Monarch Montessori School is located just west of State Line Road at 7501 Belinder in Prairie Village, KS (south entrance of REACH Church, facing 75th Terrace).
At Monarch Montessori School, our mission is to provide our community with an authentic Montessori preschool in beautifully prepared classrooms, with highly-trained teachers who are passionate about the education of your individual child.
Monarch Montessori School provides a whole and authentic Montessori experience for every child. Children learn best when they work at their own pace, using hands-on materials that they can manipulate themselves, and when the environment provides opportunities for movement and self-discovery. Every child is unique and their individuality must be respected throughout the educational process. The Montessori method is the only educational philosophy that allows each child, as a unique individual, to reach his or her full potential. Children who have had the Montessori experience develop into well-rounded and peaceful individuals with a love for learning.
Monarch Montessori School provides our families with an authentic Montessori program by following “best practice” guidelines as advocated by the American Montessori Society (AMS), including:
- multi-aged, heterogeneous groupings
- the Great Period – 2½ to 3 hours of uninterrupted work time
- a 5-day per week program
- gradual transition from concrete to abstract concepts
- emphasis on Grace and Courtesy lessons
- opportunities for concentration as a priority
We continually strive to improve our environment by attending conferences and training sessions, and coming together as a staff to share and learn from each other’s experiences.
A Green School
To support the health of each student and teacher, and to provide a safe and comfortable school environment, whenever possible Monarch Montessori School uses organic, recycled and environmentally-responsible products. All snacks are organic. All cleaning supplies are non-toxic, biodegradable, and free of petrochemicals. Cloth instead of paper supplies are used. All light fixtures use energy-efficient light bulbs. Water conservation is practiced. And many classroom supplies and building materials come from sustainable sources. To teach stewardship of the earth and of our own community, we practice recycling, personal responsibility for energy use, and sustainability.