We are a parent owned non-profit Montessori school that provides a nurturing learning environment using Montessori methods and philosophy. Families, faculty, and administration form a community to facilitate the emotional, social, physical, and academic development of competent, confident, and responsible individuals.
- We Believe in Respect for the Child;
- We Believe in the Importance of a Stimulating and Nurturing Learning Environment;
- We Believe in Fostering the Individuality and Diversity of Each Child;
- We Believe in Excellence in Education through Hands-on Learning;
- We Believe in Encouraging Personal Responsibility, Self-discipline and Independence;
- We Believe that Parents play a Critical Role in Their Child’s Education;
- We Believe that the Path to World Peace is through the Children.
The Montessori School for Shreveport is committed to making our environment safe and optimal for the physical, academic, social and emotional development of all our students. All students are expected to comply with the three ground rules of the school:
- Respect for self
- Respect for others
- Respect for the environment
The Montessori School for Shreveport is one of the oldest Montessori schools in the United States. It was founded in the fall of 1964 by Peggy and Norman V. Kinsey and Neilson S. Jacobs as a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation run by a Board of Trustees elected from the parent body.
Pioneers of The Montessori School for Shreveport established a school that would develop in children a blueprint for life, utilizing the unique Montessori method. Their goal remains our goal, for the school continues to help children with their life plans by providing a prepared Montessori environment, which meets the academic, emotional, physical, artistic, and spiritual needs of each child at his or her particular level of development. The school has programs for children from 21 months through the eighth grade and serves youngsters from diverse socio-economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. The exceptionally bright, the average, and the academically challenged have all blossomed under the individualized approach of the Montessori philosophy.
The Montessori School for Shreveport is accredited by the American Montessori Society and is at the forefront of Montessori education in Louisiana. Each classroom is guided by a certified American Montessori Society (AMS) teacher who has been specifically trained for the ages of the children he or she is instructing.
The classrooms allow for a multi-age grouping of children at each level and large blocks of uninterrupted work time. Learning takes place in an interactive social setting, which fosters a sense of community, respect, and consideration for others. Teachers match individual children with carefully organized and sequenced lessons using concrete learning materials in a multi-sensory approach for the child’s own discovery and joy of learning. The classroom atmosphere is loving and nurturing with clear limits and choices to assist the child in the development of self-control.
The Montessori School for Shreveport has been fortunate through the years to have been associated with fine parents who want to provide the best education for their children. Parent involvement in our school community is encouraged through classroom observations and on-site workshops. Parent partnerships are specifically developed through parent-teacher conferences, a guided “journey” through classroom environments at each level and a quarterly newsletter. These partnerships are further enhanced through a variety of parent volunteer programs. Staff education is supported through local, regional, and national workshops and seminars. These activities, along with periodic visits by AMS consultants, ensure high quality pre-school, elementary, and middle school programs which promote the growth of confident, independent, and happy children. Present day parents applaud and appreciate past efforts. Our children are the beneficiaries of a wonderful educational opportunity.