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The classroom is structured, orderly, and pleasant, with the children busy at work on activities which they choose for themselves.
Part of the Montessori curriculum teaches Grace and Courtesy. Children practice this in the real-life setting of the classroom and on the playground.
Hillsdale College's K-12 curriculum is content-rich, balanced, and strong, with emphasis upon the four core disciplines of math, science, literature, and history, with attention to music, art, physical education, and foreign languages.
Our goal is to see each child as Jesus sees them. The words discipline and disciple both come from the Latin word discipulus which means pupil. We do not see discipline as being negative, but as a desirable and needful part of a child’s development.
Christian Montessori especially prepares the teacher to allow for the God-given potential of the child to manifest. We understand that early childhood is the “Golden Age” for developing a special relationship with God. We understand that the lower elementary child starts to develop a sensitivity to his conscience; therefore, this period is particularly important for moral education.
A Montessori education is powerful, but how much more powerful when the spiritual development of the child is understood. Christian Montessori is an essential part of the child’s spiritual journey, lived out in an educational setting.
At ROCMS our academic areas of focus are mathematics, language (we use the Spalding method for teaching speech, spelling, writing, and reading), science, geography, culture, music, art, practical life and sensorial. We are adding Physical Education to our curriculum in 2022-2023.