Our Houston Montessori School
As you search for a Houston Montessori School families love, look no further than Saint Nicholas School. Our school values and educates the whole child, nurturing a love of learning. To learn more, schedule a tour of our campus today!
Lower Montessori Education at Saint Nicholas Schools
The Lower Montessori School provides Houston children with the Montessori education method and a prepared learning environment. In this environment, children absorb the culture. Montessori education is a natural process that develops automatically in which the child acts on their environment.
The teacher’s task is to arrange that which motivates activity and learning. The Montessori method involves creating a small, comfortable space for children to explore and learn independently.
The children in the Practical Life part of the classroom learned everyday living skills that reinforced their independence and self-respect. Maria Montessori observed the children’s spontaneous behavior as a method for the teacher to know how to teach. The Montessori philosophy is a systematic approach that appreciates the child’s love of work.
At Saint Nicholas School, our Montessori program is not an adaptation of traditional education. Instead, it is a fully formed method to teach and learn. In our program, our classrooms help children develop with sensory materials that encourage education through exploration and lead to abstract understanding.
Moreover, students learn how to approach new subjects with confidence. In our Montessori program, we help children grow.
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THE SNS CURRICULUM
The Montessori environment of our Lower Elementary School has a more extensive overall curriculum in the Classical school.
- Multi-lingual Early Literacy
- Latin and Classical Studies
- Singapore Mathematics
- Fine Arts
The students at Saint Nicholas School love learning and feel confident in themselves, leading to good attendance and growth. With this method, they learn how to approach new challenges with confidence and curiosity.
Children focus more on the self at younger ages and gain more physical independence. As they grow, they develop a group instinct that encourages cooperative work within the classroom. This cooperation helps them learn more about each other and the world around them.
Benefits of Montessori Education
Develop Social & Emotional Skills
Accomodate Different Learning Styles
Foster a Lifelong Love of Learning
FREEDOM & RESPONSIBILITY
Maria Montessori founded her program on a sense of choice, allowing students to guide their education. While there is specific teacher education for the program, we take a holistic approach to education.
In our Houston Montessori School, children benefit from freedom of choice and movement. Rather than sit at desks and receive lectures, children engage in initial group work and explore concepts together.
This group exploration allows the students to choose an activity and how to approach it. It also encourages them to explore, make mistakes, and try again. But, of course, this freedom is not absolute. So, our teachers engage the children at their level, offering as much space or guidance as they might need.
As they grow, this freedom encourages students to take ownership of their education. With the confidence they gain at Saint Nicholas School, they can meet challenges and make good choices through high school and into adulthood.
Saint Nicholas School is proud to hold accreditation from several trusted organizations as a Montessori School, Classical School, and Parochial School.