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.