Who we are &
What Makes Us Different
Awarded Best of Sugar Land in the Montessori School Category by the Sugar Land Award Program 7 Years in a Row!
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The Montessori Method, Reggio Emilia Approach, and STEAM
We follow the traditional Montessori Method, which believes that cognitive development is the product of interaction between the individual and the environment. Our goal is to spark a child’s interest in learning, helping them to become lifelong learners.
The Reggio Emilia approach is a philosophy focused on preschool and primary education. In our Montessori programs, children are treated as “knowledge bearers,” so they are encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas about their learnings with their teachers and peers.
STEAM is a national initiative used in all public and most private schools that pushes students to be critical thinkers who can apply what they learn to real-life situations.
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Montessori Reggio Academy
Curriculum & Foreign Language
Maria Montessori believed that there are “sensitive periods” in a child’s development. The curriculum takes natural advantage of this and has the child make choices regarding that day’s lessons. There is a whole-language approach to reading, composition, and literature, which immerses the child in the activity, and refinement is an ongoing process. Math moves from concrete to abstract ideas, using high-quality, hands-on, self-correcting learning materials. The child gains a clear image of math and how it works. They can then readily understand symbolic math without memorizing rote math facts. Many math concepts get introduced at an early age (plain and solid geometry, logic, etc.), and students enjoy the regular application of math across the daily curriculum.
Our students learn to work and play with others in a peaceful, caring community. Tolerance, acceptance, encouragement, and mental health are embodied in all activities. Students develop and identify a clear sense of self, values, and social conscience.
MRA promotes early exposure to the study of the world. From the toddler to elementary years, the child relates self and family with history and culture. Science is a normal part of the day, drawn to naturally occurring experiments. The scope includes botany, zoology, geology, astronomy, chemistry, and physics.
Practical life learning is a cornerstone of our education. The child duplicates adult tasks (dusting, cleaning, washing dishes, budgeting, etc.), which simultaneously teaches motor skills and respect for materials.
Additionally, MRA is committed to foreign language/Sign Language and Reggio teaching. Spanish and Sign Language are taught daily, even at the toddler age, helping children express needs in a non-verbal manner and reduce frustration levels in the earliest stages of verbal expression. Music expands beyond appreciation to performance and music theory, and art encompasses media exploration with geometrical concepts of perspective, etc. In our Primary classes, we teach Spanish and Mandarin to all students.
Teachers, whose primary role is a facilitator, communicate and work with parents, keeping the needs and potential of the child in perspective. Parents can reinforce learning by understanding and participating in the Montessori philosophy at home.