Our mission is to prepare and foster the development of the whole child in a safe and nurturing environment while sparking their natural curiosity and their innate love to learn. With the teacher as their guide and a hands-on approach to learning, we aim to cultivate a self-disciplined, self-confident, independent, and academically prepared global citizen who is cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically aware.
Shrewsbury Montessori School is a well-known, innovative leader of quality Montessori education for early childhood and elementary students. We are financially stable and growing our programming.
We are a vibrant, diverse community that respects students, inspires teachers, supports families, and enhances the community. We provide an environment that nurtures children to develop their individual gifts and teaches them to love learning. Every child grows to their potential to live happy and fulfilled lives and forever remain lifelong learners.
Shrewsbury Montessori School’s core values are grounded in the Montessori philosophy and guide our community, programs, initiatives, and unique culture. Our core values reflect how we work inside and outside the organization to achieve our mission, vision, and goals. At SMS, we believe in:
- Community – We promote community and cultural awareness in our classroom environments, and celebrate the diversity of our students, families, and staff;
- Joy of learning – We provide engaged, purposeful learning opportunities that promote a love of lifelong learning;
- Respect – We value self-respect, mutual respect, respect for others, and respect for our environment. We provide a safe and nurturing environment that encourages the appreciation of joy and the wonderment of childhood;
- Peace education – We cultivate each child’s ability to become peaceful, compassionate citizens and responsible stewards of the planet;
- Independence and autonomy – We encourage and guide children to do things for themselves. By giving children opportunities, there is an increase in their self-belief, self-confidence, and self-esteem that they will carry with them throughout their life.