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passion success for forlearning lif e WE ARE JOLIET MONTESSORI “ Whoever touchesthelifeof a childtouchesthe most sensitivepointof a whole, whichhas rootsin the most distantpastand climbs towardthe inﬁnite future. ” for Life.Maria Montessori —uccess Passion for Learning 1 40197_CapBroHorz.indd 2 8/8/13 10:06 AM OUR MISSION Joliet Montessori School inspires students to We are a not-for-proﬁ t private school that has been serving children engage academically and socially every day, since 1966.Registered with the Illinois State Board of Education, we are developing independence, a love of work, School the only fully recognized Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and a respect for all. school in Will County. We welcome children, ages 3 through 15, of all ethnic, racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds. Montessori Joliet 1 40197_CapBroHorz.indd 3 8/8/13 10:07 AM WeAre YourChild’s Advocates for Life. There is no other human being like your child, who was born with speciﬁc abilities, talents, and interests. At Joliet Montessori, we believe that your child deserves the best; beginning with an education that’s anything but “onesize ﬁts all”; one that instead nurtures and advances your child as a whole person. Look to a Montessori education to facilitate the development of your child into a happy,independent, and responsible young adult who continues to pursue knowledge beyond the classroom. Count on us to be champions of your child, empowering him or her to learn at a personalized pace and imparting valuable life skills, such as: •Motivation •Self-discipline •Decision making •Problem solving •Independent thought Your child is one of a kind. Shouldn’t your child’s education be too? A Lineageof Learning by Doing for Life The Montessori method was developed more than a century ago by Italian physician andeducator Dr.Maria Montessori. Success — The basic idea in her approach to education is that all children carry,unseen within, the adults that they will become. Montessori education focuses on growing and Learnilearning through hands-on experience and self-directed 1 2 for exploration, under the guidance of a speciﬁcally trained and credentialed adult. The adult in the environment is Primary: 0–6 years Elementary: 6–12 years Passioncommonly referred to as a “guide” rather than a “teacher.” 2 40197_CapBroHorz.indd 4 8/8/13 10:09 AM WeAre YourChild’sGuide to the World. The Montessori method is designed to guide your child through his or her own individual formative stages. These stages of human development occur in a series of four distinct “planes”: THE FOUR PLANES OF DEVELOPMENT PRIMARY ELEMENTARYADOLESCENCEMATURITY “Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment.” — Dr.Maria Montessori Joliet Montessori offers a comprehensive curriculum in a unique learning environmentfor eachstage of develop- ment. Our educational approach speciﬁcally addresses your child’s distinct characteristics, interests,and needs as he or she moves throughthe planes, transforming and evolving with eachstage. In addition to academicstudies, a Montessori education provides invaluable social skills, suchas communication, compassion, conﬂict resolution, andthe ability to notonly adapt to a changing world butalso truly succeed in it. You child is reaching for the stars. We give them what they need to soar. School 3 4 Montessori Adolescence: 12–18 years Maturity: 18–24 years Joliet 3 40197_CapBroHorz.indd 5 8/8/13 10:10 AM PRIMARY WeAre YourChild’s Gateway to Independence. At Joliet Montessori, we believe in balancing freedom with accountability and responsibility. When these three key components are combined, your child is able to develop into a strong and independent individual who thinks critically. Our primary curriculum, designed for children ages 3–6, contains six foundational areas: • Practical Life • Mathematics • Sensorial • Science • Language Arts • Geography and Cultural Subjects Look to us to provide opportunities for your child to make appropriate choices from a very early age, developing his or her character in ways that are beneﬁcial for life — both in and outside the classroom. “I see children as ﬂowers ready to bloom.” – Mrs. Cornstubble, Primary Guide Count on us to help your child learn and do things by and for him- or herself.Our classrooms are safe for Life environments for exploration that enable children Success to learn how to care for themselves and for others, — both academically and socially. Your child is ready for a world of possibility. LearningWe put that world into practice. for Passion 4 40197_CapBroHorz.indd 6 8/8/13 10:11 AM ELEMENTARY We Are Your Child’s Path to Exploration. When it comes to education, we believe in introducing your child to everything under the sun — literally. An interdisciplinary approach to academic subjects is an integral component of the Montessori method. At Joliet Montessori, we inspire elementary students to be creative, self-directed learners who explore the world around