Many of our students will go home at the end of the day and talk to parents about the planets, or their muscles, the continents of the world, a particular artist, or what they have learned about a different culture at school that day. Cultural activities create the first stepping stones for the child’s understanding of the world that they live in, and give them the opportunity to envision the world and the universe. It provides a sense of wholeness to a student’s academic, social and emotional development.
At Glen Abbey Montessori School, we firmly believe that exposure to all aspects of life – not just the academic is crucial to developing the “whole” child. We also place a very strong emphasis on respect of diversity, and do this by exposing our students to various cultures and traditions. In doing so, our students learn not only to respect themselves, but also respect diversity and each other.