Thank you for your interest in Lake Hills Montessori School. For over 35 years, Lake Hills Montessori has provided an enriching environment for preschool and kindergarten children. Using the Montessori approach, we help children develop their inherent joy in learning, a sense of responsibility for their actions, and respect for themselves, others, and their environment. We give children the tools they need to succeed not only in the classroom, but also in life. We hope you will find the information throughout our website informative and useful in choosing the right school for your child and family.
What is Montessori?
The Montessori Method of education was founded in 1907 by Dr. Maria Montessori, the first woman physician in Italy. Her interests drew her to work with children, initially those who were disadvantaged and had special needs. Dr. Montessori became fascinated by how children learn and based her educational theories on scientific observation of children's learning processes. Guided by her observations, Dr. Montessori designed a special classroom environment in which children could freely choose from a multitude of developmentally appropriate lessons and materials. Now, over a century later, Montessori schools exist all over the world, serving children from birth through adolescence.
Our goal is the same as Dr. Montessori's, to "give each individual child the chance to fulfill his (her) potential possibilities to become an independent, secure and balanced human being". Our teachers are committed to using proven methods to help children develop the essential foundational habits, attitudes, self esteem, skills and ideas that will shape the way they discover, learn and succeed in life. We aim to prepare children for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning. LHM's program based on self-directed, non-competitive activities, helps children fully develop their academic potential, strong self images and the confidence to face challenges and change with optimism.
What We Believe
At Lake Hills Montessori, we believe that authentic interest combined with independent choice inspires children to pursue knowledge for the intrinsic rewards. Our Montessori classroom environment has been carefully prepared to allow freedom of choice within a structured academic framework. Lake Hills Montessori School was founded in respect and appreciation for the gifts of childhood and that children learn by doing and are lovers of purposeful work, spontaneously chosen and carried out with joy.