them. Your child will be presented with lessons that offer context for — and connections between — subjects that include mathematics, language arts, geography, history, biology, and chemistry; all within the context of small group research and application. The result? Awareness and understanding of how all subjects work together to tell each piece of a uniﬁ ed story, and how your child plays a key role in making it happen. Your children are your universe. At Joliet Montessori, they’re at the center of ours too. Joliet Montessori School 5 40197_CapBroHorz.indd 7 8/8/13 10:12 AM ADOLESCENCE WeAre YourChild’s Window to the World. It’s a wide world out there — one that extends well beyond textbooks and classrooms. Joliet Montessori is committed to helping our students discover that learning withtheir minds isonly one part of the overall equation; it’s also about serving our community. Our alumni include doctors and dentists, judges and lawyers, teachers and elected public servants who serve their communities with honor and integrity. Joliet Montessori supports adolescent students as they become collaborative and socially responsible, and contribute to their community. Your child is part of a larger equation. At Joliet Montessori, every child equals excellence. A Commitmentto Community for Life for Life“ Montessoriadolescents have a deep and satisfying community Success life, which increases as they get older.One can speculate from Success this that Montessori adolescents very likely will look forward to — their careers and social interactions as part of their service to society and to the world. The study indicates that there is a basis Learning for anticipating a more highly motivated and socially healthy human development within the Montessori educational plan of for work and studies.” — “ Montessoriand Optimal Experience Research,” David Kahn, Founding Pasiinnfor Director,The Hershey Montessori School Adolescent Community Farm. The NAMTA Journal, Vol 28, No 3, Summer 2003 6 40197_CapBroHorz.indd 8 8/8/13 10:14 AM MATURITY WeAre YourChild’s Springboard to Success. Outcome studiesshow that Montessori students consistently perform as well or better than their traditionally educated counterparts. Joliet Montessori utilizes Northwest Evaluation As- sociation Assessments, a nationally recognized method of measuring thegrowth and skills of ourstudents. These results effectively gauge the academic success of our students and provide parents and faculty with tangible indications of progress. Joliet Montessorigraduatesare enjoying successful academic careers at area high schools and prestigious universities, suchas Notre Dame, theUniversityof Missouri andKalamazooCollege. “Our choices and our actions determine the person we will become, and we need to go out and make a difference in the world.” — BethSpesia, JMSClass of2006, NotreDameUniversity From Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos to the “Google Guys” Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the list of Montessori success stories includes Nobel laureates, world leaders, innovative entrepreneurial leaders and everyday, ordinary people living extraordinary lives. Joliet Montessori is focused on preparing your student for School success in life. Your children are destined for their own path. Together, we can help position them for success. Montessori Joliet 7 40197_CapBroHorz.indd 9 8/8/13 10:15 AM WeAre YourChild’sExtended Family, WeAre Joliet Montessori. Friends, and Mentors. A Montessori education is invaluable in helping your child reach his or her fullest potential. Joliet Montessori Joliet Montessori is a living and learning community in which is committed to providing an education that your child parents play a major role. As the only fully recognized AMI school in Will County, our faculty represents the highest can’t afford to miss. Together, we can help your child foster a passion for learning that will lead to success for caliber of specialized Montessori training and experience, and is dedicated to continuing education and professional life. Contact us to learn more. development. PHONE: (815)741-4180 We want to build a meaningful partnership with your family. As an integral part of the Montessori experience, parents are EMAIL: a crucial component to a successful school. By reinforcing the email@example.com life lessons that your child learns in school, you and your WEBSITE: family will beneﬁt well beyond the walls of our classroom. www.jolietmontessorischool.org Your child is part of a world that’s ever-changing. TOURS: Count on us to be your child’s guides for life. Toursand classroom observations are also available by appointment. Please contact the school to arrange your visit. for Life Success — Learning for Passion 8 40197_CapBroHorz.indd 10 8/8/13 10:16 AM 40197_CapBroHorz.indd 11 8/8/13 10:18 AM PHONE: (815) 741-4180 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE: www.jolietmontessorischool.org 40197_CapBroHorrzndd 12 88/13 10:05AM
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