RIDGEMOOR PARK MONTESSORI – OUR SCHOOL, OUR COMMUNITY

  • $1.5 million dollar building renovation including roof, doors, window glazing, carpet, paint, lighting, HVAC, kitchen, furniture, technology, materials, and playground equipment.
  • All-school Monday morning meetings
  • Active and growing parent/teacher/community group (PTA) committed to supporting the instruction of students and the professional development of our teachers
  • Diverse student population representing cultures from around the world including Africa, Korea, Puerto Rico, and the Middle East
  • We embrace the tenets of GRACE – Growth, Responsibility, Acceptance, Courtesy, Empathy

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ABOUT MONTESSORI

Dr. Maria Montessori, the Italian pediatrician who founded the method, believed self- motivation to be the key to learning. The Montessori teacher acts as a facilitator whose role is to stimulate interest in all facets of a child- centered learning environment. Montessori education recognizes the importance of all developmental areas, including social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs.

THE MONTESSORI CLASSROOM: The Montessori method uses hands-on lessons and experiences to help students learn by doing. Students learn in cohorts of three age levels. Typically, students will have the same teacher for multiple years. The multi-age classroom allows the students to become part of a learning community that fosters respect, understanding, and tolerance.

DID YOU KNOW…?

  • Grand Rapids Public Schools has a 40-year history of public Montessori education, one of the longest- running public programs in the US.
  • Elementary schools in the program consistently outperform other GRPS and neighboring districts on all standardized tests.
  • Grand Rapids Montessori High School has one of the best graduation rates in the region, graduating more than 90% of its students.

 

 

Julie Reyers
Principal
 

2555 Inverness Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Phone: 616-819-2950
Fax: 616-819-2952
Breakfast 8:50 A.M. Start Time 9:10 A.M. Dismissal 4:06 P.M.