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Core Values

Academic Curiosity and Rigour

Our faculty work to inspire our students to be academically curious, that is to inspire a thirst for knowledge. When we are interested and engaged, expectations become extraneous as the desire to learn drives us and often leads to expectations being surpassed.
“Curiosity is the engine of achievement”
- Sir Ken Robinson

Education as a Preparation for Life

Education is more than subject content knowledge. It is about preparing our students to be 21 century learners with the skills and tools to help them be successful in a rapidly changing world.
“Montessori is an education for independence; preparing not just for school, but for life”
-Maria Montessori

Authentic Learning

While our programs are academically rigorous, student work is focused on authentic and relevant experiences that immerses them in the real world. Individual choice is an important aspect of making learning authentic and is incorporated into our programming.


Peers provide friendship, support and the opportunity for collaboration. Our faculty go beyond the role of traditional teacher and serve as mentors and advisors to our students. Parents are viewed as partners in their child’s education and we value a team approach to supporting our students. Our students connect with our local community through purposeful work and study.


We strive to be beyond the ordinary: from our dynamic physical space, the community as our campus and our delivery of curriculum content, we strive to be different, creative and innovative and to foster the same in our students.

The Element Peace, Diversity & Inclusion Education Statement

“The needs of humankind are universal. Our means of meeting them create the richness and diversity of the planet. The Montessori child should come to relish the texture of that diversity,” -Maria Montessori

We are a growing community of learners and guides that follow the teachings of Maria Montessori and her strong belief in peace education as a pivotal force in the development of the child. Maria Montessori believed that education should be more than a means to prepare for adulthood. It should be an avenue for self-fulfillment and bring greater peace and harmony into a complex world.

At OMS Montessori, we seek to fulfill Maria Montessori’s goal in peace education by promoting a peaceful, inclusive, and diverse environment for optimal development. A peaceful world comes through understanding and appreciating that our distinctness creates a wonderful rich tapestry in which all humans can thrive. We understand that differences between cultures, traditions, ethnicities, religions, abilities, and identities provide an opportunity to foster peace and embrace diversity. We use respect, responsibility, justice, and equity as our guiding principles to promote an inclusive and collaborative environment for our learners. We are committed to making all students and families feel safe, seen, and included.