“Education should no longer be mostly imparting knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentials. ”
-Dr. Maria Montessori
The Heart of the Program
Deer Path Montessori is truly a house for children. Our approach to education goes beyond academics. We are dedicated to the development of the whole child: social, intellectual, emotional, and physical. The Montessori philosophy is at the heart of everything we do at Deer Path. Deer Path’s approach, based upon the unique methods of Dr. Maria Montessori, is designed to cultivate a life-long love of learning, independence, responsibility, and respect for others, the environment and all living things. Founded in 1982, Deer Path is a nonprofit, nonsectarian 10 month preschool and kindergarten offering half-day, full-day, as well as before and after school programs and summer program. Children of all races and religions are welcome.
Hands-on learning with well-tested teaching techniques and self-corrective materials is a key feature in our classrooms. The beautifully crafted materials are arranged in an inviting display on low, open shelves.
Children are given ample time and space to explore and work at their own pace and in their own learning style. The major curriculum areas include: practical life, sensorial, language, mathematics, science and cultural subjects including peace education. The curriculum is enriched by art, music, movement, a children’s garden and other outdoor experiences.