“Imagine a method… beyond limitations…. that improved how EVERY person learns …. for children with special needs… to gifted students… and everyone in between!” – Dr. Feuerstein
We are excited to announce the opening of two new programs in September 2014 at Glebe Montessori School. In addition to our Montessori Preschool (ages 3 to 6) and Elementary (Grades 1 to 6) classes, GMS will open its doors to toddlers, 18 to 36 months. We are responding to community requests and are happy to accommodate the siblings of our present students!! It is never too early to start learning, and our toddler full day program provides children with the best introduction to a Montessori education!
In September, GMS will also offer an innovative program, Montessori Mediated Learning, designed for children who are advanced learners with specific needs and require mediated learning with low student to teacher ratios in a Montessori learning environment. This program integrates the pedagogy and psychology of Dr. Maria Montessori and Dr. Reuven Feuerstein, two doctors renowned for their groundbreaking theories and contributions in the field of child psychology and education. Dr. Feuerstein’s belief “that everyone – regardless of age, etiology or disability – has the immeasurable ability to enhance their learning aptitude and heighten their intelligence” is one that reflects the essence of Dr. Montessori’s educational philosophy. Utilizing cognitive interventions founded upon brain based learning, Montessori Mediated Learning incorporates Dr. Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment in conjunction with Montessori pedagogy to enhance children’s cognitive functions for academic learning and achievement. Dr. Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment “helps students learn how to learn and provides them with the concepts, skills, strategies, operations, and techniques necessary to function as successful, independent learners. For more information regarding GMS’s Montessori Mediated Learning programming for your child, we invite you to arrange a meeting with GMS’s Founding Director, Dijana Bate.