Sundrops Montessori is a private Montessori school dedicated to following the principles presented by Dr. Maria Montessori in her lifetime of work as a child educator. Dr. Montessori’s philosophy has had a profound influence on education over the past century and is implemented around the world proving to be effective across cultural boundaries and socioeconomic levels. While no two Montessori schools are completely alike in their implementation they all emphasize a child’s natural desire to learn.
In 1998, under the direction of Shannon Smith, Sundrops Montessori opened its doors with nine children ages 18 months to 5 years old. Since then Sundrops has expanded to four campuses with programs currently serving children from 6 weeks to 12 years. Our focus is to create a peaceful environment sensitive to the physical, educational and emotional needs of the children.
Under the guidance of Sundrops’ certified Montessori staff, children receive individualized learning in a creative and nurturing environment. Our multi-aged classroom communities allow children to help teach and learn from one another, mutually benefiting all ages.
The Montessori classroom and materials are carefully designed and arranged to incorporate all five senses in the learning experience. Classroom materials captivate children from both a tactile and sensorial perspective, which motivates them to learn complex concepts as their education progresses. This unique approach gives children confidence and a genuine love of learning.