Welcome from our Head of School
All quality schools have one thing in common: parents who get involved and unite with teachers to create the best possible learning environment for their children. Education is a partnership between parents, staff, and children. We seek to create a sense of community within the school that extends to the entire family. As such, Starwood Montessori School is a learning community not only composed of its staff and the children who attend, but also their families and members of the community as a whole. We strive to emphasize the magic of learning for its own sake, rather than for external rewards or approval.
As a daughter of a Montessorian and the mother of Montessori children, I have had the opportunity to immerse myself into the philosophy and experience the school from a parent’s perspective. I can truly say that our true Montessori environment lays a foundation for future years of learning and focuses on the development of the whole child. This, combined with educated, experienced, and compassionate teachers, creates an environment like no other.
Over the years, we have stayed true to our core values. At Starwood Montessori School we proudly state: I am part of a VIBRANT COMMUNITY, I build RESPECTFUL RELATIONSHIPS, I am a LIFELONG LEARNER, I strive for EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION, I LOVE LIFE.
We believe a Montessori education is truly a preparation for life. We expect our children will come to possess a tremendous amount of knowledge through their experiences here and be equipped with the tools necessary to succeed in higher education. More importantly, we know that Montessori students gain a sense of personal empowerment, strong work ethic, love of learning, and a sincere respect for humanity and the world we share. In short, they become the kind of people who we trust to lead us into the next generation.
We would love to share our journey with you.
Anita Hanks, M.Ed.
Head of School