Why We Exist

If great potential exists in every child, how will it be unleashed and honored?

Marin Montessori School's Mission:

"Education for Life"

The mission of Marin Montessori School, in adherence to the principles of the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) as envisioned by Dr. Maria Montessori, is to nurture the development of each child in our diverse community to his or her fullest potential – an independent, responsible, compassionate, learned individual who thinks critically and realizes clearly his or her role in the world. Thus, our mission is to provide education for life.

Marin Montessori School's Vision:

Marin Montessori School is a private, non-profit, AMI accredited school serving the diverse needs of children from toddler age through adolescence. The school is a community of families, faculty, staff, administration, and a board of trustees. Collectively, we nurture the development of each child to his or her fullest potential – intellectually, physically, socially, creatively, emotionally, and spiritually. Therefore, we strive to provide more than an academic education alone; our goal is to provide education for life.

We accomplish this by preparing a stimulating classroom with beautiful manipulative materials where our children, with the guidance of our specially trained faculty, follow their natural tendencies to master skills. We are dedicated to maintaining a warm, nurturing, joyful environment where each child:

  • Receives a quality education that supports his or her individual development;
  • Has the freedom to choose, balanced by the responsibility to be productive;
  • Learns according to his/her personal learning styles and timelines;
  • Can reach his/her academic potential without grade level limits; and
  • Enjoys beautiful, orderly, harmonious surroundings.

This program fosters self-motivation, self-discipline, compassion, independence, critical thinking, social and personal responsibility, and respect for others and the environment. It is our vision that our children gain a strong sense of self and realize a life-long satisfaction and joy in learning, working, and exploring life. We believe this will enable our children to contribute happily and productively their unique talents to the world.

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