Welcome to our new school year! We are so very honored to share in the education of your children and take this responsibility to heart and with great dedication. As a Montessori school, we believe that we do this in partnership—student, guide, family, and school—a village working in harmony to support children in their individual development, modeling a respectful, nurturing, and synchronistic community, and celebrating all the differences that make the entire community beautiful.
Together, we believe in whole development. Together, we commit to the individuality of each child while respecting the needs of each individual and the greater community. Together, we partner to understand, assist, and admire your child’s individual growth and learning this year. Together, we will see curiosity, joy, accomplishment, pride, risk-taking- big and small- in social, emotional, cognitive, and physical arenas. In addition, of course, we will witness the occasional disinterest, discomfort, challenges and struggle that are also part of childhood and aid in growing healthy, happy, competent, and capable adults. Together, we’ll smile and sometimes ache at the respect and reverence required to allow our children to experience that which they will navigate in their childhood. Together, we will walk this journey with your children in our public Montessori school to support the whole child, create lifelong learners, and educate for peace.
Let’s also acknowledge that there is no community as supportive as that of RMCS families and we are grateful and well-nourished by your energies and efforts! Your individual encouragements and gifts to support children and guides in the classroom are impressive and valued immensely. We thank you for the continuous contributions of our families through the River Montessori Foundation (RMF) to afford RMCS to enhance its educational offerings with such benefits as full-time assistants. We appreciate the tandem work of RMF and all of the families that make both fully non-profit organizations of our school work well and make each other better.
So as we begin this new school year together, let’s celebrate the uniqueness of our public Montessori school and confidently head into another year of joyful learning for all. If you should ever have any comments, questions, or concerns, please let us know! Remember that we are always eager to understand your child better as well as your perspective as parents and guardians, and enjoy the mutual benefits of working together to support our students!