As a mom I feel as if Phillip became a Montessorian the day he was born. 18 months old through 8th grade, and if I had it my way he would go to Montessori College and Life thereafter.
One of the greatest qualities that comes from a Montessori education is an inherent desire to learn. Phillip loves to learn on his own, as manifested by his reading a book a week on history, economics and political science.
The encouraging, non competitive environment engenders intellectual curiosity. Spma set him on a positive course to thrive in a public high school. He has repeatedly expressed gratitude at the myriad ways in which SPMA prepared him well by fostering his interest at a young age for the Constitution while exposing him to Model UN in middle school. He continues to participate in the Montessori Model UN in NY as a Dais, as well as the Hilton Head High School Model UN in Atlanta.
It is a joy to reflect on my days as an Spma mom. The teachers care, the parents are involved, and I miss having you guys take him out of his car seat so he can enter “THE HAPPY ZONE”. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to shed light on all the “goodness” that pervades SPMA.