The mission of Fort Collins Montessori School is to provide a classic pre/K-9th grade Montessori program that inspires and empowers children with an exceptional educational experience based on the principles and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori.
The concepts of the “whole-child”, “mixed-age groupings”, family involvement, and community are integral to this educational approach and will be keystones at Fort Collins Montessori School. These philosophical and educational concepts involve engaging the intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of each person in a setting with younger and older students working and learning together in community. At Fort Collins Montessori School children will be given the opportunity to work in a prepared learning environment in which highly trained Montessori guides (teachers) assist each child’s academic and social development. Our school will create an atmosphere in which children are intrinsically motivated, enthusiastic, responsible, committed life-long learners who exhibit an undeniable personal strength in their knowledge of self at each stage of their growth and development.
We envision a classic Montessori school providing an individualized educational program that recognizes the development of children and supports the natural intelligence and potential within each child. Children will work in a prepared learning environment where they will flourish as enthusiastic and responsive learners, and as innovative and collaborative problem solvers. Our school will create and maintain an atmosphere in which children are intrinsically motivated, joyful, responsible, committed life-long learners who exhibit an undeniable personal strength in their knowledge of self at each stage of their growth and development.
Statement of Values
At Fort Collins Montessori School, we believe in individualized care and support for every member of our school community.
We love and dignify children by listening to them, valuing the whole child, honoring their inner guide, and providing the most optimal environment for them to become empowered, inspired, and engaged.
We provide developmentally appropriate experiences and expectations so our children can bring out that which is already within them, instilling a life-long love of learning.
We foster independence and creativity in the learning process, empowering all to fulfill their highest human potential.
We create a physically and emotionally safe environment by practicing patience and openness that invokes discovery and harmony with each other and the natural world. We support diversity, empathy, tolerance, and transparency.
In order to exemplify these values, we must:
- nurture relationships and build community through communication based on trust, honesty, kindness, and transparency
- be compelled by integrity, cooperation, collaboration, compassion, and service to others
- honor our individuality, respect our differences, and inspire each other with candor and courage
- consider our impact beyond the classroom, including in our community and in our natural environment
View FCMS’ Annual Report
See the annual report encompassing our first year here.