When our students go home at the end of the day, they 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. 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 exposing children to different aspects of life – not only the academic; is crucial in developing the “whole” child. We also place a very strong emphasis on respect for 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 more importantly, diversity and each other.