Best of Both Worlds

Even though Montessori is an alternative educational philosophy, students at Armatage Montessori are still held accountable to state and federal guidelines, standards and testing. Armatage teachers offer the best of both worlds. A Montessori science unit about mammals might include a class hamster to be studied and cared for, but the school also uses the Minneapolis Public Schools’ science curriculum, which includes the compelling Foss Kits. What’s more, the Montessori student does everything a traditional student does, such as going out for recess, taking part in after school activities, as well as attending specialist classes (science, music, media, art and physical education).