Stewart Elementary Philosophy
At ABC-Stewart, learning is fun.
Montessori principles teach us that knowledge is its own reward.
The staff strives to:
ABC-Stewart offers non-graded, individualized, programmed education. It resembles a one-room schoolhouse. It is a feeling, a philosophy put into practice, an understanding between teacher and teacher, as well as between teacher and child. It works.
Children come to ABC-Stewart from many different home environments and diverse educational backgrounds. Students come with varied strengths and talents. At ABC-Stewart, they are exposed to an environment where the growth of individual potential is the primary educational objective rather than shaping or molding.
The foundation of the school is the work of Maria Montessori, turn-of-the-century innovative Italian educator. The structure of the school might be described as Montessori-and-more, or modified Montessori, for it is built with concepts interpreted according to the insights and experiences of the school's founder/directress, and it grows with the special spirit and innovations which each teacher brings to the school. ABC-Stewart is not strictly a Montessori school.
Some of the important precepts relating to childhood development which Dr. Montessori put forth and which influence the structure of ABC-Stewart program follow:
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ABC Learning Centre, Inc. of Columbus, Indiana (a not-for-profit organization Fed. ID#35-1178392) is a Montessori-oriented learning environment and has a racially non-discriminatory policy. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color or national and ethnic origin in its admission policies and procedures, administration of its educational policies, scholarship or other financial assistance programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.