North Star Montessori Academy fosters a Montessori environment allowing the whole child the freedom and support to question, think deeply, and make connections. Our Montessori environment yields confident, motivated, and self-directed learners able to think critically, work collaboratively, and become respectful citizens in an ever-changing world.
Students and staff take care of those in our charge by helping connect personal wellness to that of the prepared environment. We encourage awareness of others and where we find ourselves. We collaborate to take care of our environment on our campus, in our local community as well as globally.
We are a family that supports, encourage, collaborates, and accepts the child and each member of our community.
We are connected to, and care for all students in the school, both in classrooms and common spaces. We ae willing to address issues as necessary. We are human beings and we treat one another with kindness and dignity.
Problems are solved when student are empowered to resolve conflicts both on their own and in small group settings. Student are empowered to be self-motivated, self-disciplined, and independent learners by building relationships and gaining knowledge of their peers. Faculty and staff are able to meet individual needs through these collaborative restorative justice practices.
Our teachers are up-to-date on current national and state standards and how they relate to Montessori theory and practice. We are intentional and adaptable with our Montessori instruction and how to these methods suit our current student population in order to best "follow the student".