A school is only as good as the teachers and staff. This is particularly true for a Montessori school because the philosophy is distinct and the methodology supporting the principles inherent in the philosophy use materials specially designed to invite children to discover the world. If teachers are not trained in this specific approach and how to present the scientifically designed materials, the outcomes will be compromised and the children’s efforts may not achieve the goals possible.
A specific training doesn’t mean a teacher has the personal qualities that are paramount for working with young children such as: nurturing, enthusiastic, patient, loving, intelligent, curious, peaceful, innovative, focused, and world embracing. At Compass Montessori, our lead teachers not only demonstrate their knowledge of the Montessori philosophy but also have the essential personal qualities. Assistant teachers will have or will be acquiring training that best prepares them to assist the lead teacher on a day to day basis.