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Good Shepherd Montessori School Mission Statement

Good Shepherd Montessori School is a diverse, cooperative learning community, governed by an independent Board of Directors, that uses the Montessori Method to nurture the character and uniqueness of the child and to inspire wonder and a joy of learning. It fosters spiritual growth in the Christian tradition and cultivates compassionate relationships with all people and just stewardship of the world’s resources.

Our mission is based on the following beliefs:

We believe that all persons are created in the image and likeness of God.

We believe that diversity is God’s creative tapestry and it is to be sought and celebrated, especially socio-economic and racial-ethnic diversity.

We believe in a cooperative school that depends on students, teachers, and parents to work together to accomplish the mission.

We believe that the education of the whole person is an ongoing process that occurs most successfully when life activities at home and school are consistent.

We believe in the vision of child development, educational philosophy, methodology, and learning environment created by Dr. Maria Montessori.

We believe that respect for the child is the foundation for academic excellence and that the aim of education is to touch the imaginations of children and ignite their God-given curiosity and enthusiasm for discovery.

We believe that the spiritual formation of the child is inseparable from the intellectual formation, and is deepened and celebrated best through the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori approach focusing on Scripture and Catholic liturgy.

We believe in a plan of cosmic education which provides awareness of the universe and each child’s unique place in the universe.

We believe that the ultimate aim of a Montessori education is to foster world peace and work toward global justice.

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