The mission of OKC Heartland Montessori School is to provide a loving, secure and well-prepared Montessori environment for every child to develop into an independent and confident person who enjoys learning, loves people and appreciates mother nature.
Mixed Age Classrooms
Primary classrooms are designed for children between the ages of 3 to 6 years. This is an opportunity to nurture their individual development within the context of a group setting. Because the curriculum is individualized, your child can work at his or her own pace while participating in a mixed age classroom community. Your younger child learns by observing the behavior and activities of the older children. Your older child gains self-confidence, leadership skills and responsibility by setting an example for her younger friends.
A Deep Connection Between Teacher and Child
AMS-certified teachers choose this career because of their love for children and dedication to Montessori. Their depth of training and knowledge is amplified by the joyful and deep relationship they develop with your child throughout the three-year journey together.
Child Centered (Not Teacher Centered)
Unlike conventional classrooms, where all children are expected to pay close attention to the teacher, their program does the opposite – the teacher is trained to closely observe your child’s interests, tendencies and needs. You won’t see the teacher standing at the front of the classroom at a chalkboard, but rather down at your child’s level, engaged with her or a small group.
One Size Does Not Fit All
Instead of a top down curriculum based upon age, the teacher is trained to respect your child’s unique potential and connects him with the lesson best suited at that precise moment of development. Your child will be challenged according to her ability, not to a generic standard.
8:1 student-teacher ratio, as well as before- and after-school care. To learn more, attend an open house or book a tour online.