Laren's Mission Statement:
Our Laren family will challenge, inspire, and meet
the diverse needs of our students
academically, socially, and emotionally
in an atmosphere of mutual caring and respect
based on Montessori philosophy, principles, and methods.
Our certified staff strives to help our children develop
strong character, a positive self-image, independence,
self-assurance, and a joy for learning
which will carry through their lifetime.
The objective of Laren Montessori is to provide an early education program in which the foundation for a lifetime of creative learning is developed effectively and efficiently within each child. Specifically it develops a learning environment that surrounds children with maximum motivation and opportunity to learn and achieve in directions consistent with their individual level of maturation. Our goals for our students are to develop:
1. A positive attitude toward school and learning
2. An abiding curiosity
3. Habits of initiative and persistence
4. Sensory-motor skills in order to sharpen the ability to discriminate and judge
5. Inner discipline and sense of order.
6. A sense of clear concepts
7. Concentration for lifelong study skills.
8. Socially acceptable behavior
9. Each child's innate, ultimate potential through high self-expectations
The above objective can be achieved only with Laren Staff and parents working together. Parents are the primary educators of children. Laren staff is here to assist parents, not to replace them. Laren staff and parents are partners working together with good communication and mutual support. Laren staff will work with you as a team based on mutual respect to help students with academics excellence and strong character development.
A Child-Centered, Holistic Approach
Our teachers and staff are guided by Montessori education principals. We pride ourselves on a low student to teacher ratio. Our teachers develop age-appropriate lessons and works that introduce and strengthen academic and social skills.
In addition to the ‘basics’, we offer students a range of gross motor and creative opportunities including weekly music, drawing, Indonesian dance, and Tai Chi classes. We strive to include enrichment activities that extend our students knowledge and understanding of the world outside the classroom. Each year our students take a field trip to an apple orchard, fruit and vegetable farm, animal farm, fire station, and we welcome visitors to our school to show us their special contribution and interest.
We are also committed to parent education. Parents must attend orientation and a Montessori training in their child's classroom to learn about the processes and materials with which their child is working. All parents are invited to attend Father's Night and Mother's Night with their child and to actively participate in various parent and family events.