We believe, as did Dr. Maria Montessori, that “the child moves him or herself toward learning when given the necessary support.”
To properly channel this movement, the child must have independence achieved through order and discipline. The child will then be able to function as a responsible, productive citizen in a complex, technical, and democratic society.
The school environment emphasizes high morale character, intercultural harmony and superior academic achievement, working with both parents and the community. Our aim is to provide the educational foundations for good citizens who cultivate a lifelong desire and appreciation for learning.
In order to accomplish this it is necessary to:
- Promote high standards of achievement and performance.
- Maintain a developmental student-centered approach to teaching.
- Develop a comprehensive and varied curriculum aimed at understanding.
- Construct a caring approach to learning and understanding through the development of critical and creative thinking skills.
- Cultivate the development of independent learning skills and reflection in the learning process.
- Sustain a constructive feedback system for learning.
- Nurture a strong sense of self-esteem, personal integrity, and a respectful, caring attitude toward others.
- Develop an understanding of, and an appreciation for, the philosophies of people from many different cultures.
It is the Anglo-Italian School’s belief that all students can develop the necessary skills to become independent, productive citizens.