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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"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
"We feel that this is the best Montessori school in the city and that the cost incurred is well worth it. We feel that the teachers are so very caring, and completely aid in the learning of the children and fostering a great since of independence. I would Highly recommend this school."
Montessori One has created a very meaningful, high-quality distance learning program. During this Covid-19 pandemic, for our family, in-person classroom learning is not an option. As my grandson begins his 4th grade studies, I am particularly pleased with his teacher and the great degree of enthusiasm and focus on learning that she brings to class each day. It is very gratifying to watch as all the on-line students gather each morning and prepare to work—they are challenged to their fullest abilities. I know this year will be very successful for my grandson because he is so eager to join the class every day and begin to master the curriculum. Thank you for assuring that he will continue to flourish and grow through your very innovative distance learning program.
"Adam and I are so pleased with how well Luke has done this year. The work you have done with him to build his trust and self-confidence, his ability to make friends and interact with his peers is extraordinary. We commend your tireless effort! Our family feels so lucky to have you [Mr. Farren] as Luke's teacher. We think that you have demonstrated a deep knowledge of the Montessori Method and you have really helped us to see its benefits. I have never seen Luke hug any of his teachers before! The other day when you sat down next to him at his cubby and he leaned over and hugged you was monumental to me. Thank you for teaching our son and giving him the freedom of choice and independence!"
"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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