Grace and Courtesy
Our Petals and Roots
The Visible and Invisible
“The satisfaction which they find in their work has given them a grace and ease like that which comes from music.” Maria Montessori The Discovery of the Child, p. 87
It’s Our Mission
The Island Montessori School mission specifically mentions grace and courtesy as a guiding model in our environments. These words are synonyms, evidence of the interconnectedness and interdependence of the Montessori Method, like our mixed-age levels and cosmic education. Our school community enlivens our mission statement, from stewarding our spaces to honoring each other’s uniqueness to giving ourselves the mercy to make mistakes. Gracious and courteous behaviors are cultural norms at IMS. Simply, we love grace and courtesy!
Concrete and Abstract
As our petals and roots, grace and courtesy are prominent features of Island Montessori School. Treating oneself, others, and our environment with respect and kindness are cherished overarching traditions at IMS. We practice these traditions through lessons and activities, classroom routines, and genuine acts of caring. Concrete and abstract indicators of grace and courtesy proliferate at IMS.
2021-2022: Year of Roots
Island Montessori School
The mission of Island Montessori Charter School is to enable children of diverse backgrounds to learn and grow at their own pace by offering a developmentally appropriate and challenging academic Montessori environment that models grace and courtesy and fosters a peaceful community of lifelong learners.