The Montessori Method is one of the most successful disciplines of learning which carries international recognition. Dr. Maria Montessori discovered that when children learn through experience, it encourages a deeper and more consistent understanding of language, mathematics, science, music, social interactions and much more. Montessori ONE Academy provides a robust Montessori elementary curriculum referred to as Cosmic Education whereby lessons are designed to arouse interest across multiple disciplines and incorporate multiple subject areas to demonstrate how the world and all subject matter is inter-connected. Students are dynamic participants in their learning journey. Their preferences, ideas, likes, dislikes, strengths, and challenges are all considered and valued as they work with the Guides. As Albuquerque’s only Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) recognized Montessori program, students receive a robust education that is designed to inspire curiosity and creativity, ignite confidence and self-discipline, and provide a strong college-preparatory foundation.
The Lower Elementary Program serves children ages six through nine, comparable to traditional grades first through third. As with all Montessori classrooms, mixed age groupings allow older students to assist younger students while younger students can observe and learn from their older classmates. Students enrolled in the Elementary program demonstrate sufficient self-control, focus, motivation, and independence to successfully engage in both independent and group work. They enjoy a robust and challenging curriculum referred to Cosmic Education. Students learn at their own pace and move on to the next age grouping when they demonstrate readiness or “mastery”. Students are not compared against one another and thrive in a supportive environment. To find out more about Cosmic Education, please visit our Elementary Curriculum page.
Montessori ONE’s Upper Elementary Program serves children ages nine through twelve, comparable to traditional grades third through fifth. Mixed age groupings within the classroom allow older students to assist younger students while younger students can observe and learn from their older classmates. Upper Elementary students engage in increasingly complex work using Cosmic Education’s integrated subject matter methodology. At this stage, teachers begin to prepare students for Middle School, testing, and homework. Upon completion of Montessori ONE’s Upper Elementary Program, most students graduate to one of Albuquerque’s premiere private schools such as Albuquerque Academy, Sandia Preparatory School, and Bosque School.
The environment is of the utmost importance in an authentic Montessori school. Montessori ONE Academy is custom designed to support the community residing within and meet authentic Montessori Methodology requirements. With a flexible environmental model, modification can be made to each classroom’s physical layout to best meet the children’s needs. Montessori Methodology relies upon hands-on materials to clearly demonstrate abstract concepts in a concrete manner, so children become confident in their understanding of complex subjects. These materials are carefully organized in each classroom to be readily accessible to the students. This is referred to as the “Prepared Environment”.
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"It would be easy to put a monetary value to your gift to us, but that would not include the tremendous value of the education that you are giving to our son. The depth and extent of everything he is learning is not something you can put a price tag on! We are so excited for him and can't wait to watch him flourish. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
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"I wanted to send you a note of appreciation for the opportunity to learn about the "how and why" behind what Ms. Jodi is doing in her classroom. She has always been helpful with ideas and advice to help me communicate better with Riley when I've expressed challenges we've faced. We've incorporated a lot of the classroom routine into our home life in an effort to make Riley's world consistent and give her the same opportunities for independence and learning at home as she has at school. Never would I have thought a 2-year-old was capable of this level of responsibility and independence prior to seeing what she has accomplished in your school. Thank you, to you and Jodi. I realize that both of us attend and learn from your school and I look forward to participating in future opportunities you provide parents to learn more about your approach."
"A question most parents struggle with early on is the question of child care. When my husband and I were faced with this decision as our daughter approached her first birthday and I needed to return to work, the process of finding a preschool felt daunting and overwhelming. We wanted the time our daughter spent away from us to be spent in an environment that was supportive, affirming and challenging. We didn’t want a daycare; we wanted a school. We visited many programs in Albuquerque, and I left each one feeling disappointed and wondering if I should just quit my job and stay home with my daughter. Then we discovered Montessori ONE Preschool Academy. When you observe a classroom at Montessori One, you observe a unique child-centered environment. You see a collaborative partnership between the expertise of the child and the guidance of the teacher, passionate educators who have an understanding of every child’s individual development and who have done so much to foster our girls’ growing independence and potential. Knowing that our children are in this stimulating environment during the day and seeing the incredible social and educational growth resulting from the time spent at Montessori ONE fills me with overwhelming gratitude."
"Our family cannot say enough wonderful things about Montessori ONE Academy. Our daughters are enthusiastic about life and learning. They are growing into responsible, independent, thoughtful, intelligent people. The instruction is top-notch. The administration is open and responsive to feedback and questions. The facility is world-class. We highly recommend Montessori ONE Academy to families considering private education and interested in an alternative to the traditional classroom dynamic."
The Weed Family
"My son transitioned to Montessori ONE from an in-home day care environment at 18 months, and despite severe separation, his transition was relatively smooth. At nearly 3 years old now, he is thriving and I continue to feel that the staff are open in communicating his daily routine and helping us with extending aspects of Montessori theory into our home. IF YOU ARE SEARCHING FOR JUST A DAY CARE or someone that is going to care for your child more than 40 hours/week, this is probably not the place for your child...this is truly an educational facility that offers child care beyond school hours."
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