programs are the same, and Roots and Wings is a great reminder of that. The program starts with the foundational aspects of the Montessori method but then builds out from there, specifically with a very modern take on environmental awareness. Nature is important of course, and for all sorts of reasons, but so is a student’s understanding of their relationship to it, their place within in it, and their responsibility for it. Too often students see it as something they travel to, rather than live in, and Roots and Wings works hard to soften that interface. Yes, there are trips, but students also experience the outdoors—as play space, classroom—on a daily basis; nature plays a primary role in developing a sense of resiliency and the contours of an active lifestyle. The program nicely extends through the middle school grades, which perhaps is atypical of Montessori schools, despite the obvious benefit of keeping students in place, without disruption, through their elementary years.