We Want What You Want.

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Doesn’t every parent want their child to be healthy, happy, and capable? We share the same goal.  Our curriculum is designed to encourage children to explore practices that inspire a sense of confidence, satisfaction, and well-being.  We aim to develop the whole child – physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually, and spiritually – by offering students hands-on experiences in a broad range of subject areas.

circle_heartOur approach is influenced by the research of Dr. Roger Walsh on the effect of lifestyle choices on feelings of happiness and personal satisfaction.

The Key to Our Success?

Students build a strong foundation for a lifetime of confidence and fulfillment in learning about oneself, others and the world at large. In our classrooms, the materials and experiences are the best teachers. Trained Montessori guides direct students to discover and digest new concepts. Children explore their surroundings with all five senses, and develop a natural curiosity about the novel objects and opportunities found at school.

It’s All in the Family.

It goes without saying that families have an enormous impact on young people’s learning and development.  When school feels like family and the classroom mimics the comforts and activities of home, children feel comfortable, confident and ready for new challenges.

circle-readingIn our Infant, Pre-Primary, and Primary programs, children within a year or two of age lead and lean on another through the daily tasks of living and learning in a  collaborative group.  These ‘family classrooms’ feel like home, with dedicated outdoor patios, comfy spaces to lounge and relax, child-size kitchens to practice food preparation and household tasks, clean restrooms to explore personal care and hygiene, and loving mentors to guide the way.

At our core we are a family business, founded by a mother-son partnership and rooted in a mission to encourage and empower students, families, teammates, community, and ourselves. The Growing Place is a community of learners, engaged in what Dr. Montessori called “an education to life.” We hope you’ll stop by and visit!

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I know for both [of our sons], if it wasn’t for the great education they received from the Growing Place they would not be at the academic (and social) level they are today. We absolutely have loved the Growing Place over these many years. You have a fantastic staff, the teachers are great. This is only a reflection of your great leadership of course. Thank you again for everything the Growing Place gave to our little family. We so hope our paths will cross again in the near future.  We will continue to send you referrals as both my husband and I are very strong believers in the Montessori System, but more importantly to the Growing Place.

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-Pala Family, Primary Program

circle_maria2Harmonious interaction… represents the normal relationship that should exist between the child and his surroundings. And this relationship is one of love.

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-Dr. Maria Montessori, Education and Peace